If you are planning to visit Shimla any time soon, you may be wondering where to go first and kick-start your journey. Shimla is home to a number of buildings that are styled in the Tudorbethan and neo-gothic architecture dating from the colonial era, as well as multiple temples and churches. So here I present to you my top picks for the best visiting places in Shimla you can visit next time you plan to go.
1. Mall Road
Mall Road is one of the most vibrant roads of Shimla. This road is fully loaded with shops, showrooms, food stalls, cafes, banks, and many more things. Mall road is also the most crowded road and is the main stop for any tourist.
Key Places: Police Station, Church.
2. Christ Church
Christ Church is known as the Heart of Shimla. This church is situated on the Mall Road and it is one of the most beautiful things to be seen in Shimla.
This Church was built in the British era so that the followers of Christianity could serve Almighty Jesus.
Kufri is a tiny hill station located near Shimla. This hill station is famous for snowfall and trekking. In winter this place is a perfect destination for skiing and attract a number of skiing lovers from around the world.
The best time to visit Kufri is summers if you want to escape to the cool breeze of this heavenly place and among the best visiting places in shimla.
Key Things: Horse Riding in summers, Skiing in winters
4. Jakhoo Hill
Jakhoo Hill is one of the most beautiful peaks in the region. This peak is famous for Jakhoo temple which is situated on the top of the Hill and for there monkeys.
This peak is also one of the highest peaks in the region which has a huge statue of Lord Hanuman with a height of 108 feet which made it world’s biggest statue over an altitude of 8100 feet.
5. Baba Bhalku Railway Museum
Baba Bhalku Railway Museum is dedicated to Bhalku Ram an Indian citizen who helped the British government to build Kalka Shimla Railway line when it was about to halt near Barog in Solan. It is a nice place to visit with your family.
Kasauli is a quaint town, located in the Solan district of Himachal, it is a home of mountains with snow all over it. There aren’t many places to go to Kasauli, these eight are the best sports to stop by with your loved ones for a soul-satisfying experience.
Places like Gilbert Trail, Sunset Point, Manki Point, Christ Church, Gurkha Fort, are some of the places that you can visit in Kasauli.
Hip Hip Hurray is an amusement park near Shimla City. This park is complete leisure and matchless fun time with interesting rides, bumping boats, virtual truth video games, nice dining and a plethora of laugh sports.
It is 16 km away from the queen of hill station Shimla. This is a place where kids also adults want to send there vocation.
8. Toy Train
Toy Train is a train service starting from Kalka railway station to Shimla. This is a small toy type train started for the tourist to enjoy the mountain ranges of Himachal. Toy train has now come under the world heritage list of UNESCO and stands at fourth rank.
The train passes Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Barog, Taradevi, and takes about 6-7 hours to reach its final destination Shimla.
Tattapani is the most beautiful place is located approx. 51-52 kilometers away from Shimla the queen of hill stations. this place is popularly known for its hot water springs. many tourists visit this spot to see the hot springs, Shiva Caves at Saraur which is approx 4-5 km away from the Tattapani.
The hot Springs is capable of curing the skin disease and many people around India came to visit this place to get relief from there problems.
10. Johnnie’s Wax Museum
Johnnie’s Wax Museum is one of the only Wax Museum located in Shimla. It is established on May 11, 2016, and inaugurated by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. The museum has life-size wax statues of popular personalities from various fields, such as Bollywood, Various Politicians, Sports, Hollywood, etc.
Surely one of the best must-go visiting places in Shimla.