From 1823 onwards, for some six decades the Governors-General and later Viceroys of India had shuttled from one unsuitable residence to another during their summer journey in Shimla. Situated on a hillock west of Shimla this was formerly the palace of British Viceroy built in 1888.
Sankat Mochan Temple
One of the most popular tourist attractions of Shimla, the Sankat Mochan Temple is located among lush green and tranquil locales in this beautiful hill station. Shri Sankat Mochan temple in Simla is located on the Kalka - Shimla highway, on the National Highway - 22.
It's a popular ski resort and is at a distance of sixteen kilometers from Shimla. With thick woods around it offers a panoramic view of 2000 miles of the great Himalyan ranges. Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India.
It is at a distance of 23 Kms from Shimla. There is a thick cedar forest, attractive picnic spot and sixteen hole golf course. Fagu : There is a very fine view from this spot and has a lot of snow in winters. Its 22 Kms from Shimla. Nestled between the beautiful lofty ranges of the Himalayas, lies the Naldehra hill station.
I must tell you readers about Fagu-which is 23km away from Shimla (and 3km from Kufree) is a great place for doing nothing and morning walks among apple and potato fields. Fagu is ,situated on the Hindustan Tibet Road at a height of about 2500 mts.
Tara Devi Temple, located in Shimla is a very famous tourist attraction of this place. Situated at a distance of around 11 kilometers from Shimla, this famous temple can be visited while traveling on the Kalka - Shimla National Highway.
Himachal Pradesh has two narrow gauge Rail tracks Kalka - Shimla and Pathankot-Jogindernagar. On both these lines run the mini trains, popularly called 'Toy Trains' by the tourists. Travelling on these trains is a thrilling experience as the lines, trains and the landscape of charming hills.
Chadwick Falls are located just 7 km away from the main center of the city. To reach Chadwick Fall, you have to pass Summer Hill on the way. It is very easy to reach this place by cab, taxi or bus.The falls are sixty-seven meters high and are at their best during the monsoons.