Shimla Destination Views
Height: Most of the town lies between 2,100 m and 2,300 m
Languages spoken: Hindi. Also English, Punjabi and Pahari.
Religion: Mostly Hindu. Also Sikh, Muslim and Christian
Medical Facilities: Good
Telecommunications: Worldwide links by the net, telephone and fax, code: 0177
How to reach Shimla
By Road – Broad well surfaced road connects to Kalka, Chandigarh, Delhi, etc.
By Rail – Broad gauge track upto Kalka connecting to Delhi, Kolkata and Amritsar. Narrow Gauge from Kalka to Shimla
By Air – Daily Flights from Delhi and Kullu. Airport at Jabbarhatti 23 kilometers from the city.
Place to Visit
- The Mall
- The Redge-The large open space in the heart of town presents excellent view of the mountain ranges.
- Jakhoo Temple
- Kamna Devi Temple
- Christ Church
- The Glen
- Chindi (2,010 m
- Tattapani (680 m)
- Naldhera (2,044 m)
- Summer Hill
- Mahsobra (2,148 m)
- Hatkoti (1,400 m)
- Kharapathhar (2,673 m)
- Sarahan (1,950 m)
- Rampur (924 m)
- Kotgarh (1,830 m)
- Fagu (2,450 m)
- Tara Devi (1,851 m)
- Sankat Mochan (1,975 m)
- Chadwick Falls (1,586 m)
- Summer hill (1,983 m)
- Prospect hill
- Kaali Bari temple
Above all Famous place of Shimla.
Things to do Shimla
1. Take a leisurely evening stroll down the Mall Road.
2. Enjoy picnics at The Glen and Craignano.
3. Get on the Kalka-Shimla Railway and savour the scenic beauty on the way.
on the way.
4. Watch rain-fed Chadwick Falls.
5. Sight-see Shimla’s landmarks, the Neo-Gothic structure of Christ
Church and the new Tudor library building at The Ridge.
6. Enjoy the view and stay from Hotel Peach blossom at Fagu.
7. Play golf at Naldehra.
Where to Stay in Shimla
Shimla has accommodation to suit most types of budgets and tastes. However other towns near Shimla mostly have limited options including HPTDC guest houses which provide a comfortable stay at reasonable prices. Details are available from local tourist offices
Sufficient accommodation is available in Hotels of HPTDC.
TheThe climate in Shimla is predominantly cool during winters and moderately warm during summer. Temperatures typically range from −6°C to 31 °C over the course of a year.
The average temperature during summer is between 19°C and 28 °C and between −1 ° C and 10 °C in winter.
Snowfall in the city, which historically has taken place in the month of December, has lately (over the last twenty years) been happening in January or early February every year.
What to wear Winter :
Winter : Heavy woolens are required.
Summer : Light woolens/cottons