Best Tourist Places to visit in Shimla – The Queen of Hill Stations
Places to visit in Shimla

Best Tourist Places to visit in Shimla – The Queen of Hill Stations

Shimla is famous for “Hill Station & Natural Greenery Beauty“. It is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. According to the Himachal government, almost 15 lakhs visitors visit Shimla every year.

It is also known as Queen of Mountain & main attractions city for holidays or vacation. Himachal Pradesh offers many places for travelers like Kullu, Manali, Spiti Valley, Dharamshala, etc.

Shimla is the most beautiful Hill Station in India, which offers multiple Activities for Tourists. In this article, you can get ideas about places in Shimla before planning your winter holiday.

Top best places to visit in Shimla during winter vacation

  • Mall road
  • Christ Church
  • Jakhoo hill
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Study
  • Himalayan bird park
  • Shimla state museum
  • Army Heritage Museum
  • Summer hill
  • Chadwick Waterfall
  • Kufri
  • Tatta Pani
  • Kalka Shimla railways

1. Mall Road

Shimla trip is incomplete without exploring the mall road. This is the heartbeat of the Shimla & main attraction point. Mall road is the main street of the Shimla & it is constructed by the British government. There are a lot of shops, restaurants, showrooms are available on this road.

Entry fee = Free

Opening time = Always Open

Explore time = Half-Day

2. Cherish Church

Cherish church is the second oldest church in India and It is built by the British in 1857. This Church is famous for photography & it is the most attractive location at mall road Shimla.

Entry Fee = Not required (Free)

Opening time = Monday to Saturday (10:00 Am – 05:00 pm)
Sunday 10:00Am – 01:00 pm

Exploring time = 1 Hour

3. Jakhoo Hill or Jakhoo Temple

Jakhoo hill & Jakhoo Temple is located at the highest point of Shimla. It is believed that during Lord Ram & Ravan’s war when Laxman was unconscious, So Lord Hanuman is going towards the Himalayan for Sanjivani.

Entry fee = No required (Free)

Opening time = 06:00 Am – 07:00 pm

Exploring time = 1 Hour

4. Indian Institute of Advanced Study

Indian Institute of advanced study
Indian Institute of advanced study

It is also located at Shimla Hill as like Jakhoo hill. The distance between Jakhoo hill to Indian Institute of Advanced Study is around 3-4km. It is built-in 1888. This building is also known as Rashtrapati Niwas past time & the Building is officially announced as Indian Institute of Advanced Study in 1965 by Radhakrishnan.

Entry fee = Indian citizens Rs.20 per person.
Foreign tourists Rs.500 per person. (Extra Rs.20 for a camera)

Opening time = 09:30AM- 04:50PM

Explore time = 2-3 Hours

5. Himalayan Bird Park

Himalayan Bird Park
Himalayan Bird Park

The Himalayan bird park showcases the huge collections of bards. The place is heaven for bird lovers, and you must carry your camera to capture the beauty of wildlife. You can reach the sanctuary by hiring a private cab. There is no need to hire an instructor or guide to enjoy at sanctuary one can just simply buy a ticket and enjoy. 

Entry fee = Indian citizens Rs.10 per person.
Foreign tourists Rs.10 per person. (Extra Rs.50 for a camera)

Opening time = 09:30AM- 04:50PM

Explore time = 2-3 Hours

6. Shimla State Museum

Shimla State Museum
Shimla State Museum

Shimla state museum is built in 1974 & it represents the past historical view & glories. Here you can see the culture, art & crafts, painting, etc.

Entry fee = Indian citizens Rs.20 per person.
Foreign tourists Rs.500 per person. (Extra Rs.20 for the camera)

Opening time = 09:30AM- 04:50PM

Explore time = 2-3 Hours

7. Army Heritage Museum

Army Heritage Museum
Army Heritage Museum

Army Heritage Museum represents the history of the Indian Army. Here you can explore the military background of the India Navy.

Entry fee = Indian citizens Rs.20 per person.
Foreign tourists Rs.500 per person. (Extra Rs.20 for Camera)

Opening time = 09:30AM- 04:50PM (Monday closed)

Explore time = 2-3 Hours

8. Summer Hill

Summer Hill
Summer Hill

Summer hill is one of the best locations in Shimla & it is located around 5KM away from the Mall road. Here you can do trekking, walking, around this hill. This location is famous for photography, scenery, etc.

Entry fee = Not Required (Free)

Opening time = Always open

Explore time = 3-5 Hours

9. Chadwick Waterfall

Chadwick waterfall Shimla

Chadwick waterfall is also famous for the trekking and waterfall height is 100M. Summertime is best for the visitors and the distance between the mall road to the waterfall is 17KM.

Note = Please don’t go solo to visit this location because animals are coming to near this waterfall.

Entry fee = Not Required

Opening time = Always open

Explore time = 3-5 Hours

10. Kufri

Kufri Shimla

Kufri is basically famous for the show fall & it is located 17 km away from the Shimla. This location is also famous for trekking & skiing. Here you can play with snowfall.

Entry fee = Not Required

Opening time = Always open

Explore time = 3-5 Hours

11. Tattapani

Tattapani

Tattapani has located 12 Km from away from Shimla. Here you can do adventure activities like river rafting, cycling, etc.

Entry fee = Not Required (If you are not doing any adventure activity )

Opening time = Always open

Explore time = 3-5 Hours

12. Kalka Shimla Railways

Kalka Shimla Railways
Kalka Shimla Railways

Kalka Shimla Railways journey provides the best experience of mountains & green nature. It is also built by the British government in 1898.

Entry fee = It depends on IRCTC online ticketing website

Opening time = Depends on Train timing

Explore time = 5 Hours

Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. How to reach Shimla?

A. You can be caught Bus at ISBT Kashmiri Gate ( Ticket around 01-1.2k ) or You can reach this location by Air( Ticket around 10-12 k )

Q. How many days are required?

A. You can explore Shimla in 3-4 days it is up to you. If you want to explore a detailed view then 5-6 days are required to visit all the places & here you can just hire a cab or taxi they charged around 1000-1500 per day.

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Roshan Panjiyara

Roshan Panjiyara is a Travel blogger & adviser. The aim of this website provides information about Travel planning, how you can choose the best travel destination, hotels, transfers & flights in budget price for your memorable trips.

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