Located near to the Mall road of Shimla, the Kali Bari Mandir is dedicated to Goddess
Shyamala Devi. Devotees often come to this temple, especially during Diwali Festival
and Durga Puja.
A major activity centre of Shimla, the Mall is located close to the Ridge and Scandal
Point. This place is dotted with a number of showrooms, emporiums, restaurants,
Gaiety Theatre and many more shops.
Shimla State Museum:
Set up on top of a hill above the Chaura Maidan, this museum houses in a colonial
building, called as Inverarm. One needs to hike about 1500 metre to reach the colonial
mansion houses the museum.
Tara Devi Temple, The Ridge, Summer Hill, Annandale, Padam Palace, Viceregal
Lodge, Kamru Fort, Arki Fort etc.
Best Time for Holidaying in Shimla
The natural beauty of Shimla can be enjoyed all around the year. Summer season (from
March-June) is very pleasant at this place, which generally, monsoon season starts
(from July to September), which experience excessive rainfall and winter season (starts
from October to February) in which you can experience as well as enjoy snowfall. So,
summer and winter both are the seasons when you can enjoy the charming beauty of
Shimla but the choice will be yours. So, keep your choices in mind and plan a delightful
Shimla vacation accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Shimla
A Shimla trip is incomplete without buying stuffs from here. If you are shopaholic
and have a good knack in bargaining, Shimla is a place for you. One of the most
famous places to go for shopping in Shimla is 'the Mall road'. In fact, the Mall Road
is the shopping hub and commercial center of this hill station. One can find buy small
souvenirs, handicrafts and other exclusive artifacts from different shops available here.
Don't forget to buy the famous Himachali caps that are available in almost every shop.
Some interesting picks can be shawls, pick up colorful gloves, sweaters, socks and
beautifully carved walking sticks (from Lakkar Bazaar) that you can surely bring for your
loved ones from your Shimla tour.
Explore Options to Reach Shimla
If you have plans to book Shimla holiday packages, then find the answer of how
to reach Shimla. The wonderful hill station is well-connected with all means of
transportations (air, rail and road).
Located at a distance of 23 KM from Shimla, Jubbarhatti Airport connects this hill station
to other major cities of India by operating regular flights from Chandigarh, Delhi and
The closest rail head to Shimla is Kalka Railway station, which is located at a distance
of 96 KM. The duration of journey from Kalka to Shimla, in the toy train, is around six
hrs. Otherwise, you can hire a car from Kalka station.
Shimla is very well connected to major towns of the state and other major cities of
country by road. Kalka (80 Kms), Ambala (166 Kms), Chandigarh (119 Kms), Delhi (370
kms), Amritsar (342 Kms), Agra (568 Kms) are the major cities which tourists reach by
taking buses. Deluxe as well as ordinary buses are also available from all these places.
However, you can hire taxis too.