Shimla Himachal Pradesh – Things To Do In Shimla

Shimla Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. 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. It is surrounded by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, Uttarakhand in the southeast, Solan to the southwest and Sirmaur in the south. The elevation of the district ranges from 300 metres (984 ft) to 6,000 metres (19,685 ft).The most commonly practised religion in the district is Hinduism. Hindi and Pahari are the languages spoken. Tourism and agriculture/horticulture are the majors source of income.

How to reach Shimla

Shimla is:

  • 380 km from Delhi
  • 119 km from chandigarh
  • 172 km from Patiala
  • 342 km from Amritsar
  • 568 km from Agra
  • 629 km from Jaipur
  • 290 km from Dharmsala (via Mandi) 

Things to do in Shimla:

  • Go Trekking in Shimla
  • Forest Camping in Shimla’s Junga 
  • Shopping at Lakkar Bazaar
  • River Rafting
  • Paragliding
  • Hike to Jakhoo Hill
  • Ice Skating in Shimla
  • Kuthar Fort
  • Johnnie’s Wax Museum
  • Chadwick Waterfall
  • Kiala Forest

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