Things to do in Shimla
Shimla has been bestowed with the title, the “Queen of Himalayas” for its picturesque surrounding and rugged mountainous terrain. This scenic town provides a lot of things to do and indulge in activities in Shimla. Aside from touring the stunning sights and sounds of the hill station, there are a lot of camping sites and picnic spots to visit here. You may explore a pandora of architectural brilliance that retains its Colonial charms such as the Ridge along the Mall Road, Christ Church and the State Museum. Wondering what to do in Shimla to make it memorable trip? Read the list below:
Trekking: There couldn't be better place in the country than Shimla if you are looking forward to a quality trekking experience. Regarded as a trekker's paradise, Shimla boasts the most exciting and mysterious trekking routes like the Shimla-Chail, Shimla-Junga and the Jalori Pass. There are several hills and undulating terrains that will leave your breathless. Do not forget your camera as trekking through the picturesque landscape will bring you close to nature's wonders. On your way, you will find several resting places that have been built for tourists to take rest and re-energize themselves.
Ice skating: Visiting Shimla during the winter months gives you reasons to savour the thrills of ice-skating, regarded as the most popular adventurous sport here. The best time for ice skating starts in December and continues till the end of February. As the sky remains clear but the weather stays cold, it ensures uninterrupted sessions of ice skating for you. The cost of skating depends upon the length of each session that takes place twice a day, both in the morning and evening. From novices to veterans, everyone loves to visit Shimla to show off their skating skills. It should be noted that skating rink situated here is one of the oldest rinks in Asia that attracts travellers worldwide.
River Rafting: The free flowing rivers in Shimla give you the perfect conditions to enjoy river rafting. Watch out for the river Sutlej in Shimla that can be very peaceful and wild giving rafters plenty of scopes to indulge in lots of fun. Of the many notable rafting points, the stretch from Chabba to Tattapani is a 12 kilometres ride that throws you into a two hours challenge through the aggressive and rapid water of the Sutlej. Make sure that you wear the necessary safety gear and take your ride in the inflatable rubber dinghy on the roaring river.