Shimla is popularly known as the queen of hills that spread across seven hills in the northwest Himalayas. It is situated among lush valleys and forests of rhododendron,
oak, and pine, it is the capital of Himachal Pradesh that was known as the summer capital of colonial India.
Shimla is a beautiful destination where you can plan a trip with your family and friends. There are many top places in Shimla that can be visited by your family in two days.
Here is the complete details of the places that can be planned with your family and friends.
1- Jakhu Temple / Jakhu Hill– Located at a distance of 7 km from nearest Shimla Railway Station and Shimla Old Bus Stand, it is an ancient temple of Hindu deity Hanuman.
It is located on Jakhu Hill and one of the best places to visit. You can reach Jakhu temple through Jakhu ropeway. It is located at an altitude of 2455m where you can enjoy
whole view of Shimla with Gondola ride.
2- Himachal State Museum– Shimla State Museum is located at top of Mount Pleasant. It is a colonial building that was constructed with the purpose of preserving state’s rich
cultural and archaeological artefacts. It provides an in depth view of the glorious past of the city.
3- The Ridge– It is a large open space that is located in the heart of Shimla. The Ridge is built along the Mall Road that is the shopping centre of Shimla. Many places such as
Lakkar Bazaar, Jakhu Hill, Mall, and Scandal Point are linked through the Ridge. The tourists from all over India visit this awesome place. The ridge is also famous for age
old Christ Church that was built in the Neo-Gothic style of architecture.
4- Christ Church– It is the second oldest church in North India. The majestic appearance and stunning location makes it one of the top destinations in Shimla.
5- Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex– It is a heritage building and a centre of the theatrical, literary and cultural events of the British. It is a Government building and renovated
recently to conserve the building.