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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous religious places in Shimla?

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Resting in the lap of the beautiful Himalayas, this pristine hill station is dotted with quite a few revered religious sites steeped in colourful mythological tales. Named after Shyamala Devi, Shimla is home to some popular and significant religious places, come, take a look at some of the most well known ones.

  • Jakhoo Temple


Dedicated to Hindu God Hanuman, this ancient temple is a steep 45 minute trek from the Shimla Mall road. Be careful with your kids when you are here for this place is infested with monkeys of all sizes. These animals are not violent and the most they do is snatch eatables from your hand, but it is still advisable to not agitate them. Do carry your water bottles, they come in handy. If you are not up for the physically challenging task, you can also drive to Jakhoo Temple, but trekking up is the best way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Shimla.


Address: Jakhu Hill

Shimla

Himachal Pradesh

India



  • Christ Church

Built in the 18th century, Christ church is a brilliant example of the Gothic architecture of those ages. The windows here are beautifully adorned with paintings of the virtues of Faith, Charity, Hope, Fortitude, Patience and Humility. Overlooking the vibrant mall of Shimla, for many this church is a symbol of the hill station of Shimla. The church opens on Sunday till noon for general public. However, you can visit the Church from outside on all days of a week.


Address: The Ridge

Near Municipal Library

Shimla

Himachal Pradesh

India

Entry: No Entry Fee

  • St. Michael’s Cathedral

This majestic piece of architecture was built in the 19th century, by the catholic community of Shimla. Depicting various details of the French Gothic style this church isn’t from the most famous in Shimla but is remarkably beautiful.


Address: Rippon Place

Shimla

Himachal Pradesh

India

Come, explore and seek divine intervention!

There are some other fascinating tourist places in Shimla which shouldn't be missed at all costs.
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