Friday, August 22, 2014

Picturesque Shimla

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Shimla also known as Simla, is the capital city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, located in northern India.

Its name is derived from the goddess Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the Hindu goddess Kali.

Enroute to Simla in the monsoons

An overview of Shimla in the rains

In 1864, Shimla was declared as the summer capital of British India.
The Viceregal lodge in Shimla is where the British Viceroys stayed and governed.
The India Pakistan partition and the Shimla agreement was executed in this building.

A cafe in the premises of the lodge.

Postmasters flat in the premises of the Lodge.

The Summerhill sub post office at the entrance to Shimla.

Horses on hire for a ride through town.

The Ridge in Shimla is the popular place to hang out. In the centre is the State Library and on the right is the Christ Church.

Smartly turned out Police of Shimla.

Samosa kulcha - tangy street food in Shimla.

Sliced Coconut to chew on is quite popular in Shimla.

The Municipal Corporation building of Shimla.

For details please refer to Wikipedia that has lot of information.


  1. Hari OM
    Hah! That last shot surely shows the British influence with its mullioned windows and Tudoresque frame. Oh...and now I must go make samosa!!! YAM xx

  2. I was there a few months back. Your photographs recreated vivid memories.

  3. Despite getting crowded over the years, Shimla still has wonderful charm. Nice shots.

  4. Wow... You remind me my trip to Shimal...

  5. Simla looks more beautiful through your pics than I found it:)

  6. your pictures are giving all about Shimla , a nice place really

  7. You catch Panoramic views to street photography capturing the minute details all the way loved your pics! The coconut one caught my eye

  8. Beautiful shots !

  9. Wonderful captures ...reminded me of my visit to Shimla... :-)

  10. Wonderful captures. The first one is so inviting!! :)

  11. I have lots of memories of Shimla. It was my first destination when I started traveling. It has a certain charm that never fades away.

  12. Nice planning to go there soon