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Annandale in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Famed for its grounds, golf course and racecourse

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India 
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About Annandale in Shimla

Famed for its grounds, golf course and racecourse, Annandale is a popular tourist attraction in Shimla. Located at a distance of about 2 km from Shimla Railway Station and 5 km from the Ridge, Annandale in Shimla is easily accessible via can or taxi. Nestled at a height of about 6227 feet above sea level, this attraction decked with breathtaking vistas and snow-clad mountains offers a captivating bird’s-eye view of the entire region. Surrounded by numerous other attractions, Annandale is about 4 hours drive away from Mall Road, thus offering all the shopaholics a chance to indulge in an amazing shopping experience amidst the lush surroundings.

History of Annandale

As Shimla was 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 into existence. 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.

Location of Annandale

Annandale in Shimla is located nearly 4 kms away from the heart of the city, and is pretty easy to be reached 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 snow-capped mountains.  

Events to enjoy in Annandale

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

Encompassing several scenic spots and historic places, such as the Indian Army Museum, Annandale which is a treat for your eyes during the Shimla tour. With some excellent collections to help you ding into the history of Indian Army, the Army Heritage Museum is a must visit place. When visiting Shimla, it is a good idea to check out Annandale and its nearby attractions. The Green House is another attraction with a wide range of plants for nature lovers.

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    Where is Annandale?

    Located about 6227 feet above sea level in the suburban hamlet of Kaithu in the western region of Shimla, Annandale is a popular attraction. Moreover, as it is situated in proximity to Shimla Railway Station and the Ridge, it is quite easy to reach here. 

     

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    Comprising lush grounds, golf course, Indian Army Museum, and blessed with mesmerizing vistas, Annandale is famous amongst tourists and locals alike for the rich history and natural beauty.  

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