The Victorian-Gothic spire of Christ Church is Shimla's most
prominent landmark. It is one of the second oldest church in
Northern India overlooking the ridge. Christ Church was
plated in copper and the exquisite beauty comes with the
stained glasses fitted on its windows depicting Faith, Hope,
Charity, Fortitude, Patience and Humility.
Jakhu Temple Shimla
The early morning hike up to the Jakhu, or "monkey", temple
is something like a tradition in Shimla. Dedicated to the
monkey god, Jakhu temple stands on the top of the hill
(2455m), offering a panoramic view of the Himalayas. It also
offers a fine view over the surrounding valleys out to the
snow capped peaks and over Shimla itself.
Tucked away on the western edge of town, The HP State Museum
is located 2.5 kms west of Scandal point. The museum has a
good collection of Ancient Historical Sculptors and
paintings, coins, photos of Himachal Pradesh. A gallery of
magnificent Pahari miniatures is found on the ground floor.
A selection of Himachal's rich heritage is displayed here.
The Mall Shimla
The hub of the Shimla is The Mall - Main shopping centre of
Shimla with departmental stores, ice-cream parlours, shawl
shops, Gaiety theatres and many more which runs along the
Ridge and is crowded with tourists. Lakkar Bazaar adjacent
to the Ridge is popular for its wood crafts and souvenirs.
Viceregal Lodge Shimla
Viceregal Lodge, also known as "Rashtrapati Nivas" is a
six-storey building surrounded by well-maintained gardens
and Shimla's single most impressive colonial monument
located on the Observatory Hill. Built in the Elizabethan
style it has a crenulated tower and grey limestone and
sandstone. It has now been converted into Institute of
Tara Devi Shimla
11kms. from the Shimla bus-stand. Tara Devi has a temple
dedicated to the goddess of stars on top of the hill. There
is a military Dairy Town here as well as the headquarters of
Bharat Scouts and Guides. At a height of 6,070 ft. Tara Devi
is an ideal place for a person wanting peace and some rest.