Summer Capital Galore!
It was way back in 1822 that Captain Charles Pratt Kennedy ordered to have a house built at Shimla. In 1864 the Viceroy, John Lawrence declared Shimla as the summer capital of British India.Though the present-day Shimla is very crowded, yet at its nooks and corners a curious visitor comes across relics from British Raj days. A walk in the mall brings you to the Anglica Christ Church and the Gaiety Theatre; which staged amateur theatricals during the British Era. Shimla has some pleasant walks where tourists get some spectacular views. From Shimla there are several places to visit within a distance of around 100 km like Narkanda, Kufri, Chail or Hatkoti. For long tours one can travel to Solan district or Kinnaur Region. At Solan, one can get busy admiring Colonial architecture of Nahan, relaxing at Nalagarh Fort Resort, taking a walk at Kasauli or exploring the Chail Palace. As for Kinnaur , there is always that magical tour comprising of Sarahan, Sangla, Kalpa and Chitkul