Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla was declared the summer capital of the British Raj in India. A popular tourist destination, Shimla is often referred to as the "Queen of Hills".Shimla is connected to the city of Kalka by one of the longest narrow gauge railway routes still operating in India, the Kalka-Shimla Railway it is unesco world heritage. Shimla is approximately 120 km from Chandigarh, the nearest major city, and 365 km from New Delhi, the national capital. The city is named after the goddess Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the Hindu Goddess Kali.
The climate in Shimla is predominantly cold during winters, and moderately warm during summers.Shimla is favorite tourist destination for people seeking respite from hot indian summer in
The Mall is the main shopping street of Shimla.