Places of Interest in and Around Shimla
This large open space in the heart of town presents excellent views of the
mountain ranges. Shimla's landmarks - the neo-Gothic structure of Christ
Church and the neo-Tudor library building are here.
Popular for its wood crafts and souvenirs, this is just off the Ridge.
At 2455 m., this is the town's highest peak and a vantage point for
Shimla's famous views. The summit is crowned with a temple dedicated to Lord
Hanuman. The hill is full of paths and narrow roads which are enjoyable
St. Micheal's Cathedral
This dressed - stone church with fine stained glass has a cruciform design.
It is located just off the Mall, below the District Courts.
This houses a representative collection of Himachal Pradesh's rich heritage
exhibits include archaeological artifacts, carvings, paintings and
sculptures. Closed on Tuesdays and holidays.
Indian Institute of Advanced Study
At 1983 m, this magnificent English renaissance structure was the former
Viceregal Lodge. Its lawns and woodland and added attractions. Entry by
ticket nominal charge). A portion of the interior is also open to the
public, except on Sundays and Holidays.
At 1830 m, this is a thickly wooded ravine through which a stream flows. It
is a popular picnic spot.
Accomodation in Shimla
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