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THE MALL: This is the main attraction and shopping centre of shimla with restaurants. Gaiety Theatre, which is a reproduction of an old British theatre and is a center of cultural activities.  Lakkar Bazaar next to the Ridge is popular for its wood crafts.

KALI BARI TEMPLE: A few distance away from scandal Point towards General Post Office.


JAKHOO TEMPLE (2.5 Km) 2455 m: This is Shimla's highest peak offers a great view of the town. An ancient Lord Hanuman temple. Can be reached from Ridge near Church walking or can also hire pony or taxi to visit the temple.

STATE MEUSEUM (3 Km): Ancient Historical Sculptors and paintings of Himachal Pradesh. Visiting hours 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Monday and gazetted holidays.

PROSPECT HILL (5 Km) 2155 m: This hill Crowned by a temple dedicated to Kamna Devi is just 15 minutes walk from Boileauganj on shimla Bilaspur road. The hill offers nice views of the area.

SUMMER HILL (7 Km) 1983 m: A nice superb on Shimla-Kalka Railway line. The Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to Shimla lived in the elegant Georgian House of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur. HP University is situated here.

CHADWICK FALLS (7 Km) 1586 m: Surrounded by thick forests. About 35 minutes walk from Summer Hill Chowk.

SANKAT MOCHAN (7 Km) 1975 m: On Shimla Kalka road is famous Lord Hanuman temple. It provides an excellent view of Shimla town. The place can be visited by Bus or Taxi.

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TARA DEVI (11 Km) 1851 m: On Shimla Kalka highway this place can be accessed by Rail, bus and car. From the station or road you can visit the temple either on foot or by taxi .

NARKANDA (60 Km) 2708 m: On the Hindustan Tibet road, Narkanda offers spectacular views of snow ranges. An uphill trek through Deodar woods leads to Hatu Peak (8 Km). Ancient temple of Hatu Mata is  alive with skiers. HPTDC runs Hotel Hatu and in winters short skiing courses are organised.

KOTGARH (82 Km) 1830 m: By road, bifurcation from Narkanda (18 Km) Land of apples and apricots.

RAMPUR (140 Km) 924 m: On the Hindustan Tibet Road. Once the capital of the Princely State of Bushahr, the town is situated on the banks of Satluj river, Big Commercial Centre and famous International Lavi fare which is held in November every year, Dumgir Buddhist Temple, Padam Palace, Raghunath Temple, Ayodhya temple and Narsingh Temple, are worth visiting. Himachal Tourism runs a tourist Complex and air conditioned Cafe, Satluj.

KHARAPATHHAR (85 Km) 2673 m: Motorable on Shimla-Rohru road. A famous religious shrine Giriganga is 7 Km on foot or by jeep.

JUBBAL (90 Km) 1892 m: Headquarters of the erstwhile Princely State, Jubbal has a superbly maintained Palace which was designed by a French architect in the 1930 and is remarkable mix of European and indigenous styles.

MASHOBRA (12 Km) 2148 m: By road on Shimla Naldehra road. This place is surrounded by thick forests and offers ideal walks. Goddess Durga temple is worth seeing.

CRAIGNANO (18 Km) 2149 m: By road on Shimla-Naldhera road, Ideal picnic spot with lawns and garden.

NALDEHRA (22 Km) 2044 m: Motorable On Shimla Tattapani road. this is a nine hole golf course. It was designed by the British viceroy, Lord Curzon who was so enchanted by this place that he gave his daughter Alexandra, Naldehra as her second name. Ancient Nag temple is also situated here.

TATTAPANI (65 Km) 680 m: By road on Shimla-Mandi Highway via Naldehra. Tattapani has hot water springs having sulpher contents, also Hindu temples and Shiv Goofa at Saraur (4 Km) are worth seeing places

 



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