Summer Hill- A Wonder of Nature in Shimla

Mall Road, Shimla

Mall Road, Shimla

The beautiful city of Shimla is all about breathtaking natural vistas and picturesque surroundings. It was the summer capital of Britishers in the late 19th century and majority of structures in the area bear a hint of colonial design. A plethora of lush green cedar trees can be witnessed on the sides of bendy roads that lead to this place. The Mall Road of this hilly region is a paradise for shopaholics, and at the same time, it is a place for avid foodies as there is a series of multi-cuisine dining houses located here. Innumerable legends and myths are associated with this land, which provides it a mystical charm. Temples dedicated to several gods and goddesses of Hindu mythology have been erected in the place, some being centuries old. The ideal time to visit this hill resort is throughout the year but peak seasons of October to March account for an assemblage of a large number of tourists from around the globe. With Shimla holiday packages, tourists can gain an insight about the rich history of the land.

Summer Hill

Summer Hill

Summer Hill

Lying in the laps of nature, Summer Hill is situated at the periphery of Shimla and is locally known as Potter Hill for the clay found in this area, which is used by potters to make earthen utensils. The region is a small town, which is encompassed by lofty pine and deodar trees, and a rich profusion of green valleys. Such a site rejuvenates the mind and soul of an onlooker, thereby invoking a sense of calmness. Away from the paradigm lifestyle of urban cities, the region boasts of quietude, which resides in every corner of this land. Avid trekkers can be seen romping on the quaint paths of the area. Some local shops also offer the unique experience of horse riding to tourists.

Major highlights of this destination is the Georgian mansion, which belonged to Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.

Manorville Mansion

Manorville Mansion (once a property of Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, now a guest house)

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

This magnificent piece of architecture had been a temporary residence of Mahatma Gandhi during one of his visits. The lavishly designed three-storey complex comprises luxurious suites among other grand rooms. The home décor displays the use of fine quality teak and walnut in the furniture and walls are adorned with graceful paintings. This location is ideal for nature admirer to contemplate the beauty of snow covered mountains of the surroundings, along with dense meadows.

Summer Hill has a proximity with other tempting attractions, namely Observatory Hill and Viceregal Lodge, which now serves as Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.

IIAS

IIAS

All these attractions are ideal spots to get a panoramic view of the region of Shimla and Himachal Pradesh tour packages give an opportunity to travellers to witness these majesties. These deals are all inclusive of sightseeing options and offer a variety of facilities to be chosen by visitors, which constitute transportation, meal and accommodation provisions. Tourists planning a trip to this destination are advised to visit during Christmas time as they might be greeted with snowfall.

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