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Shimla (Simla) Segment

 

          At 2130 mts, Shimla was the summer Capital of the British India.

          On account of its climate and accessibility, it is one of the most popular hill resorts in the country. The Mall, with its colonial architecture and shops, Lower bazaar, the Ridge, Lakkar bazaar, Tibetan bazaar, the former Viceregal Lodge now housing the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Prospect Hill, the famous Glen, Chadwick Falls, Summer Hill, Jakhoo hill are some of the spots of tourist interest in Shimla. Christ Church and St Michael's cathedral are two important landmarks. Kamna Devi on Prospect hill, Jakhoo temple, Tara Devi and the famous Kali Bari draw a lot of Hindu pilgrims.

           Chall, 43 km from Shimla, has the world's highest cricket pitch and polo ground. Kasauli, 77 km from Shimla and 35 km from Kalka, situated at an altitude of 1927 mts, has quaint ambience of a colonial past. Hatkoti is 104 from Shimla. It has some ancient temples. This is the place where the gods are said to gave fought among themselves. Narkanda is 64 km from Shimla (2700 mts). It has slopes for skiing for both beginners as well as regulars.

HOW TO REACH SHIMLA: The nearest airport is Jubbarharti, 23 km. Linked to Delhi by regular air services. There are also train services to Shimla. By road it is 117 km from Chandigarh, 370 km from Delhi.

CLIMATE: Max temp in summer is 30 deg C, min in winter minus 4 deg C.

CLOTHING: Heavy woollen in winter. Shopping: Carpets, shawls and leather goods are main items of tourist attraction. Shimla is also famous for jewellery since ancient times.

 

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