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Shimla " The Hill Resort at the Foothiils of Himalayas "

The British colonizers were survivors in India for a period of 350 years. They discovered some hidden beauties of nature; Shimla was also the discovery of the British who took shelter at the hilly abodes to escape the heat of plains. Shimla became the summer capital of British Raj in 1864. This hill resort of India is itched in the mind of Indians for the famous Shimla Pact that was signed between India and Pakistan.

Shimla, popularly known as the Queen of Hills is located on the north-western Himalayas in the Himachal state of India. The altitude of this hill station is about 2128 meters above sea level. The forests of pine, rhododendron, oak add beauty to the entire landscape of Shimla city and the neo-gothic style colonial architecture of the buildings echoes the rule of British colonizers. The Shyamala Devi temple dedicated to an incarnation of Goddess Kali is the origin behind the naming of the city.

Shimla-Kalka narrow gauge railway route is the one of the longest railway routes in India. It is built in 1906. The railway route from Shimla to Kala has more than 806 bridges and 103 tunnels, it is a superb example of engineering marvel of the British and it is known as the British Jewel of the Orient. It is a now a World Heritage Site, Mountain Railways of India.

The British architectural heritages that are found in Shimla are Viceregal Lodge, Auckland House, Gorton Castle, Peterhoff house, and Gaiety Theatre. While visiting Shimla on a luxury hill tour packages, one must explore the colonial heritage along with the temples and markets of the city.

Shimla is itself beautiful to mesmerize a traveler. The mountain beauty of Shimla can be explored while staying at a deluxe hotel or hill resort in the city. The hilly terrains and vast stretches of Himalayan seasonal beauty take one to a pure land of nature.

The Mall, the pedestrian historic area is the major attraction; it houses some buildings of Victorian architecture. The Ridge located on the north end of Mall is known as the culture capital of Shimla. The yellow Christ Church designed by father of Indian born British author, Rudyard Kipling’s father is the main vintage point to explore the seven hills of Shimla.

A luxury tour to Shimla can be a relaxation voyage or an adventurous trip. If one wants to unleash adventure spirit he or she can experience water rafting, hiking, biking, horseback riding, archery, golf, and ice skating in winter?

Shimla is 365 kilometers from Delhi, the capital of India. The Chandigarh Airport is four hours drive from Shimla city.