Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and was once the summer capital of British India. It is located at the Himalayan foothills and was covered with the forests till the nineteenth century till it started evolving as a major city. Before it all started happening, the only civilisation that existed was the Jakhoo temple and a few scattered houses. The area was called ‘Shimla’, named after a Hindu goddess Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of Kali.
One of the more popular attraction is a narrow gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway built in 1903 – its journey is much recommended.
It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.
It Is approximately 295Kms from Amritsar