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Shimla city

The one-time summer capital of the British, Shimla is a gorgeous hill station in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Located at an average height of 2,200 meter, Shimla is unique with its unparalleled glittering beauty. Set in the midst of impressive hills and dense jungles this hill town has its own charm. Its elegant streets, plummeting torrents and salubrious climate make it a thriving hotspot for honeymooners. Shimla is also the kick off point for the rest of Himachal, with well-knit roads. 

This erstwhile Nepalese state Syamala, gained prominence as the most sought after hill station under the auspices of the progressive British officers who had acquired its control in the year 1819. The snow-capped mountains, quaint surroundings and the mighty formations of Victorian style that dot the city, reverberates the colonial texture of the city.

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Holiday Package for Annandale, Fun & Entertainment at Shimla.

Annandale

Often called as the playground of Shimla, Annadale is located at a distance of 3 km from the Ridge in Shimla and is a famous picnic spot. It is also a favourite ground for playing cricket or polo.

It is located at a height of 6227 feet above sea level and is famous for its breath taking views of the surrounding and salubrious climate. The spot is reachable on foot, bus or taxi and some of the nearby attractions that can visited in Summer Hill and Jakhu Hill.

Arki Fort, Arki

Arki Fort, Arki

Built by Rana Prithvi Singh, Arki Fort carries a great history of blood shed and power struggle. Till 1815 this formation was the strong hold of the Gurkhas from where they led their war against the British. Now turned in to a heritage hotel, the then strong hold of the erstwhile Baghai rulers presents artistic grandeur and historical excellence to its visitors.

Arki Palace, Arki

Arki Palace, Arki

A dazzling citadel on the backdrop of a wood side hill, Arki palace is quite famous for its lovely frescos of the Arki Kalam style. This gargantuan structure displays splendid architectural works with intricately designed roofs and motifs depicts various themes of contemporary importance. Though in ruins, the murals and the wall paintings are worth a visit. The murals depict various subjects from puranas to folklores. Kalidasa’s Kumarasambhava is brilliantly painted on the walls of the palace that garners attention.

Bhadrakali Temple, Arki

Bhadrakali Temple, Arki

Built in the year 1650, Bhadrakali Temple in Arki shows excellent carvings and amazing structural works. It is one among the triple temples that is constructed in the Shikhara style architecture.

This temple is also known as Jakholi Devi Temple. The presiding deity is Kali, the ferocious incarnation of Durga devi. Bhadrakali temple is considered as one of the Sakhtipeeths of the entire state of Himachal. The popular belief is that the goddess would fulfill all the wishes of her devotees and it is quite sure that the holy darshan will provide one with a blissful heart.

Bon Monastry, Barog

Bon Monastry, Barog

The Dolanji Bon Monastery is around 5 km from Barog on the Narag-Sarahan Road. The monastery is an important pilgrim destination built during the year 1969. The monastery is also called as ‘Yungdrung Bon Monastery’ as it is under the control of the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center.

Camp Potters Hill,Shimla,Nature

Camp Potters Hill

Camp Potters Hill is just 5 km from Shimla; Camp Potter’s spread over 2050 m in the Western Himalayan Forests of Shimla. It is a luxury camping resort, famous for its ambiance and host of adventure activities that tourists can be a part of. The camp is a perfect haven for those who love nature, also a perfect place for bird watching.

Chabba, Naldehra

Chabba, Naldehra

Chabba is known for river rafting. Lusting greeneries, soft breezes, Chabba is a scenic village in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh and is located nearby Naldehra. An old hydroelectric power project, the powerhouse constructed on the Sutlej river, is the starting point in Naldehra for the long stretch of 11 km river rafting, extending up to the sulphur springs at the nearby Tattapani village.

River rafting is an awesome experience for the tourists. Trained guides conduct the rafting trips. Also the chalets Naldehra organize rafting trips.

Chail

This was the former 'summer capital' of the Patiala State. The palace in now run as a luxury hotel by Himachal Tourism.

Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Chail

Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Chail

A former hunting reserve of the Royals of Patiala Kingdom, Chail Sanctuary was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1976. This sanctuary perched at the top of the mountains, at varying altitudes from 701 meter to 2180 meter above sea level provides for great views. The area has a dense forest cover with pine trees, shrubs, oak trees and grasslands.

Choor Chandni Peak, Barog

Choor Chandni Peak, Barog

Choor Chandni Peak is a popular tourist spot in Barog. The peak is surrounded by pine trees and provides mesmerizing views of the surrounding. The peak is around 3,650 mts above sea level and is known as Choor Chandni, because during the moonlit nights the slopes of the peak seem to take the form of silver bangles sliding down the slope. Trekking is the only way to reach the slope.

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The one-time summer capital of the British, Shimla is a gorgeous hill station in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Located at an average height of 2,200 meter, Shimla is unique with its unparalleled glittering beauty. Set in the midst of impressive hills and dense jungles this hill town has its own charm. Its elegant streets, plummeting torrents and salubrious climate make it a thriving hotspot for honeymooners. Shimla is also the kick off point for the rest of Himachal, with well-knit roads. 

This erstwhile Nepalese state Syamala, gained prominence as the most sought after hill station under the auspices of the progressive British officers who had acquired its control in the year 1819. The snow-capped mountains, quaint surroundings and the mighty formations of Victorian style that dot the city, reverberates the colonial texture of the city. 

It is not just the substantiation of some grand monuments and colonial architecture that Shimla offers, it is also home to the most pleasing meanders and panoramic views that attract adventure enthusiasts and honeymooners alike. 

Like the other Indian cities, fairs and festivals are the highlights of Shimla tourism. The awesome British populations of the yester years make Christmas a fanfare of the valley. The most significant event in the valley is the Summer Festival organized by the Government in the month of June, which showcases the rich culture and tradition of the Himalayan states. This largest fun fare of the hilly states grabs people with the colorful performances of folk dancers and other activities based on the rich rustic tradition. 

In Autumn, Shimla looks gorgeously beautiful and when the days are balmy and dazzling and the night’s crunchy and chilly. A typical hilly terrain with a picturesque countryside, wonderful climate and viable social standards, it is quite natural that this hill station has been acquired the status of a preferred and much loved picnic spot in India.

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