Also referred to as the ‘Queen of Hills’, Shimla, which is the state capital city of India, is counted among the best hill stations in northern India. Here are top 10 things to do in Shimla.
Camping in Shimla is the ideal way to perform the adventure in the lap of the nature. Offering chances for camping in Shimla, some of the well-famous hotspots, which are the attractive places in this hill station, are Mashobra, Shogi, Fagu, Summwe Hill and many more. On special grounds, arrangements for tent accommodation is made by daring adventurers.
Home to its snow-packed peaks, Shimla is famous for its smooth skiing slopes at Kufri, Mashobra and Kufri, which are open from January to mid March. The lofty ranges of the Himalayas, which are the ideal place (after Swiss Alps) to try out the skiing sport of Shimla, make this hill station the ideal location for involving in skiing.
Trekking at Valley behind
Shimla is home to many famous trekking routes such as Shimla to Kullu over the Jalori Pass (3300 meters above sea level), from Sarahan to Sangla, the Bashelo Pass (3250 meters above sea level) and Hatu Peak (3400 meters above sea level) conducted by mountaineering institutes and local guides. Trekking to the snowy peaks of Narkanda is the most exciting in this hill station.
Ice Skating at Circular Road
The Ice-skating rink at Circular Road in Shimla, which draws the attention of a large number of tourists, is one of the most ancient outdoor rinks in Asia. Every December, a carnival is held at the rink by the Himachal Tourist Department.
Rafting in Tattapani
Situated at a distance of approx 60 kms from Shimla and having the perfect combination of adventure and charm, Tattapani, which is a famous spot for hot sulfur springs too, and also popular for its Shivaji Caves, is a wonderful spot for an unforgettable and fun-filled day with the enjoyment of rafting.
To pay a tribute to Parshu Ram, Kilbaru, Devta Bansor, Bhoj Fair is organized in Guman Village, Rohru Tehsil in Shimla in the month of November.
Lavi Fair in Rampur, Shimla, which is a commercial fair organized on the 25th of Kartik (November) is the most significant fair of the state and district. From the stalls in this fair, you can purchase herbs, dry fruits, wooden articles, utensils, garments and many more.
Celebrated with juggling, cultural activities, archery sport and magic shows, Sipi Fair, which is organized every year in Sihpur on the 1st of Jyeshtha (May) in honor of Sip Devta, is thronged by thousands of people of the nearby regions to participate in it.
Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park
Situated amidst snow-capped mountains with breathtaking natural charm in Kufri approx 16 kms far from Shimla, Hip Hip Hurray Nagsons Amusement Cum Adventure Park, which is abundant in bumping boats, thrilling rides, several fun activities, fine dining and actual reality games, is a popular leisure destination close to Shimla.
Organized at Bharara Village close to Kumharsain in Shimla on the 1st of Jyeshtha (May), Bharara Fair is being enjoyed from old times. During this fair, the sacrifice of goats is made in honor of Lord Koteshwar and the performance of Himachal ‘Natti’ is made. The enjoyment of ‘Hindola Ride’ is also taken at this fair.
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