Owing to its rich colonial heritage and stunning architecture, Shimla is one of the most sought-after destinations. The lush green vegetation, serene lakes, rolling valleys, snow-covered hilly terrains and soothing climate throughout the year, add to its allure. Be it a short weekend getaway or a long family vacation in the hills, Shimla is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, wildlife photographers, leisure travellers and spiritual travellers.


Sprawling across seven hills

Shimla sprawls across seven hills, namely Prospect Hill, Summer Hill, Observatory Hill, Jakhu Hill, Bantony Hill, Elysium Hill and Inverarm Hill. The soaring Jakhu Hill is the highest peak in Shimla, towering at an elevation of 2,455 m. It is also home to the famous Jakhu Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and houses a 108 ft. tall idol of the deity. Check out this stunning temple on your next weekend getaway from Chandigarh for an unforgettable experience!

Only natural ice-skating rink in the country

Shimla is home to the only natural ice-skating rink in the country. It was established in 1920 during the British rule, and has since become one of the most-visited attractions in town. Every year, the ice-skating club hosts a variety of fun and exciting sporting tournaments and activities, attracting huge crowds of locals and tourists who are on a family trip to Shimla.

The terrifying Chudail Boudi

This beautiful hill station, famous for its serene atmosphere and abundant greenery, is also home to Chudail Boudi - a spooky place located on Shimla Highway. Chudail Boudi translates to ‘Witch’s Well’, and is renowned for the paranormal activities that visitors experience here in the evening, after sunsets. There have been many experiences where the speed of vehicles automatically starts decreasing on this road, no matter how hard you try to accelerate it. Sounds unbelievable, right? You should definitely visit this eerie phenomena on your next visit!

Home to the second-oldest church in India

Christ Church in Shimla is the second-oldest church in India, after St. John’s Church in Uttar Pradesh. Sporting a stunning Gothic Revival style of architecture and intricate details, the church attracts several architecture enthusiasts besides leisure travellers. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in Shimla that is held in high regard by photographers. At night, the church is decorated with colourful lights, making for an enchanting appearance against the backdrop of the dark blue skies!

The oldest post office in North India

Situated in the centre of the city, the General Post Office of Shimla is said to be the oldest post office in North India. It was established in 1882, in a quaint building called Conny Cottage. Featuring a timber-framed structure, the architecture of the Post Office is an eclectic blend of several designs similar to other monuments from the British era. Even though it is not a popular tourist attraction in Shimla, it interests several history buffs from all across the country.

These are some of the many things that make Shimla a preferred weekend getaway destination in Himachal Pradesh. Many families, big groups and leisure travellers visit this sensational destination every year. On your next Shimla weekend trip, stay at the luxurious Larisa Hotel, Shimla. Designed keeping the comfort of our guests in mind, the hotel exudes a calm vibe and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding greenery and valleys. Our elegantly-designed rooms and suites, along with a host of other premium facilities ensure that you have a memorable stay. We are also stationed at a short distance from many tourist attractions in town.



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