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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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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