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Excellent Tourist Attractions in Shimla

India Travel By Martha Joseph

Shimla has always been a favourite tourist attraction for people from across the country. While picturing Shimla, one almost spontaneously makes a mental image of green valleys, beautiful landscapes, and magnificent mountains in the backdrop coupled with absolutely pure freshness in the air. Shimla is well known for its historical significance and decades of legacy which has been kept alive because of the warmth of the locals. Queen of Hills and Photographers paradise are few of the titles bestowed upon this travellers paradise.

India Travel Notes - Excellent Tourist Attractions in Shimla

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Few of the most popular tourist attractions in Shimla are:

Shimla Ridge: This is located in the heart of Shimla and is well connected along the Mall road. Few of the major places of interest such as Scandal point, Lakkar Bazaar, Jhakoo hill, etc. are connected through the ridge.
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Memorable Family Vacation in Shimla

India Travel By Priyansu Sahu

Shimla is the former summer capital of the country and it is also an ideal destination for perfect family vacation. Read on to know more on how to spend that family vacation in Shimla and also check out some good hotels in Shimla for your stay.

India Travel Notes - Memorable Family Vacation in Shimla

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Shimla formerly known as Simla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and is a famous hill station in North India. Shimla is a popular tourist attraction and is connected to the rest of the country by roads, railways and airways. For a memorable trip to Shimla you should travel by train on the famed Kalka – Shimla railway that passes through scenic landscapes and numerous dark tunnels. The nearest airport is at Jabarhatti that is 22 kilometers away from the city center and caters to domestic flights only.
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Shimla Tour: Ultimate holiday retreat

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India Travel Notes - Shimla Tour: Ultimate holiday retreatTraveling to India…and not visiting Shimla is a crime. Shimla is a diamond of north India and positioned in the middle Himalayas. It is very exotic hill station and very famous for tourist destination. This popular destination is much adored by honeymooners and other tourists. At the summer time it is very popular holiday-retreat and its natural beauty, architectural buildings, wooden crafts and apples can mesmerize anybody. Many India travel agencies offer great India Photograph by Boazimages                                                          
Shimla is one of the few places in the world where an enormous amount of history and heritage has been distilled into such a small place in so short a time. There are quite a few theories regarding the origin of the word Shimla. Locals insist that the name originates from Shyamali Devi, a re-incarnation of the fearsome Goddess Kali. The name Tatta Pani, translates to “Hot – Water” in local dialect. This is about half a square kilometer area on the banks of Satluj River with boiling hot Sulpher water springs. Bathing with this water is known to be good for skin.

The airport is at Jubbarhatti, 23 km away. Shimla is connected to Kalka by an enhancing narrow gauge railway line – where even a quaint rail-car ply. By road, Chandigarh is 117 km, Manali is 219 km, Chail is 45 km and Delhi is at a distance of 370 km. From Delhi, the driving time is about eight hours. From Delhi, Manali and Chandigarh, luxury coaches and taxis ply to Shimla.
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