British Himalayn Town “Simla” a place of peace and pleasure, with the blue sky, fresh air, quite of the mountains, the hassle free atmosphere, rich Colonial Heritage, fine walks through oak, Cedar wood and flowering rhododendron forests, the terrace fields in the countrysides, fruit orchards, simple minded warm hearted people – truthful in character, panoramic views of the snow clad mountain ranges of the Himalayas, the town and the surrounding area offers variety of walks and hikes around Shimla.
As the summer capital of the British, Shimla saw remarkable building activity during the colonial era, and some of the finest structures of that time still stand over its seven hills and around the famous Mall Road with it’s Scandal Point. The town experiences pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters. The hill town provides an escape not only from heat, but also from native culture of plains. The mall road and Lakkar bazaar (wooden market) of Shimla are the famous shopping streets where innumerable handicrafts are available. The traditional local woven pashmina shawls, Himachali caps and “pullen” (local slippers made of dry grass with beautiful thread designs on top) are the most popular and authentic to buy.
Best way to admire the environment of Shimla is to take the guided walks / hikes, in the hills, mountains, forests around the Shimla town and enable one to have close interaction with nature, people, culture and the traditions.