The British called Shimla the "Queen of Hill Stations.
" Situated in the north-West Himalayas, ShimlaShimla
the summer capital of India before independence is now
the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla derives its name
from "Shyamala";- the goddess Kali, whose temple existed
in the dense forest that covered Jakhu Hill in the early
19th century. The English named it Simla. Shimla is well
connected by air, road and rail with all parts of Himachal
Pradesh, and the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana,
Jammu and Kashimir and the Union territory of Chandigarh.
Covering the area of 18 sq. km. at a height of 7,238 ft.
Shimla is surrounded by pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron
forests. Its well developed facilities, easy accessibility
and numerous attractions make it one of Indian's most popular
and biggest hill-stations.
Just 18 Kilometers from Shimla Kufri
at an altitude of 2510 m is the most
popular tourist spotaround Shimla.
This place is famous for hiking, skiing, beautiful scenes and a cool environment
. The Skiing season spreads between
November to February and the tourist inflow is at its peak during winters
becauseeveryone lands up here to ski
and throw snowballs at each other.
Things to see and do
Kufri has a number of tourist spots offering panoramic views of the
distant Himalayas apart from its beautiful natural surroundings.
The main attraction of the scenic Kufri however lies in the
adventure options that are offered here.
The Ridge of Shimla is a large open spacious platform from where you
can have a panoramic view of the mountain peaks of Shimla. The snow
capped mountain ranges engulfed in the beauty of the nature is a phenomenal
view that the Ridge of Shimla offers to the crowd. The Ridge at Shimla also provides
the tourists a view of the age old Christ Church built in the Neo-Gothic style of architecture as well as the new Tudor library. These two are the milestones of the town of Shimla.The movement of vehicles is strictly prohibited here. As such the Ridge in Shimla always remains crowded with hundreds of people.Tourists from all over the country visit thisawesome hill resort and paying a visit to the Ridge is a must for them for the view of the sunset at the dusk is something that one will never foreget in his life..
This page gives you information about Shimla University.
The HimachalPradesh University or the Shimla University
was founded on 22 July 1970 and financed by the Government
of Himachal Pradesh and the University Grants Commission
(UGC), New Delhi and graded 'A' class by the UGC grading
system.Located in the Summer Hills, Shimla, the campus occupies
an area of 200 acres. The address of Himachal Pradesh University
is Summer Hill, The University is residential as well as affiliating in
character. International Center for Distance Education and Open
Learning, University College of Business Studies, a University Evening
College, Regional Center at Dharamshala are under the Himachal
Pradesh University.Apart from this the University affiliates about 80
colleges for Under-graduate, Post-graduate degree courses in subjects
like Engineering, Medical Sciences,Dental Science, Commerce and
Management, Education, Ayurveda, Languages,Law,Life Sciences,
Performing and Visual Arts, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences,
Distance Education. Here is a list of colleges under Shimla University.* Degree Colleges Under Shimla University 1. G B Pant Memorial Govt. College, Shimla. 2. Govt. College, Shimla. 3. St Bedes College, Shimla. 4. Rajkiya Kanya MahaVidayaliya (RKMV) 5. 3. H P U Evening College, Shimla. 6. International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning, Shimla.
* Engineering College and Management Institute Under Shimla University 1. Institute of Information Technology, Shimla 2. University Institute Of Information 3. Institute of Management Studies (IMS)* Medical & Dental College Under Shimla University 1. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla. 2. H P Government Dental College & Hospital, Shimla.