Near Delhi-NCR, Shimla is a tourists’ preferred hill station in the circuit of Himachal Pradesh. Its distance from New Delhi is only around 340 km, via the Delhi-Chandigarh highway linked to the Kalka expressway (NH5).
This town got its name from Shyamala Mata, an avatar of the leader of goddesses, Maa Kali. Kaali Bari temple, located near the Ridge, has been sanctified to Shyamala Mata, where people come to worship the deity.
Shimla was once acted as the summer capital of British. It was designated so due to its favorable climate unlike the warm northern plains of India in summers.
Due to one-time British domineer, neo-Gothic and Tudorbethan buildings could be seen in the city. The Christ Church, Gorton Castle Viceregal Lodge, and Auckland house are a few of many structures representing the imprints of the colonial era.
A union of climate, cultural richness, enthralling sightseeing, architectural heritage, and availability of all up-to-date amenities makes Shimla a striking tourist destination, not just in summers, but all around the year.
The city has South Asia’s only natural ice-skating rink, which is looked after by the Shimla ice skating club. The club arranges a fair every year inviting people to partake in the decorative dress competition and other fun activities.
During winters, the temperature here drops below zero, and the city gets heavy snowfall. The snow covers the city in a white veil booming the beauty, which appeals to many tourists to Shimla.
Additionally, Kufri town that is very near Shimla entices tourists in winters to partake in skiing and other winter games.
Likewise, Mashobra, Chail, and Naldehra are equally attractive places to explore near Shimla.
Summer (March to June): 22 ͦC to 35 ͦC
Winters (November to February): 5 ͦC to 10 ͦC
Monsoon (July to September): 15 ͦC to 20 ͦC
By Air: Shimla airport is located in Jubarbhatti, which is around 23 km away from Shimla town. Hired cab can come at the airport to pick you. You can also board the cab from Delhi or Chandigarh Airport.
By Train: You can come via a train to Kalka from Delhi. And from kalka you will have to board another train to Shimla. Pick up will be given from the railway station. Hired cab can even pick from Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala or Kalka railway stations.
All the times are the best time to visit Shimla.
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