What do we know about Heritage Walk through Shimla?
Shimla has many tales to tell, including mythology and history, all of which are equally fascinating. Begin at the aptly called ‘Scandal Point,’ where history has it that the Maharajah of Patiala was banished from Shimla in 1892 following a heated dispute with the Viceroy (other tales claim he eloped with the Viceroy’s daughter). As a memento, send yourself a postcard from the 133-year-old Shimla General Post Office, which is built in the style of the “wild west Swiss.”
Pass through Christ Church, constructed in 1857 and featuring a tower clock and fresco painted by Rudyard Kipling’s father. Take a rest on the steps of the Town Hall, but keep an eye out for authorities since the Municipal Corporation of Shimla still uses them. The century-old Gaiety Theatre will take you to the grandeur and atmosphere of a bygone era before you visit the historic Kali Bari Temple. Take a break at the neo-Gothic Gorton Castle, which is nestled among massive Deodar trees. Walk through the massive Vidhan Sabha to the ancient Victorian palace that now houses the Himachal State Museum, which contains a diverse collection of cultural artefacts. This stroll will leave you with a nice colonial hangover. Luxury hotels in Shimla can be easily found online if you search at the right place. Look for the right lodging for your specific need.