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Placed in the lower ranges of the Himalaya mountains, it is surrounded by pine,deodar, oak and rhododendrom forest. Towards the north lie the now-covered high ranges while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Within the town are host of splendid colonial edifices quaint cottages and charming and walks. Shimla holds a variety of shopping ,sport and entertainment.

Situated in the north-west Himalayas, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Spread across 12 kms along a ridge that overlooks terraced hillsides and cultivations, Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forests of oak and pine, fur and rhododendron, and it is best to travel here on the slow train from Kalka. Shimla also is a convenient base for variety of adventure sports such as Skiing, Trekking, Fishing and Golfing etc.

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Shimla (also Known As Simla) Is A Tourist Destination Par Excellence. It Is A Beautiful Hill Town In The Lap Of Nature, Surrounded By Pine And Deodar Forests. Temperature Is Ideal In Summers And Tourists Flock It In Great Numbers And It Is Highly Advisable To Get Hotel Reservations Done Well In Advance Despite The Fact That There Are Over 1000 Hotels In Shimla. It Is Well Connected By Road To The Plains. Facilities And Amenities Are Good. People Are Friendly. It Is Also Comparatively Safer Than Other Tourist Destinations. All This Makes It The Favorite Travel Destination Of Tourists From India And Across The World. A Amazingly High Percentage Of Tourists Come Back Here Again. It Is Situated In The North-west Himalayas And Is The Capital Of The State Of Himachal Pradesh In North India. It Is A 18 Sq Km Mountainous Region Lying At An Altitude Of 2,213 Meters. British Coined The Term “Queen Of The Hills” For Shimla. It Has Been Blessed With All The Natural Bounties, One Can Think Of. The Biggest Industry In Shimla Is Hotel, Travel And Tourism. Bulging At Its Seams With Unprecedented Expansion, The Town Retains A Colonial Aura, With Its Grand Old Buildings. If You Happen To Visit Shimla Without Hotel Reservations, You Can Take The Services Of One Of The Numerous Porters Who Double Up As Travel Guides And Touts For Hotels In Shimla. Prime Attractions In Shimla Are Himachal State Museum & Library Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies Prospect Hill Summer Hill Elysium Hill Glenn
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