Shimla Tourist Attractions
Long a destination for Indians looking to escape the oppressive heat of the plains, the hill station of Shimla is a wonderful spot. The town is well known for its interesting buildings and religious sites that include the Bhimakali Temple, Christ Church, and the Viceregal Lodge. Shimla was once declared the "Summer Capital of India" by the British.Also located nearby is Chandrataal Lake with towering mountain ranges forming the back drop.
Not far from Shimla is the hill station of Chail, once the summer capital of the state of Patiala. Today the town draws visitors who come here to hike and take in the beautiful natural surroundings. One of the main attractions in Chail is the Chail Palace.
Just a short drive from Shimla is the town of Naldehra which has become a popular tourist destination. In the beautiful surroundings of the mountains is a challenging par 68 golf course which attracts all kinds of visitors. Facilities here include a hotel, fully equipped Golf Club, and dining.
Tattapani makes a good day trip from Shimla, or can be visited for longer stays as there is accommodation in the town. One of the main draws in Tattapani is the hot springs which attract people from the region as well as tourists. Around Tattapani there are also several Hindu temples of interest.
Kamna Devi Temple
Kamna Devi Temple near Shimla is situated on top of a Prospect Hill. Most tourists make the journey up here simply for the spectacular views over the surrounding area and mountains.
Shimla State Museum
The Shimla State Museum is located in a large but uninspiring colonial building. The museum contains a wide selection of items from historical artifacts of weapons, jewelry, and manuscripts to paintings and sculptures.