Christ Church : A majestic looking church which is located on the ridge. The church is considered to be the second oldest in the whole of North India.
Annandale: Flat terrain in Shimla which has been developed as a good playground. Ideal for cricketing picnics , golfing and equestrian sport.
Daranghati Sanctuary: Located at 150 km from the city. Known for the Musk Deer , Ghoral and Thar. Ideal for Trekking.
Chadwick Waterfalls: Located at 7 km from the city and having a height of 67 meters , it is one of the most highly frequented spots. Excellent for photography , especially during monsoon.
Trekking galore along the hills
Himalayan Mountain Biking
Hiking along the Ridge
Skiing & Ice Skating
Take a long peaceful walk down Mall Road
Scenic viewing after taking the Lift down Carter Road
Visiting The Gaiety Theatre and taking a trip through time.
Train rides to Kalka or watching trains arriving at Shimla, while precariously holding onto the slope.
Pahadi cuisine is an acquired taste. Nevertheless, one can savor the simple, but whole-some food that is made with fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce from backyards and orchards. There is an noticeable mix of influences from the hill tribes and early British colony. Local tea is served at many joints dotting the highways around Shimla to compliment the colder temperatures.
Indian Coffee House : Good for fine coffee and breakfast . One of the places to have cheap yet superbly made food.
Embassy Restaurant : Decorated with pieces of literature and quotes , the restaurant offers Indian and Continental cuisine apart from being the ideal place for cafe & desserts.
Ashiana & Goofa : Run by the Himachal Tourism Dept. the place is a fine diner serving Indian , Chinese and Continental. Heavily visited by travelers.
Lutyens Room: Serves cuisine and Indian food at reasonable rates.
Baljees : One of the city's oldest. Serves Western and Indian cuisine.
Himalayan fruits, honey and local handicrafts must be your takeaways from this region.
Minchy's : Well known for selling authentic Himachal fruit products where travelers can shop jams , squashes , wines and candy.
Minerva Book House : Well known local bookstore that has a wide collection of novels and condensed books.
Maria Bros : Antique lovers can enjoy shopping rare antiques and rare books.
Himachal Emporium : Art & Craft lovers can choose from a wide variety of locally-made handicrafts.
Language: Pahari , Hindi , English and Punjabi
Currency: Indian Rupee
Climate : Predominantly cool during winters and fairly warm during the summers with heavy but non-problematic rainfall in the monsoon. Snowy from December to late February.Trivia: Was declared as the summer capital of British India in 1864