Famous places to visit in Shimla Himachal Pradesh

Everybody wants to come and spend their holidays in Himachal Pradesh. The state has many places to visit. So, here is the brief about some of the places located in upper Shimla (Capital). All the information has been provided in this article and it can be beneficial to you to get aware of the place before actually being at the place.


Once upon a time it was the capital of Bushahar, it is one of the finest places in Himachal Pradesh where commercialism is high and various world level trade carries out here. This place is situated to the left bank of river Sutlej. This place connects Kinnaur, Tibet, Ladakh and china; this was the place which was once a major center for trade and other activities. World level fair, Lavi Fair is held every year in the month of November and mid-February. The Rampur town consists of many places for sight-seeing. It is the places belonging to the Hindu and Buddhist shrines that include the Ayodhya temple, Ragunath temple, Narsingh temple and the Dumgir Budh temple. This place contains the old scripts and a large prayer wheel. Another important place to visit is Dutt Nagar which is situated twelve kilometer ancient and distinct Sun temple built in nagara style. This is the temple which is entirely dedicated to Lord Suryanarayan. The Bushehar regency is named as the princely state of Bushehar. This hotel is located again on national highway 22 surrounding the river Sutlej. Pagoda style has been implemented on the craft of this building. This style exclusively reflects the kinnaur style of bulidings. The river Sutlej can be viewed from all the rooms of the building. This place is an ideal place for leisure, a good place for business activities and a stopover for very longer distances. All the rooms available here are deluxe type and various facilities include airy, well furnished rooms along with attached baths and running cold and hot water. Parking facilities are provided, satellite television and many other facilities are also provided.

How to reach
This place is connected to many ways. It is 134 kilometers from Shimla on national highway-22, it is connected by bus/taxi services day and night. It is again 134 kilometers and 157 kilometers by railways and airport respectively. It can also be reached via Sungri (80 kilometer) Rohru and from Kullu, Manali via Jalori pass which is 190 kilometer.

Climatic conditions
In the time of winters, the temperature can drop below freezing point and one must have heavy woolen clothes In this regard. While in case of summers the temperature rises up to forty degree Celsius.


This is the one of the ultimate places to visit, the God has crafted the place in such a beautiful manner. It is situated at a distance of 2165m. Pine trees surround the place and are situated in the mid-range of mountains. One can have a glimpse of lofty mountains covered with white snow. Here bunch of streams flow from many different parts of the valley and finally meets to make a heavy flow of river Sutlej. The orchards stand high here and the beauty they make is of high value. The slate roofed house surrounded by these very orchards makes a brilliant sense to spend your time. This is the place where one can get the old knowledge of Ayurveda as the lofty ranges as said before contains these herbs which can turn a dead being alive. Famous Bhimakali temple lies in the center part of the place and carries the value of the God and goddess. This is made as per the Indo-Tibetan style of architecture. One can have a sight of Shrikhand peak from this very place. This is the place where people start their trekking activity and a way to kinnaur. This is the ultimate place for pilgrimages. Nature lovers comes to the place and spend their time admiring the place and making their poems and stories after getting encouraged from the place. The Bhimakali temple is a multistoried structural building; it is a mix type of Buddhist and Hindu architectural. The complex part of this temple is the tall tower and unusual roof structure. The old temple has been locked up and no one is allowed to visit from inside. However, new temple has been constructed and it is open to all. The Bhimakali is portrayed here and acts like a maiden and a woman. The temple such as Narsingh shrine of Bhairon and Lord Raghunath are further the domains of this huge temple. In the surrounding areas the pheasant breeding Bird Park is situated. It further includes the state bird Monal which is of utmost attraction to the visitors. Moving further from this place at fifty kilometer there is Bhaba valley, a beautiful place to visit along Bhaba River. To reach this place a link route is their which originates from Wangtu. This contains beautiful landscapes, alpine and resvoir and it is the best place for trekking to Pin valley in spiti. The famous tourism place named as Shrikhand is named after the majestic mountain that faces the hotel. The building is a copied version of Bhimakali temple. One can also look the orchards surrounding the hotel from their respective rooms.

How to reach
again reaching to the place is from both airways and roadways and the place is Shimla which is 176 kilometer apart from the place. It is a six hour drive from Shimla. This place route with the Rampur but the place called as Jeori, from where the road bifurcates to Sarahan.

Climatic conditions
In winter, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woolens are required. The summer temperature is warm but pleasant and light woolens/cottons are recommended.


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