Shimla is located in the South-Western ranges of Himalayas at an altitude of 7238 feet above the sea level. The total driving distance between Auramah Valley and Shimla is 25.1 Kms. The Climate remains moderately warm during the summer and mostly cool during the winters.
Things To Do in Shimla
Some of the most popular tourist places in Shimla are The Ridge, Christ Church, Jakhu Temple, Gaiety Heritage, Lakkar Bazar, Kalibari Temple, Rashtrapati Niwas also known as Viceregal Lodge, Himachal State Museum, and Chadwick Falls etc. The historical Mall Road is the main street of the Shimla where you will find many showrooms, restaurants, cafes, department stores and shops.
Visit The Ridge
The Ridge is a remarkable colossal expanse, located in Shimla at an altitude of 2205 meters above the sea level. It is a major tourist attraction of Shimla and is located at a distance of 24.8 Km from Naldehra. It is placed by the side of astounding Mall Road and links to a lot of prominent places of Shimla such as Jakhoo Hills, Summer Hill, Snowdon, Raj Bhawan Shimla, Oakover (CM’s residence), etc. The Ridge is also famous for its exceptional water tank which is placed right underneath it. The Ridge are the neo-Gothic structured Church, Tudorbethan styled library building, statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and Dr. Y. S. Parmar.
Visit Mall Road
The Mall Road is undoubtedly one of the best places for tourists in Shimla. It was constructed during the British regime and is located at a distance of 25.9 Km from Naldehra. It is the prime street of Shimla that will take you through a lot of restaurants, cafes, saloons, showrooms, department stores, banks, post offices, municipal corporation office, fire station, police control room and many tourist offices. Entry of vehicles is strictly prohibited in this area. Thus it’s an ideal place where you can enjoy gentle walks with your family. You can pay a visit to the famous Himachal emporium if you want to buy local handicraft products of Himachal Pradesh like jewelry, woolen clothes, pottery and wooden items. The pleasure doesn’t end here as you can go and spend some quality time exploring the other historical attractions of Shimla such as The Scandal Point, Gaiety Theater, Kali Bari Temple and the enthrall Town Hall of Shimla.
Visit Scandal Point
Scandal Point is a renowned tourist attraction and is located at the intersection point of The Mall Road and The Ridge Road. There is an exciting story that goes behind the name of Scandal Point. The Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh fell in love with the daughter of the British Viceroy. Scandal Point is the place from where he fled with the British lady. Upon this, the British authorities banned him from entering Shimla, and the Maharaja of Patiala constructed a new summer capital for himself which is now popularly known as Chail. Scandal Point is located right next to the historic General Post Office, Shimla. Here you will also spot the prestigious statue of Lala Lajpat Rai, the legendary Indian freedom fighter.