Things to do - general

The former summer capital of the British in India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties which one can think of. It has got a scenic location, it is surrounded by green hills with snow capped peaks. The spectacular cool hills accompanied by the structures made during the colonial era creates an aura which is very different from other hill.

Bulging at its seams with unprecedented expansion, Shimla retains its colonial heritage, with grand old buildings, among them are the stately Viceregal Lodge, charming iron lamp posts and Anglo-Saxon names. The Mall,
packed with shops and eateries, is the centre of attraction of the town, and Scandal Point, associated with the former Maharaja of Patiala’s escapades, offers a view of distant snow clad peaks.

Shimla is ideally located, and though there is an air service to the town, it is best reached by road that takes in the charms of the HIMALAYAN countryside at its best. There is a sense of nostalgia about SHIMLA, with its old bungalows and their gabled roofs and beautiful gardens.

Sports and nature

Sports and nature Immersed in the landscape of the beautiful lagoon, the 18 holes of the Grado Golf Club are laid out in the breathtaking scenery formed by the natural lakes, little islands and Mediterranean vegetation. The perfume and harmony of the lagoon is a constant companion, providing memorable opportunities to make the most of sports and nature.


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Culture and history

Culture & history Shimla's history is intimately linked to India's. The British discovered Shimla in the form of a little village in 1819 and made it the summer capital of the Indian empire; building in a style reminded them of Victorian home. 1903 saw the completion of the narrow gauge 'toy train' railway up to the city to aid this process. It was during lord williaw Bentinck's time that Shimla was truly acquired by the government of India.


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