Among a number of hill stations in India, Shimla the capital of Himachal Pradesh of Northern India holds a special position as it exhibits a perfect blend of the heavenly beauty of the snowcapped Himalayan ranges along with the fragrance of colonial air still hanging around. It was the summer capital of the British in pre Independence era and presently it has become a favorite tourist destination as the nature has poured her bounties that are beyond imagination.
Traveling by the toy train from Kalka to Shimla through the valleys, oak forests and passing by the bright Rhododendron thickets is a memorable journey to reach at the start of the vacation. The six storied Viceregal Lodge or popularly known as "Rashtrapati Niwas" presents a fantastic view with its well maintained gardens and lawns. It houses the Institute of Advanced Studies which depicts an architectural marvel built of sandstone and the walls made of light blue limestone.
The Himachal State Museum and Library also deserve special attention due to its rare collection of coins, paintings, photographs, sculptures and priceless manuscripts and books. Enjoy this marvelous tour trip with Shimla holiday packages. Walking down the mall leisurely and shopping is a wonderful experience especially in the night as the Mall bedecks itself with varieties of illumination enchanting the visitors. The Christ Church located on the ridge is also a must visit as it is one of the oldest churches of Northern India built with special adornment of stained glass windows reflecting the spiritual values of the mankind.
About 11 kilometers from Shimla stands the Tara Devi temple and it is a wonderful experience to walk along the road through beautiful pine and oak forests to reach the temple. The cascading water of the Chadwick falls against the background of snow clad mountain ranges and dense forests offer a splendid view. The Prospect Hill with the Kamna Devi temple and the Jakho temple present a gracious natural beauty reflecting the religious aspects as well. Visit this unique place with Shimla holiday packages to enjoy a spectacular vacation trip.
Shimla is famous for its seven hill attractions which are rarely found elsewhere. Along with these the Kufri and the Narkanda valleys provide skiing facilities for the adventure lovers. The tourists also enjoy ice skating on the ice skating rink and exhibit their skills in the annual function. This hill station also provides fishing, hiking, trekking including wild life explorations.
Being a prominent hill station the Shimla tourism has provided the desired infrastructure to cater different types of tourists from home and abroad. Luxurious and budget accommodations, train and air services, guidance for site seeing are readily available to ensure a smooth and hassle free vacation. Book your Shimla holiday packages and get an insight to this astonishing tour destination.
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