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About Shimla


Known as the Queen of Hill Stations, Shimla became the summer capital of the British Raj during the latter half of the 19th century when the soldiers of the British army, merchants and civil servants moved up here to get relief from the scorching heat of the plains.
One of the most popular tourist destinations of India, Shimla is also the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. This hill station derives its name from "Goddess Shyamla", an avatar of Goddess Kali.
Shimla still retains its colonial charm and ambience that is not found anywhere else in India. Shimla is one tourist destination that can be visited any time during the year. Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings while the winter temperatures  can fall below zero and provide the perfect ambience for snuggling in front of a roaring fireplace.

Eating Out  

Shimla, a city of lovers, fun and intrigue is undoubtedly one of the most favorite cities of India.
Yummy Golgappas on the Ridge:- The ridge is the central part of the city and the best time to visit the Ridge is in the morning or the evening at the time of sunset.
Butter Bun with the History:- Your next stop is the tea stall which impressed the British Viceroy. The tea stall is nestled in the thick forests of the Chawda Maidan and known as the Verma Tea Stall. Enjoy Delicious Chana with the Bhaturas:-For lunch, you should enjoy the best chana with luchis and bhaturas in Lakhar Bazaar at Sita Ram and Sons.
Thanda Thanda Cool Cool Desserts:-When it comes to the cold delicacies, no one can match the desserts and the ice creams of Embassy Ice creams.



Shopping in Shimla is all about buying the local handicrafts and the main shopping areas in Shimla are along the Mall, the Subzi Mandi, and the Lakkar Bazaar.
The Mall road is the place shoppers love to explore, as there are several shops here that offer plethora of choices including woollen products, handicrafts, and handmade artefacts. The Kullu and Kinnauri shawls, mufflers and scarves, Pashmina shawls and the Tibetan carpets are some of the must-buys from Shimla. Apart from shawls, there are Himachali caps, gloves, sweaters and socks, which you may buy from here. In case you are interested in some wooden work then you may head to Lakkar Bazaar where you will find various wooden products including walking sticks, toy, figurines, key-chains, pots, candle stands, kitchen ware and spoons that make for some great souvenirs to take back home. Apart from this you may also like to buy juices, jams, squashes, pickles and sauces as they are also the best buys here.

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