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Shimla was declared the Summer capital of British India in 1864 and is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It has an altitude of approximately 2200 meters above sea level and is surrounded by pine, deodar and oak forests. It is also quite popular among travelers as it has a pleasant weather and offers magnificent views of natural grandeur as well as man-made marvels.

It has always been among the most preferred destinations to escape the scorching heat of the plains as the town is surrounded by green hills with snow capped peaks. Everything in Shimla has a unique appeal and never fails to impress even the most demanding tourists.

The total driving distance between Auramah Valley and Shimla is 25 Km approximately.

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in Shimla

There are various activities and things to do in Shimla like going on a nature walk, hiking, shopping or going for local sightseeing.

Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Shimla are the Ridge, the Christ Church, Jakhu Temple, Gaiety Theatre, Lakkar Bazaar, Kalibari Temple, Rashtrapati Niwas also known as Viceregal Lodge, Himachal State Museum, and Chadwick Falls etc. The historical Mall Road is the main street of the Shimla where you will find many showrooms, restaurants, cafes, departmental stores and shops. Shimla offers a number of gastronomic experiences be it fine dining or even street-food.

Here is a brief about some of the major attractions in Shimla.
the Ridge
The Ridge is a remarkable colossal expanse, located in Shimla at an altitude of 2205 meters above the sea level. It is a major tourist attraction of Shimla and is located at a distance of 24.8 Km from Naldehra. It is placed by the side of astounding Mall Road and links to a lot of prominent places of Shimla such as Jakhoo Hills, Summer Hill, Snowdon, Raj Bhawan Shimla, Oakover (CM’s residence), etc.

The Ridge is also famous for its exceptional water tank which is placed right underneath it. This incredible water stockpile is believed to have been constructed in 1880 just with lime mortar and has an enormous capacity of 1000000 gallons of water. The historical significance and strategic location of The Ridge make it the hub of all cultural activities of Shimla. It proudly hosts all the primary government functions, events, and festivals including the summer festival of Shimla.
the Christ Church
Built in the neo-Gothic style in 1857 to serve the largely Anglican British community in what was formerly called Simla, Christ Church is situated on The Ridge. It stands out as one of the prominent landmarks of Shimla and its silhouette is visible for kilometres around the vicinity of Shimla city. Christ Church is one of the enduring legacies of the British Raj.

Christ Church was designed by Colonel J. T. Boileau in 1844, and the cornerstone was laid on 9 September 1844 by Bishop Daniel Wilson, Bishop of Calcutta. The church was consecrated on 10 January 1857 by Bishop Thomas Daltrey, Bishop of Madras. The estimated cost of construction at that time was 40,000 to 50,000 Rupees. The clock adorning Christ Church was donated by Colonel Dumbleton in 1860.
the Scandal Point
Scandal Point is a renowned tourist attraction and is located at the intersection point of The Mall Road and The Ridge Road. There is an exciting story that goes behind the name of Scandal Point.

The Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh fell in love with the daughter of the British Viceroy. Scandal Point is the place from where he fled with the British lady. Upon this, the British authorities banned him from entering Shimla, and the Maharaja of Patiala constructed a new summer capital for himself which is now popularly known as Chail. Scandal Point is located right next to the historic General Post Office, Shimla. Here you will also spot the prestigious statue of Lala Lajpat Rai, the legendary Indian freedom fighter.
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the Mall Road
The Mall Road is undoubtedly one of the best places for tourists in Shimla. It was constructed during the British regime and is located at a distance of 25.9 Km from Naldehra. It is the prime street of Shimla that will take you through a lot of restaurants, cafes, saloons, showrooms, department stores, banks, post offices, municipal corporation office, fire station, police control room and many tourist offices. Entry of vehicles is strictly prohibited in this area.

Thus it’s an ideal place where you can enjoy gentle walks with your family. You can pay a visit to the famous Himachal emporium if you want to buy local handicraft products of Himachal Pradesh like jewelry, woolen clothes, pottery and wooden items.
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the Lakkar Bazaar
As the name suggests, Lakkar Bazaar is a wooden bazaar located next to the astonishing Ridge ground in Shimla. It is a significant tourist attraction, and everyone who comes to Shimla must visit this place. Lakkar Bazaar is famous for its wooden articles such as toys, walking sticks, key rings, pencil box, etc.

Vehicles are completely banned in this area, so it’s a good fun place to hang out and enjoy leisure walks with your families. This is also a good marketplace to buy woolen clothes, artificial jewelry and souvenirs. Some of the most popular places in Lakkar Bazaar are Roller Skating Rink, Meena Bazaar, Tripti bakery and the Regal Building. You can also enjoy delicious street food like aloo tikki, chole bhature, chole kulche and gol gappe chat in Lakkar Bazaar
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the Ice Skating Ring
The Ice Skating Rink is located at the circular road of Shimla and is one of the oldest outdoor rinks in Asia. The Skating Rink usually gets active from December to February, i.e., during the winters. It is the only Natural Ice Skating Rink of India and welcomes some of the most elegant skaters from all around the world to exhibit their skills.

During the winters the Ice Skating sessions are conducted every day, one in the morning and one in the evening. As per your discretion, you can also avail the membership of the club either on the short or long-term basis.This club is not only a leisure hub for common masses, but a lot of eminent personalities like Indira Gandhi, Rajeev Gandhi, the ambassador of Denmark and Sir M. Hidayatullah, the Honorable Chief Justice of India had visited this place.
the Gaiety Theatre
Gaiety Theater is a notable landmark of Shimla which was established in 1877. It is located on the historical Mall Road of Shimla and has been designed by the prominent architect Mr. Henry Irwin, the man who also designed the grand, majestic structure of Viceregal Lodge Shimla. Gaiety Theater is a part of Town Hall Shimla.

It is a popular tourist attraction of Shimla and attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. The current structure of Gaiety Theatre comprises of an Old Theater Hall, Art Gallery, Amphitheater, Exhibition Hall, Seminar Hall and a Multipurpose Hall. Many notable personalities like K.L. Saigal, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Balraj Sahni, Pran, Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Shashi Kapoor, Manohar Singh, Baten Powel, The Kendall’s and Rudyard Kipling have exhibited the fine display of their art on this radiant stage.
the Shimla Heritage Museum
The Shimla Heritage Museum is situated at the U.S. Club, near the Tourism Lift. It has been opened for visitors with the idea of giving them a glimpse of the heritage buildings of the British Raj. The theme of the museum is based on the concept of “Har Ghar Kuchh Kehta Hai” which means that every house a tale to tell. This is an ideal place to visit for all those who have an taste for art and history. After the independence of India in 1947, the British left back most of their belongings including the paintings of various key buildings of Shimla like the Central Hotel, Barnes Court, Oakover, Gaiety Theatre, Nabha Estate and Vidhan Sabha. All these are now part of the Shimla Heritage Museum.

The museum is generally open to the public from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Mon – Sat).

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