Popular Places in ShimlaThe British empire may have ceased to exist, but its echoes linger on in Shimla (2130 m). As the summer capital' of the British in India, this was the country's focus for the better part of every year and now, it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, its well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions make it one of India's most popular hill resorts. Places in the lower ranges of the Himalaya mountains, it is surrounded by pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Within the town are a host of splendid colonial edifices, quiant cottages and charming walks. Shimla holds a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment.
Jakhoo Hill is the highest point in Shimla and offers a panoramic view
of the city. Glen forest is one of the most fascinating picnic spots in
Hill has pleasant shady walks in quite surroundings. Chadwick Falls are
situated amidst thick forest and gives a breathtaking view. Prospect Hill
is a popular picnic spot that gives some beautiful views of the region.
Institute of Advance Studies is a renaissance structure used initially
as Vice-regal lodge. Sankat Mochan is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman
while Taradevi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Tara Devi, the Hindu variant
of Tibetan Goddess Drolma. Himachal State Museum has some interesting
collection of objects from all over Himachal Pradesh.