Shimla Travel Guide

One of the most loved hill stations of north India, Shimla is a favorite of many. The mountain top is steeped in history and has myriad heritage. It has evolved to become a modern mountain town which still upholds its rustic charm. Take a walk on Mall Road to experience the hustle bustle of the town, visit ancient temples and mystical churches, or just enjoy a wonderful shopping experience.

Shimla will welcome you with lush mountains and mountain views, but you can also enjoy adventure sports and trekking here. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, then Shimla is a perfect pick.

Easily approachable from Delhi and other cities in Himachal Pradesh, Shimla awaits you with stunning views and vibrant hues

  • Population

    199 million

  • Top Sites

    Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden

  • Temprature


    10°C to 30°C
    Summer
    (April to June)
    Around 35°C
    Monsoon
    (July to Sep)
    10°C to 15°C
    Winter
    (Oct to Feb)
  • Erstwhile Summer Retreat of India…

  • Shimla, also spelt Simla, is the capital town of Himachal Pradesh and one of the most visited summer holiday-retreat for North Indians, rather Indians. A hill town popular for its wintry weather, spectacular valleys & mountains and the British era Victorian architecture, which makes the town look royal & beautiful. This beautiful hill station of India is a desirable honeymoon destination as well.

  • Strung from a ridge of 12 kilometers with woody hillsides surrounding this erstwhile summer capital of India, Shimla sits majestically atop the Indo-Gangatic plains. Dotted with relics of the British era, the upper part of the town comprises of Victorian style buildings and remains of the past, while the lower slopes have market zones, restaurants and newly established housing areas. Bustling with enthusiastic Indian vacationers, this hill-station has many attractions to keep tourists pinned.

  • Some popular sightseeing points are Jakhu Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Kali Bari temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex with State Museum, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Himalayan Bird Park, Rothney Castle at Kakhu hills, Dorje Drak Monastery, St. Michael's Cathedral and Christ Church, The Glen- A picnic spot, Chadwick falls, Annandale, The Ridge, the Mall Road, Lakkad Bazaar, Scandal Point and the most enjoyable Kalka to Shimla Narrow Gauge Train - A World heritage property to experience.

  • Shimla's wintery climate, natural beauty, surplus availability of hotels, resorts and homestays and ease of reaching it via road, rail & air makes it a preferable hill holiday destination. Some tourists prefer to visit Shimla in spring or autumn, the off-seasons as termed commercially and the place is much less crowded then. The place is cool, people warm and beauty less explained by words.