Places to see
The Mall :
All visitors to Shimla inevitably walk down the Mall, the
main promenade that runs along the top of the ridge-a busy
shopping area with old colonial buildings, souvenir shops
and restaurants. At the top end of the Mall is Scandal
Point, a large open square with a view of the town-a
favourite rendezvous for visitors and the local people.
Overlooking it is the elegant Christ Church with its fine
stained glass windows. The labyrinth of Shimla's bazaars
spill over the edge of the Mall.
Viceregal lodge : Housed in the Gothic splendour of
the Viceregal Lodge is the Indian Institute of Advanced
Studies, India's premier academy for higher research.
Himachal State Museum : Very close to the Institute,
in a colonial building set in spacious lawns, is the museum.
It has collections of Pahariminiatures, stone sculpture,
local handicrafts, textiles and embroidery.
Jakhoo Hill : Hill, Shiml's highest point, is
rewarding for there are superb views of the town and its
surroundings. At the top is an old Hanuman temple.(2Km).
Annandale : Hill, Shiml's highest point, is rewarding
for there are superb views of the town and its surroundings.
At the top is an old Hanuman temple.(2Km).
Glen : A pretty picnic spot beyond Annandale is
located in the thickly Wooded Glen , beside a sparkling
Summer Hill : The quiett and lovely suburb of summer
Hill has secluded, shady walks and charming views.
It was here that Gandhiji stayed on his visits to Shimla, in
the elegant Georgian mansion that belonged to Rajkumari
Amrit Kaur. Summer Hill is located on the Shimla - Kalka
railway line.(5 Km).
Chadwick Falls : Just beyond Summer Hill is the 67 m
waterfall, cascading into a deep gorge. The Falls are best
seen after the monsoon.(7 Km).
Prospect Hill : A 15 minute climb from Boileauganj,
Prospect Hill is another favourite walk and vantage point
with breath taking views. There is a little temple to Kamna
Devi on the top of the hill.(5 Km ).
Sanjauli : A serene location with delightful walks,
Sanjauli is ideal for a tranquil weekend. There are fine
vistas and the lights of Shimla and Chail can be seen
twinkling at night. On the other side, Mashobra and Naldehra
are visible. (3 Km)
Temples : Among the little temples dotted around
Shimla is the ancient temple of Bihargaon - a splendid
example of traditional Himachal architecture.
Just short of Shimla are the temples of Tara Devi and Sankat
Mochanb. (8 Km)
Daranghati Sanctuary : This sanctuary located in the
upper area of the Shimla district has an undisturbed forest
area with plenty of wildlife-monal, tragopan, koklas and
khalij pheaseants and musk deer, ghoral and thar. There is a
network of bridle paths in the sanctuary. Visitors are
advised to seek assistance from the forest staff posted at
Dofda and Sarahan. The area is ideal for those who love to