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9 Fascinating Tourist Spots in Shimla for an Ideal Summer Vacation

Nestled in the lap of mountains and nature, Shimla is one of the picture-perfect hill stations to visit this summer with your family and friends. 

Popularly known as the queen of hill stations, Shimla offers snow-covered mountains, alluring greenery, and breathtaking mountain views. 

Planning your summer vacation after being stuck indoors last year? Shimla is the best destination to travel to this summer. You can book top hotels in Shimla on Oyo rooms. Shimla hotel rate varies across its locations. 

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The best time to visit Shimla is from April to June for Summers and December to January for Winters. 

Check out the top places to visit in Shimla this Summer:

1. Summer Hills

The picturesque town of Summer Hill is located 5 km from the famous ridge of Shimla. This hill is covered with lush greenery and offers breathtaking views across the surrounding landscapes. Soak in the breathtaking views and breathe in the mountain air. You can book the best hotels in Shimla near Summer Hills.


Things to Do: Hiking, Camping, Sightseeing

Best Time to Visit: March to October

Type of Place: Hilly

Visiting Time: Sunrise to Sunset, sunrise is beautiful during summers

Best for Trekking and nature walks

Suggested Time Duration: 1 to 2 days

2. The Ridge
Popularly known as the Scandal Point, this platform is a popular tourist attraction in Shimla. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the valley and the snow-capped mountains from the Ridge. The Ridge also hosts the Shimla Summer Festival every year. Explore the famous Tudor library located in the Ridge. Enjoy the most spectacular sunrise and sunset from the Ridge while visiting Shimla. Book hotels in Shimla nearby to the Ridge to enjoy beautiful mountain views. 

Check out the couple friendly rooms near the Ridge for memorable romantic getaway in Shimla. 


Activities to enjoy: Summer Festival and nature walk

Best Time to Visit: All-year destination

Type of Place: Picturesque views, landscape photography

Visiting Time: Sunrise to sunset

Best for Great views and Tudor Library

Suggested Time Duration: 2 hours

3. Naldehra 

Naldehra offers picturesque sunrise and sunset views amidst the scenic surroundings. Enjoy a horse ride amidst the deodar trees and the forest area. Enjoy the stunning views and fresh mountain air in Naldehra. Book hotels in Naldehra for your next Shimla vacation. 


Things to Do: Horse riding, Trekking, Camping, Picnic

Best Time to Visit: All-year destination

Type of Place: Photography & trekking

Visiting Time: Sunrise to sunset

Best for Sunrise and Sunset views

Suggested Time Duration: 2 to 3 hours

4. Chadwick Falls

This fall is one of the top tourist attractions in Shimla, falling from an altitude of 1586 meters. Surrounded by dense forest, lush deodar, and pine trees, it is worth a trek to the falls. Be captivated with the natural beauty and ambiance of the Chadwick falls. 


Things to Do: Trekking, Photography

Best Time to Visit: March to June

Type of Place: Waterfall, pristine views, photography

The best time to visit from sunrise to sunset

Best for Trekking and hiking

Suggested Time Duration: 1 to 2 hours

5. Mall Road
As one of the best places to hangout, Mall Road is situated at the heart of this beautiful hill station. This famous street is a haven for shopaholics, foodies, and photographers. Shop warm woolens, handicrafts, souvenirs, while enjoying a softie from the local shops. Book 3-star hotels in Shimla Mall road

Book hotels in Shimla near Mall road for a memorable stay in the Ridge area.


Things to Do: Shopping, Street-food tasting, Sightseeing

Best Time to Visit: All-year destination

Type of Place: Shopping Street

Visiting Time: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Best for Handicrafts, hand woven woolens, Himachali cuisine

Suggested Time Duration: 1 to 2 hours

6. Christ Church

This is the second oldest church in North India is a popular tourist spot in Shimla. Check out the spectacular glass paintings and architecture inside the Church. The best time to visit is early morning or during a Sunday worship service. 


Things to Do: Participate in the morning prayer at the Church

Best Time to Visit: All-year destination

Type of Place: Religious and historical

Visiting Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Best for Architecture and history

Suggested Time Duration: 1 to 2 hours

7. Himalayan Bird Park

The Himalayan Bird Park is one of the popular Shimla sightseeing tours. This Park is an ideal attraction for nature and bird lovers. Open only during the summers, you can spot exotic and native birds here. Book hotel in Shimla that comes with beautiful mountain-view rooms. 


Things to Do: Birdwatching, Nature Walk

Best Time to Visit: March to September

Type of Place: Wildlife, ideal for photographers and nature admirers

Visiting Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (closed every Monday)

Best for Birdwatching and photography

Suggested Time Duration: 1 hour

8. Lakkar Bazaar

This is a must-visit tourist spot in Shimla located on the alleys across the Mall road area. The market is famous for its wooden objects. You can buy souvenirs here or wooden artifacts. Take an evening stroll around the market and enjoy some scrumptious snacks along the way. 


Things to Do: Souvenir Hunt, Shopping

Best Time to Visit: All-year destination

Type of Place: Shopping Street

Visiting Time: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Best for Shopping wood crafts

Suggested Time Duration: 1 to 2 hours

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