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Shimla

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Queen of Hills
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around. The former summer capital of British India during the time of the Raj, Shimla was chosen on account of its climate and scenery, with the city today drawing in the crowds for the same reasons. Another reason to take a holiday in Shimla is to see the city's landmark buildings, which bear the hallmarks of colonial British architecture and dot the largely pedestrianized city center. A polite and welcoming introduction to the mountains that surround, Shimla trips usually form part of a wider tour of the region. Whether you only want to go to Shimla, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly India trip builder.
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Popular things to do in Shimla

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Architectural Building
Viceregal Lodge
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Jakhu Temple
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
The Mall
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Kufri Fun World
2.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Shimla

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Church
Christ Church
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Dorje Drak Monastery
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Sankat Mochan Temple
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Shyamakali Temple
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Shimla

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Park
Annandale Ground
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Kali Bari Temple
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Walking Area
Shimla Heritage Walk
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Shimla

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Valley
Green Valley
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Jakhoo Hill
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Shaily Peak
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Forest
Kiala Forest
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Shimla

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Religious Site
Tara Devi Temple Taradevi
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Hatu Peak Narkanda
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
Mohan Shakti Heritage Park Solan
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Hanuman Temple Shoghi
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Shimla

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Specialty Museum
Johnnie's Wax Museum
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
Adventure Resorts, New Kufri
2.8
Duration: 2 hours
Ski Area
Kufri Ski Resort
1.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park
2.0
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Shimla

A tourist destination since the days of the Raj, Shimla has plenty of accommodations to choose from, whatever your style and budget. Take a look along The Mall and The Ridge in the town center for the bulk of what's on offer, with everything from hostels to hotels available. Some particularly grand hotels take pride of place on the outskirts to the northeast and west, offering luxurious, large rooms, and extra facilities, such as pools, restaurants, and spas. These high-end options also provide extensive views of the Himalayan landscape.
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