Shimla is a romantic, entertaining and refreshing tourist destination. It has always been one of the top choices for tourists of all kind. Here are the top things that you should do when your visit Shimla.
Shimla has the oldest snow rink of the continent. The ice skating is a very common tourist activity if you are visiting in winter. This rink is open only in December, January and February. Thousands of people visit here every year during winter for taking part in the ice skating show. Foreigners are also welcome to participate.
There are a lot of adventure activities to enjoy when you are in Shimla. The top adventure activities include river rafting and trekking. There are a lot of unique and serene trails for all kinds of trekkers. The common trails are Shimla Junga trail, Jalori Pass trail and Shimla Chail trail. If you want to trek, avoid visiting during monsoon season. The rain causes road blocks and landslides. Thus, most of the trails are closed for monsoon season. But, if you visit during monsoon, you can enjoy river rafting. Tattapani is the spot you need to visit if you want to enjoy river rafting here. Monsoon months and early winter mark the right time for river rafting as river would be swollen with water.
There are a lot of emporiums and bazaars where you can buy exclusive items. You can buy local souvenirs from these bazaars. Do not forget to bargain. Bazaars are known for wooden merchandise collection and emporium is where you can find Shimla handicrafts. If you want to shop while enjoying sceneries, Mall road is the right spot. It has numerous shops, restaurants, clubs and other entertainments that would keep you busy for a whole day.
Picnic at Glen
Glen is located near Chadwick falls. It is a very serene place filled with deodar, pine and oak trees. This meadow is great for roaming, picnicking and even camping. If you want some alone time with your loved ones, you can spend an evening at Glen. You can also walk to the falls from Glen to take a bath or enjoy the falls.
Naldhera Golf course is opened for tourists and even foreigners. You can enjoy golfing as you enjoy the serene beauty of the place. This place is known for its natural beauty. This is an 18 hole golf course and is one of the top important spots to visit in Shimla.
Sunrise at Jakhu hill
Jakhu hill has a hanuman temple on the top. This is the place where the monkey god, Hanuman rested for a while during one of his expenditures. It is a religious place for Hindus. People of other religion also trek this hill to watch sunrise or sunset from the top. You can also enjoy a panoramic view of surrounding areas and fresh mountain air here. It would be very calm and refreshing.
Summer festival is celebrated during the month of June. It is a weeklong festival that includes dance performances, cookery shows, shopping spree, baby pageants, fashion show and others. Many tourists visit during June to take part in this festival.
There are a lot of activities to do and places to enjoy in Shimla. If you are starting your India tour from Delhi, the best way to reach is to take the toy train. It is one of the heritage sites and the best journey that you would have enjoyed in your whole life.