Shimla: The Colonial Summer Capital
Stretched over a 12 km ridge, Shimla is one of the largest hill stations and erstwhile summer capital of the Britishers. Strolling along the Mall road, the popular street shopping place in Shimla, an ethereal bond is developed between the visitors and the city. Its history dates back to 1817 when it was a small village tucked away in the Himalayas and discovered by the Britishers as their popular summer retreat. They bought the land in 1830 and transformed it into their summer resort. Soon Shimla became popular among the Britishers and finally in 1864, the town was officially declared as the summer capital of the Imperial Government. All these factors have played a pivotal role in creating the rich heritage of tourist destinations in Shimla.
The power politics of Shimla cannot be ruled out. Just few days before the Indian Independence, the architects of modern India and Muslim league met here to discuss the share of power. In addition to it, even the Shimla Accord signed here between Indira Gandhi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto will always be an integral part of India's political history. Turning to the tourist attractions in Shimla, one can envisage the entire city as a visual delight. The Shimla Tour Package includes visit to the Mall Road, Scandal Point, Christ Church and the Town Hall. Lakkad Bazaar here is famed for its wooden crafts and souvenir shops. So, come and drench yourself in the beauty of Shimla, the real paradise of Himachal Pradesh.recommended tours