The Lovely Shimla

The Lovely Shimla

INR 675 per person

This city is very habitable and can be visited during any time of the year. During winters there is snowfall while in summers the weather is pleasant. The places which can be visited include the places such as The Mall, which has the shopping center and full with restaurants.

This city is very habitable and can be visited during any time of the year. During winters there is snowfall while in summers the weather is pleasant. The places which can be visited include the places such as The Mall, which has the shopping center and full with restaurants. The Christ Church building is just majestic to look at and Jakhu hill is the highest peak in the state and the statue of Lord Hanuman, a Hindu deity is taller than the one in Brazil. Annandale is the famous racecourse of Shimla which is now used by Indian Army. The famous Sankat Mochan Temple, Mashobra and a local winter sports activities center Kufri stand out to be the famous places to visit and also Chail which is the highest cricket of the world.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Main City Square, Old Town
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
  • Included
    Airport Transfers
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Breakfast

TOUR LOCATION

History of the City

Most of the area occupied by present-day Shimla city was dense forest during the 18th century. The only civilisation was the Jakhoo temple and a few scattered houses. The area was called 'Shimla', named after a Hindu goddess, Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of Kali.
The bridge connecting Shimla with Chhota Shimla, originally erected in 1829 by Lord Combermere, Shimla, 1850s
The area of present-day Shimla was invaded and captured by Bhimsen Thapa of Nepal in 1806. The British East India Company took control of the territory as per the Sugauli Treaty after the Anglo-Nepalese War (1814–16). The Gurkha leaders were quelled by storming the fort of Malaun under the command of David Ochterlony in May 1815. In a diary entry dated 30 August 1817, the Gerard brothers, who surveyed the area, describe Shimla as "a middling-sized village where a fakir is situated to give water to the travellers". In 1819, Lieutenant Ross, the Assistant Political Agent in the Hill States, set up a wood cottage in Shimla. Three years later, his successor and the Scottish civil servant Charles Pratt Kennedy built the first pucca house in the area in 1822, near what is now the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly building. The accounts of the Britain-like climate started attracting several British officers to the area during the hot Indian summers. By 1826, some officers had started spending their entire vacation in Shimla. In 1827, Lord Amherst, the Governor-General of Bengal, visited Shimla and stayed in the Kennedy House. A year later, Lord Combermere, the Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in India, stayed at the same residence. During his stay, a three-mile road and a bridge were constructed near Jakhu. In 1830, the British acquired the surrounding land from the chiefs of Keonthal and Patiala in exchange for the Rawin pargana and a portion of the Bharauli pargana. The settlement grew rapidly after this, from 30 houses in 1830 to 1,141 houses in 1881. In 1832, Shimla saw its first political meeting: between the Governor-General William Bentinck and the emissaries of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In a letter to Colonel Churchill, he wrote:
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