Talk about the best hill stations in India and Shimla stands one amongst them. There are so many awesome places to visit in Shimla. You will be astounded by the snow covered mountains, alluring greenery, lovely lakes and awesome climate. Shimla is popularly known as the queen of hill stations and you will be mesmerized by the air that you breathe. Yes! It’s that fresh.
I recently visited Shimla for the second time. My first visit to Shimla was when I was 6 years old. This time when I visited Shimla, it rained. Oh and it looked amazingly beautiful. Anyway, people Christ church, Mall road and heritage walk when they talk about best places to visit in Shimla. Though these places are must-visit places without any doubt, but you should try to visit the lesser known places of Shimla too!
Here are 4 amazing places to visit in Shimla apart from the common ones:
It is located 5 kms away from Shimla and this hill is one amongst the 7 hills that makes Shimla. You must try this place during summers. The best time is to be there during sunrise and sunset.
Talk about the adventurous place in Shimla and you cannot afford to miss Annandale. If you love golf, you must be here. You will love the scenery and the helipad. You can be here between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
It is the highest peak in Shimla and is 8000 feet high. There is a Hanuman Temple at the top of the hill and people from across the country come to seek the blessings from Lord Hanuman. The Hanuman idol is 108 feet tall. If you love trekking you must try trekking to Jakhoo hill.
Shimla State Museum:
It is also known as Himachal state museum and if you want to experience the British culture, you will get to see the handicrafts, sculptures, paintings, artifacts and so on. The collection is just mind blowing. The Shimla State Museum is open between 7.00 am to 8.00 pm.
There are many beautiful places in Shimla that will take away your breath. You need to have excess time to explore the entire hill station. The warm people and the cold weather will make your trip more successful and if you are planning to visit it in December or Jan, you might witness snowfall too!