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Situated at a height of 2200 m, Shimla is one of the most eminent tourist destination in the country. Set amidst beautiful hills and mystical woods, Shimla is one of most aesthetically planned cities in India. An erstwhile summer capital of British India, this town's captivating natural beauty, and the atmosphere are bound to leave any tourist overwhelmed. The well-knit roads, impeccable cleanliness, and an efficient administration make for a perfect combination for any tourist destination in the world. This town has colonial-style buildings alongside the historic temples and the amalgamation of the worlds leaves everyone visiting this region spellbound. Within this city, one must visit the Mall Road, The Ridge, Institute of Advanced Studies and Jakhu Temple. Shimla is also used as a base to cover other nearby places like Chail, Kufri, Naldehra, Mashobra, Tattapani and Narkanda. The toy train to Shimla from Kalka passes through beautiful hills and valleys and is one of the most beautiful train routes in the world.
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My school excursion included a trip to Camp Peach Valley, Shimla. It is, by far, my best travel experience. I took part in many fun-filled activities such as trekking, rope walking, camping and sightseeing. We also had bonfires on two consecutive nights which were truly amazing. The weather is perfect for a summer holiday. Also, we were to do rappelling which somehow got cancelled. I think this is the best place to vacation with your friends.
Being one of the most popular hill stations of northern India, Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh is famous for its pleasant and cool weather, beautiful hills and just an overall amazing tourist spot. Our evening walks, even with huffing and puffing uphill, was definitely worth it! Shimla has many tourist spots like the Ridge, the toy train, the Jakhu temple, etc. but since me and my friends were interested in lazing around and have a chill getaway trip, we just trotted along the long winding Mall road and shopped for some bits and pieces. It was the perfect spot for us since me and my friends stuffed our faces with Maggie and tea along with other delicious street foods available along the way. The hot food food with the cold and cozy weather, great friends and amazing views is what made Shimla one of the greatest and chill trips ever!
Shimla is a thickly forested, beautiful hill station. The 12 km long Ridge is one of the main attractions, with small eatery shops and exquisite gardens perched on the sides. The cool weather with the occasional rain gave the much-needed break from the hot and humid summers. Traffic is banned from the central part of town, so it is a pleasant, romantic walk. Shimla has plenty of places to visit like The Mall, the Christ Church, a peaceful escape from the pandemonium in the city, Viceregal lodge, Scandal Point and the Lakkar Bazaar offering handicrafts, wooden artefacts, shawls, carpets, leather work, and jewellery. I also visited the Kali Bari temple and the Jhaku temple which is located on Jhaku peak, the highest point in Shimla. Cafe Sol, Scosaa, Indian Coffee House, Honey Hut, Prem Chaat Shop, Paranthas at Vijay Sweet Shop and 'Kukrej' (a local delicacy) at popular local stalls were eating joints I liked there.
The weather. It snows in winters and the landscape becomes all beautiful. One of the few hill stations to have an airport. One of the most developed hill stations.
The climate has started to become warmer with extreme colonization. The greenery has started to go away a little bit. One of the most congested hill stations.
Perfect for people who want to have a short holiday and enjoy the weather as the winters approach. Extremely popular among students, couples, and adrenaline junkies. A stopping point to nearby hill stations.