Shimla Industrial Visit

Shimla is another ideal location for industrial visit, students can visit industries in Solan, Solan is the industrial capital of Himachal Pradesh with numerous well known manufacturing setups like IND-SPHINX Precision ltd, TVS motors, Kapco International Ltd, Purolator, Morepen, Eicher, Samtel, Hindustan Unilever, Dabur India Ltd, Procter & Gamble etc.

Located deep in the Himalayan foothills and entirely surrounded by dense forest and magnificent mountains, Simla (now spelled Shimla) was the glorious summer resort of the British Raj. One of the most popular hill stations in India, the city sits at an altitude of 2213 meters and is the present capital of Himachal Pradesh.

The imposing six-story Scottish baronial mansion known as Viceregal Lodge, summer seat of the British government until the 1940s, is undoubtedly Shimla’s best-loved colonial attraction. Shimla, which has the distinction of inspiring scenes from Rudyard Kipling’s Kim, is also a base for visitors who come to seek adventure in other parts of the state.

Sights to See

Christ Church & St. Michael’s Cathedral
One of the most famous landmarks of Shimla, St Michael’s Cathedral was built as the Cathedral of St Michael and St Joseph in 1885. Christ Church is the second oldest church in North India. The imposing structure is situated just off the Mall.

Himachal State Museum
About 2.5km west of Scandal Point, the Himachal State Museum & Library houses an impressive collection of temple carvings, historical sculptors, weaponry, Mughal and Rajasthani miniature paintings, coins, jewellery and photos relating to the history of the region. The museum remains closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Viceregal Lodge
Built as an official residence for the British viceroys, the Viceregal Lodge is a major landmark of Shimla and fine specimen of colonial architecture. After independence it became the retreat of the President of India. Today Viceregal Lodge houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, an educational institute of international repute.

Jakhoo Hill
Located at an altitude of 2,445m, Jakhoo Hill, Shimla’s highest point, is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Shimla. From the peak of the hill, one can have a panoramic view of the Shimla town and its surroundings. The landscape all around is a feast to one’s eyes. At the top is an old Hanuman temple.

The Mall
The Mall, the main promenade in the city retains the ambience that captivated the British who retreated here to escape the heat of the crowded plains. Located on the southern slopes of the Ridge and dotted with old colonial buildings, it is a place where you can enjoy leisurely walks, browsing the shops or stopping for a cup of tea in the restaurants. At the top end of the Mall is Scandal Point, a large open square with a view of the town – a favourite rendezvous for visitors and the local people. Overlooking it is the elegant Christ Church with its fine stained glass windows. The labyrinth of Shimla’s bazaars spill over the edge of the Mall.

Lakkar Bazaar
Adjoining the Ridge, Lakkar Bazaar is a marketplace where wooden toys can be bought.

Chadwick Falls
7 km away from Shimla, the inviting spot of Chadwick Falls is a premier travel destination. A trip to the Chadwick Falls during the monsoons will be an unforgettable experience. Located in an incredible landscape, the place is home to some old shrines that are sites of immense significance for pilgrims.

Sankat Mochan
Located on the Shimla – Kalka road the famous “Lord Hanuman” temple is visited by a large number of devotees. It commands an excellent view of Shimla town.

Summer Hill
Located on the Shimla – Kalka railway line, the quiet and beautiful suburb of Summer Hill has secluded, shady walks and charming views. It was here that Gandhiji stayed on his visits to Shimla, in the elegant Gergorian mansion that belonged to Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.

Prospect Hill and Kamna Devi Temple
A 15 minute climb from Boileauganj, Prospect Hill is another favorite walk and vantage point with breath-taking views. There is little temple to Kamna Devi on the top of the hill.

Tara Devi Temple
Situated on Tara Parvat, the shrine of Tara Devi is about 15 kilometres from Shimla. The temple commands a majestic view of the surroundings comprising of the forested hills around.

Excursions

Annandale (4.5 km)
Surrounded by thick deodar forest the place is located at an altitude of 6,117ft. here you will find an ancient temple on an edge.

Mashobra (13 km):
The forested village of Mashobra is known for great several excellent picnic spots amidst forests of oak and pine. Famous for its apple orchards, the place is a sylvan retreat with pretty walks. You can attempt a trek to Shali Peak – the highest point in the area

Wildflower Hall (13 km):
One of the loveliest hotels in India, it is famous for mountain flowers and its magnificent view.

Craignano (16 km)
3 Km from Mashobra, the place has an elegant guest house set in a delightful flower-filled lawns and gardens.

Kufri (16 km)
Located in the blossom of natural beauty, Kufri beauty is dear to the people visiting this wonderful place in Himachal Pradesh. For those who like adventure sports, this is the place to be. A great number of adventure sports can be enjoyed here. Skiing is prominent among them. Near Kufri, on the Kufri-Chail Road is located the Himalayan Nature Park which is home to a rare species of flora and fauna of Western Himalayas.

Fagu (22 km)
A silent, serene spot with its woods, ferns and apple orchards, the place provides visitors an unforgettable experience.

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Industries Enroute

  • TVS Motors
  • Hindustan Unilever Ltd
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Himachal Pradesh General Industries Corporation Ltd

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries

Kiarighat (23 km)
Located on the Shimla-Kalka road, the place is known for its amazing vistas of mountain scenery.

Naldehra (23 km)
It is home to a 9 hole golf course, one of the most picturesque in the world. The golf course was designed by Lord Curzon.
Fruit Research Station (18 km)
The place is known for the biggest Fruit Research Centre in North India.
Theog (32 km)

It has the Potato marketing centre for Himachal Pradesh.

Darlaghat (42 km)
The place attracts pilgrims for an ancient temple.

Chail (43 km)
One of the most popular excursions from Shimla, Chail was once the capital of the Maharaja of Patiala and site of the highest cricket ground in the world. The place offers a commanding view of the surroundings. The lush green forests near Chail are home to many species of birds and deer.

Solan (48 km)
It is famous for the Himachal Agriculture and Forestry University.

Tattapani (51 km)
It is known for its hot sulphur springs which have therapeutic properties.

Arki (52 km)
The Arki Fort is famous for its defensive structure and exquisite murals.

Barog (55 km)
The highest point on the Kalka- Shimla highway, the place is surrounded by pine and oak forests and offers a panoramic view of the surroundings.

Bon Monastery, Uchghat (61 km)
A Tibetan Monastery with a large statue of Lord Shenrab Mibo, founder of the Bon religion is situated on the Solan- Rajgarh Road.

Narkanda (64 km)
Situated at an altitude of 2700 metres, it is a popular skiing resort and offers a choice of ski slopes.

Kotgarh (82 km)
Land of apples and apricots, it is the horticultural heartland of the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Parwanoo (87 km)
The place is famous for Fruit based products.

Hatkoti and Rohru (104 km)

Hatkoti is famous for its ancient temples dedicated to Durga and Shiva. Past Hatkoti is Rohru, which is the base of some challenging treks.

Karsog (128 km)

It has an abundance of apple orchards and a varied landscape.

Rampur (140 km)
The ancient capital of the erstwhile Bushahr state, the place boasts a Buddhist and Hindu temple. An old palace is the added attraction.

Renukaji (150 km)
The place attracts visitors for its sacred and picturesque lake, where an annual fair is held in November. The Renuka Sanctuary is the natural habitat of a large number of Black Bear, Barking Deer, Goral, Jackal, Leopard, Sambhar and the Spotted Deer.

Sarahan (175 km)
Devotees visit the place famous for the Bhimakali Temple Complex, one of the major Shakti-peethas.

Ponta Sahib (226 km)
Located on the banks of the River Yamuna along the Nahan-Dehra Dun road, it is an important pilgrim centre for the Sikhs.

How would you like to travel?

AIR
Jubber Hatti, 23 km from the city is the nearest airport, which is connected by various airlines with Delhi and other cities of India
RAIL
Shimla is connected by a narrow gauge railway line with Kalka (96 km) which in turn, is connected with major cities.
ROAD
Shimla is connected by motorable roads with different cities and places in India
Shimla is:
  • 96 km from Kalka
  • 149 km from Ambala
  • 447 km from Chandigarh
  • 240 km from Dehradun
  • 370 km from Delhi
  • 220 km from Kullu
  • 260 km from Manali
  • 358 km from Pathankot
  • 150 km from Mandi

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