Tourist places in Shimla
Being the capital of British India and major tourist destination , Shimla has developed many tourist spots. Shimla
sightseeing places includes its heritage architecture, roads made by British, museums parks etc. Shimla architecture are example of one of best structures ever made in the India. Old times infrastructure like toy train , viceroy lodge , Town hall , Christ Chruch , Labor house are the example of magnificent engineering and architect. Tourist places in Shimla can be divided Local places within a radius of 10 KMs and around places like Kufri , Tattapani, Fagu, Mashobra near Dhalli, Narkanda, and Naldehra.
Local tourist places to visit in Shimla includes The Mall road , Lakkar Bazzar, Ridge Ground, Scandal point, Viceroy lodge, State museum , Army Museum , Bird park , Summer Hill , Chadwick fall near Annandale and Glen near Summer Hill.
State Museum Shimla
State museum is located at Chora Maidan at Shimla. It is a mostly visited sightseeing place of Shimla.This museum is a collection of paintings , Monuments and local handicraft. State museum has also preserved damaged sculpture from Himachal Pradesh. Museum also have gallery devoted to Himachali brides wearing all of their local ornaments. State museum can be reached by road , it is on walk able distance from Mall road.Museum itself located in very nice building of British time.
Himalayan Bird park is located by side of tourist spots State museum and Viceroy Lodge . However it’s not very big but travellers can see many species of local birds here , Monal which is shy bird can also be seen here. Monal is also state bird of Himachal Pradesh. Himalayan Bird Park is located adjacent to state guest house Peter Hoff. It is 15 minutes of walk from Mall road on the road links Mall road to Summer Hill.
Summer Hill Shimla
Summer Hill is one hill out of seven hill on which Shimla has been built. Summer hill is 5 Kms away from Mall road and 3 Kms from ISBT Shimla. It is beautiful to see view of Shimla at night from Summer Hills. Summer Hill is famous for its calm environment and Himachal Pradesh University. Summer hill can be reached by road and by toy train too. It is an important station of Shimla on historical point of view because Mahatma Gandhi was used to live here during their visits to Shimla at Manor Villa Shimla. Manor villa is now guest house owned by All India Institute of medical sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi.
Viceroy lodge or Indian Institute of Advance Studies in Shimla is located on observatory hill just adjacent to Summer Hill. It is top ranked among the monuments of prime attraction in Shimla. It was build in the between 1884 and 1888 as residence of Viceroy of India when Shimla was the summer capital of India. Building has been designed very tastefully by British , it is on the top of observatory hill and just 4 Km away from the Mall road.
Chadwick fall at Shimla is located 3 Kilometers down from Shimla toward the village Seri. Chadwick fall is a prime attraction as a tourist spot of Shimla because water falls from height of 1586 meters.
Mall road Shimla has been made by British during Shimla was the summer capital of India. This tourist spot of Shimla always keep on top priority list to visit. Mall road is located toward the Jakhu Hill and adjacent to ridge ground. Mall road also serves as link to Chotta Shimla and summer hill for pedestrian. Shimla Mall road is prime area of attraction for tourist it remains full of tourist all the month in a year.
Glen is located in dense forest of Summer Hill Shimla. Glen is a u shaped valley near to Anadale and Summer Hill forest. It is among dense of trees like deodar and pine. Trees like baan and brash can also be seen around the glen. Glen has a hiking trail toward Summer Hill and Chora maidan. To reach glen you will to go Kilometer down from Kennedy chowk , Glen is 1 Kilometer down from the main road.
Potter Hill is also one hill of Shimla. It is located on west side of Shimla and 7 Km away from Mall road and main bus stand. Potter hill is famous as camping and tenting huts. Leopard . deer , common fox can be seen here. Potter Hill is located 1 Km away from Summer Hill. It is great natural retreat for the people love nature.