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Shimla tour guide | Learn about places to visit & things to do at Shimla

Shimla Tour Package Viceregal Lodge

This article will guide you about various things to do and places to visit in and around Shimla. Shimla has a number of places to explore and a wide variety of things to do.

Shimla Ridge and Mall road and Lakkar Bazaar

Shimla ridge is an open space of top of Shimla city and Mall road is just to the side of it. The road at both places is restricted and only special vehicles are allowed.

A ridge is a place to just sit, walk around and chill out with friends. You will notice a remarkable crowd of people from different states and countries here.

Mall road is just a few steps below the ridge and has several no of cafes and restaurants. Walking around here is an experience in itself.

Lakkar Bazaar is famous for its shops selling small wooden decorative articles that can be bought as a souvenir.

Here a short video

Kali Bari temple

Kali Bari temple is situated at a distance of approximately one kilometer from Ridge. The temple is dedicated to goddess Kali. The view from the temple is nice.

Kali Bari temple

Viceregal Lodge

The viceregal lodge is situated at the observatory hill in Boileauganj, Shimla. It is at a distance of 4-5 kilometers from Shimla city center. The structure is magnificent and well maintained. The area around the building is covered with lush green lawns.

Viceregal lodge

 

Sankat Mochan Temple

Sankat Mochan Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is among top destination tourist cover when they are at Shimla. It is at a distance of 7 kilometers from city center. You will be able to see entire Shimla city from here and the view is remarkable to most first-timers.

Sankat Mochan Temple

Tara Devi temple

The temple is dedicated to Mata Bhagwati. It is situated at a distance of 20 kilometers from city center. The temple is situated on the hilltop and has a great view of Shimla.

Taradevi

Jakhu temple

Jakhu temple is the top destination among the tourist. Jakhu temple is situated on Jakhu hilltop, the highest point in Shimla city. The temple here is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple is famous for it 108 feet tall statue of Lord Hanuman. Recently a ropeway has been opened near the ridge to Jakhu temple.

Lord Hanuman statue at Jakhu
Lord Hanuman Statue

Kufri

Kufri is situated at a distance of around 15 kilometers from Shimla. It is the most visited tourist spot in Shimla. There are multiple amusement parks there and places like Green Valley, Indira tourist park, and Himalayan nature park.  During summer you can do trekking and horse riding and in winters you can do yak riding, tobogganing (sliding ) and skiing.

Kufri Fun World

Naldehra

Naldehra is situated at a distance of 22 kilometers from Shimla. It is famous for its golf course.However, the downside is that tourists are not allowed inside the course and you got to see it from outside only. Here is video we took there

Narkanda

Narkanda is famous for its Hatu peak and Tani Jubaar lake. Hatu peak has an elevation of 3400 m above sea level. Hatu derives its name from Hatu Mata temple situated here. Tani Jubbar lake few kilometers away is among the three natural rainfed lakes in Shimla.

Tani Jubbar Shimla tour package
Tani Jubbar Narkanda
Hatu Temple Narkanda
Hatu Temple Narkanda

Shali peak

Shali peak famous for Shali goddess temple and for trekking is a place for adventurers. Shali peak is standalone and has a remarkable view and we really mean it. Shali peak trek can be completed in 3 to 4 hours easily by average hiker. To reach here you need to first reach Khatnol village from where trek starts. Here is a video

Suitable tour itinerary

You need 5 days at least to complete all these sights mentioned above however you might skip some places as per your choice.you can choose from

2 nights 3 days package

3 nights 4 days package

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Shimla Green Valley, Hassan Valley

Water catchment

Shimla Green Valley

Also known as Hassan Valley, Shimla green valley is one of the most popular tourist sites in Shimla. Green Valley is a view of a beautiful mountain range from a point on the way to Kufri from Shimla at NH22 or NH5. Shimla Green Valley is approximately 2200 -2500 meters above from sea level. The area is covered by dense ever green Deodar forest. The forest is actually water catchment wildlife sanctuary. Every day lots of tourists come here to witness the panoramic view of one of the densest forest cover in Asia. They can be seen using binoculars and telescopes generally provided by locals.


Into the woods is 7 k.m. long track which cuts through the midst of valley and ends at water catchment where you can enjoy mountain biking. You can hire cycles at Rs. 250 per person for up to two hours. However, you must note that you may also find wild animals like leopard and antelopes.

How to reach?

This sight seen is generally included in the package, when you are going to the Kufri. If you are traveling by bus you can board the bus from bus stand. The distance of Shimla Green Valley is around 8 k.m. from Shimla bus stand.

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Shimla Bus Stand

View from Kali Bari temple

There is no single Shimla Bus stand. There are different Bus Stands in Shimla. We have enlisted them below.

Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Shimla

Inter State Bus Terminus as the name suggests is for buses departing to and arriving from other states. Long route buses to Kangra, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Chamba, Dalhousie  Manali and all other districts can be taken from here. It is situated at Tutikandi which is an outskirt of the city. ISBT Complex is very spacious. It has a restaurant and a hotel within the complex. There is also a movie theater ( SRS Cinemas ) so you can watch movies if your bus departs late.

Old Bus Stand, Shimla

Old Bus Stand is situated in the center of the City. This bus stand is for local buses although some interstate buses coming from Rampur, Reckong Peo stop here for a while during the night. You can take buses to Shogi, Taradevi, Solan, Summer hill, Chakkar and Sankat Mochan from here.

Local Bus Stand, Shimla

Just 200 meters away from Old Bus Stand is Local Bus Stand from where you can take buses to Sanjauli, Dhalli, Chotta Shimla, New Shimla, BCS, Panthaghati, Vikasnagar, Mehli, Malyana and Lakkar Bazar.

Lakkar Bazaar or Revoli Bus Stand

Lakkar Bazaar Bus Stand also known as Revoli Bus Stand is for local buses with slightly longer routes towards NH-22  and SH-13. You can also take buses to Sanjauli, Dhalli, and Mashobra from here. Buses to Narkanda and Kufri can also be taken from here.

Lakkar Bazaar Bus Stand
Lakkar Bazaar Bus Stand

 

We hope the information has been useful.

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Shimla Altitude

It would be wrong to state one single figure for Shimla Altitude as Shimla is mountainous area and as such you can see great variation in the altitude with in Shimla.

Wikipedia states that Shimla has a altitude of 2,276 meters. That is for general idea but here we have added a list of tourist places in Shimla with there altitude.

Site Altitude
Jakhu Temple 2445 m
Mall Road/ Ridge/ Lakkar Bazaar 2200 m
Vice regal Lodge 2154 m
Tara Devi Temple 2140 m
Sankat Mochan Temple 1840 m
Kali Bari temple  2170 m
Kufri  2500 – 2600 m
Narkanda  2700-  2850 m
Naldehra  2050 m
Annadale  1850 m
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Shimla

Jakhu Shimla

Introduction

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and has great heritage value. Shimla is hilly which adds to it charm for being a top tourist destination in India. Shimla is one of the best places for spending Vacation in India. Shimla city headquarters of  Shimla district. Shimla has a huge history behind it. It was the summer capital at the time of British Raj. There are several big structures with Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architecture that were built by Britishers. The heritage of  Kalka Shimla railway was brought up by Britishers. If you plan on coming to Shimla you can take the toy train from Kalka. It is part of  UNESCO world heritage sites. The view from the railway tracks is amazing.

Below is a short video of the Shimla Kalka toy train.

Shimla is called Queen of  hills as it has several hills and some names including Summer hill, Elysium hill, Potter hill, Prospect hill and Obsevatory hills. Jakhu hill is the most highest and entire Shimla is around it.

Shimla has an average elevation of around 220o meters above sea level and has great climate maximum temperature don’t exceed 30° C even during summers. Shimla has subtropical Highland climate hence the temperature range is ideal. There are lots of places to visit around in Shimla.

Places to visit in Shimla

  • Kali Bari temple– This temple is located within the city. It is dedicated to goddess Kali. A large no of tourists come here every day. Shimla has got his name from Shyamla Devi which is another for Kali Bari.

  • Jakhu Temple– This temple is dedicated to lord Hanuman. It is situated on Jakhu hill top and is highest point int the city. There is also facility of ropeway that was started in the year 2017.

Jakhoo

 

Mall Road Shimla

The Mall road Shimla is one of biggest and well maintained open mall in India. You can see people from all over India and foreigners here. The road is restricted and vehicles are not allowed. There are multiple restaurants that offer all kinds of food. We recommend Baljees over others. Besides restaurant there are several big brands showrooms here. The famous Gaiety theater is  one side of mall road.

Mall Raod Shimla

The Ridge Shimla

The ridge  is one of the rare wide open spaces in Shimla. It is situated on the top of Shimla city. The ridge attracts huge crowd and have couple of ice cream parlor. You can view 108 feet tall lord Hanuman statue from here. Recenlty a big flag has been also installed at ridge. The famous Christ Church is also located here.

 

Gaiety theatre

 

Lakkar Bazaar

Lakkar bazaar as the name suggest is dedicated to wooden items. Lakkar bazaaar has huge no of shops selling wooden decorative items. It also has a roller skating rink  and ice- skating rink.

 

Viceregal Lodge or Rashtrapati niwas

The Viceregal lodge also known as Indian Institute of Advanced studies or Rashtrapati niwas is one of best preserved heritage sites. It is situated at Observatory hill. Viceroy lodge has unique structure and can even put our modern bulit buildings on shame. This place is must have in your itinerary when you are at Shimla

Naldehra the green paradise at Shimla

Away from the hustle bustle Naldehra is a small hill station situated at a distance of 22 kilometers from Shimla and is one  hour journey. Placed at an altitude of 2200 meters it is picture perfect real green paradise and admired by true nature lovers as the place is covered by evergreen deodar forest all over . The full fledged 18 hole golf course  just adds to the beauty of Naldehra. It is perfect picnic spot where one could enjoy strolling around and enjoying with family and friends especially during springs and summers. This not a place where you would see man made architectures which most people sought for and like any hill station you will need to walk.

Horse Riding

You can do horse riding at Naldehra on a hilltop stretch on direct payment to horse vendors

Play golf

You can play golf at golf course on direct payment basis. Entry to golf course is prohibited without fee payment.

Walk around nature

You can stroll around the place admire natural beauty and have fun time with friends and family.

Kufri

Kufri is situated 16 kilometers away from Shimla city. The altitude at Kufri is around 2500-2600 meters. A huge stretch of mountains can be seen from here. Every year during winter large amount of snow falls here and snow remains there for up to a month. Thus for snow lovers December to February is the best time to visit Shimla. There are multitude of activities her.  During summer you can  do trekking and horse riding. During winters you can have a ride over yak ,  You can also do tobogganing (sliding) and skiing.

Some places to be seen at Kufri

Green Valley

On the way to Kufri there is this famous spot known as Green valley or Hassan valley. A lush green forest cover of cedrus deodar can be seen from here. The place is actually a sanctuary

Himalayan Nature Park

Himalayan nature park is actually a zoo which home several rare mountain species of antelopes species like Bharal and Ghoral. Other animals include Leopards, bears and birds species like monal pheasant.

Indira tourist park aka Chini Bunglow

Located near to Himalayan nature park is Chini bungalow or Indira tourist park . There is restaurant cum beer bar here. There is an ice cream parlour and a tea – cofee shop, video game parlour for kids.

Amusement Parks at Kufri

Recently several amusement parks have also opened up at Kufri that not only provide various amusing rides but restaurants and shops.There are multiple amusements parks to choose from in Kufri. We  recommend Adventure resorts also known Kufri fun campus as it has lots of rides to choose from. Hip Hip Hurray is another good option.

Narkanda

Narkanda has recently gained popularity as a hill station and number of tourists visiting Narkanda have been on increase. It is at a distance of around 65 kilometers from Shimla. Narkanda is perfect spot for skiing.

Hatu temple Narkanda

Hatu Temple in Narkanda is one of the major tourist attraction at Narkanda. The temple is situated at a height of 3400 meters. Hatu mata temple is dedicated to Mandodri, wife or Ravana. It is at a distance of around 5-6 kilometers from Narkanda and taxi is only medium to reach here. We recommend hiring taxi beforehand for that purpose.

Hatu Temple Narkanda
Hatu Temple Narkanda

Tani Jubbar lake

Tani Jubbar Lake is yet another place near Narkanda that tourist visit. The lake is not very  as it is a raid fed lake and to its side Nag devta temple is situated. Tani Jubbar Lake is at a distance of 10 kilometers from Narkanda.

Tara Devi Temple

Dedicated to Mata Bhagwati Taradevi temple is located at  a distance of 11 kilometers from Shimla. It is situated on a hill top that has great view of Shimla city.

Tara Devi Temple

The reason you should visit this place is for its natural beauty. It is situated away from traffic and city noises. You will feel relaxed with the peacefulness this place has to offer.

Every sunday Bhandaras (giving free food) are given to devotees. Fairs are held at this temple during the Navaratras and Ashtami.

Sankat Mochan Temple

Sankat Mochan temple is  dedicated to Lord Hanuman is visited by large number of tourists everyday. It is situated just to the side of main road . The location is really nice. The place is surrounded by trees which adds to the beauty.The view of Shimla city is remarkable from here. There are idols of idols of lord Hanuman, lord Shiva, lord Rama and Lord Ganesh. Bhandaras are held here on Sundays.

The temple is located at a distance of 7 kilometers from Shimla.

Shali Temple Shimla

Shali temple is dedicated to goddess Bhima Kali and is situated on top of Shali peak. It is at a distance of around 60 kilometers from Shimla. Shali is a standalone peak having an altitude of around 9,400 feet. The nearest bus stoppage to this temple is at Khatnol village from where it takes around 2 hours to climb to peak. This place is for you if you like trekking and camping.

So these were one of the major tourist places at Shimla.

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Shimla places to visit, Sightseeing at Shimla

Shali Forest

In this article, we will cover Shimla places to visit, Sightseeing at Shimla. You can learn about these places by going throught the article.

Kali Bari

Kali Bari temple in Shimla is dedicated to goddess Kali. The temple is located at a distance of not more than 1 kilometer from mall road which makes it fairly accessible. In the past Kali Bari was also known by the name  Shyamla Devi . It is believed the name of Shimla city was derived from Shyamla Devi temple.

Kali Bari temple

For sure the view of city from this temple is great. It is located to the side of restricted road where vehicles are not allowed but reaching here is not difficult when you are already at mall road.

Jakhu Temple Shimla

Jakhu is one of the most visited tourist spots in Shimla. The temple is dedicated to lord Hanuman and is famous for monkeys. It is situated on Jakhu hill top which is highest point in Shimla city, The place is surrounded by Cedrus deodar forest that provides some seclusion. The hilltop is at an altitude of 2300 meters approx . There is this 108 feet of lord Hanuman statue here that stands as even taller than tress around.

Jakhu Temple Shimla

The temple is at a distance of 1.3 mile from the rigde from where you can cover a hill trek  or  you can hire a taxi . It would take around 1 hour to reach up if you walk slowly.  A rope way has been recently introduced. The temple area remains surrounded by monkeys so keeping eatables inside a bag is recommended .

Mall Road Shimla

The Mall road Shimla is the first place to be when you are at Shimla. Tourists from all over India as well as other countries come here. The mall  has huge no of shops, restaurants, dhabas, cafes to explore. Gaiety Theater is also located to the side of mall road. Another great thing about Mall road is that it is restricted for private vehicles which adds to the convenience.

Mall Raod Shimla

The Ridge Shimla

The ridge is a open space on the top of the Shimla city. It has got spectacular views specially at night. You can sit on benches placed to the side of road here. There are few ice cream,popcorn shops here. The famous Christ Church is also located here. The 108 feet tall lord hanuman statue can also be senn from here.

Ridge Shimla

Lakkar Bazaar

Lakkar bazaar is known for its shops selling decorative wooden articles that you can buy and keep as a souvenir. There is a roller skating rink here. There a ice skating rink also located near lakkar bazaar bus stand.It is the only natural ice skating rink of India. It generally opens in the start of December  till March. Tourists who like adventure can have fun time here.

Viceregal Lodge or Rashtrapati niwas

The Viceregal lodge also known as Indian Institute of Advanced studies or Rashtrapati niwas is a place you must visit when you are at Shimla. Viceregal lodge is built with gray sandstone and is a great sample of old British architecture. It is situated on observatory hill and the view around the place is mesmerizing.The area is covered with well maintained lush green loans.

Viceregal lodge is a historic site as it served as residence to british viceroy in India and later after independence it was renamed as Rashtrapati Niwas (President retreat) . In the year 1960 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was president at that time setup Indian Institute of Advanced Studies here.

You can reach here buy taking a bus to Boileauganj from old bus stand. We recommend booking taxi for this purpose.

Charges are Rs 30/- for Indians and Rs 65/- for foreigners.(prices may vary)

Naldehra the green paradise at Shimla

Away from the hustle bustle Naldehra is a small hill station situated at a distance of 22 kilometers from Shimla and is one  hour journey. Placed at an altitude of 2200 meters it is picture perfect real green paradise and admired by true nature lovers as the place is covered by evergreen deodar forest all over . The full fledged 18 hole golf course  just adds to the beauty of Naldehra. It is perfect picnic spot where one could enjoy strolling around and enjoying with family and friends especially during springs and summers. This not a place where you would see man made architectures which most people sought for and like any hill station you will need to walk.

Horse Riding

You can do horse riding at Naldehra on a hilltop stretch on direct payment to horse vendors

Play golf

You can play golf at golf course on direct payment basis. Entry to golf course is prohibited without fee payment.

Walk around nature

You can stroll around the place admire natural beauty and have fun time with friends and family.

Kufri

Kufri is situated 16 kilometers away from Shimla city. The altitude at Kufri is around 2500-2600 meters. A huge stretch of mountains can be seen from here. Every year during winter large amount of snow falls here and snow remains there for up to a month. Thus for snow lovers December to February is the best time to visit Shimla. There are multitude of activities her.  During summer you can  do trekking and horse riding. During winters you can have a ride over yak ,  You can also do tobogganing (sliding on sledge) and skiing.

Some places to be seen at Kufri

Green Valley

On the way to Kufri there is this famous spot known as Green valley or Hassan valley. A lush green forest cover of cedrus deodar can be seen from here. The place is actually a sanctuary

Himalayan Nature Park

Himalayan nature park is actually a zoo which home several rare mountain species of antelopes species like Bharal and Ghoral. Other animals include Leopards, bears and birds species like monal pheasant.

Indira tourist park aka Chini Bunglow

Located near to Himalayan nature park is Chini bungalow or Indira tourist park . There is restaurant cum beer bar here. There is an ice cream parlour and a tea – cofee shop, video game parlour for kids.

Amusement Parks at Kufri

Recently several amusement parks have also opened up at Kufri that not only provide various amusing rides but restaurants and shops.There are multiple amusements parks to choose from in Kufri. We  recommend Adventure resorts also known Kufri fun campus as it has lots of rides to choose from. Hip Hip Hurray is another good option.

Narkanda

Narkanda has recently gained popularity as a hill station and number of tourists visiting Narkanda have been on increase. It is at a distance of around 65 kilometers from Shimla. Narkanda is perfect spot for skiing.

Hatu temple Narkanda

Hatu Temple in Narkanda is one of the major tourist attraction at Narkanda. The temple is situated at a height of 3400 meters. Hatu mata temple is dedicated to Mandodri, wife or Ravana. It is at a distance of around 5-6 kilometers from Narkanda and taxi is only medium to reach here. We recommend hiring taxi beforehand for that purpose.

Hatu Temple Narkanda
Hatu Temple Narkanda

Tani Jubbar lake

Tani Jubbar Lake is yet another place near Narkanda that tourist visit. The lake is not very  as it is a raid fed lake and to its side Nag devta temple is situated. Tani Jubbar Lake is at a distance of 10 kilometers from Narkanda.

Tara Devi Temple

Dedicated to Mata Bhagwati Taradevi temple is located at  a distance of 11 kilometers from Shimla. It is situated on a hill top that has great view of Shimla city.

Tara Devi Temple

The reason you should visit this place is for its natural beauty. It is situated away from traffic and city noises. You will feel relaxed with the peacefulness this place has to offer.

Every sunday Bhandaras (giving free food) are given to devotees. Fairs are held at this temple during the Navaratras and Ashtami.

Sankat Mochan Temple

Sankat Mochan temple is  dedicated to Lord Hanuman is visited by large number of tourists everyday. It is situated just to the side of main road . The location is really nice. The place is surrounded by trees which adds to the beauty.The view of Shimla city is remarkable from here. There are idols of idols of lord Hanuman, lord Shiva, lord Rama and Lord Ganesh. Bhandaras are held here on Sundays.

The temple is located at a distance of 7 kilometers from Shimla.

Shali Temple Shimla

Shali temple is dedicated to goddess Bhima Kali and is situated on top of Shali peak. It is at a distance of around 60 kilometers from Shimla. Shali is a standalone peak having an altitude of around 9,400 feet. The nearest bus stoppage to this temple is at Khatnol village from where it takes around 2 hours to climb to peak. This place is for you if you like trekking and camping.

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Viceregal Lodge or Indian Institute of Advanced Studies Shimla

Viceregal Lodge

The Heritage of Viceregal lodge

The Viceregal lodge is also known by the name Indian Institute of Advanced studies and Rashtrapati niwas is a one of most valuable heritage sites at Shimla. Back at the time of British rule the viceroy of India ruled the entire Indian subcontinent from here. The construction of Vice regal lodge was completed in the year 1888 and from then until 1946 it had been in use by British government. After Indian independence it was used by Rashtrapati (President) as a summer retreat. In the year 1960 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was president at that time setup Indian Institute of Advanced Studies here.Vice regal lodge

 

 

It is a stand alone structure situated on observatory hill. As the word suggest the view around this building campus is very charming. The building is constructed with old British Architecture designed by Henry Irwin using gray sandstone. The structure is surrounded by well maintained lush green lawns and different types of flowers to the side of walkways. It is situated at a distance of 3 kilometers from Mall road. You need to pay a small entry fees to explore this site. Charges are Rs 30/- for Indians and Rs 65/- for foreigners. This is a must have in your itinerary and would require at least 2 hours to visit here.

 

Back side of Viceregal Lodge

How to Reach Viceregal lodge

Vice regal Lodge is at a distance of 3 kilometers walking distance from Mall road in partially restricted road. Another option is to take a bus from bus stand to Boileauganj from where you have to walk a liitle. You can book a package through us that includes stay as well as conveyance.

We have created a short video at Viceregal lodge

Google map for Viceregal lodge

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Tara Devi Temple at Shimla – Tourist Attraction

Tara Devi Temple

About Taradevi temple

Dedicated to Mata Bhagwati Taradevi temple is located at a distance of 20 kilometers from Shimla. It is situated on a hill top of Shimla which is to the side of NH 5, Chandigarh – Shimla road. The temple area being placed on hill top like Jakhu has has exquisite view. On to one side you can see an awesome view of Shimla and peaks behind and onto other side you can see smaller mountain peaks but views are great to this side as well.

The reason you should visit this place is for its natural beauty. It is situated away from traffic and city noises. You will feel relaxed with the peacefulness this place has to offer.

 Every sunday Bhandaras (giving free food) are given to devotees. Fairs are held at this temple during the Navaratras and Ashtami.

Taradevi

Tarav Parbat
Tarav Parbat

A little History

It is a believed that Tara mata was brought to Himachal Pradesh hundred of years ago from Bengal .  The king of Sen Dynasty brought Maa Tara his family deity in the form of an locket encased gold Idol . The idol remained encased for a long time and one of the later kings of dynasty, Bhupendra Sen had a vision  of Tara mata with her Dwarpal  Bhairav and Hanuman Ji . Tara mata said that she wants to have a physical existence in this place . Bhupendra sen donated a vast land area on the name of  Tara devi. A temple was constructed and a golden idol was kept there. Raja Balbir Sen one of the descendants of the dynasty saw a dream in which Goddess Tara told him that she wishes the temple to be placed at hill top. In the year 1825 the temple was constructed on top of Tarav Parbat and a Ashtdhatu (made of eight metals) idol was kept there.

 

 

Tara Devi view from Shimla
Tara Devi view from Shimla

How to Reach

There are two paths you can choose from. One is by walking upto the temple from tara devi stoppage upto hill top that will require efforts but surely not difficult. Other way is to drive upto temple via Shogi. The roads ends at a slight distance from temple. You need to walk a little to reach temple. We are tour service providers and you can ask our representative to include this in your itinerary.

 

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Kali Bari Temple in Shimla- Famous temples in Shimla

Kali Bari temple

Kali Bari

Kali Bari temple dedicated to Kali Mata is one of famous temples in Shimla. It is at a distance of around 1 km from Scandal Point (Mall Road). The path gradient is relatively low so getting here from Mall road is not very hard. The temple is beautiful and has very nice location.

Kali Bari temple

 

A little history on Kali Bari

Kali Bari was also known by the name Shyamla Devi in the past and it is said that Shimla derived its name from Shyamla. When Britishers were here they moved Shyamla Devi temple from Jakhu area to its current location.

Kali Bari temple Shimla

 

View from Kali Bari temple
View from Kali Bari temple

How to reach

Like Mall road and Ridge the road to Kali bari is restricted. Private vehicles and taxi’s are not allowed. Only way you can reach here is by walking. When you are at Shimla you could visit this temple and it would not require much of your time. You can book your Shimla tour with us by contacting @8091758422 or by filling query form.

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Places to visit at Narkanda

narkanda

Narkanda is a hill station which has gained popularity in the recent decade. It has an average elevation of around 2600 meters which is higher than Kufri and is at a distance of 65 kilometres from Shimla city connected by NH 5. The place has the beauty of its own kind and is quite different from Shimla. The place is surrounded by deodar forest and big apple orchards.Like Kufri, this place is also famous for skiing.

narkanda
Narkanda

Places to Visit at Narkanda

Hatu Peak

Hatu mata temple
Hatu mata temple

Hatu Peak is at a distance of 5 kilometres from Narkanda at an elevation of 3400 meters and is the highest point in Shimla. At the top of the peak resides Hatu Mata temple. Hatu Mata temple is the dedicated to ‘Mandodari’ who was the wife of ‘Ravana’. The road to Hatu from Narkanda is little treacherous at certain points especially for drivers who haven’t driven much on mountain roads. However, this sort of roads is an everyday thing to local taxi drivers. The view of mountains from the top is very mesmerising. You should not miss Hatu if you are at Narkanda.

 

Hatu Temple Narkanda
Hatu Mata Temple Narkanda

Tani Jubbar Lake

Tani Jubbar Lake is at a distance of 10 kilometres from Narkanda. It is a rain fed lake and to the side of the lake is Nag devta temple. Adjacent to it is small Tani Jubbar village. The lake is not very big but its okay as rain fed lakes in mountains are not that huge.

Tani jubbar lake
Tani jubbar lake

 

We provide tour package services and Narkanda can be included in the package. You can have a thorough discussion with our tour experts before proceeding. You can contact us by filling in query form or by calling on 8091758422 to get an instant response.