Shimla

The Queen of the Hills

Shimla was much -loved by the British rulers, so much so that they chose the city to be the summer capital of India during the days of the Raj (rule of the British in India). Today, Shimla is the capital of the state Himachal Pradesh, and has some of the most picturesque locales in the country. Lying close to the Himalayan snow-capped peaks and surrounded by forests of pine, rhododendron and oak, it is also the gateway to Spiti.

Quick Facts

  1. The Kalka-Shimla railway line is the longest narrow gauge railway route that is still operational. It is also called the British Jewel of the Orient and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • The Viceregal Lodge is a massive, elegant, colonial structure which also houses the Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Naldehra is another hill station a few kilometers from Shimla and is known to have one of the oldest golf courses in the country
  • The Mall Road is the prime shopping hub in the city
  • Kufri offers skiing facilities and hosts winter games

The “India Kosher Travel” Experience

 

  • Heritage Walking Tour in Shimla