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Shimla Travel Guide

Pine forests and apple orchards, crisp, clean air and breathtaking views. Sprawled over 12 kms on a crescent shaped ridge lies Shimla, the largest hill station and erstwhile summer capital of the British in India. Descending in layers from the top of the ridge, at 2,213 metres, Shimla straddles several hills, including the Jakhoo, Prospect Hill, Observatory Hill, Elysium Hill, and Summer Hill.

Though Shimla, which is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh, has come a long way from the days of the Raj, the old British buildings, quaint cottages and churches still remind visitors of an era long gone by. Here, in the heyday of the Empire, officers and their wives strolled down the Mall, exchanging pleasantries with fellow officers.

Many a grass widow spent time wandering through the beautiful walks through pine forests, while dashing Indian princes left many an English lady heartbroken. From the days of the British, when it was the popular retreat of the sahibs, Shimla has now become the hub of major activities in Himachal Pradesh. Being the seat of government and a major tourist attraction in north India, the town has grown to bursting point. In peak tourist season, traffic jams, and crippling water shortage are common.

So travel to Shimla and get rejuvenated by its fresh air, magnificent snow peaks and refreshing green.

Scandal Point got its curious name after the daughter of a high-ranking British officer eloped with a Patiala prince from here.


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