Shimla, the Queen of Hills, is the Capital of Himachal Pradesh, in North India . It is the beautiful place to visit.  It has a rare range of heritage buildings surrounded by thick forests of pine, Himalayan oak and deodar tree etc. In summer people from various parts of India visit Shimla to get relief from scorching heat and in winter came here to enjoy the snow fall.

It is also the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway. It is also known for the handicraft shops  which are at The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.

Attractions and Places of see: Mall Road, Scandal Point, Railway Museum, Jakhu Mandir, Kufri etc.

Location: Shimla is summer capital of Himachal Pradesh in North India.

Route/Accesibility: Shimla is well connected by Air from Delhi and by road from Delhi, Chandigarh and other parts of Punjab and Haryana etc. By train Broad guage track upto Kalka from Delhi, Kolkatta and Amritsar and narrow guage from Kalka to Shimla. It is connected by road with Chandigarh, Delhi and various parts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Distance from Chandigarh: Approx. 120 K.Ms from Chandigarh and 370 K.Ms from Delhi.

Accommodation: Shimla has sufficient accommodation to ranging from budget accommodation to five star hotels and Resorts.

General Information:

  • Altitude:2205 Metes
  • Climate: Summer: Upto 30 Degree C

Winter: 0 Degree to10 Degree C

  • Best season to Visit: Tourist can visit Shimla throughout the year.


  • Clothing: Summer: Light woolens, Winter: Heavy Woolens
  • Language: Hindi, Pahari, and English
  • Items to Carry: Required medicines, water bottle etc.
  • Any other information: Tourists should be mentally and physically prepared to walk /trek.