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Tourist Attractions near Shimla

The most famous places worth paying a visit while on a trip to Shimla are:

Christ Church

Christ Church & St. Michael's Cathedral

This church was built in 1846-1857. It is an exquisitely marvelous heritage being preserved by Shimla for centuries. The Church overlooks the ridge and is one of the landmarks of Shimla. The quadrupled beauty of the church comes with the stained glasses fitted on its windows. One can discretely look inside the church and can attend the religious sessions in the Church for a calm & peaceful day.

Jakhu Mandir

Jakhu Temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanumanji standing tall at an enthralling 8048 feet above the sea level. The majestic views of the great surmounted hills, plush greenery & snow-capped peaks can be clearly had from this place. It also offers marvelous & picturesque views of sunrise & sunset. Jakhu Temple is a 45-minute walk from the ridge and one can also hire a pony or taxi to visit the temple.

Sankat Mochan

This temple is located at an amazing altitude of 1975m from where an excellent panoramic view of the town can be clearly had along with majestic greenery. The temple has a great campus and prayers are offered at this place on a large scale every Sunday.

Tara Devi

This is a great holy place also being enjoyed as a picnic spot by the tourists. It offers great photogenic views of the Shimla town and surrounding hills, thick & dense forests of oak & rhododendron.

Kali Bari

The temple is situated near to Malls and is being visited by thousands of devotional pilgrimage during the festivals of Diwali & Durga Pooja celebrated during the end of the year.

Other Places of Interest in Shimla

Amongst the above place, there are immense prime attractions that spread a magnetic effect on the tourists. Some of them are:

Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens

This is a place which used to be the residence of Bitish Viceroy Lord Sufferin. It is very well-maintained and is surrounded by beautiful gardens & lawns. It is said that during the construction of his building, the bricks were carried by mules.

The Mall

Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies

The place where intelligent brains are nourished. The beauty of the construction of this institute it is major source of attraction for the tourists. Entry hers is through ticket only and it is closed on Sundays normally.

Himachal State Museum & Library

A place where one can find an exquisite collection of ancient historical sculptures, paintings, coins, photos and other items from all over the state as well as outside it. Various historical books and manuscripts written by eminent authors can also be found in the library.

The Mall

The Mall

A nice place to hangout with friends during the evenings. It consists of good restaurants & shopping centers where one can have all the things for basic requirements. It also has some very good theatres which are able to extract tourists from all over the world.


There are 3 cinema halls in Shimla where one can enjoy Hindi movies and can also do roller skating on a melodious music. There are lot of billiard rooms where tourists compete with the local people all day for fun & enjoyment. Other attractions here include craft-mela & winter sports like ice-skating.

Other Sites to see near Shimla

Some of the awe-inspiring sites that the tourists should never miss are:


A place 80 km from Shimla is a whole maze of lanes, shops & temples. It is a holy place where a number of nice temples like Dumgir Buddhist Temple, Padam Palace, Raghunath Temple, Ayodhya temple and Narsingh Temple can be visited.


A magnificent place that offers a marvelous view of Shrikhand Mahadev. The Bhimkali temple situated here is dedicated to goddess Durga and it is believed that it is this place where goddess Durga killed the demon Bhasmasur. In addition to that, the place also offers a rich variety of delicious apples & other fruits.

Adventure & Trekking


Shimla is situated in the Shivalik range of Himalayas with combination of low lying hills to gigantic mountains. It is full of thickly populated pine trees and small rivulets, rivers in deep gorges and placid mountains lakes, mountain sides draped in snow, and green alpine meadows, all forming a part of this immense spectrum.

It is extremely famous for its great geographical diversity; not many places in the world are bestowed like that. The adventure & trekking in Shimla makes holidays a best & memorable experience. Amongst adventurous sports, the most liked ones by the tourists include skiing, heliskiing and ice-skating. There thrill of paragliding and the test of stamina with mountain-cycling keeps the adrenaline pumping. One can also enjoy golf in mountains & hills or can take a safari by car, jeep or motorcycle.

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