Know About splendid and eventful Summer Holiday at Shimla (Simala) – Himachal Pradesh North India Hill Station

Hill city Simala / Shimla is the famous ice fall destination and the only location with natural ice skating in the country. The hill resort is famous as most popular honeymoon and summer holiday destination in the north India.
Simala the city of Wooden craft, cool refreshing air, hills and ridges is often pronounced as the Summer Capital city among the world travelers. Amazingly spectacular hill resort Shimla is the place of very dense [almost impenetrable] forest of oak and pine and famous for fur and rhododendron.
There is an ancient temple of Goddess Kali on the Jakhu hills on which city is located and Shyamala is another name of Goddess Kali from this place become famous as Simala or Shimla. The city is surrounded by seven hills and people are used to call Shimla, Queen of Hills.
During the time of British rule on the country city has served as summer capital of British India. Still there are buildings styled in Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architecture dating from the colonial era. Ancient Shimla dates back to time flourishing of the Indus valley civilization. Koilis, Halis, Dagis, Dhaugris, Dasa, Khasas, Kinnars and Kirats are some of the important who were native of this place. In the 1809 city came under the rule of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, this was only after 1846 that British were able to take control of the region.
Simala is the place, can be visited round the year to have glimpses of different seasonal colors of nature. Mountain train journey of about 6 hours between Kalka and Shimla is an experience of description beyond the vocabulary.


Vital Tourist Information : Shimla

Location :
Wonderful hilly holiday resort Shimla is situated in the northwest region of Himalaya in the Himachal Pradesh state.


Mountain Range : North-western ranges of the Himalayas.


Altitude : 2454 Meters


Near By City : Shimla


State : Himachal Pradesh [India]


Region : North India


Famous as / For :
Summer Holiday - Queen of Hills - Scenic beauty of Himalaya - Snow covered high ranges - ice skating - Popular Honeymoon Destination in India.


Weather & Climate :
Climate of the city remains charming pleasant through out the year. This may the fine mesmerising mist of monsoons or the cool summer nights or even the silent thrilling cool & long winter nights which has made city place of romance filled Long moon-night, every season presents city in a different color. Probably due to this diversity Shimla is often called "Queen of Hills".


Temperature :
Summer : Min. 14°C Max. 24°C
Winter : Min. (-) 7°C Max. 10°C


Tourist Season :
Shimla have a mesmerizing feeling for every season hence this is hard to mention best time to visit, however being a hill station , a popular summer holiday destination , peak of tourist season for the city is the summer months.


Spoken Languages :
Punjabi - Local Dialect - Hindi - English


Souvenir / Shopping :
One of the charming and enjoyable activity of Shimla tour is the Shopping. Most of tourists shop here for handicrafts, wood and metalwork shawls, pullovers, local tweeds, caps, Tibetan carpets and pickle, jams and squashes.


Trekking/Excursions :
There are quite few treks for the trekking lovers.


Fair & Festivals :
Shimla celebrates a lot of fairs and festivals starting from the New Year Day Celebration in January to religious festivals likeShivratari, Holi & Baisakhi in March April. Basant Panchami usually in the February is celebrated as the winter carnival. Dhoongri fair takes place in May.


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Botanical Garden - Chadwick Falls - Ecological Park - Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies - State Museum & Library - Summer Hill - The Mall [Shopping] - The Ridge - Goddess Kali Temple - Kamna Devi Temple


How To Reach Shimla Himachal Pradesh [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
On the main rail routes train journey to Shimla terminate at Kalka from where the 100 odd km distance is covered by Mountain train journey of about 6 hours which is a most enjoyable traveling experience.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Shimla is well accesses by road travel from Delhi, Chandigarh and Kalka. Buses ply at regular interval on this route to get visitors here. Tourist vehicles and taxies are also available from Chandigarh and Kalka. Many tour operators of Delhi and Chandigarh offer package tour for Shimla.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Shimla have airport of own at distance of about 25 km from the city heart at Jubberhati. Regular domestic flights are there for the air travel lovers.