Best Places to Visit in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

When you are planning to travel with your family or alone then it is very important for you to find the best place to visit. This is the time when you have searched many places in your mind and created confusion.

On the other hand, if you think about Shimla, then surely your mind will forget everything. Of course you will stop thinking about other places because the natural beauty of Shimla attracts so much that one cannot forget to choose it in the first place. Read here the top places to visit in Shimla.

When you are traveling to this hustle and bustle city, one-time cab hire or taxi service in Shimla may be the best option. It will provide the services according to your budget & itinerary. otherwise, it may be difficult to book a taxi at different places.

Shimla is encircled by green hills with snow-covered mountains. Due to the many Himalayan mountains around it, there are lots of hill stations, so it is also called ‘The city of hill stations’. 

The forests of pine deodar, oak, and rhododendron mixed with the shiny hills increase its natural beauty twice along with other sports activities. 

Top Places to Visit in Shimla

Shimla is a place that is approved with all the expected rewards of nature. All those things anybody can imagine for, either for entertainment or sport or shopping activities; you will get everything here.

Along with all that you can’t ignore the best places to visit in Shimla as it is called the ‘Queen of Hills’. There are many best places to visit in Shimla and some of them are here:-

Ridge – The Cultural Spot

In Shimla, if you want to see the culture of this beautiful city then ‘The Ridge’ will be the best option to visit. It is the central place for cultural activities where one can observe many cultural programs that show the mirror of the entire city.

The summer festival is most famous amongst the tourists & local people here. It is held in April-May and shows Shimla’s colors and demonstration of activities. Most of the visitors visit here to watch the celebration during these days.

The cultural spot of Ridge is just 3 km from Shimla that takes approx 10-15 minutes. And, 3 km from Jakhoo hill where you can visit within few minutes by rental taxi in Shimla.

Temple of Jakhoo Hill

Covering with lots of Alpine trees, Jakhoo hill is the highest point of Shimla. It is famous for the Jakhoo Temple that is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This spot is one of the most famous religious places in Shimla that are best to relax from traveling Exhaustion.

The believers have the myth that the lord Hanuman was reached here during the searching time of Sanjiwani. At the time of the Ramayana war when Laxman was injured, Hanuman ji sent for Sanjiwani and then he passed out from here. You will find here the criminal-minded monkeys that can rob your food and shiny things. So, always be alert from those monkeys while you are taking food or seating.

This top place is a spot from where you can watch easily the beauty of the entire hills. It is just 3 kilometers from the Ridge and 6 kilometers from Shimla that take you to visit within few minutes while you are taking the help of taxi service.

The Mall

During the time of searching for the best places to visit in Shimla, the mall may be one of the best spots. Especially, the mall is known for its marketing area but the natural environment is fabulous here.

Mall road is built in the time of the British era that is the nearby area of the Ridge. You will find here a marketplace, restaurants, a Caffe, and lots of other sources of entertainment. Also, you can see here the local culture of Shimla. 

In the market, you can buy local cultural wooden things, woolen clothes, earthen pots, and a variety of other articles. It is just a kilometer away from the ridge and you can easily explore were traveling alone or with your family.

Kali Bari Temple

The Kali Bari Temple may be another attraction during your trip to Shimla. It has its location near The Mall and you can easily visit and spend an hour for a religious purpose.

This temple was built in 1845 by the Bengalis who came from Kolkata. Temple is specially dedicated to Mahakali and has a huge arrival from each part of the city as well as the country. The believers have the myth that there was the existence of Mahakali. And this temple is the sign for the same remembrance.

The wooden idol of the deity, people daily offer flowers & prasad. And for religious purposes, a huge pilgrimage visit daily here. It is just    

Viceregal Lodge (Rashtrapati Niwas)

Viceregal Lodge in Shimla is the glorious structure of art. It is one of the best places of luxurious views on this hill station. This place is also called Rashtrapati Niwas. In the time of the British era, it was the residence of the British Viceroy and decorated like a palace that makes it glorious.

This building is constructed with precious ancient stones which raise its adornment twice. The gardens around the lodge which have many types of beautiful flowers, add double beauty to its gorgeousness. These specialties and natural beauty create a central attraction for visitors from each corner of the country as well as from all over the world.

Green Valley- The Blessing of Nature

After exploring the entire city that is full of crowds and traffic, it is time to visit the Green Valley. The Green Valley is a place that is full of natural beauty and the scenic views surroundings of this destination can touch your heart at the time of your visit.

This beautiful valley keeps you away from the exhaustion of the way. And, offers a fresh and pure climate for the visitors that feels heavenly. The natural green forests of this valley offer heavenly views and the snow Peak Mountains make the gorgeousness two times best.

The Green Valley of Shimla is approximately 20 Km from Shimla Airport that takes you within an hour. While you are riding by hired cab service in Shimla, it takes 25 km from Kalka Shimla Railway station.

Some other famous destinations are the Gaiety heritage cultural complex, Shimla State Museum, and Daranghati Sanctuary, etc that attracts visitors from worldwide. Because of among the most visiting places, it is very difficult to find cabs easily if you are traveling for all these places. 

So, explore Shimla and around. It is linked with each major city of India.

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