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Discover Shimla’s history from our hotel

Located in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, Radisson Jass Shimla combines comfortable rooms and suites with beautiful views and a great location near the area’s best things to do. Climb to the Jakhu Temple, located on the highest peak in Shimla, or explore the ancient art and artefacts at the Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art. If you love history, stop by Christ Church or tour the former Viceregal Lodge at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. For a low-key afternoon, stroll past restaurants, shops and bars at The Mall.

Cultural attractions:

  • Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art (1.3 km)
    Dedicated to preserving the history of Himachal Pradesh, this museum includes artefacts like traditional clothing and utensils as well as works of art like wood carvings.
    Phone: +91 902 253 846
  • Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex (1.5 km)
    See a theatrical performance or wander through galleries featuring works by national and international artists at this cultural centre.
    Phone: +91 177 265 0173

Religious sites:

  • Christ Church and St. Michael's Cathedral (1.1 km)
    The second-oldest church in Northern India, Christ Church was consecrated in 1857. The adjacent St. Michael's Cathedral was built in 1885.
    Phone: +91 961 042 6885
  • Jakhu Temple (4.5 km)
    Dedicated to the god Hanuman, this religious site lies atop the highest peak in Shimla and offers beautiful views. The temple is also a gathering place for many monkeys.

Other points of interest:

  • The Mall (1.5 km)
    One of the most popular areas in Shimla, The Mall features a wide variety of retail stores, restaurants and bars. Find jewellery at the Himachal emporium along with local fabrics.
  • Kalka-Shimla Railway (3.3 km)
    Named to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kalka-Shimla “toy train” boasts magnificent views of the Himalayas. Pick the Shivalik Deluxe Express train, the Rail Motor Car or the Special Heritage Train for more comfortable journeys.
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Study (5.4 km)
    Now home to scholarly studies in the humanities and the sciences, this institute is housed in the former Viceregal Lodge. Take a tour to see the seat of the British imperial government from 1888 to 1947.
    Phone: +91 177 283 2930

Local transportation:

  • Shimla Airport (SLV) (26 km)
    Radisson Jass Shimla lies about an hour from this airport that offers flights throughout India.
    Phone: +91 177 426 835
  • Chandigarh International Airport (IXC) (136 km)
    If you need to travel internationally, drive southwest to this regional hub.
    Phone: +91 172 505 6411

Find out more about Shimla
Surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains, Shimla was named after Shyamala Devi, a goddess whose temple lies in the heavily wooded Jakhu region. The city is known for its cool, refreshing weather, due largely to its elevation at 7,238 feet (2,206 metres) above sea level, and it was once the summer capital of the British government in India. Today, the city is a major tourist destination, the state capital of Himachal Pradesh and home to many well-respected colleges.