Offering spectacular vistas of majestic snow-clad peaks, Shimla beckons all kinds of travellers. The inherent charm of this quaint hill-station lies in its little lanes, the friendly residents and the wonderful views that greet you around every bend in the road. From museums, theatres and colonial lodges to picturesque walking trails, Gothic churches and the ever-bustling Mall Road—here is a guide to making the most of your 48 hours in Shimla.
Stroll along the Mall Road
In Shimla, the Mall Road lies at the heart of all the action and activity. Buzzing with shops, cafes, theatres, restaurants and a whole bunch of merriment, it is close to all places of interest.
Shop for local handicrafts at Himachal Emporium
If you’re in the mood to shop for locally made handicrafts at pocket friendly prices, Himachal Emporium is just the place for you. Located at the Mall Road in Shimla, the emporium offers handicraft products.
Explore Christ Church
This is the second oldest church in North India, and is one of Shimla’s most-visited landmarks. Showcasing a neo-Gothic style of architecture, the church was designed by Colonel J.T. It was built between 1846 and 1857.
Head to picturesque Annandale
This picnic spot was once used as as a ground for racing, cricket and polo. This picturesque meadow is surrounded by dense forests, and spreads over an area of 121 bighas.
Admire the Viceregal Lodge
Also known as the Rashtrapati Niwas, the Viceregal Lodge is a heritage building situated atop the Observatory Hill in Shimla.