At the centre of things beside Scandal Point, it dates from 1910 and is oddly reminiscent of the mansion in Hammer Horror films.
This very English church, opened in 1846, dominates the Ridge and is the oldest surviving church in northern India. Its creamy-lemon...
Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara
Shimla's main Sikh temple stands beside busy Cart Rd below the bazaar area.
The neon and marble decor is straight out of the 1980s, but Himani’s is a decent place for a casual drink or meals (mains ₹125 to ₹215)...
Wake & Bake
This upstairs cafe is about the hippest eatery in Shimla (which isn't saying too much), serving up organic South Indian coffee, pizza by...
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Gaiety Theatre information
This lovely Victorian theatre, opened in 1877 and now splendidly restored, has long been a focus of Shimla social life. Rudyard Kipling, Shashi Kapoor and various viceroys are among those who have trodden its Burmese teak boards. Today it hosts visiting theatre companies as well as 15 local dramatic societies. Mr R Gautam gives excellent guided tours, explaining its history as you appreciate the view from the viceroy's private box.