Explore Shimla

Shimla (Hindi: शिमला), previously spelt Simla, is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is a very popular holiday retreat during the summer months and is well known for its Victorian architecture, which is reflected in certain areas of the Mall and the Ridge. It is also a famous holiday spot for honeymoon.

  • 1. Chadwick Falls, Shimla (7 km away from Shimla). The waterfall is at its most beautiful just after the monsoon. But for much of the year it can be quite dry, and not as impressive.

  • 2. Christ Church, The Ridge (Near Municipal Library). Open every day, services Su 8-11AM. Constructed in 1846, this is the second oldest church in North India. The stain-glass windows,representing charity, faith, patience, hope, fortitude and humility, and 19th century organ are particularly impressive. The fresco that surrounds the chapel window was designed by Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard Kipling's father. Entry free, donations welcome.

green trees near waterfalls
green trees near waterfalls
a crowd of people walking around a church
a crowd of people walking around a church
Buddha's Enlightenment Day at Kwan Um School
Buddha's Enlightenment Day at Kwan Um School
  • 3. Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park, Kufri-Fagu Road, Kufri (NH-22, 16 km. from Shimla), ☏ +91 177 645 0993, info@hiphiphurray.in. An amusement offering adventure activities like Burma bridge crossing, Flying Fox, rock climbing, boating, various rides, indoor golf & video games. Also has a restaurant, coffee shop & shopping.