Shimla is the biggest and the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the best tourist destinations in North India and is visited by tourists to experience snowfall and as well as recreational activities. It is the principal educational, commercial and cultural centre of the state.
British declared Shimla the summer capital of India and thus built many buildings and a city in the middle of mountain forests. Shimla is home to some of the Tudorbethan and Neo-Gothic architecture from the time of the British rule, multiple temples and churches as well.
The best places to visit in Shimla are the Jakhoo temple, Mall Road, The Ridge, Viceroy Lodge and Christ Church. The railway line from Kalka to Shimla built by the British is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shimla boasts of having the largest natural ice skating rink in South Asia.