15 Beautiful Photos to Make You Fall in Love With Shimla, India

Shimla | © ShashankSharma2511 / WikiCommons
Shimla | © ShashankSharma2511 / WikiCommons
Photo of Poonam Binayak
India Writer17 October 2017

Set in the Himalayan foothills amidst the lofty snow-clad mountains and lush greenery, Shimla is the one of the most beautiful hill towns in India. Chock-full of spectacular colonial-era buildings, lively shopping alleys, charming toy-town trains and quaint houses, the beauty of this Queen of Hills can put anyone under its spell. Don’t believe us? Here are 15 photos that will convince you otherwise.

Colonial architecture in the Queen of Hills

The Viceregal Lodge, otherwise known as the Rashtrapati Niwas, boasts English Renaissance style of architecture.

Viceregal Lodge | © Deepaksharma.ds2 / Wikimedia Commons

Another spectacular colonial structure of British India – the town hall

Town Hall | © sushmab / Wikimedia Commons

The 19th-century Neo-Gothic architectural style church.

The Christ Church | © Sheetaljit / Wikimedia Commons

Another 19th-century Gothic architectural style structure – the Gaiety Theatre.

Gaiety Theatre built by Henry Irwin in 1887 | © Jannat-e-Shimla / Facebook

Stay in the lap of luxury and nature at the Wildflower Hall that is set at an elevation of 2,438 meters and exudes Victorian charm.

Wildflower Hall | © Jannat-e-Shimla / Facebook

Discover picturesque vistas

A beautiful view of the town in the evening.

View of Shimla in Evening | © Masrur Ashraf / Flickr

Spectacular views greet you around every bend – this is the Mall Road.

Romantic View of the Mall Road, Shimla | © Jannat-e-Shimla / Facebook

Beauty is seemingly everywhere you turn…

City Point, The Mall Road | © Jannat-e-Shimla / Facebook
Shimla | © Aasiflone.123 / Wikimedia Commons

Nestled in the heart of Shimla, the Ridge is the social and cultural hub of the town, replete with majestic vistas of the snow-laden mountains set against the multi-hued sky.

The Ridge | © Jannat-e-Shimla / Facebook

This retreat’s charm increases when winter sets in…

The blanket of snow falls over the town, covering the rhododendron, pine and oak forests and the ridge all in white. Transforming into a magical winter wonderland, the town beckons adventure enthusiasts and travellers to experience its white landscape.

Shimla in Winters | © Jannat-e-Shimla / Facebook
Blanketed in snow | © Jannat-e-Shimla / Facebook

Enveloped in snow, accompanied by the rays of winter sunshine, make for the ultimate winter scene

Shimla in winters | © Jane / Flickr

Is there anything more magical than this view?

Wrapped in the sheet of white | © Jannat-e-Shimla / Facebook

Travel back in time with Shimla-Kalka Toy Train, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Kalka Shimla Toy Train in Winter | © Jannat-e-Shimla / Facebook