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Average Climate:
Summer: 20° C - 40° C
Winter: 08° C - 22° C
Best time to visit:
April to June & September to October

About Shimla

Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and is located in northern India. In 1864, Shimla was declared as the summer headquarters of British India. It became capital of Punjab after independence and later named the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla was discovered by Captain Charles Kennedy in the early 19th century. Shimla is a hub for India's tourism sector. It is among one of the top preferred entrepreneurial locations in India. It has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions which make it one of India's most popular hill stations. It is situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan mountains, and surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Towards the north lie the snow covered high ranges. In the town there are host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment activities.    

Tourist Attractions

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The Mall & Ridge Roads

s Mall Road is the main street in Shimla and was constructed during British colonial rule and is located a level below the ridge. This 7 km long thoroughfare, running from Boileauganj in the west to Chhota Shimla in the south-east, demarcates the original limits of the town. Ridge Road is a large open space, located in the heart of Shimla and runs east to west alongside the Mall Road, and joins it at the Scandal Point on the west side. On the east side, The Ridge road leads to Lakkar Bazaar. Ceremonial parades and official state functions are also held here.

Jakhu Hills

Chadwick Waterfalls s

Christ Churchs



Wildflower Hall


The former abode of Lord Kitchener, Wildflower Hall exudes the ambience of a colonial Hill Station home, with luxurious rooms, a welcoming lounge, a bridge room and a library. The open air Jacuzzi affords magnificent views across the Greater Himalayas, while the indoor pool – lit and adorned by overhead crystal chandeliers...

Oberoi Cecil


Located at the quieter end of the bustling Mall Road, near the Viceroy Lodge, The Oberoi Cecil is announced by a crisp, white façade and smart, green terrace railings. Inside, a lobby punctuated with marble fireplaces leads guests to a comfortable lounge. During the times of the British Raj, this was an exclusive hotel, k...

Clarkes Hotel


Located on the Shimla Mall Road, Clarkes Hotel is an oasis of calm on the bustling promenade. This Heritage hotel has recently been upgraded to Heritage Grand category and is one of the oldest hotels in Shimla. Clarkes is known for its architecture & has a unique old style British colonial architecture dating back to 1898. ...