11 Most Popular Places to Explore in Shimla

Christ Church Shimla Himachal

Shimla offers wonderful holiday experience, this place offers all kind of holidays for all, adventurous, romantic, relaxing and even complete spiritual. Shimla is capital of Himachal Pradesh. It was the summer capital of Britishers for over 75 years. A lot of tourists visit this place in summer to get rid of the scorching heat. This place has a lot to offer from The Mall. Kufri, Jakhoo and much more things like this. Here is a list of things which you can explore in Shimla and nearby.

The Mall

The mall is one of the happening places in Shimla, it is good for Himalayan view, shopping as there are shops all around, restaurants to eat out and chill. It has another famous thing nearby that is Gaiety theatre. The mall has Christ church as well which is one of the oldest churches in Shimla.

Christ Church

This is one of the oldest churches in North India.  it is situated on the mall itself. It is on walking distance. People visit this place, worship here and spend time.

The Ridge

It is one of the unique things in Shimla. The Ridge is a large open space. When you go to the Ridge all the connecting streets are filled in with different small shops.  The Ridge has some famous statues situated. There is a Lakkar Bazar near to the Ridge which is another famous place. Once people visit this place they enjoy a lot they eat out and go for shopping.


Jakhoo is a famous place. It is always crowded with tourists. it has one of the tallest Hanuman statue. It has a famous temple by the name of Jakhu Temple. Jakhu has Lord Hanuman temple.  Jakhu is just approximately 2 kilometres from Shimla. Famous tourist spot Jakhoo is connected by a rope way to the Ridge. Jakhu Hill is one of the highest peaks in Shimla City. Mostly in winter it is covered with snow.

State Museum

This Museum is a must visit places once you go to Shimla. It was opened in 1974.  This Museum has a lot of Himachali things like Pahari paintings, wood things, costumes, old stuff and other cultural things. if you like old things,  you should go to the museum.

Advanced Study

It is also known as Institute of Advanced study, it is basically a research centre. There was vice regal lodge before advanced study. Tourists visit this place. This is an old heritage building built in 1884 -88.

Tara Devi Temple

 This is one of the famous places in Shimla. This temple is located on top of a hill. It is approximately 11 kilometres from Shimla. This temple is dedicated to the Goddess of stars. (Tara Devi) This is located near military area which has headquarters of Bharat Scouts.


Mashobra is approximately 13 km from Shimla. This is one of the best places to visit in Himalayas. You should visit this place this place has lot of adventures and leisure activities. This place is a tourist destination. There is another famous place at 3 kilometer distance by the name of Carignano good for picnic.


Kufri is approximately 15 to 16 km from Shimla City. You can do lot of adventurous activities here. Horse riding and snow skiing is also available as per season. There is a small zoo in Kufri as well.


There are two ways to reach the Chail palace from Shimla it is proximity 45 km and approximately 28 to 30 km from Solan (once you travel from Chandigarh to Shimla on the way you get the Solan). People love this place for its salubrious beauty. It has one of the highest cricket ground. It has a very nice old Palace. You must visit this place to enjoy the wonderful views of Himalaya hills.


Naldehra is approximately 22 km from Shimla City. It is famous for Golf Club. You can reach there within one hour if you go by Shimla taxi. There are a lot of things to explore in this fascinating place. You must visit this offbeat destination.

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