10 Best Places to visit in Shimla

Shimla is also known as Simla and is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. 

Some places you must visit if you are visiting Shimla are –

The Ridge

The Ridge is one of Shimla’s most popular tourist destinations. All other major places in Shimla, such as the Mall Road, the Scandal Point, and the Lakkar Bazaar, are easily accessible. The Ridge is the ideal location for shopping, eating, and nightlife, with many architectural marvels, lush foliage, and gorgeous scenery.

Mall Road

In the hill stations, mall roads are often a stretch of road surrounded by a number of small stalls, stores, and branded showrooms. Mall Road in Shimla is one of the lively roads where you can find a variety of shops, cafés, food stalls, cafes, bank ATMs, and money exchange websites to satisfy your needs.

Christ Church

Christ Church is one of Shimla’s most famous tourist attractions, ranking in the top 10 sites to see in the city. The Christ Church is a magnificent architectural landmark constructed during the British era to allow Christians to worship the Almighty Jesus. 


Kufri is one of Himachal’s most scenic destinations. The little town’s steep valleys are pleasantly green in the summer and ethereally snowy in the winter, providing some of the most breathtaking views. Kufri Fun World, in Kufri, is one of the world’s highest amusement parks. 

Himalayan Bird Park

The Himalayan Bird Park is a fantastic place to visit. Peacocks, pheasants, and the Himalayan Monal are among the unique and rare bird species that call the Bird Park home.

Kali Bari Temple

The Kali Bari Temple is a well-known tourist destination. The temple was built in 1845 and is devoted to Goddess Kali, also known as Shyamala. Shimla takes its name from the Goddess Shyamala, the capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Ride on Toy Train

This 96-kilometer route will take you past 20 stations, 103 tunnels, 800 bridges, and over 900 sharp turns. The distance between Barog and Shimla is the most fascinating portion of the ride, since the train slows due to a steep ascent, allowing you to see some breathtaking sights.

Kuthar Fort

One of the greatest things to do in Shimla is taking a trip to Kuthar Fort. The eternal calmness of the Himalayas surrounds Kuthar Fort. The fort covers an area of roughly 52.8 square kilometers and is set against an exotic backdrop with lakes and lovely gardens.

Lakkar Bazaar

This is a well-known name for an ancient flea market in Shimla, which is located near the Ridge. It is known for wooden toys, walking sticks, the Regal building, the Roller skating rink, Indian foods such as Aloo Tikki and Chole Bhature, and Meena Bazaar, among other things.

Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park

This one-of-a-kind amusement park is located at an elevation of 8500 feet above sea level in Kufri. It is one of Shimla’s greatest tourist attractions, including sports such as the Burma Bridge, Flying Fox, Rock Climbing, Commando Net, Bumping Boats, Rowing, and Valley Crossing, among others. In the winter, you may go ice skating or boating on the snow-covered terrain.

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