Himalayan Bird Park


Opposite the Viceregal Lodge's gate, the Himalayan Bird Park is a little aviary that's home to a small collection of exotic birdlife, including the iridescent monal pheasant, Himachal’s former state bird.

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Nearby Shimla attractions

1. Himachal State Museum

0.19 MILES

On a hilltop some 2.5km west of Scandal Point, the state museum sits right at the base of the prominent TV Tower. Rich if somewhat static displays include…

2. Viceregal Lodge

0.38 MILES

A cross between Harry Potter's Hogwarts and a Scottish baronial castle, this 1888 pile was the official summer residence of the British viceroys until…

3. Gorton Castle

0.89 MILES

Gorton Castle (1904), a massive and austere grey-stone edifice with neo-Gothic touches, was formerly the colonial government secretariat. Repairs are…

4. Railway Board Building

1.01 MILES

The distinctive, 1897 Railway Board Building has red and cream corner spires and has survived the years thanks to a fire-resistant cast-iron and steel…

5. Kali Bari Mandir

1.15 MILES

The Bengali hut–style Kali Bari Mandir enshrines an image of Kali as Shyamala.

6. Bantony

1.32 MILES

Whimsical and photogenically dilapidated, this 1880 red-brick mansion looks like a place for a Scooby Doo adventure. There's a wobbly central spire-turret…

7. Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara

1.39 MILES

This major Sikh temple isn't a particular attraction but makes a useful landmark beside busy Cart Rd below the bazaar area.

8. Ripon Hospital

1.42 MILES

One of Shimla's most atmospheric timber-framed buildings, the green-and-white Ripon Hospital building (1885) has a couple of exterior wooden stair-spirals…