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    5 Best Places To Visit In Shimla

    If winter sports is your thing, visit Kufri in Shimla to enjoy activities like ice skating, skiing, among others. 
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    • Shivangi Sarkar
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    Updated at - 2022-11-28,15:57 IST
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    The Summer capital of India, Shimla is one of the most popular hill towns in the country. Set in the heart of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla's name alone conjures up romantic images of snow-capped mountains. It is understandable why British India chose this hill town as its summer capital back then.

    Shimla is known for way too many things. It is home to the biggest ice skating rink in the world. The green surroundings of the capital make it a must-visit for nature lovers. The colonial style buildings lend Shimla a vintage vibe. If you are planning to visit Shimla anytime soon, here are some places you should visit in Shimla.

    Mall Road

    The primary street of Shimla, Mall Road is surrounded by several stores, eateries, cafes, and even significant bus terminals. You will find many shopping areas here - Tibetan Market, Thai Market, and Hong Kong Market. If you aren’t in a mood to shop or eat, just enjoy horse riding along the Mall Road.

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    Along with books and jewellery, you can also shop for woollen clothing and handcrafted items at the Mall road. You can’t miss shopping for wooden items since wooden furniture stores are very well-known in Shimla (cafes in Shimla).

    Green Valley

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    Enroute Kufri from Shimla, you will find the Green Valley mountain region. Halt here for breathtaking mountain views. If you're lucky, you might end up spotting a wild bear. Take a stroll around the apple orchards and take some fresh apples home which are renowned all over the world. 

    The lush deodar and pine trees that line the stunning hills continue to draw crowds and entice tourists even though the area has not been promoted for tourism.

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    Viceregal Lodge

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    History fans will adore it here. This six-storey, Scottish Baronial-style edifice was completed in 1888 and originally housed Lord Dufferin, the British Viceroy of India. Viceregal Lodge, which is surrounded by flowering plants and pine trees, is a treat to the eyes. 

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    Himachal State Museum

    The Himachal State Museum, which is situated on Shimla (Bollywood movies shot in Shimla) Mall Road, is home to rare collectables such as historic coins, paintings, and other handicrafts whose aesthetics were influenced by Pahari art. 

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    The museum exhibits a number of wedding and groom dolls among a wide variety of dolls. The Himachal State Museum also houses several archaeological artefacts, such as stone carvings from the eighth century.

    Kufri

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    Kufri, the centre of winter activities in Shimla, mesmerises every visitor with its breathtaking, snow-covered scenery. Kufri is a piece of heaven for skiers, every season, a large number of skiers throng the slopes.

    Mid-December to the beginning of February is the ideal time to roll around in Kufri's snow. Kufri has the ideal snow carpet to provide for skiing at this time of year. 

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