On a visit to Shimla you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Shimla. These places are what Shimla is all about. These must see places in Shimla will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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.
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...
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Mall Rd, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
It’s not possible to have visited Shimla without having taken a stroll at the famous Mall Road. The Mall Road is of so much importance that it is in fact kept as a synonym to Shimla. The British Raj aura can still be experienced here as you walk through it. As you walk along, you will be able to see old buildings such as that of municipal cor...
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Scandal Point, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001
Scandal point in Shimla must be one of the most well-known addresses that has taken its place deep down in public memory. The name is enough to tell you that this point has been named after some scandalous event. The flirtatious king of Patiala was supposed to have been in awe of Viceroy’s daughter and it was from this point that he had abduc...
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Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
Located at a distance of 13 km from the state capital Shimla, Kufri is a nature’s paradise that attracts a lot of tourists with its verdant beauty and charming location. The name Kufri is etched out of the word Kufr that means a lake in the local language. Kufri is a popular destination for winter sports such as skiing. During summers, this p...