Known as the
Queen of Hill Stations, Shimla became the summer capital of the
British Raj during the latter half of the 19th century when the
soldiers of the British army, merchants and civil servants moved
up here to get relief from the scorching heat of the plains.
One of the most popular tourist destinations of India, Shimla
is also the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. This hill station
derives its name from "Goddess Shyamla", an avatar of
Shimla still retains its colonial charm and ambience that is
not found anywhere else in India. Shimla is one tourist
destination that can be visited any time during the year.
Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings while the
winter temperatures can fall below zero and provide the
perfect ambience for snuggling in front of a roaring fireplace.