10 mesmerizing places to visit in Shimla with family

Shimla, a blessing from the nature which is fully dwell with the panoramic sceneries, lush green gardens and snow peaked mountains. Shimla in 1864, was declared as the summer capital of India then after Independence, it became the capital of Punjab, later on was named as the capital of Himachal. Shimla never failed to impress the visitors with mesmerizing locations such as;

The Ridge: Famous for its gothic structures defining its exquisiteness, the ridge offers a great view of snow capped mountains along with the feel good shopping and binge-eating places. This is the most photographed part of the city due to its beautiful architecture including the pristine Christ Church, the stone and half-timbered library and the upper half of the Gaiety Theatre complex.

Mall Road: The most happening location of the Shimla is its Mall Road which attracts the visitors of all age. Mall road is the hub of cafes, restaurants & bars, showrooms etc. The mall road is closed for the vehicles, so you will enjoy taking a stroll while admiring the natural panoramic beauty.

Jakhu Temple: Jakhu temple is an ancient temple of lord Hanuman and is one of the famous places of Shimla. This temple has the world’s largest statue of lord Hanuman which attracts a lot of tourists. There are large numbers of monkeys present at the temple which are the descendents of Hanuman god. It is the highest point of Shimla, fully covered with alpine trees.

Kalka Shimla Train: This narror gauge rail track was built in 1898 and recently, UNESCO added this railway to the India’s World Heritage site. The train will cover 864 bridges, 919 curves and 102 tunnels during its entire route. The train ride gives you a astonishing view of hills and stops at number of stations like Solan, Dharampur, Summer Hill, Salogra, Taradevi, Barog and many others. You can also book cab from various taxi services in Shimla instead of railway.

Indian Institute of Advanced Studies: It is one of the most iconic places to visit in Shimla and was originally built as a residential building for Lord Dufferin who served as the Viceroy of India from 1884 to 1888. After the India gained Independence, this place was turned into Rashtrapati Niwas and later turned into center for advanced study and research. This place draws attention due to its majestic Victorian architecture.

Kali Bari Temple: This temple attracts the attention of tourists due to its historic and architectural structure. Goddess Kali is known as Goddess Shyamala and it is believed that Shimla derived its name from Goddess’s name.

Himachal State Museum of Shimla is located in an old Victorian mansion ‘Inverarm’ which was later converted into museum on 26 January 1973. Museum has a vast collection of miniature paintings, stone sculptures, coins, weapons, armors, dolls, jewelry, handicrafts, and numismatic articles which was discovered in the valley. A collection of bronze idols serene from various temples spread across the Himalayas also attracts the attention of visitors.

Chadwick falls: Chadwick water fall is one of the best mesmerizing places in Shimla offering soothing and mild calming view. It is situated at an altitude of 86m above from sea level. The surroundings of waterfall is completely covered with the deodar and pine trees.

Johnnie’s Wax Museum: Johnnie’s Wax Museum was constructed by a Gurgaon based company “BM Brothers”, which laid its foundation at the historic Willow Bank Estate in the Shimla. The wax museum holds the statue of 16 well known people from different backgrounds.

Kufri Fun World: If you are Delhitie and looking for fun, book Delhi to Shimla taxi and visit Kufri fun world for various beguiling and adventurous fun rides including bungee jumping, zip-lining, snow skiing, go karting etc.

Shimla, a blessing from the nature which is fully dwell with the panoramic sceneries, lush green gardens and snow peaked mountains. Shimla in 1864, was declared as the summer capital of India then after Independence, it became the capital of Punjab, later on was named as the capital of Himachal. Shimla never failed to impress the visitors with mesmerizing locations such as;