Do you know These 7 Riveting Facts About Shimla?

Facts of Shimla Himachal

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Shimla is capital of Himachal Pradesh and also known as “Queen of Hills” because of its panoramic beauty and lovely environment. It is also the most populous town of Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla is like a living, breathing destination. The lush green hills and snow-capped peaks give people who visit Shimla an unforgettable experience.

Let’s explore some interesting facts about Shimla that nobody knows!

Shimla Adopted the name of a Goddess

The name Shimla comes from the ferocious aspect of Durga Devi, Shyamala Devi, and a form of goddess Mahakali. Shimla is a well-known Kali Bari Temple that resembles something like Kolkata’s Dakshineshwar Kali Temple.

Shimla is all about the 7 Hills

Shimla is located on seven main hills, namely- Observatory Hill, Prospect Hill, Inveram Hill, Summer Hill, Elysium Hill, Jakhoo Hill, and Bantony Hill.

Only Natural Ice-Skating Rink In South East Asia.

Founded in 1920 by a Britisher, Shimla has the only Southeast Asian ice-skating rink.

The Biggest Cycle Race In Shimla

The MTB Himalaya Mountain Biking Race is considered as the largest mountain bike race in South East Asia within eight days, covering almost 500 kilometers.

Shimla has Rashtrapati Niwas

The Indian Institute Advanced Studies is also called- “Rashtrapati Niwas” and India’s president spends a couple of days in a year here. It is said to have the power supply even in 1888.

Scandal Point

In Shimla, there is a scandal point where the Ridge Road joins the Mall Road. It is named after the tale by a British woman who was eloped with an Indian Maharaja; however, the latter was banished from entering Shimla.

Shimla Has Second Oldest Church In North India

A key landmark in Shimla is the famous Christ Church. After St. John’s Church in Meerut, North India is the second most ancient church. The Christmas festivities in the church seem to be one of the greatest things you can expect to do if you are fortunate enough to be there at the time of Christmas.