Located in north-west Himalayas at an altitude of 2,130 meters (6,988 ft), Shimla is known as the “Queen of Hills”. It is draped in forests of pine, rhododendron, oak and experiences pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters. Famous for its buildings styled in tudorbethan and neo-gothic architecture reminiscent of the colonial era, Shimla is surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan peaks and green pastures.
Enjoy a heritage walk through Shimla’s Victorian-era architecture, labyrinthine bazaars and lengthy pedestrian shopping mall. Shimla is connected to the city of Kalka by one of the longest narrow Gauge railway routes still operating in India. Shimla is ideally located, and though there is an air service to the town, it is best reached by road that takes in the charms of the Himalayan countryside at its best.