shimla Travel Guide

Welcome to Shimla


Introduction 
Shimla tourism welcomes travelers to the most fantabulous hill-station that is known for its unparallel beauty and serenity.This is One of the most famous tourist destinations of India, Shimla located in Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill station.It is also known as the Queen of hill stations. It is Also known as Simla, your travel to this place will be one event of your life that you shall never forget.This beautiful hill station derives its name from Goddess Shyamla, who is supposed to be an avatar of Goddess Kali. This lovely hill station was discovered by the British who immediately fell in love with this place. Infact, they went to the extent of declaring Shimla as their summer capital.  

Places to visit 
  • The Mall Road
  • The Jakhu Temple
  • Summer Hill
  • Summer Ridge
  • Christ Church
  • Sankat Mochan Temple
  • State Museum of Shimla
  • Tara Devi Temple
  • Kufri
 

Industries
All the industries in Shimla are small scale industries. The most important is the fruit processing industry. As abundant fruits are produced here, jam, jelly, squash and juices are made out of them and sold. The main industries in Shimla are:
  • Food Industry
  • Wood Based Industry
  • Paper,Glass and leather Industry
  • Chemical Industry
  • Textile Industry
  • Jute Bages Industry
  • Bakery Products Industry
  • Essential Oil Industry
 

Art And Culture 
Shimlaites is the popular term that is used for the people of Shimla. As Shimla is a cosmopolitan town, there are varieties of festivals celebrated here. Though the major religion of this region is Hinduism, there are many followers of Sikhism in Shimla. The minority population of Shimla are Christians, Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists.The Winter Carnival and the Summer Carnival are the major events of this town. Almost all the major festivals of Hindus, Christians, Sikhs , Muslims and Buddhists are celebrated here.The Photo Art Gallery of Shimla is one of the best places to know about rich culture and heritage of Shimla. Shimla handicrafts and artworks are encouraged by the government. Embroidered shawls, leather garments and various art and craft items carved out of wood are the major attractions of Shimla. Varieties of items like jewelry boxes, fruit bowls, idols are carved out of woods of Pine and deodar trees that are abundant in Shimla.  

Festivals 
Shimla organises many festivals and events throughout the year apart from the common ones like dussera,diwali,shivrati etc.  
  • Rhyali Festival
  • Christmas
  • Ice skating Carnival

Area 5131 kmĀ²
Population 142161
Language Hindi, Himachali, Garhwali, English
Pin Code 171001

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