Area - 50.6 square km (Urban)
Population - 721745 (M: 380244 - F: 341501) Census 2001
Literacy Percentage - 79.68 (M : 87.72 - F: 70.68)
Languages spoken - Hindi, Pahari, Punjabi, and English
Headquarters - Shimla
Altitude – 2130 - 2205 m
Climate – Summer: upto 30°c, Winter: 0°c to 10°c.
Shimla's best season - A town for all reasons and all seasons.
Clothing required - Light woollens in summer and heavy in winters.
Telecommunications - Worldwide links by the net, telephones and fax. Code 0177.
Food available - From South Indian to Tibetan and Chinese to Continental available here in several Hotels, Restaurants, Dhabas and Coffeehouse.
GETTING THERE / HOW TO REACH
By road : Connected to all major cities in
By rail : Broad Gauge track upto Kalka connecting to
By air : Daily flights from
ACCOMMODATION : Shimla has accommodation to suit most types of budgets and tastes. However other towns near Shimla mostly have limited options including HPTDC guest houses which provide comfortable stay at reasonable prices. Details are available from local offices.
SOME IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS :
STD code 0177
Police 100 / 2812344
Hospitals 2803073 / 2807324 / 2814725 / 2807324
Taxi Stand 2657645 / 2805164
Bus Stand 2658765 / 2656326
Railway Station 131 / 2652915 / 2652696
HPTDC Marketing Office 2652561 / 2658302
- History of Shimla
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