Shimla, the summer capital of the British India, is situated at a height of 2,196 meters. While the British have left, the echoes linger on. Today, its well developed facilities, easy accessibility and many attractions make it one of India's most popular hill resorts in the Himalayan lower ranges. It is surrounded by pine, cedar, oak and rhododendron forests.
Towards the north lie the snow-covered high ranges, while the valleys below hold streams and swaying fields. Within the town are splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. You can go shopping on the fashionable Mall, visit its neo-Gothic churches, the grand former Vice-regal Lodge or the cemeteries.
Places to see around Shimla include- Mashobra. Bekhaltv road, camp sites and the Golf Course at Naldehra, Tattapani, the Shiv-Parvati Caves, The Kufri Slopes, etc.