Top 10 Best tourist places to visit in Shimla – (Latest)

Shimla is one of the favorite tourist destinations among youth. Every college group plans a trip to Shimla once in their college life. This place is filled with entertainment and excitement. Everyone who loves to party visit this place to hangout, enjoy nightlife, view mesmerizing hills and snow with their friends and family. There are many tourist attractions to see in Shimla. Once you decide to visit Shimla, ensure that you do not miss visiting any of these places as mentioned in this article because these places are the best. You will have a pleasant experience in Shimla due to its friendly climate.

In this article, you will find best places to do street shopping, eating, clubbing, doing adventurous sports and activities, roaming around in Shimla. Shimla is a wonderful mixture of past and present. 

10 places to visit in Shimla :

Jakhoo Hill

Jakhoo Hill is considered to be highest peak in Shimla. It is a small trek for people who visit Hanuman Temple. This hill is best for trekking and you can enjoy a beautiful trek here. You can capture beautiful memories here with your friends and family. The stunning view, calmness, and fresh air will make you fall for this place. You must visit this place to have a wonderful view and experience.

Visiting Time: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, climb is safer during day time as the trek gets darker by evening.
Best For: Trekking

Johnnie’s Wax Museum

Everyone loves to be present at a wax museum to see their favourite hero or T.V character’s wax figures from close. They even have Harry potter here so that all the Potterheads can enjoy. This is an iconic place and one should visit here to capture memories and pictures.

Type of place: Sightseeing
Visiting Time: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

The Ridge

The Ridge

The Ridge is the most important part of Shimla and it is a favourite tourist attraction. This is topmost photographed part of Shimla. It is an open street situated on side of Mall road. People visit here to see the cafes, bars, boutiques, shops and restaurants located on famous Mall Road. 

Weather :  12° C

Timings : 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Kufri Tourism

Kufri Tourism

Kufri is the best place to visit in Shimla. You should definitely visit this place and you will fall in love with the beauty of this place. Kufri hills is covered with white and beautiful snow during winters. is a favourite tourist attraction. You can do many activities here like you can do paragliding, rope climbing, zip-lining and many more. This place is filled with thrill and excitement. You can choose any of the sports that you like as per your requirement and budget. They even provide dresses and boots which will help you to cope up with the cold weather there. You should not miss this place out of your list. You must visit this place to have a wonderful view and experience.

Weather: 11° C

Best Time: Nov-March 

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Chandigarh Check Flights

Kalka Shimla Toy Train

Kalka Shimla Toy Train

Kalka Shimla Toy Train is taken by people when they plan to go from Kalka to Shimla. It will give you a relaxing and cheerful journey to Shimla. You will witness lush green plants and beautiful view during your journey from Kalka to Shimla Toy Train. You should choose this mode of transportation only to have an amazing experience. 

Weather: 11° C

Ideal duration: Journey time

Shimla Christ Church

Shimla Christ Church is located on Mall road and it is the second oldest church in entire northern India. The church looks more attractive during night as it glows up beautifully. You will find this view beautiful and you can capture beautiful pictures here, so don’t miss out this place while planning your trip to Shimla. 

Weather :  12° C

Timings : 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Green Valley

Green Valley is a very soothing at beautiful place at a distance of 5 minutes from Kufri. People visit here to experience a good view from top and to have a serene experience. It is surrounded by hills on all sides which makes it a favorite tourist destination.

Weather :  12° C

Time Required : 1day

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Jakhu Temple

Jakhu Temple shimla

Jakhu Temple has the world’s largest Hanuman statue which can be seen from almost all places of Shimla. People visit here to worship Lord Hanuman. The temple is filled with peace and serence. You can visit here to take the blessings of Lord Hanuman.

Weather:  12° C

Timings : 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Mall Road

Mall Road

Mall Road is a very busy place of Shimla. You will se a great hustle and bustle here. All the clubs, restaurants, cafes, shops are located here.  The shops there are well known for handcrafted works, woollen clothes and many more. You can enjoy authentic street food of Shimla here on Mall road. You must visit this place to have a wonderful view and experience.

Weather :  12° C

Timings : 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Time Required : 2 to 3 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Indian Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Advanced Studies is an institute which is designed in Victoria styled architecture. This place offers post-doctoral courses.Earlier all political meetings of britishers were used to be conducted here.

Weather :  12° C

Time Required : 2 to 3 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

So these were all the best places that you must visit when you plan your visit to Shimla with your friends and family. These are the favouite tourist destinations. You will have a wonderful experience if you visit all these places as mentioned in this article. 

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