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Shimla: The Unforgettable Memories

People collect goods.
But a traveller collects memories.
The memories which are intangible, but can never be forgotten.
The memories which are never erased.
The memories you keep carrying.
The memories which last till your life ends.

Shimla is a place to collect memories and moments. There are many different types of sights in Shimla and nearby areas including green valleys, small treks, temples, many adventure sports places. Shimla has something for people of any age group, with different taste and flavors. It has snowfall for ice-skaters, fog, and rain for monsoon lovers, a variety of local, national and international cuisines for food lovers and much more for others.


What Attracts People to Visit Shimla:

Shimla is filled up with a lot of attractions which make this place one of the most visited hill stations in India. As the name suggests, a hill station is a town located in the hills which are at a higher elevation as compared to nearby plain areas.

  • Any time in a year is the best time to visit Shimla. Unlike any other hill station, this place is always a tourist spot in fog, summers, rainy seasons and winters. This site never runs in offseason mode
  • A toy train journey which puts you very close to nature.
  • Ice skating in the snow.
  • A lot of green valleys all around.
  • A view of India-China border from Naldhera.
  • The oldest and the most beautiful golf course in India.

My Unforgettable Memories With Shimla

A few months back, I attended my best friend's wedding in Solan and then also planned to visit Shimla which is just 50 km from Solan. Solan is also a hill station but a very famous one. The beauty of this place is also scenic.


A view of Solan

Before visiting this site, I heard a lot about the exciting toy train experiences. A toy train is a mini version of the actual train with shorter bogie length and with only 3-4 bogies connected which resemble a toy. There are many sharp curves/turns in the hills, so trains with longer bogie size and a large number of compartments are prone to derailing. I also chose the toy train to travel to Shimla. I started my journey in the morning at 11. The toy train journey is a slower one and took me about 3 hrs to reach Shimla. But, this toy train journey was the best part of my Shimla travel. The trip from Shimla to Solan is all through the hilly areas. The train goes from many small tunnels, through lush green forests. The slow speed of train and greenery all around pulled me close to nature. The toy train runs so slow that sometimes I felt like coming out of the train and run in parallel with the train.


A click of toy train from my guest house


A toy train journey

I had a list of places that I wanted to visit during this trip including local sightseeing and few places nearby Shimla. I settled for local sight-seeing which included Mall Road, Lower Bazar, Upper Bazar, Lakkad Bazar and Jakhu Temple. All these places are nearby which made me cover all of these sites in lesser time.
Mall Road is the central market and a no traffic zone. Everyone regardless of gender and age needs to visit this place by walking. And this is the reason that you rarely find any local person who is obese. I attended the mall road multiple times during my visit to Shimla because I had a different experience at different times of a day. In the early morning, I was shivering due to the cold weather, and there was fog all around. In the afternoon, the temperature was almost touching 25 to 30-degree Celsius. You will see glow shines which are the advertising screens all around the Mall Road at night, and it looks like a city of lights. At the center of the Mall Road, Indian national flag is hoisted and also has multiple screens to show various videos of different part of Shimla. Here, one can enjoy the different flavors of ice-cream, mouth-watering local snacks, and horse riding.


Mall Road


Mall Road clock house

I crossed the Mall Road and entered into Lakkad Bazar. Lakkad means wood and ****Bazar*** indicates market. So, it's a market where you find wooden goods. I saw lots of extraordinary wooden items here including various car shaped wooden toys, wooden bowls, slippers, clocks, etc. Then, I visited Lower Bazar and Upper Bazar which are adjacent to the Mall Road. In the past Upper Bazar was a market for royal and high-class people. And, Lower Bazar was a market for labor and other lower class people.

In the evening, I headed towards Jakhu temple which is about 2 km walk from the Mall Road. But, that 2 km walk was a steeper one, and difficult to walk on. I felt like walking on a 45-degree angle surface from the plain. This temple is devoted to Hindu deity, Hanuman and is at the highest peak of Shimla. Lord Hanuman is known as the remover of dangers. Jakhu is famous for world's most giant idol of Hanuman which is about 108 feet in length, and one can see this idol from any part of Shimla and outskirts.



There is a board at the beginning of the way to Jakhu which helps people to know their fitness level according to their age. I also started walking on this road and found fewer companions on the way as it was quite late in the evening. It took me around 35 minutes to reach the place, and I came to a category of fit as per the board in the image. Jakhu temple is a beautiful place with a significant concrete ground and in the middle of the field one witnesses the giant statue of Hanuman. I spent few minutes in the temple and came back to Mall Road again.




View of Shimla from mid way to Jakhu temple

The next morning I woke up early and saw fog all around the mountains. These are few captures of the beautiful morning I witnessed.


A foggy morning


A foggy morning

Top Three Tips:

  • Investing time in toy train travel is worth. You will get to explore the treasuries of great Himalayas. Go for it.
  • Keep carrying warm clothes with you. You never know when the weather changes.
  • Try visiting Jakhu temple in the morning time. Monkeys and other animals shout more in the evening which might make your experience a bitter one.

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Beautiful words .. well done
truth.. The traveller collects memories .. good for you
Thank you for sharing with us your adventure‏.

Excellent pictures. Thanks for the tour!


Shimla is somewhat similar to Murree and northern areas here. So much nature and beauty. You will feel like refreshed and intoxicated after visiting such hill stations.

Yes I agree - just looking a the pictures make you feel relaxed.

If you are in love with mountains..And..Natural beauty not shimla, moonnaar in kerala is the place…temp never go above 10 degrees..So it's good in summer..N ..In winter you can enjoy the the beuty of living

Wao. though i am in Nigeria right now but my desire has been aroused to visit Shimla. it will be a great sin not to visit an awesome place like this in my lifetime

Murree is indeed very beautiful as well. :)

shimla is one of the best states in our india, the weather there is similar to kashmir, like kashmir, shimla also receives heavy snow and is having a very pleasant weather conditions, people's come from different states and visit shimla and kashmir as well...

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Great looking images makes me want to go there and just chill out.. thanks for sharing


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hilly areas are very admiring and peacful

So true! Make me want to grow wings, fly over there, and just meditate. Peaceful!!!

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I think I have to visit there one day! 😊

honestly, I would recommend you visit small villages around Shimla. Shimla is beautiful but full of tourists. Himachli (people from that region) are among the among nicest and helpful people you will find in India.

You are right! @mortyc137
We get the real Shimla in nearby villages/areas!!!

the nature here is simply amazing!

Great pictures, hopefully i'll get to travel there one day. Travellers to collect memories but sometimes there are too many memories. Wish I had a better memory storage device. Can someone create this please?

This town looks like there is incredible history.

Thanks for sharing!


If you want to go Heaven then go to shimla
Shimla is a pride of our India

Thanks for this comment :)

Lived near shimla. Frequently visited there during my stay in Himachal. My highlights were:

  • Walking on mall road. We would walk 2-2.30 hours continuously with friends. Had a term for it "Gedi Marna".
  • Momos at Krishna Bakery, mall road
  • Chadwick Fall, you should visit it. A small water fall after a 15 mins trek. Generally, no one is there. If it's not cold and not much water, you can have a natural shower.
  • Heritage Toy train: Some breath taking view during it's 4 hour Shimla to Kalka journey.
  • Went to St. Bede's college for a cultural program. Hands most beautiful place in Shimla (-:
  • Don't visit Kufri. Too much hype and no fun.

There are amazing places to trek and camp around Shimla. Spend a day in Shimla and hike some beautiful trails.
*flies away*

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nice trip!

I am also want to visit Shimla one day in my lifetime.

Wow. What a beautiful scenery....

It s a great place..Shimla is one of India’s most popular hill resorts, buzzing.
Traffic is banned from the central part of town, so walking is pleasant
From mid-July to mid-September, Shimla is frequently wreathed in cloud, and in winter it often gets a carpeting of snow

It keeps residents of Shimla fit. :)

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Close to heaven.

I’m living in Shimla since 10 yrs. I believe if you want peace from the various “noises” of the world, then this is the place you are looking for. Living in any part of the Himachal will give you immense peace and pleasure.

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THANKS!--for sharing this beautiful Himachal Pradesh trip-- I pray I cud also walk on the roads of that cool pleasant place.I love snow cap view of the Himalayas. I could spend even days just sitting on hotel balcony admiring the views--awesome beauty created by a GREAT GOD!!! GODBLESS u

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Its one of the most beautiful city India have after Kashmir . i have been there once and I was like totally amused and in awe of that place. Incredible , just incredible.

Shimla is really by toy train gives amazing view, and off course it’s true that one can visit Shimla at any point of time, any day of the month and any month of the will find nice weather all during the year...specially from December to February when it snows...
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I will let you know if I add Shimla to one of the places that I plan to visit! Thanks again for sharing.

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worth visiting place...Mall road is the charm of shimla

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I am just mad about this place, visited many times,thanks for sharing.
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Seeing these pictures is like Im in Murree. Both places so much similarity in between.

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Best time to visit Shimla is in mid march

Great photos - especially all the foggy photos of the hillsides... seems like a very enchanting place to visit.

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Shimla is indeed a beatiful site to behold

Mountainous areas are places of relaxation, where you can observe the wonders of nature and breathe pure air.

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Memories are remarkable... Nice capture with a good camera quality..

Shimla is across the border and we have Murre in Pakistan same like Shimla i like both sites

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Travel shimla with Toy train to complete your travel experience in himachal.Toy train will give you perfect joy to enter himachal and experience those mountains...

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Love pictures.

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very beautiful, if I could afford I would definitely visit there..!

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Shimla!!! just love this place. Shimla is in one of those hill stations which is very famous and almost everybody have heard its name. It is also known as “Queen of hills”.I visited with my Friends and it became a memorable and lovely trip for my whole life.

Amazing place,wonderful journey and beautiful pics...enjoy

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Best time to visit Shimla is in mid march

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Amazing :)

very beautiful, I love the scenery.....

Thanks for sharing your beautiful experience would love to visit shimla and travel on the toy train when im opportuned

I love riding on the curvy roads of Shimla. Gotta head back there soon, thanks for bringing back memories

Shimla is a beautiful place had a privilege to witness the beauty!

Wooooooww sangat indah pemandangannya. Luar biasa saya sangat bersyukur seandainya saya bisa berkunjung ke Shimla. Sunggug indah kabutnya.
Selamat menikmati

I am from shimla. Nd one two pictures r taken from sanjauli which is the heart of shimla.
It is a nice place to visit but only for tourists. We get bored living here. But yes during snowfall this place id heaven

memories are something that is very valuable in one's life, hopefully someday I get beautiful memories in Shimla, sometime I can visit her.

very good travel story

such awesome place and your great photography makes them more beautiful and attractive.. <3

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Everything talks with clouds(building's, trees, HanumanG). Nature at it's peak. Everyone should visit this hill station once in his life.

I think I have to visit there one day of those hehe

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amazing view !

I love this post!! thank you for the personal input and opinions you included. And I loved the photos!

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Breathtaking images

If people enjoy walking, they’ll love Shimla

Fact: Shimla was known for the temple of Hindu Goddess Shyamala Devi

This is just awesome, i just wish i could visit these places someday..

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