Shimla is a serene and beauteous hill station that is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh at the foothills of the Himalayas. The erstwhile hill station got its name from Devi Shyamala, an incarnation of Goddess Kali. Mighty Himalayas, pines & deodars forests, splendid views and serenity is what makes up the land of Shimla one of its kinds. Apart from this, the hill station is home numerous picturesque places of tourist interests such as described below:
A neo-gothic architectural masterpiece, the Gorton castle was built during 1901-04 under the British reign. The building is a striking piece of art that is today houses the office of the Accountant General Of the state of Himachal Pradesh.
The Gaiety Theater was built in the year 1887 as a five storey buildings and inaugurated in the year 1888. The theater was the sole place for entertainment and housed a stage for Shimla Amateur Dramatic club. The theater is built from stone with intricate carvings and artistically forged windows, door, lintels ad openings. The theatre was one of its kinds in the ancient times and also comprised boxes, galleries, beautiful paintings and sculptures.
Jakhoo Hill is a famous spot with immense natural beauty and splendor, which has a temple atop dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Located at a height of 2,455 m (8,000 feet) above sea level, it is one of the largest statues to be located at such a great height.
The Christ Church is the 2nd oldest Church of North India. The church is one of the religious places of attraction in Shimla that was adorned with beautiful stained glass windows with images of holy spirits.
Kalibari Temple is a popular tourist attraction of Shimla, that was erected in 1845 in honor of Goddess Shyamala. The temple was originally situated on the Jakhu hill and was later brought it the new site by the British rulers.
The Glenn is the favorite destination for Picnickers situated in the dense forests. The place is filled with ultimate serenity that is best place to bask out in Shimla. The Glenn also has a fresh water stream flowing through it that is a vital attraction and a must see. Apart from these awesome locations, Shimla is home to some of the other famous attractions and naturally beauteous spots. The hill station is also dotted with some cottages and bungalows of Viceroys that still embraces a royal charm. The famous Mahatma Gandhi’s Retreat Georgian Mansion is an eminent place to explore the memories related with the Freedom Movement.
Moreover, the climate of the hill station is a complete bliss that draws travelers to explore this paradise.