Escape to Shimla, your perfect Himalayan retreat! Idle away your days soaking the views of rivers, go hiking in lush green terrains and enjoy that serene sound of nature which you often miss in the city. Romance with the old British charm, snow-clad mountains, apple orchards in Shimla. The hill station offers activities and attractions like The Ridge, Jakhu Hill and Kufri Ski Resort that will make you keep coming back to it every time. A scenic joy ride in the heritage toy train.
Start your trip by visiting the second oldest church of North India, Christ Church which boasts of a neo-gothic styled architecture. Then, head to The Ridge which offers dramatic views of the Himalayas and is connected to major points like Lakkar Bazaar, Jakhu Hill, etc. You could also head to The Mall to shop your heart out and enjoy street snacks. Come back to your hotel in the evening and enjoy a good sleep.
Doesn’t the thought of skiing excite you. Surely, it does. Try a hand at the sport at the famed Kufri Ski Resort and have a whale of a time here. A visit to Shimla is incomplete if you miss out on its beautiful spiritual shrines. Dorje Drak Monastery could quench the spiritual thirst in you. In addition, visit the Jakhu Temple situated at Shimla’s highest peak Jakhu Hill. You could hike uphill or take a leisurely stroll through the surrounding forest too.
Hold your breath as you visit Vice Regal Lodge, the former residence of a British Viceroy. The edifice was constructed with the help of pine-cedar woods and boasts of a spectacular fireplace, a grand spiraling staircase when it comes to its architectural beauty. Before heading back to Delhi, pay a visit to Tara Devi Temple which is surrounded by lush green environs and a tranquil atmosphere.