Excursions Near Shimla
Christ Church Shimla
Christ Church, is the second oldest church in North India, after St John's Church in Meerut. It is a parish in the Diocese of Amritsar in the Church of North India. Its current incumbent is The Rev. Mushtaq Achher Malk, B.D., M.Th., whose ecclesiastical designation is presbyter-in-charge. Worship is conducted in Hindi and English "Built in the neo-Gothic style in 1857 to serve the largely Anglican British community in what was formerly called Simla.
Institute of Advanced Studies
The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) is a research institute based in Shimla, India. It was set up by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 1964 and it started functioning from 20 October 1965.The building that houses the institute was originally built as a home for Lord Dufferin, Viceroy of India from 1884�1888 and was called the Viceregal Lodge. It housed all the subsequent viceroys and governors general of India.
Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, Hanuman.It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, 2.5 km /1.3 miles east from the Ridge, Shimla at a height of 2,455 m (8,000 feet) above sea level. Shimla's highest peak offers a panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the town of Sanjauli. An ancient "Lord Hanuman" temple is there and every year a big festival is held on Dussehra.
It's a popular ski resort and is at a distance of sixteen kilometers from Shimla. With thick woods around it offers a panoramic view of 2000 miles of the great Himalyan ranges. Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India
The Jakhu Ropeway is a Cable car in the town of Shimla �Queen of hills � in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The Ropeway is a popular tourist destination in shimla giving breathtaking views of Himalayan hills. Tourists have been enthralled by the perfect management and the safety of the gondolas. With only 6 minutes ride, one can easily visit the Jakhu Temple while enjoying the beauty of forests.
The scenic Naldehra Golf Course, which bears resemblance to the Scottish links courses, is located about 22 km from Shimla. Measuring 4285 yards, this Par 68 course boasts of 18 holes, 16 greens and 18 tees. Established in the early 1900s, under the supervision of the former viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, this golf course initially had 9 holes, and is known to be one of the oldest in India. Perched 2,200 m above sea level, Naldehra is one of the country's most challenging golf courses.