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Shimla is just not a place but heaven! Queen of hills is known for its mountainous beauty, high lofty peaks, icy perks and a lot more. Shimla is most common places for tourist to visit. Here markets add a cherry to the cake. One can shop from traditional attires to oxidized jewelry. It’s lush greenery, pleasant climate and snow-clad hills attract most of the tourists.
Just imagine yourself with a cup of coffee and eating Maggie with your friends while sitting on the terrace of your hotel, assuming clouds on your hands. But before you go with the best things in Shimla, let us know the best time to visit Shimla.
The best time to visit Shimla is between December to February. There are many tourist places in shimla to visit with your loved ones and friends. The weather remains please between this time. One can go for ice skiing too. You should avoid visiting Shimla between July -October as there are more chances of landslides. Now let us come with the 10 best things to do in shimla.
1. Take toy train ride
Who has not heard of the toy train? This train connects Kalka to Shimla. This is indeed in of the best thing to do in Shimla. The toy train moves like a snake on the curved ends. Also, there is a famous tunnel that is tunnel number 33 which comes under most haunted places in Shimla. You can actually enjoy you train ride with hour friends and family. If you have seen Jab we met then you must be aware of what we are talking about.
2. Shopping at lakkar bazaar
Lakkar Bazaar is a different sight when the sun reaches the horizon. You can not just afford to miss shopping at Lakkar bazaar in Shimla. Lakkar bazaar as the name suggests is a woody market. Here you can get wood, furniture at a very lower cost. Apart from that, you will see a variety of shawls, woolen clothes here. Don’t miss the varieties in Nehru Jackets here!
3. Chadwick waterfall
See the splendid beauty here! Chadwick beauty waterfall is a unique place in Shimla. Located 7 km away from Shimla, Chadwick waterfall is a combination of aesthetic beauty and serene environment. You can drive with a car here to take a trek route, wherever suits you. Moreover, if you are a nature lover then witnessing sunrise or sunset here in Chadwick waterfall is one of the best things to do in Shimla.
4. Jakhoo temple
If you are really interested in knowing the art and culture of the city then you can visit Jakhoo temple. Dedicated to shrines,talks adorable in the evening. Jakhoo hill is said to be the most top hill trek of the Shimla. You can enjoy nature’s view during this trek.
5. Scandal point
Scandal point is one of the famous points in Shimla. It is located on the platform of Ridge Road. If you really want to witness the beauty then wait for the sunset here! The place offers a mesmerizing view of lush snowy valleys.
It is actually known as a paradise for photographers and nature lovers. If you are a book lover then you can also visit Tudor library which is located net the scandal point, over Ridge Road.
6. River rafting at tattapanni
Sail across the clear crystal! River rafting js a delight for adventures junkies! The free-flowing rivers in this queens of hills makes the ideal condition to this exciting water sports . The most popular river is flown from Chabba to Tattapani. The area is stretched to 12 km and it takes 2 hours to complete the same.
7. Pine forest
You will find a number of pine forests in Shimla. If you are looking for something serene and peaceful then pine forest is the place for you. Some of the beautiful trails lead you to the Glen, the Summer Hill, the Prospect Hill, and the Kamna Devi Temple. These nature walks are the best thing for couples if you get the weather romantic!
8. Military museum
The military museum is something you just can’t miss it! If you are interested in arms and military things then you must visit this museum in Annandale. The place displays various armed documents, Pakistan documents, etc. Visiting time here is between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
9. Johhnies wax museum
Have you been to a wax museum before? If not then you should try this. This is one of the unique thing to do in Shimla. You will witness wax statues of different personalities here talking about celebrities like Amitabh Bachan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai. Coming to sports personality including crickets, hockey players, political personality and much more. The place has 16 lifesized statues. One needs to purchase a ticket of 250/- between 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
10. Tara devi temple
If you love being to a spiritual place then you must add Tara Devitemple in your to-do list of Shimla. The temple is decorated so beautifully that no one can just match to that level of amidst beauty.
Try visiting the temple during Shardiya navaratras and Ashtami which happens during Dussehra to be a part of the grand celebrations.
These were the top 10 best things you can ever do in Shimla. Now, what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and add dates to your calendar. Keep clothes that can make you feel warm in the cold night of Shimla. One more thing you can do is add a born fire night on your trip. This will create tonnes of memories and click pictures. People who smile together always stay together.
There are three ways through which you can visit Shimla. You can go via road connecting famous national highways, Shimla is approximately 350 km from New Delhi, and 118 km from Chandigarh or take a train to the Kalka. People who can’t travel so much can take air route also, The nearest airport, Jubbarhatti, is located 23 km from the main city. Have safe travelling!
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