One of the most popular tourist locations in India, Shimla is truly a traveler’s delight. Shimla has such vasts gifts to offer that one becomes bound to give a bit of their heart to Shimla. Predominantly a hill-station, it has many unique places to arouse curiosity and compel a visit.
Here is presenting you with a compilation of the 5 best places to visit in Shimla.
- Summer Hill
Located 5 km away from the ridge of Shimla, at Kalka Road, Summer Hill is sure to take one to cloud nine. There is a toy train that takes one from Shimla station to Summer Hill. Covered with lush greenery, the hilltop view is breath-taking and can mesmerize those who love the beauty of hills.
- Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Ground
Those who are fascinated by the army have true delights to be found in the Annandale Army Heritage Museum. It has a very well maintained display of numerous army-objects like army dresses, armory, arms, and ammunition. Both modern and traditional weapons can be seen in the museum.
Surrounded by the forest, the serenity and ambiance of Annandale Groundare also worth mentioning. The ground which was built as a playground for Shimla city also has an army golf-course. It is important to note that passports are often required to be shown to the guards here.
- Jhakoo Temple and Hills
Located at a walking distance from the mall road is the Jhakoo Hill and Temple. The hill has an overwhelming view of pine-trees all around, and with the presence of monkeys in large numbers.
The steep climb takes one to the reward of the spirituality of the temple which has a magnificent statue of Lord Hanuman. The sheer calm of this highest point of Shimla is sure to leave one spell-bound.
- Chadwick Falls
Falling from the height of 1586 meters, the Chadwick Falls can be counted as one of the most pronounced photographic beauties in Shimla. Named Chadwick by the Britishers, the falls were originally called “ChidkuJhaar” since Chidku means sparrow and Jhaar means waterfall in the local language.
The captivating environment around the waterfalls is a must for peace-seekers, as the aura of the places very soothing. After sunset, a visit to this place can make for an adventurous trip.
- Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
This National Heritage Park, located on NH22 between Kalka and Shimla, is the ultimate treat for ancient history and culture lovers. It has the potential of virtually transporting one across time to the Vedic period.
Mohan Shakti Heritage Park is supposed to become the largest heritage park in Himachal Pradesh after completion of construction. The place has architectures dedicated to more than 100 deities along with sculptures, statues, and statuettes. The vast field of sculpted animals overlooked by Lord Shiva is one of the main attractions of this place.
With the picturesque views of grasslands in the heritage park and other scenic beauties, the visitors can also enjoy themselves with bird-watching at this place.
Besides these, the famous Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, the Scandal Point at the Ridge, Reserve Forest Sanctuary and Kali Bari Temple also call for a visit by the adventurists and travel lovers and travelsetu.com is there to help you with planning your perfect trip.