Shimla vacation package Explore the beauty of Himanchal
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Shimla vacation package Explore the beauty of Himanchal

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Shimla once a part of Nepal. But in a was of 1814 to 1816 between Nepal King Prithvi Narayan Shah & East India company it became a part of India, after a treaty signed between them. Himanchal Pradesh has many cities like Almora, Pathankot, Kumaon Gharwal, Simur, Dehradun and Kangra all became the part of India after the war. Shimla was known for Hindu temple of Goddess Shyamla Devi at that time. But now it is a well known tourist centre. Tourist from all over the world book happily for exploring scenic Shimla and also visit many other places of Himanchal Pradesh. It is a cool place not away from burning plains, so people from nearby places enjoy this ‘Queen of Hills’ and thus in summers Shimla happen to be most crowded hill station. Once a Britisher’s Prime choice since 1822 Shimla became the centre of attraction for many higher authorities like Governor General and viceroy.

Shimla once a habitat of villagers in “Upper Bazaar” was cleared by a fire. The native were forced to live in lower and middle bazaar, thus in upper bazaar many buildings were build up. The Upper Bazaar is planned for the esteem end to become the centre of the European Town. Book Shimla visit as it is connected by railway line from ‘Kalka’. Railway line was constructed in 1906. This railway route is a pleasure in itself as it has 103 small and big tunnels and connected with 806 bridges with high quality engineering and is know as “British Jewel of the Orient”. Shimla having a soothing climate and thus being desirable by the (Salanies) tourist. In 2008 it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage site mountain railways in India. Shimla was the capital of Punjab in 1871 till Chandigarh named the capital of Punjab. In the year 1971 Shimla become the capital of state of Himanchal Pradesh. Shimla is located in the North Western ranges of Himalayas. At an altitude of 2397.59 meter above sea level. Main attractions in Shimla are Jakoo Hills 2454 Meters (Altitude above sea level) and pre independence buildings like vice regal Lodge, Auckland House, Gorton Castle, Peter off House and gaily theatre.

The main spine of Shimla is the mall during peak season for the tourist the people of Shimla known as Shimlaites celebrate a variety of festivals are celebrated in summer visitors enjoy there traditional festival during their visit for the enjoyment of the ‘Kufri’ is a Ski resort mainly visited during winters with a sight of snow fall honeymooners and tourist never want to miss this opportunity so booking is in full swing during winters and summers. Shimla surrounded by ‘Tatta Pani’ just 55 km from Shimla is the name of “Sulpher Spring” knows for curing skin discnees at the banks of Satluj River. Fancy dress competition and ice skating competitions are the main attraction for the sports loving persons.

Shimla is dotted by many temples visited by devotees. The Kali Bari temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kate is near the mall. Jakoo temple is at an altitude of 8051 ft above sea level is a ‘HANUMAN TEMPLE’ located at the highest point of Shimla. ‘SANKAT MOCHAN’ is another Hanuman Temple famous for a large number of monkeys seen in the vicinity of the temple. Next is Tara Devi Temple famous for rituals and festivals church on the ridge and Gurudwara near the bas terminus is a sign of National integrity ‘ANAND VILAS’ is “Sarva Dharma Mandir “. It is interesting to book your tour for Shimla in Himanchal Pradesh to explore.

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