Sitting majestically above the searing plains, the British designated the town as the summer capital of India.
The higher levels of the town reflect this British connection, comprising mostly buildings in the Victorian style, while the lower slopes are occupied with Indian bazaars and restaurants.
The view is stunning, with the line passing through an amazing 103 tunnels.
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There is also a bus service operated by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation that leaves at 830pm from Delhi every night. An air-conditioned single decker bus, it is quite a comfortable ride.
Shimla has its own airport at a place known as Jubbarhatti (IATA code: SLV), 22 km away, a distance which, owing to the difficulties of the mountainous terrain, poor condition of road surfaces, and the increasing traffic congestion, often takes hours to traverse by car from Shimla.
Traffic is banned from the historic central area, (known as the Mall) which means that the atmosphere is calm and the air pristine.
Cart Road runs south of the Mall and is connected to it via the lifts.
After that, take the mountain train from Kalka to Shimla.
This railway track has recently been granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The airport has severe limitations imposed both by its elevation at 1,546 metres above sea level and by the shortness of its single runway (1,230 m) which ends in precipice at either end, and it can accommodate only turboprop Dornier aircraft; jets such as Airbus A310, 320s and Boeing 737s can all land at the larger Chandigarh (IATA code: IXC) airport.
The Chandigarh Airport, located at a distance of 120 km from Shimla along far better roads and at an elevation of only 308 metres above sea level, offers far better flight options.
Locals insist that the name originates from Shyamali Devi, a re-incarnation of the fearsome Goddess Kali. Most of the residents are from the Pahadi community (the natives of Himachal Pradesh), but there is also a sizable minority from Punjab and Sindh, who moved to Shimla during the partition.