Best Things To Do in Shimla, India

Capital and largest city of India's Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is a major hill station and 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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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Shimla, India

Must see places in Shimla ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Shimla and point of interests to visit.

  1. Rashtrapati Niwas

    # 1 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 11627 times in trip plans
    Rashtrapati Niwas

    Tags: Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Boileauganj, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 kno...Read more

  2. Christ Church

    # 2 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 11027 times in trip plans
    Christ Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Library, Architecture

    Address: Mall Rd, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 flocke...Read more

  3. Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

    # 3 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 7082 times in trip plans
    Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Theatre, Tourist Center

    Address: The Mall, Shimla-171001, Himachal Pradesh

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 H...Read more

  4. Tara Devi Temple

    # 4 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 9664 times in trip plans
    Tara Devi Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171010

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    A steep climb to Tara Devi Temple and you will be amidst beauty and peace second to none. The temple is a religious site for Hindus and is surrounded by a sea of mesmerizing sights. You will get to se...Read more

  5. Kali Bari Temple

    # 5 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 9457 times in trip plans
    Kali Bari Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Archaeological Site

    Address: Kali Bari, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171003

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 al...Read more

  6. Himachal State Museum

    # 6 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 5712 times in trip plans
    Himachal State Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Near Doordarshan Kendra, Chaura Maidan, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  7. Shimla Heritage Museum

    # 7 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 6789 times in trip plans
    Shimla Heritage Museum

    Tags: Museum, Heritage Building

    Address: Jakhoo Rd, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171009

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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,...Read more

  8. Summer Hill

    # 8 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 10779 times in trip plans
    Summer Hill

    Tags: Outdoors, Village, Hill, Picnic Spot

    Address: Summer Hill, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  9. Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary

    # 9 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 5668 times in trip plans
    Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary

    Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Water Body, Waterfront

    Address: NH 22 Charabra Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh 171012

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 o...Read more

  10. The Ridge

    # 10 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 10714 times in trip plans
    The Ridge

    Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Market, Shopping Center

    Address: Ridge, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 s...Read more

  11. Himalayan Bird Park

    # 11 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 9616 times in trip plans
    Himalayan Bird Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Nature, Bird Watching

    Address: Museum Road, Near Advanced University, Chaura Maidan, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 th...Read more

  12. Prospect Hill

    # 12 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 8486 times in trip plans
    Prospect Hill

    Tags: Outdoors, Forest, View Point, Hill

    Address: Kamna Prospect Hill,, Kaamnaa Devi Temple Road, Chakkar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more

  13. Jakhoo Temple

    # 13 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 5839 times in trip plans
    Jakhoo Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point

    Address: Jakhu, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001

    Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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 o...Read more

  14. Indian Institute Of Advanced Study

    # 14 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 3390 times in trip plans
    Indian Institute Of Advanced Study

    Tags: Educational Site, Historical Site

    Address: Rashtrapati Nivas, Chaura Maidan, Near Birds Zoo, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  15. Annadale

    # 15 of 128 Things To Do in Shimla | Added 1652 times in trip plans
    Annadale

    Tags: Sport, Play Ground, Games

    Address: Annadale Rd, Annadale, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171003

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

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    Duration: 3 Hrs

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    Duration: 3 Hrs

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    Duration: 4 Hrs

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