Shimla is capital of Himachal Pradesh and  during Britishers time Shimla was summer capital of India. Shimla is known for its natural beauty and tourist places.
Shimla is also known as queen of hills.
Kufri, Naldehra, Chuddhar , Sarahan-Rampur, Mashobara etc are famous places to visit. Shimla is third most populous and urbanized city in Himachal Pradesh.
In shimla agriculture is main occupation of people, and shimla is also known for Apples. Rohru, Jubbal & Kothkhai, theog, kotgarh and Rampur are places where different varieties of apples are grown.
Many major offices and heritage buildings are located in shimla.
Location of Shimla
Shimla district is located in south-western ranges of the Himalayas. Shimla is located at a height of around 2206 meters from sea level surrounded by Kinnaur and Uttrakhand in East, Solan and mandi is west, Mandi and Kullu in North and Sirmaur and Uttrakhand in south .

History of Shimla district

Before independence every part of Shimla which was located in middle of Sutlej River and Yamuna River was called as Pahari estate. This area was ruled by Kushaan, Maurya, Guptas, Mukhri etc. In year 1864 Shimla was declared as summer capital of India by British government.
Shimla was declared as Capital of Punjab after independence and later of Himachal Pradesh. In year 1972 shimla became district of Himachal pradesh.
Kalka-Shimla Railway

Administrative view

  • Headquarter - Shimla 
  • Tehsils - Rampur, Kumarsain,Sunni, Shimla Rural, Shimla Urban ,Theog, Chaupal, Jubbal,Kotkhai, Chirgaon, Dodra Kawar.
  • Sub-Tehsils  - Nankhari Rampur, Junga Shimla Rural, Chaupal, Nerwa Chaupal, Tikkar Rohru.
  • Sub divisions - Shimla Urban, Shimla Rural, Theog,Chaupal,Rohru,Rampur, Dodra Kawar.
  • Assembly constituency - Shimla Urban, Shimla Rural, Theog,Chaupal,Rohru, Jubbal Kotkhai, kasumpati.
  • Loksabha seat - 1 seat (Shimla)

Demographic view 

Area - 5131 square km
Forest in area - 3418 square km
Population (census -2011) - 8,14,010
Literacy rate - 83.64 %
Population density - 154 per square km

Temples in Shimla

1. Jakhu Temple
2. Taradevi Temple
3. Hatkoti Temple
4. Sarahan Temple
5. Giriganga Temple etc.
6. Narehan Temple
7. Jaga Mata and Mahasu temple Arhal
8. Rudra Devta Pujarali
Wildlife sanctuary Shimla
Hospitals in Shimla
- Indira Gandhi medical college
- Lady reading hospital
- Rippon hospital shimla
- Tenzin hospital , kusumpti
- Sri Ram hospital etc.
Ridge Ground Shimla
Popular Schools in Shimla
* Bishop cotton School (BCS)
* Auckland House school
* Jesus and Merry (Chelsea)
* Tara Hall school
* St. Edwards public school
* DAV public school , Sanjaulli
* Portmore Public school
* St. Thomas public school
* Dayanand public school
* DAV public school New shimla
* DAV Lakkar bazar


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