|Shimla, was the most important
British hill resort, prior to India's independence. It is named
after its patron goddess, Shamla Devi, a manifestation of Kali.
Simla, located at an altitude of 7,267 feet, is inhabited around
a crescent - shaped ridge, which is blessed with perennially
cool air and amazing views. It provides superb panoramic sights
of the valleys, and the lofty peaks of the great Himalayan range,
on both sides.
The Ridge, The large open space in the heart of town presents
excellent view of the mountain ranges. Shimla's landmarks-the
Neo-Gothic structure of Christ Church and the new-Tudor library
building are worth seeing.
The Mall, Main shopping centre of shimla with restaurants.
the Gaiety Theatre, which is a reproduction of an old British
theatre is a center of cultural activities. A passenger lift
of HPTDC can be taken from the Cart Road and the Mall. Lakkar
Bazaar adjacent to the Ridge is popular for its wood crafts
Kali Bari Temple, Few yards from scandal Point towards General
Post Office. It is believed that the idol of Goddess Shayamla
is enshrined there.
Access by Air:
Shimla can be reached by airways after reaching Jubbarhatti
which has the nearest airport and is situated at 23 km from
Access by Rail:
Nearest railway station is at Chandigarh which is 120 km away
Access by Road:
Shimla can be reached by roadways from Delhi or Chandigarh.
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