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Shimla is the state capital of Indian hill state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. It is situated at a height of 2200 meters above from the sea level.
Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.
Shimla is home to a number of buildings that are styled in the Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architectures dating from the colonial era, as well as multiple temples and churches.
The colonial architecture and churches, the temples and the natural beauty of the city attract a large number of tourists from India and the all over world.
Major tourist attractions in Shimla are Vice Regal Lodge, The Christ Church, Jakhu Temple, The Mall, The Ridge and Annadale, all are located in the centre of the city.
The average temperature in Shimla during summer is between 19 and 28 °C and between −1 and 10 °C in winter.
The hotel industry is one of the major source of income generation for the city. Shimla leads the list of Indian cities with the highest ranked hotels.
Shimla had always been famous for its quality of education and many important schools have been imparting quality education throughout the state.
The people of Shimla are informally called Shimlaites. With largely cosmopolitan crowds, a variety of festivals are celebrated here.
The Shimla Summer Festival held every year during peak tourist season and lasting 3–4 days, is celebrated on the Ridge.
The highlights of this event include performances by popular singers from all over the country.
Since 2015, 95.0 BIG FM and Himachal Tourism have been jointly organizing a seven day long winter carnival on the Ridge from Christmas to till New Year’s.
Shimla is about 385 km from country capital Delhi, you can reach to Shimla by road journey of 8/9 hours. It is 120 km from Chandigarh city and it takes ¾ hours by road. Both the cities host frequently all categories of bus services to Shimla, including ordinary, semi deluxe, deluxe and luxury AC Volvo buses.
Taxi services are also available in very large scale from Delhi and Chandigarh.
Till Chandigarh/Kalka, you can reach by broad gage railway from any place of India. Then from Kalka to Shimla you can enjoy your journey by Indian Heritage Toy Train till Shimla by 90 Km journey.
Shimla has an Airport at Jubbarhatti, which is 22 km from main Shimla city, operate Air India flight daily from Delhi to Shimla.
There is heli taxi service is also available from Chandigarh to Shimla, Manali and Dharamshala. These services are available and starting from 8:30AM onward, thrice a week.