Shimla: The jewel on the crown of Himachal

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Himachal Pradesh, the hilly state in the Northern region of India is one of its ‘hottest’ tourist destinations, though the weather remains moderate to cold almost throughout the year. Situated on the lap of the picturesque Western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh mesmerizes visitors with its indescribable scenic beauty. Snowy mountain ranges allure travelers with their ‘whiteness’ the lush valleys lying underneath attract them with their ‘greenness’ and the crystal clear water of the rivers and lakes provide relief to one’s eyes with their ‘blueness’.

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The star attractions of Himachal Pradesh are its picturesque hill stations, with capital Shimla placed on the top spot.  Situated at a fair elevation from the sea level, Shimla is a beautiful hill station lying on a beautiful valley and spread over a large area. The city was built by the Britishers and was their summer capital at one point of time. Specimens of British art, architecture, culture and heritage stand here and there in large numbers across the city.

There are lot of things to see but must visit places in Shimla include the mall area, the Kali Temple, Shimla Christ Church, the Green Valley, Naldehra Golf Course and the Summer Hill.

Situated at a distance of 13 kms from Shimla, Kufri is another exciting spot, especially at late winter and spring when it remains covered with a thick blanket of snow. From Shimla you can take a car to reach Kulu and Manali, the panoramic pair of hill stations, where Mother Nature has showered her blessings in the form of scenic beauty. You may also include some trekking in your Manali tour and explore picturesque Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass.

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