The city of Shimla serves as the capital of India’s Himachal Pradesh state. Its high elevation gives it a cooler climate, making it a popular summer retreat. The British that had once settled the area agreed, making the city the summer capital of India. They left their connection to the city in the architecture which is comprised mostly of Victorian buildings. Although Shimla has its own airport, Chandigarh Airport
is a better and safer option for a gateway to your destination, with buses and taxi services making the last leg to Shimla.
A little bit of everything awaits travelers who trek here. The area known as the Mall
is quite a centerpiece. It offers a shopping center with restaurants, clubs, and bars as well as services such as post offices, banks, and tourist offices. The views from here are also worth the trip alone, whether it be for the Victorian architecture or the surrounding hills and town. Sites such as Town Hall, Kali Bari Temple, and Scandal Point can be found here.
Outside of the Mall, a trek in the mountains provides a more natural intake of the city from panoramic vantage points and fresh air. Golfing, a trip to the zoo, and even ice skating
are all recreational opportunities the city provides to those traveling here. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Shimla for hotels and must-see destinations.