Shimla also known as Simla, is the capital city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, located in northern India. It is bounded by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east and Solan and Sirmaur to the south. Shimla is well known as a hub for India’s tourism sector. The Shimla Summer Festival, held every year during peak tourist season. The highlights of this event include performances by popular singers from all over the country. Shimla has a number of places to visit. Local hangouts like The Mall and The Ridge are in the heart of the city.
Shimla has many temples and is often visited by devotees from nearby towns and cities. The Kali Bari temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali is near the mall. Jakhoo Temple, for the Hindu god Hanuman is located at the highest point in Shimla.
Situated on The Ridge, Christ Church is the second oldest church in Northern India. It has a very majestic appearance and inside there are stained glass windows which represent faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility.
|Area||25 km square|
|Languages spoken||Hindi, English, Himachali|
|Currency||Indian National Rupee|
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