Annandale is an army area with an Army Heritage Museum. It opens all days except Monday from 10 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm. It has no entry fee. It is located 2 km away from Shimla Railway Station. Annadale was first used by East India Company and then the British Raj, which is why natives originally called it "Company Ka Baag". The area is situated between lush green mountains and Deodar trees.
9. Kali Bari Temple
Kali Bari Temple is one of the ancient temples of the city and was originally built in 1845. It opens all days from 6 am to 7 pm. It has no entry fee. The temple is dedicated to fearsome reincarnation of Goddess Kali, known as Shyamala, after which the Shimla city is named. The temple attract a lot of tourists and devotees.
8. Himachal State Museum
Himachal State Museum was built in the year 1974. It opens all days except Monday from 10 am to 5 pm. It has entry fee of Rs.20 for Indians and Rs.100 for foreigners. It is an ideal base for art lovers and a must-visit spot for experience seekers and connoisseurs. The museum also displays a layout of Himachali dolls, which is admired by tourists of all ages.
7. Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Indian Institute of advanced study was constructed between 1880 and 1888. It opens all days except Monday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. It has entry fee of Rs.40 for Indians and Rs.85 for foreigners. It is a research institute. The Institute of Advance Studies is the first electrified building in Shimla. This electricity was run by steam engines which were brought from Britain.
6. Summer Hill
Summer Hill is on a hill and is part of the seven-hill cluster. It opens all days from 6 am to 6 pm. It has no entry fee. It is a distant suburb of Shimla, the state capital of Himachal Pradesh at a height of 2,123 meters. Summer Hill is a place that offers its tourists an exceptional holiday experience with a soothing environment.
5. Viceregal Lodge and Botanical Gardens
Viceregal Lodge and Botanical Gardens is also known as the Rashtrapati Niwas. It opens all days except Monday from 10 am to 5 pm. It has entry fee of Rs.20 for Indians and Rs.50 for foreigners. It was formerly the residence of the British Viceroy of India. The Viceregal Lodge was designed by British architect Henry Irwin and built in the Jacobethan style.
4. The Ridge
The Ridge is the hub of all cultural activities of Shimla. It opens all days from 8 am to 6 pm. It has no entry fee. It is situated along the Mall Road, which is the famous shopping center of Shimla. There are three statues on the ridge; that of Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and Dr. Y.S. Parmar, the first chief minister of Himachal Pradesh.
3. Christ Church
Christ Church is the second oldest church in North India, after St John’s Church in Meerut. It opens all days from 8 am to 6 pm. It has no entry fee. Christ Church was designed by Colonel J. T. Boileau in 1844, and the cornerstone was laid on 9 September 1844 by Bishop Daniel Wilson, Bishop of Calcutta. Christ Church survived the 20th-century partition and the subsequent political upheavals on the Indian subcontinent.
2. Mall Road
Mall Road has a number of showrooms, department stores, shops, restaurants and cafes. It opens all days from 9 am to 9 pm. It has no entry fee. It is the major hangout point and shopping centre in Shimla. A Himachal emporium that offers handicraft products of Himachal Pradesh like locally designed woolen clothes, branded clothes etc. It is located a level below The Ridge.
1. Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo is dedicated to the Hindu deity Hanuman. It opens all days from 7 am to 8 pm. It has no entry fee. It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, Shimla's highest peak, 2.5 km east of the Ridge at a height of 2,455 m above sea level. A giant 108-feet-high idol of Hanuman was unveiled at Jakhoo Hanuman temple on 4 November 2010.