Shimla is India’s most wanted tourist destination as derives its name from the Hindu goddess Shyamala Devi. It is the ground of MTB Himalaya which is a mountain bike racing event, a home of temples, many leading colleges and research institutes too and also been the choice for travelers all around the world to calm down and have the maximum fun. Shimla is so much extra than a romantic gateway or a crowded hill station that every year many families visit here during h holidays. Shimla is the most fabulous hill station which does not need any introduction. Its lush greenery and pleasant climate with snow clad hills will make you fall in love with it. The city welcomes each and everyone with open arms and handles to captivate the fatigued traveler each and every time. The charm of the bygone era and modern facilities altogether formulate it the ideal destination to celebrate your new year with your family and friends:
Wake Up Early & Go To Visit Vintage Lodge
If you are an early riser then you should wake up early and visit one of the best places in Shimla early morning and see the rising sun .start your day early and plan a trip with your friends who enjoy with the same occurrence and are up to festivities. Thereafter you should visit the vintage lodge as it is three kilometers away from mall road. This building stands since the time of British and is a very beautiful example of British architecture. There is also a small cafeteria in which you can have a bite.
Visit To Jakhoo Temple
Shimla is a hub of temples such as Kali Bari temple and Tara Devi temple and Jakhoo Temple. Jakhu temple is dedicated to Hanuman and is world’s tallest hanuman statue unveiled in 2010. Monkeys roam everywhere near the temple as it is the temple of Monkey god. You can also have a look at Kali Bari temple which is located at the other end of Mall road and is dedicated to goddess Kali and Shymala; you will definitely love the architectures of the temple.
Shimla is the ideal place for adventure seekers as you will get many thrilling activities. There are many base camps for trekkers to fishing and golfing and much more. The topography of this place is exigent enough you can also try kufri and ice skating at a circular road in cool winters.
Mall road walk and coffee & Tea
Dress your best and go for a walk on mall road by early evening, start walking from lift end and you can feel that mall road is the heart of Shimla. You will see that people shopping, eating and just enjoying the place. Take a halt at any of the cafes on mall road and invigorate yourself by having a sip of coffee & tea as wake and bake is one of the famous hangout places for youngsters.
You can even try delicious bakery goods which have been sold in old bakeries in a mall. Some of them are Café Sol, Beekays, embassy, and Trishool which offer delicious baked goodies.
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Summer hill and IIAS
If you want to see the best place in Shimla it is the summer hill, it a charming township and is located approximately five kilometers from the ridge of Shimla. This hill is covered with a carpet by rich greenery and many awesome views from the top most point. After that, you can even visit IIAS (Indian Institute of Advanced Study) as it is an institute to promote advanced studies in humanities and arts in India and is built by British and is mainly a summate of Indian president. This building is the classical architectural design with fireproofing system.
Have a Seat on Bench Near the Town Hall
If you get tired of walking and walking all around then you can have a seat on the benches near the town hall and can have a great view of the crowd passing through. It is one of the ideal places to see the tourists and locals. At a pretty cold time, you can have a view of a snowfall at this place too.
Wooden Souvenirs and State Museum
If you are a lover of wooden souvenirs then you can go for it in lakkar Bazar or you can say it a Tibetan Market and be ready to buy it with a much bargain. You can also visit the famous Gaiety Theatre and can see the enjoy the rich culture heritage of the city. You can also head towards the ridge to have the awesome view there on. State museum is located in Mount Pleasant and comprises of sprawling lawns and excellent British architecture. It displays the glories past of the himachal state which comprises of very rich culture and heritage such as sculptures, handicrafts, paintings and artifacts’.
Naldehra & Shaily Peak
Naldehra is one of the awesome palaces to see and enjoy in shimla as it offers most scenic and charming view of sunrise and sunset as it consists of many dense and beautiful deodar trees and very rich place of fauna and flora. You can also enjoy the horse riding here and this place has beautiful forest cover with calm and fresh air.
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It is the flat surface platform and is very famous places at Shimla. It is a complete treat to all mountains and scenic lovers will all attention-grabbing views of the beautiful valley and all snow covered mountains in Shimla, it is also a home of very famous Tudor library and a beautiful point of sunrise and sunset.
New Year Eve
After all day programs in Shimla its time to celebrate the new year eve that will continue on ridge as every Hotelier in the town assembles for sovereign parties for hotel guests. Several will charge additional amount for these parties while some will provide you as the part of package which you will have. If you book these at perfect time there is nothing more stunning than Shimla to celebrate the New Year eve here.