The best way to escape the scorching heat of Indian summer is to run to one of the many beautiful hill stations. The hill stations of India are not only beautiful and pleasant, but also full of history having important connections to the colonial period. Many of them have been the summer capital of the colonial empire or as health sanatorium like Shimla, Darjeeling, and Dalhousie etc. The brithshers discovered and identified these places as possible tourist and summer resorts and transformed and developed them. They build modern buildings, roads, railways and many other important infrastructures to bring them at par with other cities and towns, the result, some of the most beautiful and gorgeous hill stations. Today these hill stations are some of the most popular tourist destinations of India, where people from all over the world come to get a slice of its cool pleasant air and salubrious climate.
Shimla is one of the most popular and frequently visited hill stations of India. A Shimla tour is highly sought after vacation for millions of people as it provides them an escape to one of the most beautiful places in the world. This gorgeous hill station which is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh was formerly the summer capital of the Brithshers. The influence of the Brithshers is clearly seen in the architecture and surroundings of this place. Old grand colonial buildings, famous colleges and research institutions, ancient temples and palaces, some of which are built in Tudorbethan and neo-gothic architecture fill this place and make Shimla tourism very popular and attractive. Its natural beauty surrounded with beautiful mountains covered with green vegetation, pleasant salubrious climate, the architectural buildings, the wooden craft and the famous apples, is what gives identity to this place. Some of the popular tourist attractions you can visit on you Shimla tour are the Mall road, the Shimla ridge, the different lakes and temples, the beautiful trails for trekking and hiking, the shopping malls and many other interesting places. It is one of the most popular ski resorts of India and some of the important festivals that are organised here are the Ice skating carnival, the Rhyali Festival and the summer festival.
The best time to visit this place is between the months of October to November and March to May; however it can be visited at any time of the year. But since it is a hill station located at high altitude, winters are pretty cold; however this is also the best time for skiing. So depending on your nature of travel you can plan your trip accordingly. This beautiful hill station is well connected by roadways to different parts of the country. The nearest airport is at Jubbarhatti, which is just 23 kms away and the nearest railway station is at Kalka which is at a distance of 96 kms. Other services like tourist taxis and hotels for comfortable accommodation are available in plenty. Shimla tourism takes good care of all it visitors, providing them a holiday of their lifetime.