About Shimla - Complete Guide

At an altitude of about 2206 metres above sea level, the hill station of Shimla is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Also known as the Queen of Hills, spending a holiday in Shimla is like a dream come true. From above the city looks like a half-moon shaped ridge. It was the summer capital during the Brtish Empire and is full of rivers, springs, valleys, mountains, Deodar and pine forest ranges and more. If you look at the historic temples and buildings, you ill find hints of the Colonial Era easily.

In 1806, Bhimsen Thapa captured the present-day Shimla. After the Anglo-Nepalese War, the town was captured by the British East India Company After an arrangement with the chiefs of Keonthal and Patiala, the British acquired a major portion of what is Shimla today. After this, the settlement in Shimla flourished.

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For years, the town has been a favourite choice for Bollywood directors - hope you remember 3 Idiots and Jab We Met! Let's look at some less known facts about Shimla. Many famous people have been born here including Ruskin Bond, Prem Chopra, Anupam Kher, Preity Zinta and more. The town of Shimla is located on seven hills - Jakhu hill, Bantony hill, Inverarm Hill, Observatory Hill, Summer Hill and Prospect hill. It has the largest Ice Skating Rink in India - if you love ice skating amidst scenic beauty, then this is it! It is home to a world heritage site by UNESCO -The Kalka Shimla Railway line, which is known as India's greatest narrow gauge Engineering. Go to scandal point and learn about the history of where it gets its name from. If you love thrills, try out the 'Chudail Baudi' where cars slow down no matter how much fast you go. In short, this place never stops surprising you! Come book an experience today at our luxury resort close to all prominent tourist destinations in Shimla.

Must-Visit Places in Shimla

The Ridge | Arki Fort | The Anglicised Christ Church | The Hanuman Temple | Shaily Peak | Chail | Shimla State Museum | Kufri | Mall Road | Jakhoo Hill