The large open space in the heart of town presents excellent
view of the mountain ranges. Shimla's landmarks-the
Neo-Gothic structure of Christ Church and the new-Tudor
library building are worth seeing.
Main shopping centre of shimla with restaurants. the Gaiety
Theatre, which is a reproduction of an old British theatre
is a center of cultural activities. A passenger lift of
HPTDC can be taken from the Cart Road and the Mall. Lakkar
Bazaar adjacent to the Ridge is popular for its wood crafts
KALI BARI TEMPLE:
Few yards from scandal Point towards General Post Office. It is believed that the idol of Goddess Shayamla is enshrined
JAKHOO TEMPLE (2.5 Km) 2455 m:
Shimla's highest peak offers
a panoramic view of the town. An ancient "Lord Hanuman"
temple. Way from Ridge near Church (on foot) One can also
hire pony or taxi to visit the temple.
STATE MEUSEUM (3 Km):
Ancient Historical Sculptors and paintings of Himachal
Pradesh. Visiting hours 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Monday and
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES (4 Km) 1983 m:
This magnificent English renaissance structure was the
former Viceregal Lodge. Its lawns and woodland are added
attractions. Entry by ticket.
PROSPECT HILL (5 Km) 2155 m:
Crowned by a temple dedicated to Kamna Devi 15 minutes walk
from Boileauganj on shimla Bilaspur road. the hill offers a
spectacular views of the area.
SUMMER HILL (7 Km) 1983 m:
A picturesque superb on Shimla-Kalka Railway line. Offers
shady walks in quiet surroundings. The Father of Nation,
Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to Shimla lived in the
elegant Georgian House of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur. HP
University is situated here.
CHADWICK FALLS (7 Km) 1586 m:
Surrounded by thick forests. About 45 minutes walk from
Summer Hill Chowk.
SANKAT MOCHAN (7 Km) 1975 m:
On Shimla-Kalka road (NH-22) is famous "Lord Hanuman"
temple. It commands an excellent view of Shimla town. The
place can be visited by Bus/Taxi.
TARA DEVI (11 Km) 1851 m:
On Shimla - Kalka road (NH-22) this holy place is accessible
by Rail, bus and car. From the station/road-one can visit
the temple either on foot or by taxi / jeep.
FAGU (22 Km) 2450 m:
On Hindustan-Tibet Road. It has enchanting views. Himachal
Tourism runs the Hotel peach Blossom.
NARKANDA (60 Km) 2708 m:
On the Hindustan Tibet road, Narkanda offers spectacular
views of snow ranges. An uphill trek through Deodar woods
leads to Hatu Peak (8 Km). Ancient temple of Hatu Mata is
alive with skiers. HPTDC runs Hotel Hatu and in winters
short skiing courses are organized.
JUBBAL (90 Km) 1892 m:
Headquarters of the erstwhile Princely State, Jubbal has a
superbly maintained Palace which was designed by a French
architect in the 1930 and is remarkable mix of European and
MASHOBRA (12 Km) 2148 m:
Motorable on Shimla-Naldehra road. Surrounded by thick
forests and offers ideal walks. Goddess Durga temple is
SARAHAN (176 Km) 1950 m:
On Hindustan Tibet Road from Jeori Sarahan is (17 Km) with
spectacular view of Srikhand range. Sarahan has the majestic
Bhimkali Temple. Himachal Tourism runs Hotel Shrikhand.
Saharan is the gateway to Kinnaur. A Pheasant Breading
Centre and stadium are worth visiting.
KOTGARH (82 Km) 1830 m:
bifurcation from Narkanda (18 Km) Land of apples and
RAMPUR (140 Km) 924 m:
On the Hindustan Tibet Road. Once the capital of the
Princely State of Bushahr, the town is situated on the banks
of Satluj river, Big Commercial Centre and famous
International Lavi fare which is held in November every
year, Dumgir Buddhist Temple, Padam Palace, Raghunath
Temple, Ayodhya temple and Narsingh Temple, are worth
visiting. Himachal Tourism runs a tourist Complex and air
conditioned Cafe, Satluj.
KHARAPATHHAR (85 Km) 2673 m:
Motorable on Shimla-Rohru road.
A famous religious shrine Giriganga is 7 Km on foot or by
jeep. HPTDC Tourist complex Giriganga Resort under
HATKOTI (104 Km) 1400 m:
Motorable on shimla-Rohru highway.
Famous for ancient temple of Mata Hateswari in the midst of
paddy fields on the right bank of the Pabber river. HPTDC
runs Hotel Pabber here.
CRAIGNANO (18 Km) 2149 m:
Motorable on Shimla-Naldhera road,
Ideal picnic spot with lawns and garden.
NALDEHRA (22 Km) 2044 m:
Motorable On Shimla Tattapani road.
this is a nine hole golf course. It was designed by the
British viceroy, Lord Curzon who was so enchanted by this
place that he gave his daughter Alexandra, Naldehra as her
second name. Ancient Nag temple is also situated here.
Himachal Tourism runs Hotel Golf Glade here.
TATTAPANI (65 Km) 680 m:
Motorable on Shimla-Mandi Highway
via Naldehra. Tattapani has hot water springs having sulpher
contents, also Hindu temples and Shiv Goofa at Saraur (4 Km)
are worth seeing places
CHINDI (94 Km) 2010 m:
Motorable on Shimla-Mandi highway via
Tattapani - A beautiful place in Karsog Valley. Himachal
tourism's tourist Resort is opening shortly. One can also
visit famous mahunag Temple (18 Km). Mamleshwar mahadev
Temple (13 Km) Kamaksha Devi temple (19 Km) Pangna Killa/temple
(8 Km) and Shikari Devi Temple (18 Km).