Queen of Hill Station

Shimla was the summer capital of India under British rule and presently, it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla has seen many important historical events such as famous Shimla Pact between India & Pakistan, which was signed here. The place is also famous for its natural beauty, architectural buildings, wooden crafts and apples. Shimla derives its name from "Shyamala" - the goddess Kali, whose temple existed in the dense forest that covered Jakhu Hill in the early 19th century. The English named it Simla.

Attractions in Shimla, around and from Shimla

  • Himachal State Museum and Library The museum is located 2.5-km west of the scandal point and opens daily except on Mondays and public holidays. It has got a good collection of ancient historical sculptures, paintings, coins, photos an

  • The Mall Most of Shimla's landmarks are located here. This is the main shopping centre of Shimla with restaurants.

  • Viceregal Lodge and Botanical Gardens On the Observatory Hills is located Viceregal Lodge, which is also known as "Rashtrapati Niwas". This magnificent building was the residence of the British Viceroy Lord Dufferin. This lodge was comple