Hill :- ( 2,455 meters ) 2 km. from town. This
is the highest peak of Shimla and offers panoramic view
of the town and the mountains. 'Hanuman Temple of Jakhu'
is very famous. According to legend, Hanumanji took some
rest here when he was carrying a hill of 'Sanjiwani Booti'
( a herb to save the life of Lakshmana, the younger brother
of Lord Rama ).
The State Museum Shimla :- Shimla museum has endeavoured
to project hill art and the cultural wealth of the state
showing their link with the national artistic scene. There
is a collection of minitature paintings, costumes, textiles
and jewellery of the region. A leisurely winding walk
from the Mall, past the Gortan Castle and the Cecil leads
to a colonial mansion perched atop a hill. It houses the
state museum. A visit to Shimla is incomplete without
seeing this museum, which offers a peep into Himachal's
Coffee House Shimla :- This coffee house
of Shimla is working under a cooperative society. The
interior decor of the coffee house is always kept simple
with a few framed pictures, but only those portraying
coffee. Having two floors, the Shimla Coffee House is
spacious but it is always packed.
Kali Bari Temple :- Few yards from scandal
Point towards General Post Office. It is believed that
the idol of Goddess Shayamla is enshrined there.
Indian Institute of Advance Studies :- The
institute is housed in the erstwhile Viceregal Lodge which
was built in 1884-88 during the period of Lord Dufferin.
It isa commanding building in Summer Hill. The gardens
of the Institute are really beautiful and fascinating.
It was designed by Henry Twain.
Glen :- ( 1,830 meters ) Distance 4km.
This is one of the most beautiful picnic spots of Shimla
with flowing streams through dense forest. Approach is
near ‘Cecil Hotel’ and ‘Kennedy House’.
Chail :- ( 2,250 meters ) Situated 45
km. from Shimla.. This was the ‘Summer Capital’
of the erstwhile Patiala State. The small town is located
amid thick woods and has fine walks. It has the highest
cricket ground in the world. The dense forests around
are alive with many species of birds and animals but it
is best known for its ‘Scottish red Deer' which
were introduced by the Maharaja.
Kufri :- ( 2,633 meters ) 16km. from
Shimla. Kufri has won a name on the sports and tourist
map of India due to its ‘Ski-runs’, ‘Seed
Potato Farm’ of the Central Potato Research Institute
and ‘Food Craft Institute’.
Summer Hill :- ( 2,123 meters ) 5 km.
A picturesque suburb of Shimla, which offers shady walks
in quiet surroundings. Himachal Pradesh University is
Kamna Devi :- ( 2,145 meters ) 5 km.
This place is located near Boileauganj. Kamna Devi is
the most popular picnic spot which commands a unique view
of Shimla, Jutogh, Summer hill and Tara Devi. The hill
is famous by name of Prospect Hill.
Wild Flower Hall :- ( 13 km. once the
residence of Lord Kitchuer, the Commander-in-Chief of
India in the beginning of the 20th century. This is surrounded
by dense and beautiful pine forest. About 1 km from Wild
Flower Hall is the ‘Retreat’ , the weekend
resort of Lord Curzon. Between Wild Flower Hall and Retreat,
‘Hem Kunj’ ( formerly Dane's Folly ) the summer
holiday resort of the Punjab Governor is situated. On
January 4-5-1993, Wild Flower Hall was reduced to ashes
in a major fire.
Tara Devi :- ( 2,100
meters ) 8 km. There is a famous temple on the top of
Christ Church :- The imposing Church
stand majestically on the ridge, is the second oldest
Church in North India. It has a very a very majestic
appearance and inside there are stained glass windows
which represent faith, hope, charity, patience and humanity.
It was built in 1857. In fact it has become synonymous
with Shimla and no picture of two town is complate without
Tattapani :- ( 655 meters ) 51 km.
A dip at the hot sulphur springs at Tattapani not only
relaxes the body but also has therapeutic effects. There
is a tourist bungalow at Tattapani to accommodate 20
Mashobra :- ( 2,150 meters ) 13 km.
This is a popular picnic spot which offers ideal walks
amidst forest of oak and pine. The area adjoining to
Mashobra is famous for apples orchards. Nearby is the
site of annual 'Sipi Fair' held in June.
Naldera :- ( 3,044 meters ) 22 km.
Naldera offers one of the oldest and most sporting golf
courses in India set in the midst of thick forests.
The country around Naldera is also famous for its temples
which are representative of the typical hill architecture
of the area. Naldera is known for its 'nine hole golf
course'. Naldera course was laid by Lord Curzon in 1903.
Fagu :- ( 2,510 meters ) 22 km. Fagu's
idyllic surroundings area for those looking for tranquillity
and solitude. A slamm hamlet overlooking prosperous
apple orchards and with a fine view of the Himalayan
Panorma. Fagu is also a popular trekking stage
Narkanda :- ( 2,708 meters ) 64 km.
It commands a unique view of the eternal snow line and
the dense forest. A quaint sleepy hamlet. From here,
you get breathtaking view of the snow clad Himalayas.
'Hatu Peak' at an altitude of 3,143 meters above sea
level ai 8 km. from Narkanda. In winter, there are exciting
ski slopes to Ski on.