Shimla is a beautiful hill town that is the capital of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled in the Himalayan mountains, the town is surrounded by tall pine and majestic deodar forests and offer some spectacular views of the ice capped Himalayan ranges. Today, Shimla is one of the most famous hill stations in India and is a summer retreat for local and international tourists alike. The gorgeous town boasts panoramic views of the spectacular landscape, grand old buildings, colonial structures, top hotels, ancient temples, stunning waterfalls, elegant galleries, interesting museums, cosy cafes, comfortable restaurants, vibrant markets and a vast variety of outdoor activities and adventure sports to indulge into.
One of the best ways to make the most of your time in the “Queen of Hills” is to indulge in some of the best Shimla tours which include Jakhoo Hill, Dorje Drag Monastery, Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park, Kufri Fun World and Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary, which is a unique, well preserved mixed Himalayan forest with predominantly Himalayan Cedar trees. The city is home to numerous museums like the State Museum, Himachal Pradesh Museum and galleries like Photo Art Gallery that are a must visit attraction when in the city. Shimla is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts and offers the perfect landscape to indulge in outdoor sports like hiking, trekking, paragliding, ice skating, river crossing, rappelling, rock climbing and wildlife tours in Shimla.
Shimla is home to numerous bazaars or local markets Lakkar Bazaar, Himachal Emporium and Lower Bazaar where one can find handicrafts, souvenirs, antique and rare book dealers, jewellery, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as jams and squashes made from the local produce. Shimla with its tranquil ambience, serene atmosphere and a picturesque landscape, gives you a million reasons to have a memorable vacation.