Wednesday, 8 January 2014

5 Most Popular Attractions to Check-out in Shimla

The capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh is a heavenly destination that is a must for those who wish to explore some bewitching vistas of the Indian landmass. Shimla has become one of the most prominent and most sought after destination that invites an array of travelers at all times of the year. An ideal destination for solo travelers, family holidaymakers, honeymoon couples, business travelers and adventure seekers, the hill station embraces a great charm and ancient legacy of its British rulers. So if you too are in search of a destination that can make you go awe, then book Shimla holiday packages that take you across some of the notable attractions of the hill station.  Check-out some of the must see points of interest in Shimla as listed below:

The Mall: The Mall road is a famous Shimla platform that is flocked with travelers who are on their Shimla sojourn. The road has an array of famous and magnificent architectural marvels, major hotels, restaurants and the offers the best views of the distant hilly ranges. Shopaholics can find numerous shops in Mall Road that sells woolen clothes, handicraft items, pottery items, jewelry, books, etc.
 
The Mall Road Shimla

Jakhu Temple: Situated atop the Jakhu Hill, the Jakhu Temple is a famous attraction in Shimla that was erected in honor of Lord Hanuman. It is believed that it is the same place where Lord Hanuman stopped while on his quest for the Sanjivni Booti. The temple houses one of the highest statues of Lord Hanuman statue at a daring elevation of 8,500 feet.
 
Jakhu Temple Shimla

Tara Devi Temple: Snuggled at a distance of 11 km from Shimla, the famous temple was constructed 250 years back by a King of the Sen Dynasty. The temple is made in honor of Goddess Tara, one of the ten Mahavidyas or "Great Wisdom goddesses believed to be manifestations of Devi Parvati.

Tara Devi Temple Shimla

Christ Church: The Christ Church is a famous religious attraction that was erected in the year 1857 to serve the Anglican British Community in Shimla. The Church is built in neo-Gothic style with finely five stained glass windows, each of which represents Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Patience and Humility. Christ Church is the second oldest Church of Northern India that stands as a magnificent piece of architecture in Shimla.
 
Christ Church Shimla

Shimla State Museum: The Shimla state Museum is one of the most notable attractions in Shimla that was opened in the year 1974. The museum houses a great collection of Pahari paintings, wood-carvings, sculptures, costumes, textiles, jewelry etc.

Painting Exhibition at Shimla State Museum

About Author: Vishnu Kumar Joshi is a travel writer with himachal-tours.com, who loves to write about the must check-out places in the beautiful hill station of Shimla.