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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh




The beauty is seen at its best in Shimla, with lush green landscapes, pearl-white snow peaks, dense forests and roaring waterfalls. Located at 2,130 meters above sea level, this hill station is packed with numerous breathtaking views that every step of a visitor will lead him to enchanting ways. With such a close proximity with the nature, tourists will feel elated and content. Being the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is well-maintained by its government and keen interest has been taken in preserving natural aroma of the town.

Shimla is the heart of Himachal Pradesh and is well-known for its exclusive views. Any visitor would get spell-bound on seeing the exotic locations here. One of the most enjoyable way of viewing Shimla valley is through telescope, which is available on the Mall road. Even the government of Shimla has been steadfast in maintaining the splendor of Shimla.


Climatic Conditions


Spring - March to April - 10 to 20 Degrees
Summer - May to June - 16 to 28 Degrees
Monsoon - July to September - 13 to 20 Degrees
Autumn - October to November - 10 to 23 Degrees
Winter - December to February - -7 to 10 Degrees



Best Time to Visit


The weather of Shimla is so favorable that it makes possible for tourists to explore this natural beauty throughout the year. Still, the best time to come close with nature in Shimla is:

October to November, March to May


Population


The population of Shimla can be broadly classified into Hindus and Sikhs, with few Buddhists and Christians. Total population is over 7 Lacs approximately, including males, females, children and old citizens.


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Places of Interest:


With a wide range of sightseeing options, Shimla has a place to suit every tourist need. Each and every sight in Shimla offer spectacular views of Himalayan mountain range clad in serenity. Some of the places in Shimla that creates an environment of joy in the heart are:


Markets


The markets of Shimla are full of special items that have recognition in the world. Tourists can shop from a wide range of shawls, caps, jackets, pullovers to wooden articles that will grace their homes and offices.

The Mall, Lakkad Bazaar


Getting Here


Shimla is well-connected with all the major states in India by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is Jubberhatti (26 Km from Shimla) and the nearest station is Kalka. From Kalka, the visitors have to take another narrow gauge line for reaching Shimla. One can also travel by road in luxury busses by Himachal Tourism Department.