Situated at a height of 2200 metres, Shimla is one of the most eminent tourist destination in the country. Set amidst beautiful hills and mystical woods, Shimla , the Himachal Capital, is a town with natural beauty sure to captivate the tourist interest and leave them in awe of the beautiful picturesque mountains. The well-knit roads, impeccable cleanliness and an efficient administration make for the most perfect combination for any tourist destination in the world. Within this city one must visit the Mall Road, The Ridge, Institute of Advanced Studies and Jakhu Temple. The toy train to Shimla from Kalka passes through beautiful hills and valleys and is one of the most beautiful train routes in the world.
The long, winding main street, the Mall, runs east and west just below the spine of the hill. South of it, the maze-like alleys of the bustling bazaar cascade steeply down to traffic-busy Cart Rd, which has the train station, Old Bus Station and, taxi stands. The town has an array of eateries to choose from a Dhaba to local eating joints to restaurants. In all it provides a soothing getaway from the bustling city life.