Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh, north Indian state on the laps of Himalayas, and one of the most popular Indian tourist locations. In the past it was only small village but after the expansion of the British rule in India it gained its fame. Its average altitude is 2,200 meters above sea level and it is spread atop of 7 hills.
The greatest advantage of Shimla is its location and climate. Himalayas are close and create picturesque panorama, hilly landscape and green dense forests provide relax and peace. Winters in Shimla are quite cold but summers are incredibly pleasant. No wonder British made Shimla the summer capital of India and the administrative center along with many famous education institutions were based here.
At present, tourists can hike through Shimla hills such as Jakhoo Hill or Summer Hill, shop at the Mall Road or enjoy divine powers of sacred places such as Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Jakhoo Hill Temple or Christ Church on the Ridge. Kalka-Shimla mountain railway is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site and shows Shimla and Himachal Pradesh from a different angle. Viceregal Lodge or Town Hall remind the times of the British India.