About Shimla : Gifted with copious nature beauty, often referred to as the "Queen of Hills", Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, it was the summer capital of British Raj in India.
Located in the north-west Himalayas, the picturesque hill town of Shimla is today a popular tourist destination in North India. Draped in forests of pine, rhododendron and oak, Shimla experiences pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters. The city is famous for its buildings styled in tudorbethan and neo-gothic architecture dating from the colonial era.
The people of Shimla are informally called Shimlaites. Indeed, it is difficult to remain unimpressed by its hospitality, politeness, cuisines and natural beauty. Shimla stands out as a city that takes pride in its endearing essence and identity. Its mystical elegance rarely fails to fascinate anyone. The scenic Kalka Shimla Railway, a narrow gauge track, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the steepest rise in altitude in a distance of 96 km.
Shimla is a city of great historical importance in the history of India. It is a city of many temples.Just on the outskirts, a giant World’s tallest, 108 feet high idol of Lord Hanuman at Jakhoo Hanuman temple, overlooking the entire city, is placed. Also for adventure enthusiasts it presents a lot of opportunities with several adventure sport activities. At the same time, Shimla is placed among the growing cities of India and is rapidly emerging as an educational, manufacturing, commercial and retailing hub. The unique combination of rich cultural traditions and brisk economic growth provides Shimla with an aura that refuses to fade away.