Shimla is located in the Himalayan foothills. Connected to the Punjab by road and the world famous Kalka Shimla Railway line, running the Shimla Toy Train. The journey is considered to be one of the most famous railway journeys in the world.
Shimla found fame as a Hill station during the British Raj. During the hot summers the British government would decamp from Delhi and move completely to the cooler climate of Shimla. Hence its an Indian town but with a very colonial feel, and numerous examples of British architecture.
Today as well as foreign tourists, Shimla is also a popular destination for Indian tourists. Particularly honey mooning couples, looking to recreate scenes from favourite old Bollywood movies!
Study themes: Indian history, History of the Raj, Indian Independence, Partition of India