Shimla is a captivating hill station and also the capital city of the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is also lovingly referred to as the "Queen of the Hill Stations" owing to its unparalleled natural beauty. The entire town of Shimla is replete with forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak and experiences pleasing summers and cold, snowy winters. Besides, it is also highly acclaimed for its buildings styled in tudorbethan and neo-gothic architecture evocative of the colonial era. It was the most sought-after summer getaways and the summer capital of the erstwhile British Raj in India as well.
Shimla also ranks high among the tourist destinations of North India and is visited by hordes of tourists all the year round. There are lots of tourist attractions in Shimla that you can come across during your tour and some of them to mention are Himachal State Museum & Library, Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, The Ridge, The Mall, Summer Hill, Glenn and Taradevi Temple. Tourism in Shimla also involves various adventure activities such as skating, trekking, fishing, ice skating and camping.
The old world charm can be apparently felt in its old colonial buildings and several beautiful structures. Shimla has been endowed with all the natural bounties and has a beautiful location, surrounded by green hills and snow clad peaks. If you are looking for a break from the usual chores, then you can surely visit this place as it is ideal for those who want some peace of mind and privacy amidst a scenic locale.
Shimla is also well-connected by air, rail and road transport and you can reach here from any major destination of India. Shimla has its own airport but for long distance journey, Delhi and Chandigarh would be good options. Shimla is linked with Kalka which is connected with all the major destinations of India. The road transport is also commendable and one can reach here by the motorable network of the national highways from the key destinations of North India such as Chandigarh, Mandi and Delhi.