This hill retreat is home to a multitude of famous sights such as Jakhoo Temple and Tatapani which is known for its hot water springs that are said to provide relief for ailments ranging from fatigue to even reducing fat!
If you're interested in shopping, head down to mall road which is located in the mains street of Shimla which is filled with departmental stores and cafes. Indian Coffee house is one of the only stores at mall road that maintains the charm and authenticity of the past and is frequented even by the locals.
Or, if you're more interested in the local markets, head down to Lakkar Bazaar which is filled with exotic and authentic artifacts, unique to that of North-East India. They are especially famous for their wooden works, particularly their intricately carved walking sticks. Don't hesitate to haggle for prices and you might even get more than a 50% discount.
And finally, what better way is there to get to know a culture than food!
Shimla is also famous for its traditional food such as Madra and Dhaam. For those that are hungry for authentic Himachali cuisine, Ashiana & Goofa will satisfy that craving. Offering a spectacular at the base of the mountain, this restaurant is beloved by locals and tourists alike.
If you're looking for some fusion food, Baljee's Fascination offers a diverse Italian-Indian menu. Gulab Jamuns, a Himalachi breakfast is a definite must-try.