Visitor Attractions in Shimla the Queen of Hill Stations

Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the most picturesque hill stations in India. It lovingly described as the Queen of Hill Stations. Enveloped in colonial charm and blessed with fantastic nature beauty it is a fantastic destination to just relax and enjoy. It is a destination where you will be awestruck with its cool & cheery climate and have wonderful opportunity to see lots of tourist attractions. Due to lots of tourist attractions and cheery climate the picturesque hill town of Shimla has been very popular among travelers, tourists, families and honeymooners. It is also popular among adventure enthusiasts and winter sport lovers. Let me share information about visitor attractions in Shimla, the Queen of Hill Station.

The Mall Road:

The Mall Road is the most important tourist spot in Shimla. It is the main street and shopping area of the city. It was constructed during British Rule in India. There are a number of showrooms, shops, restaurants, cafes, departmental stores, offices, etc at the Mall Road. The Mall Road is also sites for some of interesting tourist attractions of Shimla. Sandal Point, Gaiety Theatre, Kali Bari Temple, and Town Hall are major attractions you will see at the Mall Road. Strolling on this road in the evening can be very enjoyable experience.

The Ridge Road:

The Ridge Road is one of the most sought after places to see in Shimla. It is basically a large open space in the hearty of the city. It runs east to west alongside and below of the Mall Road. Christ Church (St Michael's Catholic Church) and Lakkar Bazaar (wooden crafts market) are attractions at the Ridge Road. The Christ Church is the second oldest church in northern India. The neo-Gothic structure of Church never fails to lure visitors.

Jakhoo Temple:

Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple located at Jakhoo Hill in Shimla. It is dedicated to Hindu deity, Lord Hanuman. The Jakhoo Hill is Shimla’s highest peak and offers a spectacular view of the magnificent Shivalik Ranges. Visitors must remove their shoes and footwear before entering the temple complex.

Apart from aforementioned attractions there are many other interesting tourist places and sites in Shimla which attract tourists. Other attractions to see include Summer Hill, Observatory Hill, Viceregal Lodge, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Prospect Hill, Kamna Devi Temple, Kufri National Park, Tara Devi Temple, Mashobra, Shimla State Museum, etc. If you are in Shimla during winter season you will have wonderful opportunity to enjoy lots of winter sports.

Thus Shimla, a picturesque Hill Station in India, has been emerged as a much sought after destination of many India honeymoon tour packages and India travel packages. With a right package you can enjoy best of tourism and sightseeing in Shimla, the Queen of Hill Stations.