Shimla

In the early nineteenth century, the British in India found Shimlas climate and terrain akin to their homeland and sought to embalm their homesickness by developing this town like those in England. The echoes of this past history are evident in the Victorian architecture, the Mall, the Ridge and ambience of this hill resort.
Today it is one of the popular hill stations, due to easy accessibility and the variety of entertainment available. Shimla provides beautiful walks, day excursions, shopping avenues and ice skating too in winter. In short, Shimla has something for everyone. The capital of Himachal Pradesh has an airport and its nearest broad gauge railway station is at Kalka. Shimla is connected to other cities within the state and to Delhi by bus services.
Best time to visit: All the year round for scenic beauty and January, February for experiencing snowfall
Languages spoken: Hindi, English, Punjabi and Pahari
Climate: Pleasant summers, cold winters with snowfall
Heritage buildings: Christ Church, Tudor Library Building, Viceregal Lodge
Natural Wonders: Botanical gardens, Prospect Hill, Summer Hill, Potter Hill, Glenn, Elysium Hill, Annandale
Knowledge Centre: Himachal State Museum and Library

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