North India is the land of beautiful hill stations and a preferred tourist hub. Shimla, the Queen of Hills, is the winter wonderland, and a popular holiday destination. Plan your Shimla tour packages filled with activities and visit to the local tourist spots. Besides the Mall Road, there are many other places drawing the attention of tourists every year in Shimla.
#1: Kalka Shimla Mail
Your Shimla tour package is incomplete without a toy train ride. Declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, Shimla is the most beautiful hill station in India. From Kalka, you can take a toy train to the main Shimla town through dense hilly woods, passing through tunnels. During this ride, the panoramic view of the hills of Shimla would surely astound you.
The Jakhoo Temple is a prominent part of Shimla tour packages. This ancient structure is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman and the venue of the greatest Dusshera festival celebrations as it is believed that Lord Ram chose to rest at this location while in quest of the Sanjeevani Booti. The largest Lord Hanuman statue is also located in this temple, which is situated on the Jakhoo Hills.
#3: The Ridge
The central part of Shimla is the largest clearing of the hill station – the Ridge. It is often called the “heart of Shimla” because it is the hub of various cultural activities. Flanked by the Lake Bazaar and the Mall Road on both sides, this area is a perfect reflection of the colonial era architecture. It is now a prominent landmark in Shumla. You can also enjoy an amazing view of the hill station, its surroundings, and the valleys dotted with beautiful small cottages and flanked by rhododendron trees. If you are on a Shimla tour package, a walk down the Ridge is a must.
#4: The Mall Road
Allegedly, the most famous spot of Shimla for all tourists, the Mall Road is the most vibrant center of activity. Here you can find several shops selling the best variety of goods popular in Shimla. For tourists who want to shop, the Mall Road is the place to be. You can also enjoy some local classics like popcorn and soft ice cream while visiting the local showrooms and stores. The Mall Road is every pedestrian’s delight.
#5: The Summer Hill
A cluster of seven hills, the Summer Hill, and its panoramic view is simply astounding. The deodar and pine laden hills totted by charming and old-world little residencies, it is a popular holiday destination owing to the proximity of the Observatory Hill, which is also close to The Rashtrapati Nivas.