SHIMLA AT YOUR LEISURE – DISCOVER SHIMLA AND SURROUNDINGS

Shimla lies in Shivalik hills of lofty Himalayas, which have risen from the bed of prehistoric ocean Tethys, it originated as ‘Shumlah’, a small hamlet (extending from below St. Michael’s Cathedral to Ripon Hospital), drawing water from natural mountain spring, now called “Ram Mandir Ki Baoli’.

Shimla was discovered in early nineteenth century by Gerard brothers. It grew out of the turmoils of Gurkha Wars to become the summer capital of British India, described as ‘wonder town’. So famous it became, that a steamship company named its liner ‘The City of Shimla’. Now capital of Himachal Pradesh, it is India’s largest hill town engulfed in charm, romance and grandeur. Shimla beckons you……….. to loose oneself in its lore and legend, whispering pines, mists and mountains, snowy peaks, myriad shades of pahari culture…………

Christ Church Shimla

Christ Church

Situated on the Ridge, built in 1857, second oldest church of north India. It has a very majestic appearance and inside there are original chancel windows, designed by Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard Kipling’s father. Stained glass windows.

Mall Road

The Mall

The Mall is the main shopping centre of Shimla and has clubs, theatres, restaurants and bars. From The Mall, one can also explore the Tibetan Market, the Lower Bazaar and Ram Bazaar. A passenger lift can be taken from the Cart Road to The Mall.

Lakkar Bazar

Lakkar Bazzar

Adjacent to the Ridge Shimla , famous for wooden handicrafts and souvenirs.

Church

The Ridge

This large open space in the heart of Shimla presents excellent view of snowy mountain ranges.

state museum Shimla

Himachal State Museum

The museum has a grand collection of ancient historical sculptures, coins, paintings and photographs collected from all over the state and the country. It also houses a library which has around 10,000 books, journals and magazines. Art and history lovers must visit the museum while touring Shimla.

Kali Bari Temple Shimla

Kali Bari

Built in 1845. Dedicated to Kali Mata. Believed that an ancient temple of Shamla (blue female) i.e. Kali Devi existed near Rothney Castle on Jakhu. Wooden image worshipped locally. During early British days, it was removed to a wooden structure, present Kali Bari.

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