Queen of hills

Why best?

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Shimla, Queen of Hills

 

I feel lucky at times, especially when it comes to discussing my birthplace.  I was born in a place called Shimla, the capital of the states of Himachal Pradesh in India. 

Shimla is called the Queen of hills as it is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The place has the most pleasant weather as compared to any other state in the country.

Attraction comes along:

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Hill station

The state is considered to be one of the best hill stations of all times. Shimla is also the widely visited tourist spot. Moreover,  the breeze from beautiful tall trees surrounding the town purifies the heart and mind. 

Land of Lords:

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Christ Chruch, Shimla

 

When it comes to the state’s cultural aspect, no one can let go the beauty that lies in temples and religious places around the city. There are quite a number of shrines in my hometown. 

  1. Jakhu temple
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Statue of Lord Hanuman, Jakhu temple

     2. Kalibari Temple 

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Kalibari Temple, Shimla

 

3. Tara Devi temple

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Tara Devi Temple, Shimla

 

Toy ride:

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Toy train, Kalka-Shimla

Apart from the temples, the state is known for its toy train ride. 

“The Kalka–Shimla Railway is a 2 ft 6 in (762 mmnarrow-gauge railway in North India which traverses a mostly-mountainous route from Kalka to Shimla. It is known for dramatic views of the hills and surrounding villages. The railway was built under the direction of Herbert Septimus Harington between 1898 and 1903 to connect Shimla, the summer capital of India during the British Raj, with the rest of the Indian rail system.

Its early locomotives were manufactured by Sharp, Stewart, and Company. Larger locomotives were introduced, which were manufactured by the Hunslet Engine Company. Diesel and diesel-hydraulic locomotives began operation in 1955 and 1970, respectively.

On 8 July 2008, UNESCO added the Kalka–Shimla railway to the mountain railways of India World Heritage Site”  (Wikipedia, 2018, para. 1). 

Worthy:

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Winters in Shimla

 

The climate of the capital is amazing. It is one such place where the weather remains pleasing throughout the year. The summers are not at all hot, but the winter gets chilly. 

The snow-covered mountains are cherries on the cake. The beauty of the place can’t be described in words although I tried to. No one would ever want to miss the chance of visiting the capital state- Shimla. 

 

 

 

 

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