Top things to do

Multicuisine in Around Shimla

Wildflower Hall Restaurant

This three-part restaurant (indoor, conservatory and terrace) serves a daily changing menu of Indian, Continental and Asian fare and is open to non-guests (reservations not always needed but advisable).
Hindu Temple in Pabbar Valley

Hatkeshwari Mata Temple

Hatkoti's 8th-century Kinnauri-style Hatkeshwari Mata Temple, dedicated to Durga in the guise of Mahishasurmardini (slayer of the buffalo demon Mahishasur), along with the neighbouring Shiva temple and small Pandava…
Sikh Temple in Around Shimla

Paonta Sahib Gurdwara

The sprawling Paonta Sahib Gurdwara is set on the banks of the Yamuna River where, according to legend, Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh guru, dismounted from his horse on arrival in the princedom of Sirmaur. He lat…
Chinese in Naldehra

360° – Top of the World

Meals with an ever-changing view.
Notable Building in Chail


The Maharaja of Patiala's grey-stone palace, built in 1891 in a staid sort of English suburban style, is now a state-run hotel. Visitors can peruse the building's lobby and ground-floor corridors, wander round the e…