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Annandale in Shimla

Famed for its grounds, golf course and racecourse
Annandale In Shimla

Rated 3.9/5 (based on 3027 reviews)

About Annandale in Shimla

Annandale is a popular tourist attraction in Shimla, famed for its grounds, golf course and racecourse. Shimla was considered the summer capital of the British Era, for the visiting dignitaries and soldiers. They needed their sources of entertainment, and that is how Annandale golf course Shimla came to exist. Annandale Shimla is located nearly 4 kms away from the heart of the city, and is pretty easy to get to via public as well as private transport. Perched atop an altitude of nearly 6117 feet from sea level, Annandale is situated in the deep valley of the village Kaithu. It is an extremely picturesque location, with towering pines all around you and the inviting lush green grasslands that border the snowcapped mountains. A unique fact about the place is that a British Captain named the place after his high school sweetheart, who was named Anna. The dale in the name stands for valley, and over time the extra ‘n’ was added due to the local dialect.

Annandale in Shimla is used for several sorts of events such as picnics, fairs, fetes, festivals, golf matches, polo matches, dog shows, balls, parades and various military exercises. In fact, the Indian Army also uses it as a heliport as and when needed. There is also a café inside the place so that you don’t have to worry about bringing in food and drinks when coming here. Annandale nearby attractions include several more scenic spots and historic places, such as the Indian Army Museum Annandale which are worth a look when in Shimla. When visiting Shimla, it is a good idea to check out Annandale and its nearby attractions.

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Where is Annandale?

Annandale is located close to Shimla.

What is the Annandale famous for?

It is a famous playground and race-course.

How long will it take to explore Annandale?

It should not take more than a couple of hours to explore this place.