Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled on the lap of the mighty Himalayas, Shimla was the summer capital of the British. The pleasant summer and snowy winter makes Shimla a hot tourist destination in India. Reaching Shimla is possible as it is connected with a network of railways and roadways.
Shimla tours offer a delightful holiday to its tourists. The Mall Road designed by the British holds the heart of Shimla. Vehicles are forbidden to enter the place so its traffic free. The Mall Road is the main tourist attraction. The colonial rule has left its building as antiques on the Mall Road. The colonial buildings have now been transformed into government offices. The Mall Road is decorated with handicraft shops with Tibetan gifts and souvenirs. Hotels and restaurant serve great local dishes. It’s true, time flies on the Mall Road.
Shimla Ridge on the east side of Mall Road is an open tourist spot. Tudorbethan styled library and neo- gothic structures are the famous landmarks of the Ridge. The Ridge is a host of all tourism festivals in Shimla which also leads us to a famous wooden furniture market known as the Lakkar Bazaar. The statues of Mathma Gandhi, Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Dr. Y.S. Parmar, the first chief minister of Himachal Pradesh are displayed on the Ridge as an honor of their contribution to the society.
Viceregal Lodge which was and it’s still the residence place of Honorable President. The lodge is at a walking distance from the centre of the city. The huge building is now transformed into an Institute of higher learning. The massive building has well maintained lawns with mini self-service restaurant.
Rhyali is a grand festival celebrated on the month of July. The lively wood of the Shimla people is agriculture. The season starts with the sowing of five different varieties of crops. Rituals are performed by the oldest member of the family. Offering are made to the Rain God as to bless their harvests.
A short drive from Shimla about 45 kilometers will bring us an interesting Hill Station Chali. Located on the elevation of 2250 meters Chali Hills is a divine land of mesmerizing beauty. Tourists can have a wonderful moment on the Chali hill. The Chili Resort offers hut with home sweet home facilities.
The tourists cannot miss a ride to Kalka-Shimla Railway granted the 'World Heritage Status' by UNESCO. The toy train journey of 3 hours takes us through a pictorial background of green pasture, oak trees, wild pomegranates and the Himalayan springs.
Shimla Tour packages also includes with Manali trip. Manali is a beautiful holiday resort with breathe taking views. The snow capped mountains and the green valley of hills attracts thousands of international as well as domestic tourists all around the world. Huts and cottages are provided for trekkers on the way to the hilltop. Manali falls on the national highway near to Leh and eye-catching barren desert.
In times of down cast a happy moment from the past makes you smile. Shimla tour memories can be that happy moment. Shimla is a great place to be with your loved ones. So if you think of a holiday do think of Shimla.
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