An Overview

The former summer capital of the British in India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla has been blessed with all the natural, breath-taking bounties which one can think of. It has a scenic location, it is surrounded by green hills with snow-capped peaks. The nomenclature of the picture perfect hill station Shimla can be traced to the term 'Shyamalaya' meaning blue hills. Shimla is nestled amongst the lofty Shivalik Ranges. Shimla is encircled by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, the state of Uttaranchal in the south, Sirmaur, district in the west. Shimla with its panoramic rhapsodies offers a plethora of tourist spots. The eminent ones include the Himachal State Museum and Library, Viceregal Lodge and Botanical Gardens, Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies, The Mall, Glenn, Annandale and Prospect Hill, Summer Hill, Potter Hill, Naldehra, Fagu, Kufri, Elysium Hill, respectively. Besides several nearby places like Rampur, Wildflower Hall, etc and the sanctified temples and cathedrals also attract tourists. Adventure lovers can have a gala time exploring the innumerable trekking, fishing, skiing, camping, and golf and ice-skating options. Trekatribe offers Trekking and sightseeing in all parts of Shimla district including Shali Tibba, Hatu Peak, Shimla Day Hikes, Chandernahan Lake, Pabbar Valley, Chanshal Pass, and Dodra-Kwar.

Quick Facts-

77o-0" and 78o-19" east Longitude upto 30o-45" and 31o-44" north Latitude

Altitude varying between 300 - 5672 m

Highest Peak-Gushu Pishu 5672 m

Population- 814010 (2011)

Area- 5131 sq. km

Rivers- Sutlej, Pabbar & Giri

Literacy- 83.64%

Sex Ratio- 915