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Shimla:Paradise on earth

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Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. The British built Shimla on land they had retained after the Gurkha War of 1814–16 and was used for resting troops and it served as India’s summer capital from 1865 to 1939.

Shimla is known for its scenic hillside walks surrounded by pine and oak forests. The Mall, ridge, and toy train are popular attractions in Himachal Pradesh’s capital city. The Mall, ridge, and toy train. With colonial-style buildings, the town has relics of the ancient past that lend it a distinct look

Shimla is surrounded by lush green hills with snow-capped peaks. Shimla retains its colonial past with majestic ancient buildings such as the stately Viceregal Lodge, charming iron lamp posts, and Anglo-Saxon names. The Mall, packed with shops and eateries, is the center of attraction in the town.

The railway station of Shimla, Kalka–Shimla Railway is unique on its own. It was built in the colonial era by the British and is a contemporary yet popular site. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has categorized the Kalka Shimla Railways station as a major tourist attraction in India. From the foothills to steep terrain, Shimla in contemporary times has been able to successfully host the mountain biking race MTB Himalaya contests that have allowed adults to showcase their talents and skills.

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Kufri, another must-see destination in the region, is roughly a 40-minute drive from the city center. This little hill station, at an elevation of 8607 feet, offers panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. . Kufri is one of the best spots to visit in Shimla in December because it receives regular snowfall. The top attractions to visit in Shimla are: Jakhu Temple · The Mall · Kalka – Shimla Railway · Indian Institute of Advanced Study and Viceregal Lodge 

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