December 14, 2013

Tourist Attractions of Shimla

Shimla

     Situated amidst the serenity of nature’s wealth, Shimla is one of the most famous hill resorts in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. This beautiful station is perched atop to the height of about 2421 m above the sea level. Moreover, the bumpy landscape of Shimla is encompassed by lofty pine and deodar trees. This destination’s verdant valley form a picturesque landscape embracing the royalty of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Shimla was once a summer resort for British, therefore, besides being a nature’s delight, it is dotted with charming Victorian architectural relics. Read on to this article and know about the famous tourist attractions of this place which you must visit while travelling to Shimla.



Shimla Tourist Attractions




The Mall Road

     Often referred to as the ‘the Heart of Shimla’, the Mall is the chief shopping center of this beautiful hill station. The Mall is lined with colorful shops which sell various ornaments and ornaments to tourists. Besides shopping for souvenirs and items, it is a haven for people looking for delicious food as it has many restaurants and local food shops offering a range of exotic cuisines and local dishes. At last, one must note that no vehicles (except the emergent ones such as like fire brigades and ambulances) are allowed inside the mall, which makes it a pedestrian’s pleasure.



Christ Church

     A symbolic attribute of Shimla, Christ Church is situated on the Ridge and is believed to be the second oldest church in northern India. Its pale yellow appearance dominates the skyline of the Mall and makes it a delightful picture. The unique beauty of this church lies or should we say highlighted with the stained glasses which are fitted on its big windows. Once here during the night, one can see the whole Shimla and get the picturesque views.






Jakhu Hill

Located at a distance of 2 KM from Shimla, the Jakhu Hill is cuddled at a height of 8000 ft. In fact, it is the highest peak of Shimla from where one can take a 360 degree view of the landscape. This hill is also famous for its old Hanuman temple. Being a popular religious destination, Jakhu Hill is visited by many pilgrims who come here to pay their respects. However, beware of mischievous monkeys during the trip.



Shimla State Museum

Looking quite similar to Victorian bungalow, Shimla State Museum is another famous attraction of the hill resort. This museum was opened in 1974 and acts as a storehouse of various relics related to archeology, art and cultural anthropology. At present, this museum has a collection of over 9000 objects which highlight the cultural wealth of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The museum has special galleries that display artwork pertaining to different patterns and periods.



Viceregal Lodge

     Also known as the “Rashtrapati Niwas”, Viceregal Lodge is located atop the Observatory hills. This monument once served as the residence of former British Viceroy, Lord Dufferein (during the time of the British Raj). This monument has a Scottish edifice, which became the place of summer retreat of the President of India. Presently, this place serves as the quarters of the Institute of Advanced Study.

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Author Bio: This blog post is written by a travel writer working for Tripmos.com, which is one of India’s leading online travel companies offering the best deals on holiday packages in India and tour & travel in India. You can follow TripMos on Facebook, and Google+

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