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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
How would you like to travel?
- 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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