Scandal Point – Shimla Tourists Attraction

Summer capital of India during British Raj, Shimla is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is a unique with its incomparable beauty located at an average height of 2,200 m. Shimla looks stunningly beautiful during autumn season when days are pleasant and amazing. It is a typical hilly landscape with a picturesque scenery, beautiful climate and feasible social standards. Shimla has many tourist attractive spots. Scandal point is the most beautiful place to visit in Shimla.

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It is a famous spot in famous city and the most visited spots by tourists. Scandal point is located on the Mall road joins Ridge road on the west side. But why the name ‘Scandal Point’ has been given is a mystery. The name is given from the disorder caused by supposed departure of British lady with Indian Maharaja. Then the Maharaja of Patiala had run away with the daughter of British Viceroy from this point. Because of this British authority expelled the Maharaja from entering into the Shimla and hence the name given as ‘Scandal Point’. Maharaja of Patiala then made another town at Chail near Shimla.

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The most noticeable feature of this place is a statue of Indian freedom fighter ‘Lal Lajpat Rai’. This is a popular spot for all age grouped peoples. To hear the age old story of this place from the guides tourist gather here every day. This point is considered to be the highest point in Shimla and has various shops and restaurants. Scotland Church is also one of the attractions of this place. The famous Alfa restaurant having some mouthwatering Indian foods as well as western food, and the picturesque view of the town is a beautiful feature of Scandal Point.

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Along with this Scandal Point, many other tourist spots are also there in and nearby Shimla, which attracts thousands of travellers every year. Such a wide rush of local and foreign tourists attracts a great demand for best and comfortable star category and budget ‘Hotels near Shimla Railway Station’.

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Chail Wildlife Sanctuary – Shimla

Himachal Pradesh is believed to be the place for honeymooner, couples, nature lovers and adventure tour and it’s true. But it is also famous for wildlife sanctuaries which are one of the major attractions in Himachal Pradesh. These sanctuaries attract nature lovers from across the country which contains various species of animals and birds in their natural habitat.

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Chail Sanctuary is located at Chail in Shimla which forms the golden triangle with Shimla and Kufri of Himachal Pradesh. It is about 63 km from Shimla and is one of the well maintained wildlife sanctuaries and houses having rich collection of flora and fauna. Some of the most seen animal species are European red deer, wild boar, goral, spotted deer, sambar, common langur, Himalayan black bear, flying squirrel, Indian porcupine etc.

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With the animals this park is also home to various birds. Chir pheasant and Khalij pheasant are most popular birds seen in this sanctuary. It also includes golden eagle and grey headed flycatcher flying in the sky. Large number of pine trees are also founds here.

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Apart from this wildlife, this park can also allow in adventurous and leisurely activities such as trekking, angling and bird watching. Out of these angling is a popular activity undertaken in Gaura River. Many trekking trails pass through this sanctuary. Kandaghat-Chail, Chail-Shimla via Junga, Chail Rajgarh etc are most popular trails that passes from this park. This park also contain breeding centre situated in blossom and Jhajiha is a popular place to visit by tourists in this sanctuary.

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This park is spread in an area of 110 square km. Chail wildlife sanctuary was identified in 1976 and was declared as a protected area under government consideration. In 1988 Chir Pleasant breeding and rehabilitation program has been launched.

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As per history Chail wildlife sanctuary once served as the hunting ground of Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh. He was founded in this hill station after banished from entering Shimla following his elopement with daughter of Lord Kitchener of British Indian Army Commander.

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Chail wildlife sanctuary is opened through the year but the best time to visit at this place is from March to October.  According to people, this sanctuary having the record of visiting large number of honeymooners and explore them to natural beauty. This forest covers more than 10 k hectares of land with thickly covered Oak forest, Deodar tree, Solang Valley in Himachal Pradesh.

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Such a wild beauty of Shimla attracts lot number of tourists and animal lovers here, and so increases the demand for best ‘3 Star Hotels in Shimla’.

How to Make Your Trip to Shimla Seem Like A Cakewalk?

Shimla is located in the north region of India which is surrounded by the mighty Himalayas. Though it is surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, still the place is well linked with the rest of the country by almost all possible means of transport. In this post we are trying to find answer for the question “how to reach Shimla”, by getting information about all the queries regarding reaching Shimla and getting in to Shimla. Here you can get all the required information regarding transportation in Shimla, so that your traveling to Shimla will seem like a cakewalk. The transportation mediums available to reach Shimla are:

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By Air
Shimla can be easily reached via air. Shimla has its own airport at Jubbarhatti, which is located 23 kilometers away from the city center. Flights flying from New Delhi, Kullu (another hill station near Shimla) and Chandigarh are operated on a daily basis. Jagson Airlines is one of the private airline which flies flight from these places on a regular basis.

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By Rail
The nearest railway station which connects Shimla with neighboring states is at Kalka. This Kalka is located at a distance of 96 kilometers from Shimla. It takes around 6 hours to reach at Shimla from Kalka. The frequency of trains plying from Kalka to Shimla is pretty awesome, as at least 4 trains are plying daily between Shimla and Kalka. With an overnight journey, you can reach Kalka early in morning from Delhi. Then from Kalka you can select any of the special trains available only at Kalka, especially during day time. The complete route from Kalka to Shimla is filled with beautiful scenery, which makes your journey more memorable. Numerous tunnels are also there en route with the longest being 1.2 kilometers long. Initially 107 tunnels were built on Kalka – Shimla Railway Track, but in 1930 four of them were discarded, so only 103 were left. Then in 2006 tunnel number 46 was dismantled so now only 102 are left, but still tunnel number 103 (the last tunnel in Shimla), is named as tunnel number 103, because it is one of the famous landmarks of the town.

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By Road
Neighboring places like New Delhi and Chandigarh are well linked with Shimla through national highways. The journey from Delhi to Shimla by road requires around 8 hours. The national highways connecting to Shimla are well maintained by the authorities and it is a pleasure to drive on them. Many tourist buses are also there plying from neighboring places to this beautiful hill station Shimla.

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To make your journey seem like a cakewalk, it is must to select a beat mode of transportation to reach to destination. For Shimla holidays, the best route is via trains, because here you can enjoy throughout the journey with numerous beautiful scenery, and is easily affordable too. Being a best mode of transportation, most of the tourists prefer to stay at ‘Hotels near Shimla Railway Station’.

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