This large open space in the heart of town presents excellent views of the mountain ranges. Shimla's landmarks - the neo-Gothic structure of Christ Chursh and the neo-Tudor library building are here.
Popular for its wood crafts and souvenirs, this is just off the Ridge.
JAKHU HANUMAN TEMPLE
No visit to the state capital Shimla is complete without visiting Jakhu Hill. This hill looms over Shimla town and is the geographical nucleus. the Hanuman temple at the top of Jakhu hill is the highest point in town. The steep climb is rewarding for the fine views it offers over the surrounding valleys, out to the snow capped peaks and over Shimla it self. the temple is only 2 km from the Ridge but it could be an hour walk for a person not used to mountain climbing. the temple is one of the most favoured spots for tourists apart from pilgrims. There are many monkeys around the temple, but surprisingly they don't attack people. Pilgrims offer them eatables which they readily accept. The approach to the temple is through a dense forest of deodars, though many find the climb tiresome. Ponies are available for a to and fro ride to the temple.
ST. MICHEALL'S CATHEDRAL
This dressed - stone church with fine stained glass has a cruciform design. It is located just off the Mall, below the District Courts.
At 1830 m, this is a thickly wooded ravine through which a stream flows. It is a popular picnic spot.
Surrounded by a thick deodar forest this large glade has an ancient temple on an edge.