Having served as the summer capital of the British era, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is considered to be the most famous retreats of all good family holiday destinations in India. Being the most-sought destinations by all kind of travelers, shopping at Mall Road and relishing the charm of the toy train are few of the best things to do in Shimla which are enjoyed by kids and families alike.

Major Attractions

Jakhoo Temple

Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to the Hindu deity Hanuman. It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, Shimla’s highest peak, 2.5 km east of the Ridge at a height of 2,455 m above sea level.

The Ridge

The Ridge is a large open space in the heart of Mall road that provides an excellent view of the mountain ranges engulfed in the beauty of nature. It is one of the most famous attractions in Shimla that is worth seeing with family and friends.

Rashtrapati Niwas

The Rashtrapati Niwas is located on the observatory hill- which is one of the seven hills of Shimla. This building was constructed as a resident place for Lord Dufferin who was the viceroy of India at that time. As this lodge served as a summer retreat of the President of India, it was renamed as Rashtrapati Niwas.

Shimla Heritage Museum

For all the art lovers and history buffs, this museum is a must visit place to know about the history and culture of Shimla during the pre-independence period. After the independence, the Britishers left behind many stunning paintings and pictures that give a very good insight of Shimla during the 18th century.

Christ Church

Christ Church is one the oldest churches in North India and was built by the British in 1857 to serve the large Anglican British community in the area. The majestic appearance of the church and its stunning location makes it a prime attraction in Shimla.

Best Things To Do:

Shopping in Mall Road, enjoy a train ride from Kalka to Shimla, explore the Johnnie’s Wax Museum, and more.

Best Time To Visit:

March to June and July to September