The moments that we spend with our family are always special. The time that we travel to some place with our family, that is the time which linger as a pleasing memory for the life time. India is that country which offers you many such moments that you can cherish for your lifetime. Rich culture, amazing heritage and glorious history, all makes India a perfect tourist destination.
Shimla a beautiful and enchanting city of north India boasted with abundance of natural beauty. The charm of this place is such that Shimla tourism has become an integral part of tourism of India. This beautiful hill-resort is visited by various travellers from every corner of the globe and enjoys their holidays.
If you are also planning your holidays in Shimla, thus this post is especially for you as we have gathered some of the best things to do in Shimla that you can do with your family. Here we go….
- Ride in a Toy Train
- Gaiety Theatre
- Lakkar Bazaar
- Visiting Jakhoo Temple
- Viceregal Lodge
1. Ride in a Toy Train
Toy trains are the major attractions of Shimla. Beautiful trains crossing the lush scenic surroundings and waving through the tall trees is surely something of worth experiencing. People of their Shimla tours always love to take a ride on a toy train. The train ride between Kalka and Shimla. Riding in the train is a pleasing experience for family vacations.
2. Gaiety Theatre
This excellent specimen of colonial architectural style is quite a place to visit during your North India tours in Shimla. Built in 1877, Gaiety Theatre has been an epitome of art and grace during British era. The place is compacting with City Museum, Amphitheatre, multipurpose theatre and a conference hall which offers its travellers to learn a lot about the history, art and culture of Shimla. It is a perfect family destination in Shimla.
3. Lakkar Bazaar
A wood market of Shimla, Lakkar Bazaar is a prominent place to purchase some really amazing souvenirs which you can take back to your home as pleasing memories. The place is quite famous for serving walking sticks, decorative articles, and wooden toys. You can also purchase small wooden key rings over here according to you choice and budget. Strolling through Lakkar Bazaar can add value to your cultural and heritage walk in India.
4. Visiting Jakhoo Temple
It is one of the ancient temples in India which is dedicated to Hindu Monkey God, Lord Hanuman. Located atop the hill the temple offers its visitors a wonderful panoramic view of Shivalik Ranges and also view to the sister town of Sanjauli. The major attraction of this temple is the huge idol of Lord Hanuman that height to 108 feet. Keeping a prominent place in temple tourism in India, Jakhoo temple is also having lots monkeys which are the major attraction of the place. You can feed these monkeys. The temple holds footprints of Lord Hanuman.
5. Viceregal Lodge
Shimla has been a summer retreat for many years under British rule thus one can find n numbers of colonial style architecture in here. One of the most amazing and spectacular one is the Viceregal Lodge. The building has once served as the house of British Viceroy of India is now converted into Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. Popularly known as Rashtrapati Niwas, this 6 storey building is warped with lush green garden and mesmerizing scenic beauty.