(also known as Simla) is a tourist destination par excellence. It is
a beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and
deodar forests. Temperature is ideal in summers and tourists flock
it in great numbers and it is highly advisable to get hotel reservations
done well in advance despite the fact that there are over 1000 hotels
. It is well connected by road to the plains.
Facilities and amenities are good. People are friendly. It is also
comparatively safer than other tourist destinations. All this makes
it the favorite travel destination of tourists from India and across
the world. A amazingly high percentage of tourists come back here
It is situated in the north-west Himalayas
and is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh in North India.
It is a 18 sq km mountainous region lying at an altitude of 2,213
meters. British coined the term “Queen of the hills” for Shimla.
It has been blessed with all the natural bounties, one can think
of. The biggest industry in Shimla is hotel, travel and tourism.
Bulging at its seams with unprecedented expansion, the town retains
a colonial aura, with its grand old buildings. If you happen to
visit Shimla without hotel reservations, you can take the services
of one of the numerous porters who double up as travel guides and
touts for hotels in Shimla.
Besides being the ultimate summer retreat
it remains an ideal spot for adventure sports. Tourists can go
in for the various treks to the Kullu valley or indulge in trout
fishing at the Pabbar River. The more adventurous may ski at the
Narkanda and Kufri from January to mid-March. The nine-hole golf
course at Naldehra is also a major draw for the tourists.
beautiful hill resort also offers a lot for those who would like to
indulge in a shopping spree. The Mall is the place to check out for
the best in garment and textile industry. Here the State emporium
offers the himachali (local) handicrafts and handloom items. The
hats that are available in a wide range of charges and colors make
the perfect souvenirs. For the dry fruits and natural herbs carrying
medicinal properties you may check out any of the local shops
whereas the Lakkar Bazaar is the one stop market for the wooden
items of all shapes and sizes.