Capital and largest city of India’s Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is a major hill station in Shimla is also the most popular one in the country. Tourists from all around the world flock Shimla in its peak season starting from October to February to enjoy the snowfall and all kinds of snow sports. Even if you don’t visit Shimla in its peak season, it has a lot to offer in the other seasons as well.
Moreover, there are some incredible attractions and great things to do in Shimla which will leave you awestruck. Hence, before planning your trip, go through this exhaustive list of things to do in Shimla.
Visit this splendid church called Christ Church and get stumped by its beauty. Visit various temples like Kali Bari Temple, Tara Devi Temple and get soaked in divinity.Visit Prospect Hill to get a spectacular panoramic view of Shimla. Other major attractions also include Jakhoo Temple, Summer Hill, Himachal State Museum, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Rashtrapati Niwas and Shimla Heritage Museum.
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#1 of 66 Things to do in Shimla | Added 123519 times in trip plans
Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building
Boileauganj, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This stupendous structure ringed by pine woods standing tall on the observatory hill at the western end of Shimla ridge was built in the 19th century as the residence of Viceroy Lord Dufferin.
Now known as the Rashtrapati Niwas or the President’s residence, it has a brilliant style of construction with a typical British flavour to it. A grand...
This splendid church is located just near the Ridge in Shimla and can be reached very easily from anywhere. The Christ Church & St. Michael's Cathedral is a famous landmark of Shimla and is flocked by many devout followers from all over India. It is considered to be the second oldest church in North India. The construction of this church took a...
#3 of 66 Things to do in Shimla | Added 75732 times in trip plans
Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Theatre, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architec...
The Mall, Shimla-171001, Himachal Pradesh
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Located in the heart of Shimla, on the Mall Road, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex is a significant tourist hot spot. Opened on the 30th of May in 1887, this historic cultural centre was designed by Henry Irwin. The building's exquisite Gothic style of architecture is a true manifestation of Victorian artistry.
Initially, it was a five-story buildi...
Located on the Tarav Parvat in Shimla, the temple is dedicated to the Goddess Maa Tara Devi who is believed to look after the city of Shimla with her protective Gaze.
Dating back to 250 years, the Idol is said to be brought all the way from the eastern state of Bengal, and is made of 8 different metals, making it even more auspicious. The road to t...
#5 of 66 Things to do in Shimla | Added 104138 times in trip plans
Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
Kali Bari, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171003
06:00 am - 07:00 pm
The famous Kali Bari Temple of Shimla is a popular tourist attraction and is situated at a very strategic location. The temple was built in the year 1845 and is dedicated to the Goddess Kali who is also known as Shyamala. It is from the name of the Goddess Shyamala that Shimla derives its name.
The Kali Bari temple of Simla is a very well known rel...
#6 of 66 Things to do in Shimla | Added 62716 times in trip plans
Museum, Family And Kids
Near Doordarshan Kendra, Chaura Maidan, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This museum thrives to collect and preserve ancient artistic, historical, archaeological and ethnological human works so that the future generation may have access to the cultural treasure that it has inherited from the past. The institution has played a significant role in collecting and preserving the scattered cultural heritage which other...
#7 of 66 Things to do in Shimla | Added 76680 times in trip plans
Museum, Family And Kids, Heritage Building
Jakhoo Rd, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171009
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Glance and marvel at the collection of photos and pictures that belong to the British Raj Era in Shimla at this museum. The Shimla heritage museum is housed in a 120 year old heritage building itself, formerly known as the US Club.
The museum flaunts a set of over 50 rare pictures displaying the Viceregal Lodge, Rippon Hospital, Post Office, Town H...
#8 of 66 Things to do in Shimla | Added 113587 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Village, Family And Kids, Hill, Picnic Spot, Neighborhoods
Summer Hill, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005
Also known as Potter’s Hill, Summer hill is the former place of residence of the Great leader Mahatma Gandhi. It is a small town in itself and attracts tourists with its deep deodar forests that proudly nestle the residences of many other prominent Indians.
This is an ideal picnic spot or a day-out. It is a delight to the photographers. Some ...
#9 of 66 Things to do in Shimla | Added 67228 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Forest, Water Body, Waterfront, Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids, ...
NH 22 Charabra Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh 171012
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Erstwhile the property of the famous Rana of Koti, the Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary is today the source of water supply in all of Shimla. It is one of the most secluded areas in Shimla spreading over amplitude of 10.25 sq. km. The plantations in the area include of coniferous forests that house White Oak, Deodar trees, Vascular Herbs, Chill Pin...
#10 of 66 Things to do in Shimla | Added 115898 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Entertainment, Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids
Ridge, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001
Located in the heart of Shimla is the famous tourist attraction known as The Ridge. The Ridge is the hub of all cultural activities of Shimla. It is situated along the Mall Road, which is the famous shopping center of Shimla. Most major places of Shimla like Lakkar Bazaar, Mall, Scandal Point, Jakhoo hill, etc. are connected through the Ridge. The ...
#11 of 66 Things to do in Shimla | Added 99907 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Family And Kids, Nature, Bird Watching
Museum Road, Near Advanced University, Chaura Maidan, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Sight the rarest of the avian species in the picturesque environs of Shimla at the Himalayan Bird Park. Located at a height of 2213 meters, the park includes some of the most exotic birds that you have ever seen.
It is an extremely popular tourist spot in Shimla that attracts bird watchers from far and wide, year in and year out. It is no...
Standing on the Prospect Hill of Shimla, one can have a spectacular view of the entire region. You will feel as if you are away from this world into a world that is so beautiful and so very rare with its basket of stupendous beauty. The scenic beauty of the place in the midst of green veiled mountains and watching passing clouds from the hill top is really something that will keep you mum.
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Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Family And Kids
Jakhu, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001
05:00 am - 09:00 pm
This ancient temple in Shimla is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman or the Monkey God and has a special mention in the Indian epic Ramayana. It stands with the great poise at Shimla’s highest point offering panoramic view of the entire city. The astounding mountain ranges and the hills leave you astonished by the natural beauty.
The temple has bee...
Indian Institute of Advanced Study, popularly known as IIAS is one of the premier institutes in India that graduates many talented people for India. Located on the picturesque location of Observatory hill, this institute produces quality education for the young generation of India. This institute was established in 1964 and was inaugurated by Dr. S...
Shimla is a historic city whose history is reflected even in its playgrounds. Located near the Ridge area, Annandale is a historic playground where people come to watch or play cricket or the princely game of polo. This playground was named by Captain Charles Pratt Kennedy as Annadale after the woman named Anna with whom he had a deep bonding durin...