Post breakfast check-out from the hotel & drive to Shimla.
$$Shimla derives its name from Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the goddess Kali, whose temple existed in the dense forest covering the Jakhu Hill in the early 19th century. The ‘Queen of Hills’ is a picturesque hill town nestled at an altitude of 2205 meters.
$$If time permits, you can visit the Himachal State Museum built in 1974 has a collection of Pahari sculptures, paintings, textile, jewellery, costumes etc. And the library has a range of historical books and manuscripts. A large open space located in the center of the city” it’s a home to one of the oldest libraries in the country.
$$Later visit the Christ Church was built in 1846-1857 and is the second oldest church of north India. The stained glasses on the windows of the Church enhance its beauty and represent hope, faith, patience, charity and humility.
$$You can also witness Jakhu Hill and Jakhu Temple: The Jakhu Hill is the highest peak in the city that offers a beautiful and a scenic view of the town. On top of the hill, there is a temple devoted to Lord Hanuman. The temple is also a home to a large number of monkeys who are generally fed by the visitors. Then pay your attention to ‘Tara Devi Temple’, dedicated to the goddess of stars, it is positioned amidst dense forests of oak and rhododendrons.
$$Evening spends some time to the Mall Road, it is the main shopping street of the city with many clubs, restaurants, bars, tourist offices etc. Gaiety Theatre, an old British theatre and a center for many cultural activities, is also located here.
$$(Note: while you are going for local sightseeing, entrance / activity fee is not included)Less