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Welcome to the "Queen of Hills", a name which is rightly given to Shimla (Simla). 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 (Simla)'s natural beauty on foot is the best way to know the city.. Nice walking trails lined with tall pines and majestic deodar offers you the mesmerizing view of the brilliant Himalayas. Every Indian family's favourite summer vacation retreat, Shimla (Simla) 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.

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 surroudings of Shimla (Simla).
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Apr 16 2014
If you think you know all about the most popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh, then think again! Here is a list of 13 unknown facts about Shimla that are sure to leave you spell-bound. 1. Shimla was declare ... read more
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Nov 13 2015
It's amazing....if you want excellent trip planning, prefer ixigo..it's railways and bus apps are specially superb.
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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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Shimla Tourism - Get information on Shimla tourist places and sightseeing tours. This page presents a visual Shimla travel guide. Our friendly trip advisor from ixigo helps you plan your next tour and gives you great ideas on what to do, where to eat, where to stay and when to go there. We curate the best information from the web to give you precise, meaningful and useful travel guide for leading places to visit in india and from across the world. ixigo has curated the best travel information on Shimla (Simla) tourism spanning genres as diverse as tourist places, tourist spots, major sightseeing attractions, the best time to visit, the top places to visit in Shimla, the must-see things to see and do, maps, restaurants, hotels, nearby tourist destinations, local public information and more. To start with check out information on how to reach Shimla :
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