Shimla is a beautiful town surrounded by blue hills. Shimla located among the snow-capped peak of many mountain ranges. The various British architectures in Shimla sets it apart from other hill stations. Shimla hill station visited any time during the year. Shimla has its own charm in winters. Monsoon is also a good season to see the foggy hills. Following places can be seen anytime in a year.
The Ridge and Christ Church
Ridge is the open space in front of Christ Church in Shimla. You can view snow-capped ranges of Pir Panjal from Ridge ground. In summer, police band orchestra entertains people from Takka bench. Ridge ground is center of attraction because of horse riding. The summer festival of Shimla organized at Ridge every year.
Ridge ground is also prominent because of Christ Chruch. This Chruch built in 1846-57 during British Raj. It is the landmark for the Shimla town. This is the second oldest Church in India. It is also a great piece of architecture in Shimla. Stainless glass windows with Clock makes it the perfect architecture of Shimla.
The Mall road
The Mall road is the main commercial area of the town. It is also a social hub for the local people of Shimla. There are many shops and restaurants located inline with mall road. Scandal point is the place where Mall road joins with Ridge. Famous bookshops Minerva book depot and Asia book depot located on Mall road. You can also try famous sweets of Baljees on Mall road. Momos of Krishna bakers are also famous on Mall road. There are many showrooms of clothes located on Mall road. Chinese shoemaker Ta Tung and company is quite famous for Chinese shoes. This is the best place for shopping in Shimla.
Himachal State Museum
Himachal State Museum located 3 km from the Mall road. Himachal state museum opens daily between 10 AM to 5 PM except for Monday and public holidays. You can see a collection of paintings, coins, manuscripts and Photographs in Himachal state Museum. The architecture of the museum is made in the British style.
The Vice Regal Lodge
The Viceregal Lodge is former residence of Viceroy Lord Dufferin. It became Rashtrapati Niwas after the independence of India. This building is made of local stone and designed by British architect Henery Irwin. This place surrounded by a well-maintained garden.
Prospect hill located 5 km from Shimla. A two km jeepable road from Boilruganj gets ahead up to Kamna Devi temple. It offers a spectacular view of Shimla town at nights. A nice view of southern Himachal and plain areas of Haryana and Punjab is also available from Prospect Hill.
Summer hill located 1 km from Boileuganj. You take a shady walk to Viceregal lodge from Summer Hill. There are many shady walks in Summer Hill. Summer Hill surrounded by pine and oak trees. Trek to glen forest and Checkwick fall also originate from Summer Hill.
Potter Hill located at a distance of 1 km from Summer-hill. This is an ideal picnic spot for full day fun.
Annandale located at a distance of 43 km from Mall road. This point has served to be the playground for British. British has played Polo, Racing, and Cricket in this ground. This ground also has a helipad. You should prefer to visit Annadale on feet. It is a shady enjoyable walk from Mall road.
Glen forest located nearby the Annandale. Glen is the forest of oak and pines. A stream of water flows in this forest. It is an ideal place for a picnic.