Places to Visit in Shimla
Shimla well known as one of the most fascinating hill station of India derived its name from Shyamala which is a materialization of the Goddess Kali prominent as the Idol of anger and power. Though the name says something different Shimla is one of the best hill stations which you can not afford to miss while you are on India tour.
The natural beauty of this place is very appealing which can just be believed when you see. Located at a high altitude of 2159 meters above the sea level towards the south of north India in the state of Himachal Pradesh Shimla has winters which child winds with very low temperature. The summers here too are not that hot because the minimum temperature rise that will be noticed is 25 degree C.
If at all you are planning for a vacation at this hill station then you just do not have to worry much about how to get there because this place is easily accessible from all the ways that is the roadways, airways and also the railways. If you opt for railways then you have to take up the mountain train from Kalka which is at a distance of 4 hours from Delhi. If you plan for a flight then you can take up flights from Delhi and Kullu. Hire a road transport from the airport or the railway station because is thus then that you will be able to take a look at the mesmerizing snow clad mountain ranges.
The chief attraction of Shimla for the tourist is the Mall. The reason for this is that it comprises of all of the innumerous restaurants, different shops, a good and worth watching Heritage Theater and also a great focus of high spirits. A little away from the mall you can take a look at the Lkkad and Tibetian bazaar. The most important place in this mall which you will come across is the Yellow Christ Church. This church is termed to be the second largest church in the complete area of North India. This church is designed by Colonel JT Boileau which was in the year 1844. From the skyline over a long distance you can take a look at silhouette of the church.
The Himachal state library is also one of the great attractions which are situated very much near to the mall area in the city of Shimla. In this library you can very well look out for good historical books, different manuscripts, notes and also a few important ancient records.
One other attraction of this marvelous hill station is the summer hill which is well located at an altitude of approximately 1300 meters from the sea level. This place is also prominent as Potter’s hill as potters collected clay here.
Lastly the Jakhu temple in Shimla dedicated to the Lord Hanuman is one other good sight. You will find many monkeys here as there is some history related. Rothney Castle is also one great attractions of Shimla.