Shimla has many tourist spots in the local vicinity around the Shimla Mall road, e.g., The Ridge, Christ Church, Himachal Museum, The Viceroy Lodge, etc.
Moreover, Shimla also has famous tourist spots scattered around the city. These tourist spots worth a visit on your arrival at Shimla.
Kufri is a small hill station located 16 km away from Shimla. Kufri reached by driving on the national highway via Sanjauli and Dhalli. Kufri is located at an altitude of 2510 meters from sea level. It is the most popular destination near Shimla. Kufri offers short hikes, yak riding, horse riding, and skiing during winters.
There is a beautiful short walk to the Mahasu peak in Kufri. Himalayan nature park located at Kufri is the home of various species of bird and animal. There are many popular hotels in Kufri for a night’s stay. You can take a day trip from Shimla to Kufri and back.
Fagu is located on Hindustan Tibet road, 6 km ahead from Kufri. It is located at a distance of 23 km from Shimla on the eastern side of Shimla. You can take an excursion to Mahasu peak from Fagu. 360-degree view of adjoining hills is available at Mahasu peak.
Mahahsu temple is also there at Mahasu peak. There is also a motorable road available to Tungesh Dhar at Fagu. You can visit the Tungesh temple here. In monsoon, an extraordinary view of fog and mist is there from Fagu. You can also see a great view of Himalayan peaks on a clear day from Fagu.
Charabara is 13 km away from Shimla. It is also called Wildflower hall because of Oberoi’s five-star resort located here. The name of this resort is Wild Flower Hall. This location is in the thick forest of pine trees. You can also track up to Charabara from Dhalli. This place is famous for enjoying the weather in summers among Deodar, Pine, and Oak trees.
Mashobra is a thick forest of oak and pine trees. This destination is ideal for having a weekend holiday. Mashobra has located 13 km on the northern side of Shimla. The flowers of daffodils and hyacinths surround Mashobra.
A temple of Goddess Durga is located at Mashobra. Craigneno resort is located 3 km from Mashobra. You can reach here by a jeepable road. Presently, a forest rest house is located here. It was a resort of Italian confectioner earlier.
Naldehra is located at a distance of 23 km from Shimla. Lord Curzon was so impressed with the beauty of Naldehra that he named her daughter Lady Alexandra Naldehra. Lord Curzon was Viceroy of India between 1899 to 1905.
Their oldest golf course is located at Naldehra. This nine-hole golf course was built by the British. A small temple is located at Naldehra. This Temple is devoted to Mahunag. Naldehra means abode of God Nal. This place is the open ground of grass and an ideal picnic spot. You can even try your hands on golf after paying the fee.
Narkanda is located a distance of 64 km away at the northern-east of Shimla. This destination is ideal for walks, skiing, and the trek to Hatu peak. You can see a view of the snow-capped mountains of Pir Panjal from Narkanda. Narkanda skiing slopes are very famous among skiing enthusiasts.
You can also take a walk in the conifer forest around Narkanda. Gurkhas has built a fort at Hatu peak 8 km from Narkanda. Skiing activities in winters organized by the Directorate of mountaineering and allied sports Manali. Skiing slopes are different for beginner and experienced skiers. You can also take a skiing course at the Directorate of mountaineering and allied sports Manali.
Chail is located 45 km away from Shimla. You can reach Chail either via Kufri or Kandaghat. Chail was the capital of the famous state Patiala. Bhupinder Singh was the ruler of this state. He was very fond of Cricket. So he made a cricket ground here. His Palace is also very famous in Chail. This Palace has converted to a hotel now. A wildlife sanctuary located at a distance of 2.5 km from Chail.