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how to reach shimla

Himachal Road Transport buses run by the hour from ISBT Kashmere Gate, New Delhi.

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about shimla

Welcome to the "Queen of Hills", a name which is rightly given to Shimla. The picture-perfect beauty and the beautiful colonial structures add charm to this lovely place. Nice walking trails lined with majestic Deodar and tall Pine trees give you a spectacular view of the brilliant Himalayas.

Nature has blessed this beautiful hill station with countless gifts. Exploring Shimla's natural beauty on foot is the best way to know the city. Every Indian family's favourite summer vacation retreat, Shimla is one of those hill stations that are on the brink of modernisation but are holding on to the nostalgia of the British Raj. The beauty of Shimla cannot be captured in words--from the dizzying peaks to the lonely walks, from boarding schools to old-world cafes, Shimla promises a love affair with the past.

Shimla, one of the most popular hill stations, also happens to be a favourite movie location among filmmakers. Movies like Jab We Met, 3 Idiots, Black, and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha have been shot here. The picture-perfect beauty and the beautiful colonial structures add charm to this lovely place.

It is one of the perfect summer retreats with pure mountain air, cerulean skies and snow covered peaks. The long and winding Mall Road is sure to take you down the rich cultural and historic past of the city. The Mall, as it is fondly called, has an array of shops to the south of it. The bazaar is bustling with activity and goes down till the Cart Road. Vehicles are prohibited in the centre of the town, so most of the travelling has to be done on foot. A tram car facility takes passengers from Mall Road to Cart Road.

The most famous place in Shimla, probably, is the Scandal Point! The history behind its etymology goes such that the King of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh had eloped with the daughter of the British Viceroy in 1892. The place where he eloped with her--the confluence of the Mall and the Ridge, came to be known as Scandal Point. He was banished from entering Shimla, so in retaliation, he made a new summer capital for himself in Chail!

The feeling of wonder and exuberance evoked by the spectacular landscape could last a lifetime. So it's time to pack your bags and surrender to the breathtaking views and magical surroundings of Shimla.

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Suyash Verma
Suyash Verma
Nov 13 2015
It's amazing....if you want excellent trip planning, prefer's railways and bus apps are specially superb.
Pavan Patidar
Pavan Patidar
Great Place to Enjoy
Nov 06 2014
yah..we enjoyed a lot here, so kind people, immense beauty of nature. we feel free to breath, open nature, different lifestyle, love you shimla

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