Top 5 Places you must visit in Shimla
Shimla is a place which needs no introduction. We all know that Shimla was the summer capital of India during British Raj and this place has played an important role in the freedom struggle. Alongside, this place is extremely beautiful and an ideal place for a vacation. As you enter the vicinity of Taradevi, you see the beauty of Shimla with your own eyes. Like this place itself, there are some magnificent places in Shimla that you must visit if you are planning to visit Shimla. Some of them are as follows:
1.Himachal State Museum
The state museum is situated on the top of Mount Pleasant. This was built in 1974 to preserve the cultural richness of the state. The museum has an amazing collection of different historical objects pertaining to art, cultural antropology, and archaeology.
On the suburbs if Shimla, Annadale is one of the prime tourists attractions. Basically, it is an army area with an Army Heritage Museum. It was built in 2005 in the form of a beautiful racecourse with a helipad where famous personalities land to visit Shimla. This helipad is used by the army to conduct field training mock drills for defence and disaster management.
3.Indian Institute of Advance Studies
IIAS was originally built as a home for Lord Dufferin,Viceroy of India from 1884–1888 and was commonly known as Viceregal Lodge. This place has also witnessed many historic decisions during the Indian independence movement. The Simla Conference was held here in 1945 and the decision to carve out Pakistan and East Pakistan from India was also taken here in 1947.
Located along the Mall Road, the Ridge is the hub of all cultural activities of Shimla. It is one of the popular tourist’s attractions of Shimla. The major places of Shimla like Snowdon, Mall, and Jakhoo hill, etc. are connected through the Ridge.
Jakhoo Temple is the ancient temple of Shimla and is dedicated to deity Hanuman. A 108-feet-high idol of Hanuman was unveiled at Jakhoo Hanuman temple on 4 November 2010.