Top 5 Best Places To Visit In Shimla On Your Weekend
The Himalayan beauty as we know its Shimla. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh India. It was also declared as the summer capital of British India in 1965. Shimla is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. You can enjoy rafting, trekking, fishing, photography and so many things surrounding hills. It is also loved as honeymoon destinations. There are so many places to visit in Shimla, where you can explore the actual beauty of nature. These some famous places in Shimla which can fill your Shimla trip with fun and adventure…
Narkanda a small town situated in Shimla Himachal Pradesh India. It is 65km far from the Shimla district. This beautiful place surrounded by the Himalayan range, It is an altitude level is 2708 Meter. If you are visiting Narkanda, So you should visit the HATU PEAK. To reaching the Hatu peak it will take 2.5hours from Narkanda. The local transports running on a daily bases, but if you don’t want the public conveyance than you can hire personal cabs. Narkanda is the best tourist attraction for those who love skiing and other winter adventure.
From December to February its snowing time. It will become a favorite place for skiing lovers.
The nearest railway station is Kalka. The distance between Kalka to Narkanda is 125 km. You can enjoy the Toy train journey which is famous in Shimla, on very nominal fare. In Narkanda there are few hotels available. It is a small suggestion that before the visit here you must book the hotel first. It will be a great experience to stay Narkanda hotels and enjoying the weather surrounded by the hills…
So, if you want to see the beauty of nature, you must visit here…
Kufri is one of the most crowded places in Shimla. There are lots of fun activities and adventures you can do in Kufri. Well, Shimla to Kufri distance is approximately 20km. There are many options to reach Shimla to Kufri. It depends on your budget too. Moving Shimla to Kufri road here are the options :
1.BY BUS: You can take local transport or HPTDC luxury buses from the lakkar Bazar bus stand(old bus stand).It is nearly mall road Shimla approx 1.5km.
2.BY CAB: You can take also the cabs and taxi from lakkar Bazar as per your budget.taxi’s charges approx 1800rs.
Between your Shimla, to Kufri road journey you can enjoy most attractive places like the green valley, Himalayan nature park, fresh fruits, Yak ride on your way.
More attractive and activities you can do in Kufri, like :
. Horse riding on Mahasu peak
. Mahasu peak
. Skiing activities
. Kufri Fun Land
. Himalayan National Park
. The Yak riding
. Green valley view
. Apple garden Shimla
If you are a peace lover and going to Shimla, so you should stay in Kufri because Shimla is a very crowded and noisy location. But in Kufri the hotels are very less so you must pre-book your Hotel, so you can prefer this peaceful and decent place for your stay.
Mall road :
Mall Road is the main road of Shimla. Mall road Shimla is also known as the shopping center in Shimla. If you want to stay in Shimla so You should stay near Mall road. Although every place in the hill station is special, The Mall Road has so much crowd and attract the tourists. On Mall road, municipal corporations, headquarters of the police and fire stations are located. Local and private vehicles are not allowed here. Mall road Shimla is full of departmental stores, showrooms, restaurants, and cafes. You can buy here some handicraft products of Himachal Pradesh like locally designed woolen dresses, wooden products, and jewelry in Himachal emporium. Don’t forget to buy a Himachali cap from here. Evening time crowds drastically coming here to enjoy the beautiful evening with family and friends.
The places near visit to Mall road Shimla :
. Ridge Shimla : The Ridge road is situated along with Mall Road. It is the core of all social activities. Ridge Shimla provides you a spectacular view from the hilltop. Here At night Shimla’s view is mesmerizing you for sure.
.Christ Church : Christ Church is located in Mall road Shimla. It is the second oldest church in North India after Saint John’s Church in Meerut city Uttar Pradesh state, India.
. The Scandal Point : The scandal point situated near the western side of Shimla where two of the city’s most prominent roads, The Ridge and Mall Road, gather. The story of the Scandal Point belongs to the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh who was regarded as an attractive and charming character and the emotional daughter of the British Viceroy.
. Gaiety Theater : Gaiety Theater is located on The Mall road. It was opened on 30th May 1887. So many famous film stars have performed here. Today, the Gaiety is firstly known for its social club. This theater used by the school for performing art.
. Kali bari temple : The Kali bari temple was built in 1845. It is dedicated to the Hindus goddess Maa Kali. It is nearly located in mall road Shimla. The temple premises kept well maintained and fresh. Devotees visited here in large numbers every season and feel the calmness and peaceful environment.
. Johnnie was museum : It is the first wax museum in Himachal Pradesh situated on Mall road Shimla. The wax museum was inaugurated on May 11, 2016, by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. The museum feature wax statues of popular personalities from different fields as Bollywood stars, Hollywood stars, Politicians, Sports. Johnnie’s Wax Museum owns 16 statues, which are handmade in London. These statues look realistic in real cloths, faces. Charges for adults is 250rs/-. For the Five years of children, it is free of cost.
Tara Devi :
As we know Shimla the capital of Himachal Pradesh is a place where so many temples dedicated to different god and goddesses. Every temple has there owned history and respects. So one of the most famous Hindus temples in Shimla is TARA TEVI TEMPLE, which is situated 11km far from Shimla nearly Shoghi and Kalka national highway. It was built way back 250 years. The temple is dedicated to Maa Tara. As Maa Tara is a manifestation of Maa Kali. In this spiritual and religious place, not only Hindus but many different communities devotees and tourists visit here to feel the mesmerizing beauty of nature. This temple situated on the hilltop. You will be amazed to see the breathtaking view of mountains and deep valley views from the hilltop. Fresh air will fill your heart with pleasure.
Every Sunday and Tuesday, Langar is organized here. food, fruits, and Prasad is served to the devotees. Mostly the Langar created by those devotees who making some wishes here to God and promised to offer Langer after fulfilling it. The opening timing of the temple is 7:00 am and closed at 6:30 pm every day. The local transportation is available here to reach this place. You can hire a private taxi and cab also to experience the amazing and curvy trip of Shimla.
Jhaku temple :
The Jhaku temple also known as Jhakoo temple, which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is situated on Jhaku hills 2.5 km east of the Shimla Ridge. The height of 2,455m above sea level. It is the giant peak in Shimla. The story behind this temple related to Ramayana Kaal.When Shri Ram’s younger brother Laxman was injured and unconscious by an arrow hit by Meghnath, than a Rishi told Hanuman Ji to get a herb called the Sanjeevani booty from the Himalayas to cure Lakshman. After reaching the Himalayan, he was unable to find the correct herb, so he carried an entire mountain back with him. The Rishi found the correct herb and used it to cure Lakshman. On his way back to the said mountain, Hanuman rested on the Jakhu hill for a short while.
The Hanuman Ji statue is 108 meters tall which is the tallest statue of Hanuman Ji in this world. Well, the temple is old but the statue built in the early 21st century and unveiled by Abhishek Bachan the Bollywood star on 5th Nov 2010. Every year at the time of the Dussehra festival held here. On top of the hill, you will enjoy the spectacular view of Shimla. You can reach the Temple through your feet and enjoy an adventurous journey. The Cab facilities are available there, so can find easily. The Ropeway facility also available here, it is nearly 5-6minutes far from The Ridge. One important message for visitors, you will be welcomed by monkeys gang. So beware and hide your mobile, purse, sunglasses, and other important things. Maybe it will be snatched by the monkey gang…
So, these places you must visit if you are planning to visit Shimla. There are some more attractive places to visit near Shimla like Annadale, Chadwick fall, Tattapani, Chail, Mashobra, Shoghi. Kalka to Shimla Toy train one of the most attractive things to enjoy here. If you are going to Shimla by road from Delhi so there are so many options like you can hire a cab or taxi or bus to Shimla from Delhi. The Delhi Shimla distance is approx 343km. By air, if you are visiting here then The nearest airport in Shimla is Jubbarhatti Airport, which is 25km far from Shimla India. If you are not a frequent traveler then you can also prefer the Shimla tour package for your Shimla tour…