(Last Updated on : 03-05-2013)
Tourist places in Shimla include places like Kali Bari, Rashtrapati Nivas at Summer Hills, Mashobra, Annadale, Glen, Chandwick Water Falls
, Temple of Tara Devi, Wild flower Hall and Chail
. The tourist places of Shimla
are popular not only for the scenic beauty that surrounds its areas but also for the historical traditions that defines the role of the hill station during the British rule in India.
Tourist places in Shimla include some prominent places like the Kali Bari which is located near the Mall road that gives the name of the city. The hill station is known as Shimla after the mother deity of Shyamala - an incarnation of Goddess Kali
. The temple was created in 1845under the British rule for the devotees who settled in Shimla during the movement of the capital to its summer capital. Along with the Kali Bari temple the Hanuman temple on Jakhoo hills
is equally revered shrine of Shimla that attracts a large number of tourists. Though located at some distance from Shimla proper it can be easily commuted from Shimla Township through buses rickshaws. Among other prominent places in Shimla is the Rashtrapati Nivas situated at the top of summer hill. Once built as the Viceroy's palace this massive structure amidst the shady walks of pine and deodars has now been converted into Indian Institute of advanced Study which also provides accommodation for the research scholars.
Besides this tourist places in Shimla include some places are which are prominent for the scenic beauty that surround the areas. These places are mainly connected with the Scandal point and mall road which is located at the centre of Shimla Township. Among them Mashobra is one of the popular places which is about 9 kms from the Scandal Point. This place is popular for the excellent picnic spots which are connected with number of bus routes that connect the area with Scandal point in Shimla. Annadale is another popular picnic spots of Shimla which is located some 4 kms from Scandal point. This spot is mainly known for the scenic beauty as the area is located at the bank of the stream that flows through the dense forests of Shimla ravines which makes it uncomparable with any other tourist sights of India. Along with Annadale, Glen is another popular tourist spots of Shimla which is located at a height of 1830 metres. This is mainly attractive due to the the ice cold stream that flows through the dense forests that surround Glen. It is one of the most attractive evergreen ravines of Shimla with some attractive slopes located at the centre of Shimla Township.
Tourist places in Shimla further include the most attractive Chandwick Water falls which flows through the slopes of the ravines of Himachal Pradesh
. The tourist places in Shimla also include the most attractive Prospect Hills. It is one of the most popular picnic spots in Shimla which is located at a distance of 5 kms in the west of Shimla Town. With a pleasant 15 minutes climb it is one of the celebrated sights in Shimla. Along with this Shimla is surrounded with some ancient temples like the Temple of Sankat Mochan which is located at the highway of Shimla - Chandigarh
. Another popular temple is the temple of Tara Devi which is located at a distance of 9.5 kms from Scandal point in Shimla town. These are some if the most revered places of Shimla which are at the same time the most popular tourist sights of Shimla. Wild flower Hall which are located at some distance from Shimla is another popular sight of Shimla. It is situated at a distance of 12 kms from Shimla. With these Shimla also includes Chail which is world's highest Cricket ground located 64 kms from Shimla.