Jakha temple is an ancient temple dedicated to lord Hanuman is
perched on a 2438 m high hill. The Hanuman temple is the highest
point in town. The temple is only 2 km from the ridge but it
could be an hour walk for a person, not used to mountain
climbing. There are many monkeys around the temple, but they
don't attack the people.
The most famous building among the tourist is the yellow Christ
Church, which was built over a span of 11 years (1846 - 1857),
and is the second oldest church in northern India. The beauty of
the church is enhanced by the stained glass in its windows. It
is a yellow painted building with a victoriangothic spire.
The Mall: The mall packed with shops and eateries, is the
centre of attraction of the town, you will find the mall always
crowed with tourist. This is the main shopping centre of Shimla.
It has many restaurants, post offices, banks, clubs, etc. the
ridge and scandal point are the two man meeting points at the
Taradevi Temple: Taradevi is 11 km from the Shimla bus
stand. Taradevi has a temple dedicated to the goddess of stars
on the top of the hill. Tara devi is located on tara parvat. A
road mean less uphill through the pine forest. This holy place
is accessible by rail, bus & car. From the station one can visit
the temple either on foot or by taxi or jeep.
Shimla State Museum: The museum was opened in 1974.
Museum collected objects are mostly related to art, archaeology
& culture anthropology of Himachal & other state of India. At
this time museum, has about 9000 objects in its collection. At
the outset, museum started with four galleries. These galleries
pertain to pre - historic Indian archaeology, woodcarvings,
Pahari miniature, photographs, arms gallery contemporary art &
wall paintings gallery. The museum has a good collection of
traditional as well as contemporary art. The ground floor
gallery has fine pahari miniature, a style developed under the
auspices of the Kangra rules. Other parts of the museum display
a collection of traditional costumes and jewellery, temple
bronzes and stone sculptures.
The prospect hill is at the height 2155 m and is a 15 minute
walk from Boileavganj on Shimla Bilaspur top, there is a temple
of Kamna Devi. From this temple you get a grand view of the
southern side of Shimla.
Summer hill is about 5 km away from town and a stop on the Kalka
- Shimla rail line, has quite walks through wooded surroundings.
This hill is quite and charming hamlet basks in the memory of