India - Shimla Travel Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Shimla

Called as the "Queen of Hill Stations", Shimla is the summer capital of India before independence and is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla derives its name from "Shyamala", the goddess Kali. It is surrounded by pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron forests and has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions.

It is also famous for flowers such as lily, rhododendron and many undiscovered beauties.

Some of the places of interest in and around Shimla are as follows.
Mall
Christ Church
Jakhu Hill
Shimla State Museum
Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
Annandale
Gaiety Theatre
Himalayan Bird Park
Kufri
Chail
Nalderao
Fagu
Viceregal lodge
Sanjauli
Daranghati Sanctuary

To Reach

By Air: Shimla Airport is 23 kms from the city connected by daily flights from Delhi and Kullu.

By Rail: Broadguage Railway line is available upto Kalka connecting Delhi, Calcutta and Amritsar. Kalka to Shimla can be reached by Narrow gauge railway.

By Road: Shimla is well connected with Kalka, Chandigarh, Delhi, Amritsar and Jammu.

 

For More Articles, visit Back to INDIA INFO Home