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Shimla

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Overview Natural Beauty Religious Places Close By
How to get there:

By Airways:

Shimla Airport is at Jubbarhatti, 23 kms from city and is connected to Chandigarh, Kullu, Delhi. It has daily flights from Delhi and Kullu.
By Railways:
Shimla is connected to Kalka (96 kms) on Meter Gauge and it takes around 6 Hrs from KALKA to reach SHIMLA. There are 3-4 trains daily from Kalka to Shimla and vice-versa. Shivalik Express is luxury Deluxe Train on this route with less halts and pantry facility. One can also travel through Rail car (one of its kind mainly running on this route in india only). The overnight Kalka Mail from Delhi reaches Kalka in the early morning and that is the time to catch connecting trains on the splendid narrow-gauge train to Shimla. There are 103 tunnels on the route with longest being 1.2 K.M. long.
By Roadways:
Shimla is connected by road to all the major towns like kalka, Delhi, Agra ,Jaipur, Srinagar,Amritsar etc. The distance from Delhi is 370 Km.


The former summer capital of the British in India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties which one can think of. It has got a scenic location, it is surrounded by green hills with snow capped peaks. The spectacular cool hills accompanied by the structures made during the colonial era creates an aura which is very different from other hill.
The gifts of nature in terms of beauty and bounty along with the creations of human kind in terms of the colonial and cultural structures cannot be done justice to in words. India is at its natures best with several picture perfect spots and spectacular scenes. The cool place is heaven for the daredevils who may wish to indulge in adventure sports and activities like river rafting, angling for trout trekking and rock climbing.

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History of the City

The British discovered Shimla in the form of a little village in 1819. Until then, it was a part of the Nepalese kingdom. It was during Lord William Bentincks time that Shimla was truly acquired by the Government of India. The British persuaded the local Raja to part with the land in 1830, and the settlement became the subcontinents most fashionable summer resort. In 1864, Shimla was declared the summer capital of India. After the independence of India, Shimla became the capital of Punjab until 1966, when it came under Himachal Pradesh.

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snow fall in shimla

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trian way to shimla

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Natural Beauty :   The Mall Himachal State Museum , Jakhoo Hill , Summer Hill , Chadwick Falls, The Ridge, Glenn

Religious :   Taradevi Temple Jakhu Temple , Sankat Mochan , Kali Bari, Christ Church & St. Michaels Cathedral

Places Close By :   Kufri Chail, Naldehra, Fagu