Wonder why the Mall Road in Shimla is the greatest tourist attraction? It is a stone’s throw away from the second oldest church in North India, the Christ Church, Shimla. Built during British colonial rule, the Mall road is the main street in Shimla located a level below the ridge comprising myriads of shops, restaurants and cafes. All the significant offices such as the Municipal Corporation, fire service, and police headquarters are located here. Considered as one of the main tourist attractions, Mall Road is just 5 kms from Larisa, Shimla.
A small hill-station of Himachal Pradesh and the highest point in the surrounding area, Kufri is 16 kms from Mall Road, Shimla and 18 kms from Larisa, Shimla. The name Kufri is derived from the local word kufr meaning "lake.” The wildlife zoo in Kufri hosts rare antelopes, felines and birds such as the Himalayan monal, the state bird of Himachal Pradesh. Come winter and the meandering path through the potato plantations becomes a popular ski track. So if your adventure sport desire could not satiate at the ice-skating rink in Shimla, indulge in skiing at the neighbouring, Kufri!!!
Dedicated to the Hindu deity, Hanuman, Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla situated on Jakhoo Hill, Shimla's highest peak. According to the Ramayana, Hanuman stopped here for repose while looking for the Sanjivni Booti to resuscitate Lakshmana. A giant 108-feet-high idol of Hanuman stands tall at Jakhoo surpassing the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although a long steep climb to the top; the temple visit is worth the effort and thrill with the monkey menace along the way trying to snatch your sun-glasses.
Built in 1888, this splendid structure was the residence of the British Viceroy Lord Dufferin. Located at the observatory Hills, it is surrounded by immaculate gardens and lawns, encircled by beautiful pine trees & rose plants. Earlier known as "Rashtrapati Niwas," The Viceregal Lodge, is now the Indian Institute of Advanced Study attracting students for higher studies. Located at a good height, it is built in English Renaissance style of architecture, the views from this place are captivating and indescribable. Do visit this eloquent edifice just 4 kms from Larisa Hotel, Shimla , and we are sure you will be left smitten!!