The Mall - Shimla
The Mall Road is the main street in Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India. Constructed during British colonial rule, the Mall road is located a level below the ridge. The offices of municipal corporation, fire service, and police headquarters are located here. Automobiles, except emergency vehicles are not allowed on this road. For this reason, the locals — and tourists — are often found strolling on this road in the evenings. At one end of the mall road is Lakkar Bazaar – the colourful local market.
The Indian Institute of advanced studies, as the name indicates is an institute of higher learning and research situated in a picturesque part of Shimla. It was built as a home for Lord Dufferin, the viceroy of India in 1888 and was called the Viceregal Lodge.
Sankat Mochan Temple
"Shri Sankat Mochan" temple is situated at a distance of about 5 K.m from Shimla and is located at Taradevi on the Kalka- Shimla National Highway. This temple is very easily approachable and is one of the most sought after site to be visited not only by the devotees and pilgrims but also by the tourists of all age groups visiting Shimla, the Hill capital of Himachal Pradesh.
Just about 10 km from Shimla, Kufri’s a quiet little town which becomes a busy winter wonderland once the snow starts falling. The Mahasu Ridge, just above Kufri, has some good slopes which are worth a try. This place attracts ski enthusiasts from all over the world during winters.
Naldehra Golf Course
This is Asia’s Natural Golf Course. This was originally placed by the British Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. It’s also a famous picnic spot for the locals. One can get pony rides across the Golf Course. Naldehra offers one of the oldest and most sporting golf courses in India, set in the midst of thick forests. It was originally placed by the British viceroy of India, Lord Curzon in 1903 A.D. He was so enchanted by the spot that he named one of his daughters Naldehra after it. This is a par 68, nine hole golf course which is regarded as one of the most challenging in the country.
Shimla Heritage Museum
The state museum is located 2.5-km from the scandal point has got a good collection of ancient historical sculptures, paintings, coins and pictures.. It also has a library that stocks many historical books and manuscripts.
The Jakhoo Hill
This is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, “Hanuman” It is situated on jakhoo hils at the height of 2,455 m (8,000 feet) above sea level. Shimla's highest peak offers a panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the town of Sanjauli. An ancient "Lord Hanuman" temple is there and every year a big festival is held on Dussehra.
Situated at 8,350 ft in the magnificent Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a fairy tale luxury resort set in 23 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. The former residence of Lord Kitchner, rebuilt to a new magnificence. Wildflower Hall recreates the grand style of the colonial era. Located in Charabra which is a 20 min.
Maa Bhagwati Tara Devi" temple is located on Tarav Parvat in the western side of shimla Town about 15 Km from Shimla situated by the side of Kalka- Shimla National Highway near Shoghi. The picturesque view from the temple is indeed breath taking and captivating with the superb panorama of the lofty and majestic forested mountains around, which offers a calm peaceful and tranquil countryside, a site that has a soothing and rejuvenating effect, being away from the din, pollution and the taxing effect of a fast urban life style.
Ice Skating Rink
The most sought after winter sport in Shimla, this is the largest ice skating rink in India with natural frozen ice. The Ice Skating Club has already celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. Ice-skating normally begins in early December and carries on to February.