Shimla

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Architecture , Heritage Building

This stupendous structure ringed by pine woods standing tall on the observatory hill at the western end of Shimla ridge was built in the 19th century as the residence of Viceroy Lord Dufferin.

Now known as the Rashtrapati Niwas or the President’s residence, it has a brilliant style of construction with a typical British flavour to it. A grand fireplace faces the main entrance. Verandas and terraces surround the entire building at different levels which allures tourists and make the lodge totally immaculate. This magnificent building was also featured as Rani Mukerji’s college in the National Award winning movie Black in 2005.

Rashtrapati Niwas

Church, Religious Site, Library, Architecture

This splendid church is located just near the Ridge in Shimla and can be reached very easily from anywhere. The Christ Church & St. Michael’s Cathedral is a famous landmark of Shimla and is flocked by many devout followers from all over India. It is considered to be the second oldest church in North India. The construction of this church took around 11 long years and we know why!

Christ Church

Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Theatre, Tourist Center

Located in the heart of Shimla, on the Mall Road, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex is a significant tourist hot spot. Opened on the 30th of May in 1887, this historic cultural centre was designed by Henry Irwin. The building’s exquisite Gothic style of architecture is a true manifestation of Victorian artistry

Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

Religious Site, Temple

A steep climb to Tara Devi Temple and you will be amidst beauty and peace second to none. The temple is a religious site for Hindus and is surrounded by a sea of mesmerizing sights. You will get to see the complete view of Shimla from Tat Devi Temple. If you happen to be someone who loves photography, this place will give you some of the stunning scenes worth capturing. The premises of the temple are well maintained and the atmosphere here is very calm and serene. You can feel purity and freshness in the air when you are around

Tara Devi Temple

Religious Site, Temple, Archaeological Site

The famous Kali Bari Temple of Shimla is a popular tourist attraction and is situated at a very strategic location. The temple was built in the year 1845 and is dedicated to the Goddess Kali who is also known as Shyamala. It is from the name of the Goddess Shyamala that Shimla derives its name.

The Kali Bari temple of Simla is a very well known religious place of India and people who come to Shimla never miss out on visiting this temple. The Kali Bari temple was primarily located in Jakhu hill. The British brought it to its new site

Kali Bari Temple

Museum

This museum thrives to collect and preserve ancient artistic, historical, archaeological and ethnological human works so that the future generation may have access to the cultural treasure that it has inherited from the past. The institution has played a significant role in collecting and preserving the scattered cultural heritage which otherwise was endangered and becoming extinct.

Housed in an old Victorian mansion, the museum is a socio-cultural centre of Shimla and displays art and collectives of varied range

Himachal State Museum

Museum, Heritage Building

Glance and marvel at the collection of photos and pictures that belong to the British Raj Era in Shimla at this museum. The Shimla heritage museum is housed in a 120 year old heritage building itself, formerly known as the US Club.

The museum flaunts a set of over 50 rare pictures displaying the Viceregal Lodge, Rippon Hospital, Post Office, Town Hall, Gaiety Theatre, Combermere Bridge, Vidhan Sabha, Gorton Castle, Railway Board, Central Telegraph Office, the ARTRAC Complex and Barnes Court of Shimla

Shimla Heritage Museum

Outdoors, Village, Hill, Picnic Spot

Also known as Potter’s Hill, Summer hill is the former place of residence of the Great leader Mahatma Gandhi. It is a small town in itself and attracts tourists with its deep deodar forests that proudly nestle the residences of many other prominent Indians.

This is an ideal picnic spot or a day-out. It is a delight to the photographers. Some people deliberately choose this place for their stay in Shimla owing to its picturesque surroundings and heavenly sights

Summer Hill

Outdoors, Forest, Water Body, Waterfront

Erstwhile the property of the famous Rana of Koti, the Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary is today the source of water supply in all of Shimla. It is one of the most secluded areas in Shimla spreading over amplitude of 10.25 sq. km. The plantations in the area include of coniferous forests that house White Oak, Deodar trees, Vascular Herbs, Chill Pine and Blue Pine in huge amount

Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary

Outdoors, Entertainment, Market, Shopping Center

Located in the heart of Shimla is the famous tourist attraction known as The Ridge. The Ridge is the hub of all cultural activities of Shimla. It is situated along the Mall Road, which is the famous shopping center of Shimla. Most major places of Shimla like Lakkar Bazaar, Mall, Scandal Point, Jakhoo hill, etc. are connected through the Ridge. The main water supply of Shimla comes from the huge water reservoir that is located in the Ridge

The Ridge

Religious Site, Temple, View Point

This ancient temple in Shimla is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman or the Monkey God and has a special mention in the Indian epic Ramayana. It stands with the great poise at Shimla’s highest point offering panoramic view of the entire city. The astounding mountain ranges and the hills leave you astonished by the natural beauty

Jakhoo Temple

Sport, Play Ground, Games

Shimla is a historic city whose history is reflected even in its playgrounds. Located near the Ridge area, Annandale is a historic playground where people come to watch or play cricket or the princely game of polo. This playground was named by Captain Charles Pratt Kennedy as Annadale after the woman named Anna with whom he had a deep bonding during his growing years but people eventually started calling it as Annandale. During the British regime, this playground acted as the base for many activities that included both entertainment as well as amusement.

Annadale

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