Simla, was the summer capital of the erstwhile British Raj in India. It is now a municipal corporation in Shimla district and the capital city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled in the middle Himalayas in northern India, Shimla is a hill station destination much beloved by honeymooners and other tourists, particularly in summer.The city is named for the goddess Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of Kali.
Heart of the city
The ridge and the adjacent Mall form the heart of the city. Vehicular traffic is not allowed on the Mall, making it a favorite place for walking. This is also the main shopping area with most of the shops still housed in old time buildings. One tier below this shopping area is the Middle Bazaar with smaller shops mixed with residences. A tier below Middle Bazaar is the Lower Bazaar which houses small shops catering to everyday needs and the vegetable market called the Sabzi-Mandi.
Gaiety Theater, on the Mall, opened on the 30th of May, 1887, Queen Victoria's Jubilee Year. Notable film personalities like K.L. Saigal, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendall, Raj Babbar, Anupam Kher, Manohar Singh, Nasseerudin Shah, frequently performed on the stage of the Gaiety theatre. Today, the Gaiety is primarily known for its social club.
Kufri,19 km from Shimla,is the highest point in the surrounding region. Kufri has a Himalyan Wild Life Zoo which hosts rare Antelopes, Birds and rare feline species.Monal the state bird of Himachal Pradesh is worth watching. A meandring path trough the potato plantations turns into a popular Ski track in Winters here. Kufri is located on the national highway between Shimla and Rampur. A road bifurcation from here leads to Chail which is about 20 km from here. Chail is famous for Palace built by Maharaja Ranjeet Singh and a hill top statium.
Naldehra is about 25 km from shimla and is popular for a nine hole golf course, located on a gradual slope on scenic hill top surrounded by fir trees, and a picnic ground on hilltop. The down hill road from Naldehra leads to Tatta Pani which is approximately 22 km from here.
The name Tapta Pani, translates to "Hot - Water" in local dialect.This is about half a square kilometer area on the banks of Satluj river with boiling hot Sulpher water springs. Bathing with this water is known to be good for skin.
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