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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. The huge, fortress- like building with its spectacular English- renaissance great stone structure has six story's and a magnificent reception. On Sunday only the grounds around the magnificent building are open.

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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. The temple is a place where one can actually meditate and enjoy the calm and peaceful surroundings. Lush green trees surround Sankat Mochan Temple and the backdrop consists of the imposing and lofty Himalayan ranges and a light mist adds the mystical touch to that place.

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Kufri

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 located 13 km from the state capital Shimla on the National Highway No.22. Kufri with NH-22, Shimla district.The name Kufri is derived from the word "Kufr" meaning a lake in the local language.

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Naldehra

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. The Naldehra hill resort near Shimla is no less than a picture perfect destination. The blue skies, lush green forests and an occasional rainbow thrown in makes the place look like it has been painted on a canvas.

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Tattapani

On your next holiday to Shimla, a visit to Tattapani is a must. There are many places of interest that you must visit in Shimla, which has plenty of activities and things to do while on vacation here. Tattapani is a central hub in the city. A visit to Tattapani will give you a greater insight in to Shimla. In and around Tattapani visitors can explore various other places of interest including restaurants, shops and other establishments. Tattapani on your next visit to Shimla should be on your sightseeing and holiday itinerary.

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Fagu

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. We drove through Chhotta Shimla,and other crowed parts on to the road to Wildflower Hall and Kufri, stopping on the way to enjoy the fantastic views. You go thro the Victory Tunnel to CHHOTA SHIMLA- part of Kannaur Shimla, through Sanjauli,,cross another tunnel.

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Tara Devi

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. The Tara Devi Temple is situated at the top of a hill in Simla and the lush green environs surrounding it give the temple a very peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. One must visit this temple to check out the breath taking views of the countryside.

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Toy Train

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, tunnels and bridges and valleys, which one encounters on the way leaves a lasting impression of ecstasy and joy. Do not miss this experience.

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Chadwick Falls

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. Chadwick falls flow from a height of 1586 meters. This fall of Shimla is a very favorite destination of the visitors.They are seven kilometers from Shimla and are approachable through Summer Hill.

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Jakhu Temples

Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, Hanuman. Dedicated to the God Hanuman, the temple is at an altitude of 2455 meters, it is two kilometers from The Ridge, and it is also approachable by vehicular road from Sanjauli. It offers a panoramic view over the surrounding valleys, out to the snow capped peaks and over Shimla itself. There are many monkeys around the temple. s

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Good Hotel to Stay in Shimla

I was amazing stay over their. This Hotel is too good in terms of quality, front office staff and housekeeping are very polite and helpful. Location and view of the hotel is very nice. Hotel has good space for car parking and well maintained property. I would recommend this hotel to stay... ...

D.K Vyas (Vadodara, India )
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