The erstwhile summer capital of India (during the British Raj), Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India. A beautiful town set in the Himalayas, Shimla is a tourist hot-spot especially in the summer months.
Shimla India – A Popular Tourist Destination
Shimla (or Simla) is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. Shimla India has long been one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. Even during the period of British rule in India, it was the summer capital, thanks to its cool climate. Shimla is accessible by taking the mountain train from Kalka. This railway track has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to the British influence, a large number of buildings are built in the Victorian style and add to the charm of Shimla India. This is especially visible along the Mall, which is the main shopping centre in Shimla. The temple of Tara Devi and the Christ Church are worth a visit. Other places of interest around Shimla India are Kufri, Chail and Junga.
Shimla Weather – When to Visit
Shimla is situated at an altitude of approximately 2200 m above sea level and nestles in the north-west Himalayas. Shimla weather ranges from cool and pleasant summers to snowy and extremely cold winters. Temperatures range from 15 to 28 oC in the summer and from 0 to 10 oC in the winter. In the summer Shimla offers opportunities of excellent walks and treks and in winters it is home to several winter sports. The high tourist season is the summer, between April and August. December and January are particularly cold, with snowfall and these months also attract tourists looking for an adventure holiday. The pleasant Shimla weather in spring and autumn also attracts few visitors looking for a less crowded destination.
Honeymoon Inn Shimla
Shimla is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. The Indian wedding season is mainly between October and June, which more or less coincides with the most pleasant weather in Shimla. The Hotel Honeymoon Inn Shimla is one of the more popular ones in the town. However, most other hotels and bed and breakfasts offer honeymoon packages, which can be customized to individual needs. Packages generally include short tours of the town as well as other places nearby. They also offer enough time for leisure. Honeymoon packages are available for modest budgets as well as for luxurious stays in this queen of hills.