Shimla town is located in mid hills of western Himalayas. Shimla came into being in 1817 when British discovered it. Shimla is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India, is also the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Known as the Queen of Hill Stations, Shimla became the summer capital of the British Raj during the latter half of the 19th century when the soldiers of the British army, merchants and civil servants moved up here to get relief from the scorching heat of the plains .This hill station derives its name from "Goddess Shyamla", an avatar of Goddess Kali. Shimla is situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan Mountains; it is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Towards the north lie the snow-covered high-ranges, while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Within the town are host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment activities.
Shimla's cool climate is the precise reason why it is such a popular summer retreat. You can enjoy the Shimla’s cool Climate with your Shimla trip or Shimla tour package get relief from the scorching heat of the plains. Located at an altitude of approximately 2200m above sea level, the region has a hilly terrain and is covered by dense evergreen forests. A few visitors choose to visit Shimla during spring or autumn, when the place is less crowded and the views are too spectacular for words.
|Area:||25 square kilometers|
|Altitude:||2130 meters above sea level|
|Language spoken:||Himachali, English and Hindi|
|Location:||31.06° North to 77.13° East|
|Population:||163,000 (according to 2001 census)|
|Religion:||Domination of Hinduism|
|STD (Standard Trunk Dialing) Code:||0177|
|Summers:||April to June (16o - 28o Celsius)|
|Monsoons:||July to September (12o - 22o Celsius)|
|Winters:||November to February (-7o - 10o Celsius)|
|Time:||IST (Indian Standard Time) +5.5 hours|
Visit:Delhi, Shimla, Kufri
Start @INR 5,999 Per PersonView Package
Visit:Kullu, Manali, Shimla
Start @INR 8,999 Per PersonView Package
Visit:Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie
Start @INR 13,999 Per PersonView Package
Visit:Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie
Start @INR 17,999 Per PersonView Package
© Copyright 2016 India Travels Online . All Rights Reserved.