Shimla is one of the oldest known popular hill stations in India. Right from the British Era, Shimla, located in Himachal Pradesh has been loved by people in and around the country. The weather here is so pleasant that it was the summer capital of India during the British Raj. If there were an all rounder among destinations, Shimla would sure be it. After all, not only is it known to be a perfect getaway for families, it is one of the leading hill stations for newly-wed honeymooners, backpackers, slow travelers and adventure junkies too! From some of the best spas, resorts and luxury hotels, to the cheapest of hostels and cosiest homestays, Shimla offers a plethora of options for travelers and these pictures prove exactly why Shimla should be on top of your list of places to visit this summer vacation! Also Read - Himachal Pradesh: 187 People Rescued After Being Stranded in Heavy Snow Near Kufri

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There is always a spot reserved for every traveler who visits Shimla.

Photograph courtesy: Shimla Life/Instagram

Photograph courtesy: Shimla Life/Instagram

The quaint villages surrounded with lush green trees add more value to your vacation.

Photograph courtesy: Shimla Life/Instagram

Photograph courtesy: Shimla Life/Instagram



And though we have skyscrapers in cities, these views are to die for!

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Photograph courtesy: TmMandhotra/Instagram

The tall  pine trees that line the valleys will make you want to stay in Shimla forever!

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Photograph courtesy: Mainapnifavu/Instagram

There’s a lot of breeze and wind but the sun-rays are warm and gentle too.

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Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

If all you want to do is stroll around the town… there’s no reason not to.

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Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

The food, the people and the simplicity of Shimla are all alluring.

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Photograph courtesy: Ben Tubby/Creative Commons

And who’d want to skip a chilled out stroll around Mall Road?

Imagine what Shimla will feel like, if the highway taking you to Shimla itself is as gorgeous.

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Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Shimla is a blend of history and art.

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Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

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For decades it has been the most popular destination, there’s no doubt why!

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Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

It’s one of those destinations where all you’ll want to do is nothing at all.

In Shimla, you’ll get lost in the clouds and you won’t mind it!

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Photograph courtesy: Nagesh Kamath/Creative Commons

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Don’t you want to do just sit here and sip a hot cuppa and stare into infinity?

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Photograph courtesy: Bharat Justa/Creative Commons

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