Tourist spots of Shimla

 

 

 

A religious, subdued day at Shimla

If you plan to come to North India and vacation in a cool place, come to Shimla. Known as the “Queen of the Himalayas”, it has beautiful hills, mountains covered in snow, greenery, a cool climate which will give you refreshing and wonderful vibes about your vacation. You can spend your day visiting the temples, churches and museums of Shimla, which give you a glimpse of the city.

Start your day with a visit to the Himachal State Museum & Library, and immerse yourself into the great collection of paintings, coins, books and antiques on offer. Mondays and public holidays are an off. Life in Himachal Pradesh is explained best in this museum, with many pictures and scenery of Himachal Pradesh present here.

 

Then you can visit the botanical garden with your family, and give your children reason to smile. It has some exotic flowers and saplings, which can even be bought at reasonable rates.

Scandal Point, one of the most famous tourist spots of Shimla, built in 1974, has a decent collection of statues, including the famous statue of Indian leader Lala Lajpat Rai.

The Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, situated in the Viceregal lodge, has a British look to it, with bricks and stones beautifully carved into the building. Dating back to 1888, many seminars and lectures are conducted here on Sundays.

You can then continue your day by visiting the Ridge, famous for its Christ church and Tudor library. The entire Shimla can be viewed from here, splendidly covered by the snow during the months of December and January.

The Christ church has a painted window representing fortitude, love, affection and patience in memory of Clare Elles, wife of Edmond Roche Elles, a British Army officer who served in Egypt and India during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Many other honors in memory of the brave hearted are present here.

St Michael’s cathedral, the first catholic church of Shimla, boasts of having five marble altars, materials for which were imported from Italy. You can see great works of art like the crucifixion of the Christ right in the centre of the church. Idols of Jesus, Mary and St. Theresa can also be found. Just next to it are the bishop cotton school and the Himachal university evening college. Recetas de cocteles

You can pay a visit to the Gods by going to the Tara Devi temple, a major pilgrimage spot of Shimla. You can take a bus, car or taxi to the temple. All the vehicles wind around the mountains giving you a breath-taking view of the city.

You will feel the temperatures dropping, as you go up to the peak of the mountains, and finally reach the temple. Located on the Shimla-Rohru road, you can either walk or take a bus to the shrine Giriganga, also popularly known as kharapatthar.

Another popular temple is the Durga temple (mashobra) on the way to Shimla-Naldehra road. You can go trekking in the forests or go for a quick evening walk.

Shimla offers you a place to relax and connect with yourself. So, come here for a serene, religious,subdued and warm vacation.

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    Tourist spots of Shimla

    Tourist spots of Shimla

    If you plan to come to North India and vacation in a cool place, come to Shimla. Known as the “Queen of the Himalayas”, it has beautiful hills, mountains c

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    Tourist spots of Shimla
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