There are numerous hotels, resorts and guest houses in Shimla for all kinds of budgets. These hotels offer some of the most pleasant stays to the tourists. The 12 km long ridge road in Shimla offers some of the most amazing views of the surrounding hills. Best months to visit Shimla is from May to July and from September to February. The local traditional items of Himachal Pradesh are available at most of the shops in Shimla. One can find Wooden Articles, Toys, Kullu Shawls, Caps, Tibetan Carpets and other handicraft items in Shimla. Tourists can also enjoy a wide variety of adventure activities in Shimla like Trekking, Skiing, Fishing, and Golfing. The Jakhoo Hill is the highest hill of the majestic hill station of Shimla. Jakhoo hill offers a spectacular view of the surrounding hills and the snow-capped mountains. It also offers a splendid view of the entire city of Shimla. A 108 ft tall statue of Lord Hanuman is situated a top the Jakhoo Hill. It is located at an altitude of about 8500 ft above the sea level and stands 108 ft tall. This majestic statue of lord hanuman has special sensors to drive away the birds.
Light woolen clothes are preferable during the summer season and heavy woolen clothes are advised during the winter season.
Nearby tourist attractions from Shimla include Chail, Kasauli, Kufri, Solan, Nahan, Narkanda, Renuka Lake, Sarahan, Sirmour, Mashobra & Craignano, Naldehra, Rampur. Tourists visiting Shimla often visit these places also.
The languages spoken in Shimla are Hindi, English, Himachali, and Gharwali.