Shimla is a beautiful town spread over a 12km ridge and located at a height of 2205 meters above the sea level. Shimla is the largest hill station in the world, surrounded by the districts of Kinnaur, Mandi, Solan, Bilaspur, and Sirmaur. Shimla shares its borders with the state of Uttarakhand in the southwest. Shimla is the favorite hill station of most of the Indians also due to its proximity to the National capital of Delhi.
Shimla hill stationis one of the most known are frequently visited and also perhaps the most fashionable hill towns of India. This is so due to the patronization of the British in the pre-independence era. It was the summer capital of India during the pre-independence era and now is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla derives its name from the world Shyamala, another name of Goddess Kali after whom the city was named.
Once a mere village, today Shimla is the most flourishing tourist destination. It was the British who transformed the small village to the imperial summer capital. Even today the glory of the imperial capital that it was, stands cheerfully greeting the tourists in Shimla.