Shimla, was the Summer capital of India under British rule . Presently, it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, with its population around 1.6 lacs (Shimla town only). Shimla has seen many important historical events such as the famous Shimla Pact between India & Pakistan which was signed here. The place is also famous for its natural beauty, architectural buildings, wooden crafts and apples.
Shimla , capital of Himachal Pradesh and once the summer capital of British India continues to be a popular destination. Driving from Chandigarh to Shimla, one passes through the large hill town of Solan, famous for its brewery. One may motor up to Solan and Shimla or take the picturesque mini-train. Northern Railway has introduced a luxury train ‘Shivalik Palace’ (Kalka-Shimla)