Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh which is probably the most popular hill station in northern India. Situated at a height of 2200 m, it is famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, toy train etc. Shimla is one of most aesthetically planned cities in India with variant
beautiful hills and mystical woods. The well-knit roads, impeccable cleanliness, and an efficient administration makes it a perfect tourist destination in the world. This town has colonial style buildings alongside the historic temples.
One must visit the Mall Road, The Ridge, Institute of Advanced Studies and Jakhu Temple when in Shimla. The toy train to Shimla from Kalka passes through beautiful hills and valleys and is one of the most beautiful train routes in the world.
The Ridge is a wide open street located on the side of mall road known as the heart of the "British Summer Capital", Shimla. This place is best known for shopping and is a delight for all kinds of tourists. The Ridge is not just a market place but also the social hub of the city. The road is lined with cafes, bars, boutiques, shops and restaurants attracting the huge crowd that visit the famous Mall Road. It runs from east to west on the side of the Mall Road and connects it to the famous Scandal Point on the west end. On the east end, it is connected to the Lakkar Bazaar, which is the most famous wooden crafts market in Shimla.
The Mall Road in Shimla, located in the heart of the town, is the main street that is lined up with restaurants, clubs, banks, shops, post offices and tourist offices. Scandal Point and Kali Bari Temple are another attraction point here. The stores that are located on the Mall Road are famous for their woolen clothes and exclusively handcrafted works, apart from the usual books and jewellery.
Kufri just 13 km away from the main town which is the colder, higher and less crowded cousin. Kufri's zoological park is a must visit place which is famous for having rare species of Antelopes, Felines, Bears and birds including Himalayan Monal, which is the state bird of Himachal Pradesh.