Shimla Hill Station

Shimla Hill Station Information

Shimla Location of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh and India
Shimla Coordinates 31°6′12″N 77°10′20″E
Shimla Country  India
Shimla State Himachal Pradesh
Shimla District(s) Shimla
Shimla Municipal Commissioner A.N. Sharma IPS
Shimla Mayor Madhu Sood
Shimla Population
• Density
392,542 (2001)
• 120 /km2 (311 /sq mi)
Shimla Official Languages Hindi
Shimla Time Zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Shimla Area
• Elevation
25 km2 (10 sq mi)
• 2,205 m (7,234 ft)
Shimla Climate
• Precipitation
Shimla Temperature
• Summer
• Winter
  • ETh (Köppen)
  • 1,520 mm (59.8 in)
  • 14 °C (57 °F)
  • 20 °C (68 °F)
  • 04 °C (39 °F)
Shimla Codes Pincode - 171 001
Telephone - +91 177 xxxxxxx
Vehicle - HP-03, HP-51, HP-52

General Information - Shimla

Location Himachal Pradesh.
Altitude 2,159m.
Best Time April To August & December To January.
Scenic Beauty The Mall, Christ Church, Kufri, Narkanda.
Activities Skiing
Temperature 10°C-11°C (winter)
25°C-26°C (summer)

Shimla Hill Station History

Shimla a beautiful hill station is situated in state of Himachal Pradesh. It is considered one of the most popular travel places of India.  

Shimla History

The beautiful hill station shimla was made through British in 1819. It became summer capital on India in the year of 1864. The hill station shimla appears to have misplaced much of its splendor to tedious expansion of tangible but still brags of majestic old buildings, stunning mountain views, and stunning walks away from mall and center point for walking around this part of Himachal.

Best time to visit Shimla

You can go for Shimla for the period of winter months. And the hill station observes intense snowfall and visitors crowd Shimla in December throughout New Year and Christmas. Winter season are a perfect time to visit Shimla if you like venture sports like ice-skating and skiing.

How to reach Shimla

By Air

Shimla can be simply reached through air. It has its own airport Jubbarhatti which is situated at a space of 23kms away from the city center. Flights from Kullu, Chandigarh and New Delhi work on everyday. Jagson Airlines is a flight that works from these places on regular basis.

By Rail/ Train

Kalka is closest railway station from Shimla. It is situated at distance of 96 kms from Shimla. It takes approximately six hours to reach Shimla. The trip from Delhi to Kalka is an all night journey and reaches Kalka in morning. There are several tunnels en direction with longest being 1.2 kilometers long!

By Road

Shimla is attached with adjacent places like Chandigarh and New Delhi through general highways. The trip from Delhi to Shimla through road takes about 8 hours. There are several traveler buses that work from adjoining places to take visitors to this stunning hill station.

Prime Attractions of Shimla

  1. Annandale - just 2-km below the Ridge
  2. Chadwick Falls - 7-km west of the ridge from Shimla
  3. Chapslee
  4. Christ Church And St Michael'S Cathedral
  5. Churdhar Sanctuary
  6. Gurkha Castles
  7. Hatkoti - 105-km east of Shimla
  8. Jakhu Temple
  9. Jeep Safari In Himachal Pradesh
  10. Karyali Lake
  11. Kotesvara Temple
  12. Mahatma Gandhi's Retreat: Gorgian Mansion
  13. Padam Palace - 125-km from Shimla
  14. Shirigul Temple
  15. Tattapani
  16. The Cecil
  17. The Holme
  18. The Oberoi Clarkes
  19. The Ridge
  20. Viceregal Lodge
  21. War Memorial
  22. Woodville Palace Hotel
  23. Baisakhi
  24. Bharari Spur
  25. Chander Naun
  26. Dagshai
  27. Daranghati Sanctuary
  28. Dharampur, Shimla
  29. Fagu - Situated on Hindustan-Tibet Road (22-km)
  30. Himalayan Aviary
  31. Kuthar Fort
  32. Nature Parks: Kufri, Manali, Gopalpur
  33. Prospect Hill
  34. Sabathu
  35. Sankat Mochan
  36. Shimla State Museum
  37. Summer Fairs
  38. Summer Hill
  39. Tara Devi
  40. Trekking
  41. Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens

Shimla is full of sightseer attractions that are worth for vacation. There are perfect places to take good pictures.

Mall Road Shimla

Mall Road is a perfect place in Shimla. It is situated at the hub of the town. And the Mall Road is the busiest viable areas of this place. For the period of colonial rule in India, it was made through British, the Mall Road was built keeping in wits the traffic on this way.

Shimla Ridge

Shimla Ridge is situated in the spirit of Shimla. It is popular visitor attraction which is known as The Ridge. It is the center of civilizing activities of Shimla. And it is located near the Mall Road, which is popular shopping center of Shimla.


Annandale is a beautiful picnic place that is a major visitor attraction. It is situated 2 km away from the city. Each person can calm down and take rest over here and pass time they wish to.

Shimla State Museum & Library

The Shimla State Museum and Library is a popular visitor attraction that is situated at a space of about 2.5 kilometers from the heart of Shimla. And the museum is popular for its collection of coins, photographs, paintings and ancient sculptures.

Shimla Summer Hill

The Summer Hill is situated at an elevation of 1283 meters on top of sea level. And thi appealing place is popular for its university of Himachal Pradesh that is situated here.

Sankat Mochan: Lord Hanuman temple is situated here.

Excursions from Shimla

  • Chail -(43Km.)
  • Kasauli - (12Km.)
  • Kufri - (19Km.)
  • Solan - (48Km.)
  • Barog
  • Nahan - (140Km.)
  • Narkanda - (110Km.)
  • Renuka Lake - (45Km.)
  • Sarahan - (44Km.)
  • Sirmour - (142Km.)
  • Mashobra & Craignano And Naldehra - (11Km.)
  • Rampur - (140Km.)
  • Sarol - (23Km.)
  • White Flower Hall - (13Km.)

Where to Shop

  • Wooden Articles, Toys:
  • The Mall, Lower Bazar, Lakkad Bazar
  • The Mall
  • Himachal Emporium
  • (Kullu and Kinnauri Shawls, Caps, Tibetan Carpets and other handicraft articles)

Eating Out

  • Restaurants:
    Ashiana Goofa Restaurant
  • The Ridge
    Fascination Restaurant
  • The Mall
    Alfa Restaurant
  • The Mall
    Himani Restaurant
  • The Mall
    Nalini Restaurant
  • The Mall
    Embassy Restaurant
  • The Mall
    Solitaire Restaurant
  • The Mall
    Solitaire Restaurant
  • The Mall
    India Coffee House
  • The Mall

Shimla Hill Station Resorts and Hotels

Hotel / Resort Name Rent
Hotel De Park, Shimla Rs. 823
The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla Rs. 4053
Wildflower Hall, Shimla Rs. 7394
Honeymoon Inn, Shimla


Hotel Willow Banks, Shimla Rs. 2002
Hotel Woodpark, Shimla Rs. 865
Barowalia Resorts, Shimla Rs. 362
Bridge View Hotel, Shimla Rs. 1470
Whistling Pines Resort, Shimla Rs. 1147
Hotel Blue Diamond, Shimla Rs. 402
Hotel Sun - N - Snow, Shimla Rs. 337
Toshali Royal View, Shimla Rs. 1263
Hotel Crystal Palace, Shimla Rs. 1046
Hotel Sukh Sagar, Shimla Rs. 647
Hotel Victory, Shimla Rs. 804
Hotel Fair Mount, Shimla


Wingait inn, Shimla


Toshali Royal View, Shimla


Quality Inn Himdev, Shimla


The Peterhof-HPTDC, Shimla


Hotel Brightland, Shimla


The Holiday Home-HPTDC, Shimla


Baljees Regency, Shimla


Area: Raj Bhawan Shimla