Shimla is in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla was declared the summer capital of the British Raj. A popular tourist destination, the city is often referred to as the "Queen of Hills". Located in north-west Himalayas at an altitude of 2,130 metres (6,988 ft), the city of Shimla, draped in forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak, experiences pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters. The city is famous for its buildings styled in tudorbethan and neo-gothic architecture reminiscent of the colonial era. Shimla is connected to the city of Kalka by one of the longest narrow gauge railway routes in India.
(Delhi, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Pragpur, Shimla)
Did you know? The most toured site in India is not the Taj Mahal. Visit one of the most sacred temples in India - The Golden Temple in Amritsar followed by a mountain retreat in the picturesque Himalayan Hills cities of Dharamshala, Pragpur and Shimla.
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