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Old 11-12-2008, 04:56 AM   #1
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2 weeks trip in Shimla,kufri need expert help needed?

Hi im planning a trip for visiting Shimla,Kufri in the starting of the december. in this year and im plannd my trip with my friends for visiting shimla,Kufri ..I know the snow fall in shimla in this season but i properly dont know the snow
fall in this sason is in Shimla or i Kufri and i dont know the how many places in shimla or visiting because its my first time for visiting these places...So experts plz giving the proper inormation about Shimla and Kufri and help me.....for my Trip..

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Old 11-14-2008, 07:01 AM   #2
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THE MALL: This is the main attraction and shopping centre of shimla with restaurants. Gaiety Theatre, which is a reproduction of an old British theatre and is a center of cultural activities. Lakkar Bazaar next to the Ridge is popular for its wood crafts.

KALI BARI TEMPLE: A few distance away from scandal Point towards General Post Office.

JAKHOO TEMPLE (2.5 Km) 2455 m: This is Shimla's highest peak offers a great view of the town. An ancient Lord Hanuman temple. Can be reached from Ridge near Church walking or can also hire pony or taxi to visit the temple.

STATE MEUSEUM (3 Km): Ancient Historical Sculptors and paintings of Himachal Pradesh. Visiting hours 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Monday and gazetted holidays.

PROSPECT HILL (5 Km) 2155 m: This hill Crowned by a temple dedicated to Kamna Devi is just 15 minutes walk from Boileauganj on shimla Bilaspur road. The hill offers nice views of the area.

SUMMER HILL (7 Km) 1983 m: A nice superb on Shimla-Kalka Railway line. The Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to Shimla lived in the elegant Georgian House of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur. HP University is situated here.

CHADWICK FALLS (7 Km) 1586 m: Surrounded by thick forests. About 35 minutes walk from Summer Hill Chowk.

SANKAT MOCHAN (7 Km) 1975 m: On Shimla Kalka road is famous Lord Hanuman temple. It provides an excellent view of Shimla town. The place can be visited by Bus or Taxi.

TARA DEVI (11 Km) 1851 m: On Shimla Kalka highway this place can be accessed by Rail, bus and car. From the station or road you can visit the temple either on foot or by taxi .

NARKANDA (60 Km) 2708 m: On the Hindustan Tibet road, Narkanda offers spectacular views of snow ranges. An uphill trek through Deodar woods leads to Hatu Peak (8 Km). Ancient temple of Hatu Mata is alive with skiers. HPTDC runs Hotel Hatu and in winters short skiing courses are organised.

KOTGARH (82 Km) 1830 m: By road, bifurcation from Narkanda (18 Km) Land of apples and apricots.

RAMPUR (140 Km) 924 m: On the Hindustan Tibet Road. Once the capital of the Princely State of Bushahr, the town is situated on the banks of Satluj river, Big Commercial Centre and famous International Lavi fare which is held in November every year, Dumgir Buddhist Temple, Padam Palace, Raghunath Temple, Ayodhya temple and Narsingh Temple, are worth visiting. Himachal Tourism runs a tourist Complex and air conditioned Cafe, Satluj.

KHARAPATHHAR (85 Km) 2673 m: Motorable on Shimla-Rohru road. A famous religious shrine Giriganga is 7 Km on foot or by jeep.

JUBBAL (90 Km) 1892 m: Headquarters of the erstwhile Princely State, Jubbal has a superbly maintained Palace which was designed by a French architect in the 1930 and is remarkable mix of European and indigenous styles.

MASHOBRA (12 Km) 2148 m: By road on Shimla Naldehra road. This place is surrounded by thick forests and offers ideal walks. Goddess Durga temple is worth seeing.

CRAIGNANO (18 Km) 2149 m: By road on Shimla-Naldhera road, Ideal picnic spot with lawns and garden.

NALDEHRA (22 Km) 2044 m: Motorable On Shimla Tattapani road. this is a nine hole golf course. It was designed by the British viceroy, Lord Curzon who was so enchanted by this place that he gave his daughter Alexandra, Naldehra as her second name. Ancient Nag temple is also situated here.

TATTAPANI (65 Km) 680 m: By road on Shimla-Mandi Highway via Naldehra. Tattapani has hot water springs having sulpher contents, also Hindu temples and Shiv Goofa at Saraur (4 Km) are worth seeing places

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Old 11-14-2008, 07:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for giving information abt. that....

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Old 11-18-2008, 03:08 AM   #4
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  • Jakhu Temple, Jakhu Hill. Open every day. Offers spectacular views of the mountains from its location above the town. According to the epic Ramayana, the monkey god Hanuman rested here during his journey to the Himalayan mountains. The climb up is a physically demanding one-hour walk. However, you can drive up the hill - a 4WD is recommended. The temple and hill side is populated with very aggressive and cunning monkeys. Be extremely careful with your camera, glasses, bag and (especially) food. Entry free, donations welcome (Sticks for warding off the monkeys can be rented at the entrance to the temple for Rs 5).
    Statue of Mahatma Gandhi just outside Christ Church

  • Dorje Drag Monastery, Sarasvati Garden Estate, Kusmuti. A monastery in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, also known as Thubten Evam Dorje Drag. Entry free, donations welcome.

  • The Electronic Message Board at the Ridge

    The Ridge, Jakhu Hill (North of The Mall). Built at the top of the town at 2230m, The Ridge is the center of Shimla's cultural and social life - an excellent place to view the surrounding mountains.
  • Christ Church, The Ridge (Near Municipal Library). Open every day, services Su 8AM-11AM. Constructed in 1846, this is one of the oldest churches in North India. The stain-glass windows and 19th century organ are particularly impressive, and the fresco that surrounds the chapel window was designed by Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard Kipling's father. Entry free, donations welcome.
  • Lower Bazaar, The Mall (Below Central Section). Shops Open Mo-Sa. The Lower Bazaar is home to the city's less expensive hotels, cheaper restaurants and stores, and a congested wholesale vegetable market. Although less opulent than its upper neighbor, the Lower Bazaar retains an old worldly charm and is an excellent place to try some Shimla specialty dishes, like Uradh Dal with rice or Shepard's Pie.
  • Viceregal Lodge, The Mall (Atop Observatory Hill), +91 177 283-1375. Open every day (Only the entrance hall and gardens are open to the public). An imposing British-raj mansion built under the guidance of Lord Dufferin in 1888. Manicured British style gardens surround the mansion on three sides, while the fourth side is a place to relax and watch the sun dip below the Himalayan foothills. The teak-paneled interior is impressive, and well worth a viewing. Entry Rs 10, cameras not allowed inside (Guided tours available).
[edit] Museums/Galleries

Shimla houses a few excellent museums. The State Museum is perhaps the most well-known.
  • State Museum, Chaura Maidan (Near Oberoi Cecil), +91 177 280-5044. Open Tu-Su, 10AM-5PM. Housed in a reconstructed Raj-style building, the State Museum displays a collection of around 10,000 artifacts gathered from all over Himachal Pradesh. The Pahari miniatures and 6th-11th century Gupta sculptures are especially impressive. Entry Rs 10 (Cameras free, flash prohibited).
  • Image Art Gallery, Potter's Hill (Near HP Univ.), +91 94180-11172. The gallery displays more than 20,000 photographs of Himachal taken by the celebrated photographer Inder Pal. It's a wonderful place to explore and learn more about the beauty, culture and flora and fauna of this Himalayan state. In addition, Potter's Hill is scenic area, so as well as visiting the gallery, visitors can also enjoy hiking, climbing, observing wild life and enjoy the fresh Himalayan air. Entry Rs 5 (Cameras free, flash prohibited).
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