Indian in Shimla

In a distinctive all-window circular building, Ashiana is an almost-elegant restaurant for snacks, Indian and (some) Chinese food plus a few Himachali specialities, including anardana (chicken in pomegranate) and sepu vadi (lentil balls with spinach). There are fine views in both directions and a delightful sunny terrace.

Outside mealtimes just enjoy the views over a ₹35 cuppa. In Ashiana’s windowless basement, Goofa serves most of the same dishes, from the same kitchen, for about 10% less – but without the views.