This lush hill station, which is set on a ridge that stretches for approximately eight miles, is renowned for its wonderful climate and breathtaking scenery. Once the summer capital of the British Raj in India, who dubbed it ‘Queen of the Hills’, Shimla oozes colonial charm and is now a popular holiday spot. Backed by the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas and surrounded by seven hills, this is a truly beautiful part of India.

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  • The historic heart of the city is centred on Scandal Point, Mall Road and the Ridge where you will find the General Post Office, the Town Hall and the Gaiety Theatre
  • The impressive Viceregal Lodge is the former summer home of the British Viceroy of India, and well worth a visit to learn more about the British rule of India
  • Walking up to Christ Church, which is Northern India’s second oldest church, you would be forgiven for thinking you have landed back in England
  • Shimla and its surroundings are the perfect place to enjoy a walk or two and the heart of the city is best explored on foot
  • A highlight of a stay in Shimla is a ride on the UNESCO-listed ‘toy train’ on the Kalka-Shimla railway, one of India’s famous hill railways

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