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Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is a very charming hill resort. The name's derived from Shyamaladevi, a goddess in Indian mythology. It was the favourite summer resort of the British when their troops set up camp here in 1819. And now becomes a nice place for retreat from the heat.
At an altitude of 2,130 meters, the town is a beautiful place. With the Mall and Ridge being main attractions, there are also good walking options. You can, for example, start your walk from Scandal Point and Ridge, and a 2 Kms walk takes you to the Jakhoo hill which offers an excellent panoramic view of Shimla and the Hanuman Temple. Another tourist attraction is the Toy Train, a narrow gauge rail that starts from Kalka and terminates at Shimla.
You can travel to Shimla by air, train as well as road.
Shimla is also a good starting point for treks.
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