India, a place of infinite variety, is fascinating with
its ancient and complex culture, dazzling contrasts and
breathtaking physical beauty. India offers an amazing
variety of experiences & adventures. From the beautiful
Himalayas in the North to the plateaus, tropical rain
forests, sandy desert & palm fringed beaches in the
south. For those who are interested in sightseeing,
India offers an unending choice. In north India the
foremost attractions are Agra the city of Taj Mahal.
Another region tourist love is the state Rajasthan for
its forts & palace hotels. The state of Kerala is also
high on the priority list visitors to India for its
remarkable heritage of performing art, ayurvedic healing
centres & breathtaking natural beauty of its
Shimla, Capital City of Himachal Pardesh and the largest and most famous
hill station of India. Shimla "Queen of all Hills Stations" is situated
in the north-west Himalayas. Visitors come to Shimla to walk down its
famous Mall Road and also to experience Shimla in its many hues from
spring flowers to autumn leaves, from the soothing green & gentle breeze
of summer to its Winter snows. It is truly a "Destination for all
seasons." Shimla also is a convenient base for variety of adventure
sports such as Skiing, Trekking, Fishing and Golfing etc.
History of Shimla:-
Before the British discovered it in 1819, Shimla was a small village
that was part of the Nepalese kingdom. In 1830, the local Raja was
persuaded to part with the land by the British and the settlement
became the subcontinent's most fashionable summer resort. In 1830,
the local Raja was persuaded to part with the land by the British
and the settlement became the subcontinent's most fashionable summer
resort. Shimla was declared the summer capital of India in 1864.
After India's independence, Shimla became the capital of Punjab till
1966, when it came under Himachal Pradesh.