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Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Before India's independence, it was the official summer capital of the British Raj. You can see the splendour and grace of the colonial era in the Vice regal Lodge.

The official summer residence of Viceroy built in 1888. At present houses the Institute of Advanced studies. Likely to be restored to the Archeological society of India in the near future. The English , had almost carved this building out of wood -pine ,cedar and all the locally available wood.

Shimla is a quiet town (2130 m / 7100 ft) surrounded by oak,rhododendron forests,apple orchards and stately cedars and pines. It is well connected to the rest of Himalayas by road.

The hub of activity revolves around Mall for its restaurants and shops with hordes of souvenirs. Above the Mall is a wide plateau called as Ridge. The neo-Gothic Christ church at one end and St.Michael's cathedral, a little away from the Mall evoke memories of the Christian colonial past.

As was the practice of the then English raj, they always found temperate and salubrious climate in nearby hill stations. In the south , they trudged up to Kodaikanal and Nilgiris whilst in the North, they found bliss in Himalayas. Ride the century old mountain train in a Romantic Journey, meandering through valleys awash with the sound of gurgling stream or cascading falls set against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains.

The slopes of Kufri (2622 m)about 16 km and Narkanda, some 64 km from here attract tourists and skiers during the winter. However, this part has little snowfall in the summer months.

If you look for a quiet holiday breathing crisp fresh air laden with wafts of pine trees, land here before the winter sets in. Or you might prefer Kullu valley,especially for its colourful Dussera festival in October. This ritualistic feast continues for 9 days.

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Ladakh Ladakh - Last Shangrila, Little Tibet and Moonscape

Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri - City of Victory

Trekking to Valley of Flowers Trekking to Valley of Flowers - Great Himalayan ranges

Nandadevi Nandadevi - Carpet of extensive alpine flowers

Tomb of Sher Shah Suri Tomb of Sher Shah Suri - Indo-Islamic architecture

Naukuchiatal Naukuchiatal - Kumaon Peaks

Almora Almora - Ancient Cultural Influence

Chail Chail - Shivalik peaks

Gwalior Gwalior - Historical city in MP

Spiti Valley Spiti Valley - Nestled in the Himalayas

Palpur Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary Palpur Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary - Asiatic Lions

Kangra Valley Kangra Valley - Himachal Retreat

Auli Ski Resort Auli Ski Resort - Skiing

Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara - Snow Bowl Gurudwara

Agra Fort Agra Fort - Magnificent Citadel

Qutb Minar Qutb Minar - Tallest brick minaret in the world

Humayun's Tomb Humayun's Tomb - Exceptional splendor and gradeur

Heritage Tour of India Heritage Tour of India - Magnificent architectural splendour

Agra Agra - Standing astride the Yamuna.

Shimla Shimla - Reminiscent of British times

Hemis Gompa Hemis Gompa - Grand Monastery in the hills

Alchi Chos-kor Alchi Chos - patronized by rich Buddhist monks

Shimla Train Shimla Train - The Journey will Continue

Himalaya Mountain View Himalaya Mountain View - Majestic mountain range

Ranikhet Travel Ranikhet Travel - Meadow of the Queen

Himalaya Trekking Himalaya Trekking - Imbibe the spirit of Himalayas.

Basilica of Lady of Graces Sardhana Basilica of Lady of Graces Sardhana - Marian Shrine

Pahalgam Kashmir Pahalgam Kashmir - Premier hill station

God in Himalaya Mountains God in Himalaya Mountains - Abode of Shiva and his consort Shakthi

Char Dham Char Dham - Most revered 4 temples of Hindu Pilgrimage in Himalayas

Yamunotri Yamunotri - Yamunotri - dedicated to Goddess Yamuna

Gangotri Gangotri - Holy destination that embodies the origins of the Ganga

Kedarnath Kedarnath - Kedarnath on the Garhwal Range built by Adi Shankaracharya

Badrinath Badrinath - Badrinath dedicated to Vishnu - supreme God of Vaishnavites

Temples in Mathura and Vrindavan Temples in Mathura and Vrindavan - Temples dedicated to Lord Krishna

Temples in Dwarka Temples in Dwarka - legend and lore that surround the temples in Dwarka

Amritsar Golden Temple Amritsar Golden Temple - In the Pool of the Nectar of Immortality

Vaishno Devi Temple Vaishno Devi Temple - Shakti - Source of all Power

Kashi Vishwanath Temple Kashi Vishwanath Temple - Temple in the oldest living city

Vice Regal Lodge in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh Shimla on a clear day Apple orchards and pines on the way Kullu valley