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The Most Interesting Tourist Attractions of Shimla

By Jenny Mathew Subscribe to RSS | January 1st 2012 | Views:

One of the most picturesque hill stations in India, Shimla was erstwhile referred to as the summer capital of India. Located on the North-western fringes of the Himalayas, Shimla is a lovely holiday destination for couples, families and friends. Blessed with a cool climate in the summer, Shimla tour packages are popular choices for tourists looking for a pleasant getaway during the summer months. The winding green walks and the shaded valleys form desirable landscapes for honeymooners and couples who are seeking some privacy in the lap of Mother Nature. Shimla tours offer a blend of nature, culture, festivals, temples and sports in equal measure. There are local attractions for every kind of travel enthusiast.

Places to See in Shimla:

There are several places worth a visit in Shimla which will ensure that all your days are interestingly spent in this beautiful hill city.

Tara Devi Temple: a famous temple popular with vacationers but is also an amazing picnic spot that offers panoramic views to the public.

The Ridge: A popular hangout that allows a spectacular view of the mountains- a good place to sip a drink and revel in the tranquility of the valleys and hills.

The Mall: This place is a hub of activities and attractions such as emporiums that offer local garments, restaurants and coffee shops as well as theatres and exhibitions. During winter months, this place also serves as a center for ice-skating. Simla is verz famoius for it ice skating festivals.

Kamru Fort: Situated at an altitude of 2600 m above sea level, this fort offers an excellent experience of ancient grandeur and elegance and is famous for its numerous gates.

Things to Do While on Shimla Tour

Trekking- The hilly terrain offers wonderful potential for trekking and enjoying the views on foot. Potter's Hill and Summer Hill are excellent choices for an easy trek. But there are also more challenging treks for those who are fit and prepared.

Ice skating: The snowy winters make ice-skating an enjoyable sport, so you can enjoy this exciting option at the Shimla skating club and the Regal building.

Nature walks: Utilize this romantic setting of glades, valleys and hills to enjoy a rocking vacation with your significant other. Honeymoon in Shimla to give a romantic start to your married life. One of the best routes to take for a long walk is the Glen which is a deeply wooded ravine that is intermittently dotted with a clear gurgling stream.

Skiing: For those who are in love with this sport there is a beautiful ski-resort at Kufri surrounded with thick woods which are all snow covered in the winter.

Restaurants: The Devicos and Himani restaurants offer excellent eating facilities with a flexible menu. Famous local food specialties comprise of Guchi mutter (vegetarian) and grilled fish. Traditional Shimla dessert is the Mittha which is a sweetened rice preparation.

Tips and suggestions for your Shimla tour:

" Wear convenient and comfortable footwear, as Shimla is well known for its walks and treks. Select shoes which offer enhanced grip on the hilly terrains.

" Always carry water, a warm jacket and a raincoat to encounter sudden rain or cold air during the evening and night.

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