Shimla is a very popular hill station in northern India that blends nature with an efficiently designed planned city. Sitting at a height of 2,200 metres, the destination is marked for its impeccable cleanliness amidst mystical woods and stunning hills.
Owing to its cultural and natural abundance, this capital city of Himachal Pradesh once boasted of being the erstwhile summer capital of British India. Today, it is a proud display of colonial-style buildings, captivating natural beauty, well-knitted roads and an efficient administration. This, indeed, speaks volumes about the popularity of Shimla tourism, one of its major attractions.
Shimla is not just a hill station, but a district bordered by the state of Uttarakhand in the south-east, Kullu and Mandi in the north and Kinnaur in the east. Since the English forces took control of the region in 1815, it has been one of the major sought-after destinations to hold important political meetings. Even after independence, Shimla has been a prominent seat of political integration, playing witness to the Shimla Agreement in 1972.
The reason why tourism in Shimla is a flourishing business is the myriad number of tourist attractions that include the Mall Road, Jakhoo Temple and other historical temples, The Ridge, Institute of Advanced Studies, Mashobra, Narkanda, Chail, Tattapani, Kufri, Naldehra, and much more. You should not miss the Kalka-Shimla train ride that takes you through picturesque hills and valleys.
Another biggest attraction of Shimla is the mountain biking race MTB Himalaya, regarded as one of the top-notch events in South Asia. The natural ice skating season, starting in December till the end of February is one of the biggest events of its kind in the whole of southern Asia.
True indeed, it will take you four days tour from Ludhiana to reach Shimla and it proves to be a highly agreeable refuge from the scorching lower plains of India.