The study can be enticing and fruitful when it incorporates relaxation trips, away from the busy and hectic schedule, toughest exams and sweat monotonous projects. Students always love to explore new places and culture not only because they enjoy strolling around but also because they learn about the natural features, architecture, the historical significance of the place. Shimla is one of those places which has a rich background in terms of architecture, most of which belongs to the time of British and natural beauty is something which is known to captivate everyone’s attention.
So here are five places which are a must-visit if you are studying in Shimla.
Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
Type of place: Historic, meadow, educational and inspirational
Visiting hours: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Best known for: Ancient architecture and historical facts about British rule.
Indian Institute of Advanced Studies was built in ancient times by the British. The place can be considered as a summer retreat of the Indian President. It was passed on to the nation by the then President – Dr Radhakrishnan as an institute to promote advanced studies in humanities and arts in India. The building is a classical architectural design with a proficient fireproofing system. One visit to this magnificent place actually transports us to the massive world of modern Indian history which is why IIAM is much loved by the people of the region. The students can visit the museum and gain a ton of insights about Indian history. The place is best suited for the students who are intrigued to know about the past.
Type of place: Hilly, religious, trek
Visiting Time: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, the climb is safer during day time as the trek gets darker by evening.
Best known For Trekking
This place is not less than a dream for people who are passionate about our mother nature because of which Jakhoo Hills is rated as one of the major tourist attractions in Shimla. This place is also remarkable for pilgrims who come to visit the historic 108 feet tall Hanuman statue at the Jakhoo temple. This place is also suited for trekking for people who seek an adventure in every nook and corner.
Type of place: Shopping Street
Visiting Time: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Best Known For: Handicrafts, hand woven woolens, food items of Himachal
This divine place is a must-visit for all the shopaholic as it is decked up with warm woolens to beautiful handicrafts, one can find anything all at reasonable prices. Mall Road has a number of showrooms, department stores, shops, restaurants and cafes where you can chill with your friends and family. The place is idle for the students who love to stop by and want to buy gifts for their family and friends while they visit home during vacation.
Johnnie’s Wax Museum
Type of place: Sightseeing
Visiting Time: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Best known For: Wax figurines of famous characters like Harry Potter and Iron Man
This place is top-rated among the tourist spots as it is commonly known as Himachal’s own Madame Tussauds. This museum contains a bunch of life-size wax figures of famous Indian and international celebs and icons. The celebrities which are found there gracing the beauty of Shimla are Former President Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Paul Walker, Amir Khan, Harry Potter, James Bond, Tony Stark, Dwayne Johnson, Lionel Messi and many others. The students can feel the presence of the personalities, whom they look up to and can learn so much from them.
The Shimla State Museum
Type of place: Educational, inspirational, and historic
Visiting Time: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Best known For: Historical artefacts from Colonial rule
The Shimla State Museum is located on Mount Pleasant and is one of the most gracious Shimla points of interest. The museum is also known as the Himachal state museum and library. The lawns and spectacular Architecture of the British times make this place an incredible combination of elegant view and remarkable architecture. The museum portrays the glorious past of the state with its rich culture and heritage. It also embodies the extraordinary collection of different artifacts, paintings, sculptures, handicrafts and a lot more which they have been preserving since ages.