Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’, it is regarded as a favourite spot to visit for family summer vacations and honeymoons. The cool climate and natural beauty of Shimla attracts travellers from both India and abroad. It is often clubbed with Manali, another beautiful hill station close by. Shimla Manali tour packages are quite sought after, especially in the summer months. Shimla is home to some great natural attractions, the best of which are listed below:
5 kms away from the main town, Summer Hill stands at an altitude of 1983 meters above sea level. It is one of the best places to escape the crowd in Shimla and enjoys a wonderfully cool climate. In the winters, you can even experience the magic of snowfall. Summer Hill provides a great refuge from the sweltering heat of Indian summers and boasts of exquisite n natural beauty too.
The Chadwick Falls can be found about 2 kms from Summer Hill. These falls, which thunder down from a height of 67 metres, provide a spectacular sight. Many people choose to visit Chadwick Falls during the monsoons in particular. In fact most of the popular Shimla Manali tour packages provide excursions to the Chadwick Falls. Pack along a picnic lunch and you can spend the entire day exploring Summer Hill and nearby Chadwick Falls.
If you love to get lost amidst nature, then you simply must visit the beautiful Daranghati Sanctuary. This protected site is located at a distance of 150 kms from Shimla. It was the former hunting ground of the Rampur Bushahr royal family but has now been converted into a wildlife sanctuary. Here you can enjoy trekking, animal sighting and bird watching. Deer, ghoral and thar abound in the sanctuary as does the magnificent trangopan. For guided hikes and treks, you can approach forest officials who will also help with spotting the amazing wildlife in the sanctuary.
Summer Hill, Darangati Sanctuary and Chadwick Falls are some of the most sensational natural wonders you can visit in Shimla. Make sure visits to these wonders are included in any of the Manali Shimla tour packages you choose so you don’t miss out!