The most sought romantic destination by the honeymooners, Shimla with a ravish display of rustic beauty and relaxation flashes all the glamour of a perfect honeymooning spot. Impressed with its eye-catching natural prettiness and scenic splendor, the British called it the “Summer Capital of India”. The colonial style buildings and bungalows reflect every bit of the English culture and architecture.
During warm summer months, Shimla bewitches the onlookers with splendorous natural vistas that vary from grassy dunes, lustrous green meadows, pretty brooks and sweet smelling deodars. It is a perfect gateway for enjoying a quiet and tranquil holiday gazing at the incredible wonders of nature. But the same place has an entire different story to tell in the chilling winter. By the end of December, the entire city is snow-fed and the temperature reaches sub-zero. Ice skating is the famous winter sport here.
Shimalites clad themselves in their colourful traditional costumes and their mystic accessories, beautifully present their local dance forms in the Shimla Summer festival which is held during the high peak season.
Shimla, noted for its unhurried pace of life, calm and serene environs and fresh, unpolluted air, offers a welcoming change to the city dwellers and also help honeymooners to re-capture each other’s hearts and return home with everlasting memories of honeymooning experience.
Kala Bari temple : It is dedicated to the goddesses Shyamala Devi and is close to the post office.
Jakhu Hill : Jakhu hill is a pristine place which is located at a height of 2400 mts and has a beautiful hanuman temple. Historians say that Lord Hanuman rested here for some time while carrying the Sanjeevini mountain which contained some medicinal herbs to save Lakshman’s life.
Glen : Glen about 4kms from Shimla is popular for its lovely landscape of gently flowing brooks among the dense green canopy.
Chail : Chail is popular for having the highest cricket stadium in the world at an altitude of 2250 mts above the sea level. It is popular for the presence of Scottish red deer.
Kufri : It is popular for its winter sports and offers excellent view of the encompassing Shivalik ranges.
Kamna Devi : Kamna Devi is an exquisite view point which provide majestic views of the whole Shimla, Tara Devi and Summer hill.
Mashobra : Nature lovers can head to Mashobra about 13 kms from Shimla to have a rejuvenating walk amidst the majestic oak trees. Visiting the nearby fruit orchards are also worthy.
Naldera : It has one of the oldest 9-hole golf course which was established by Lord Curson in the early 1900’s.
Fagu : About 22 kms away, it is a perfect trekking spot.
Shimla State Museum : Local Jewellery, costumes and paintings are housed in the museum.
Tattapani : It is popular for its hot water springs which is known to have great curative properties. It is about 51 kms away.
Shimla Coffee House
Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
HOW TO REACH
By Road : Shimla being a hot tourist destination is well connected by both government and private buses.
By Air : Jubbarhatti, 23 kms has the nearest airport.
By Rail : Narrow gauge trains runs upto Shimla.