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The Queen Of Hills (India)

Queen of Hills

People have often called Shimla the Queen of Hills. It used to be the summer capital of British India. This has left Shimla with innumerous points of interest. The hill station is bestowed with natural beauty and a scenic location.

A great man had once said, “Focus on the journey, not on the destination.” Shimla is a perfect example for this if you visit Shimla by the toy train from Kalka. It is a narrow gauge track which crosses more than seventy bridges and passes through one hundred two tunnels. The track still has only steam engines. It is a scenic railroad which is a treat for the eyes.

Shimla has something for everyone. There is the Mall Road for shopping of woolen items and souvenirs with a beautiful view of scenery and historic buildings. The Lakkar Bazaar provides good quality wooden items such as sticks, stands, key chains, toys etc. The famed Jakhoo temple and the great Christ Church are also in Shimla. At a distance of three kilometers from the main city is the small town of Summer Hill. It houses the Himachal Pradesh University. The Viceregal Lodge & Himalayan Bird Park and Chadwick Falls provide for good short treks from the Summer Hill railway station. Shimla is a place loved by some and ridiculed upon by others. But no one can really discover Shimla and its charm without visiting it.

Train over arch-gallery bridgetrain entering tunnelChrist Church, Mall RoadA gang of monkeys in our verandah in ShimlaThe monkeys are highly expressiveFamous apple pie

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