Shimla Glen

Shimla Glen

  • Shimla
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India

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Shimla Glen, Shimla Overview

The stunning snow-clad mountains, lush greenery, and mesmerizing lakes of Shimla can make anyone fall in love with the place. The timeless beauty of the place attracts scores of visitors every year. It is also popular by the name queen of hill stations. The land captivated the British so much that they decided to make it as their summer capital.


Among the various beautiful places that have emerged as favorite of tourists, the name of Shimla Glen cannot be ruled out. Shimla Glen has been surrounded by heavy forests of various types of beautiful trees. These varieties largely include oak, pine, and deodar trees. Every year a large number of tourists from all across the globe visit Shimla Glen to have some peaceful time with their loved ones. They love to enjoy the raw beauty of Shimla, clean air, and majestic hills.


Shimla Glen has been situated very close to Summer Hill. From Summer Hill, you can cover the distance to reach Shimla Glen by walk. Shimla Glen offers tourists a lovely hiking trail through which they can explore the calm life of the place. It has emerged as one of the highly popular sightseeing places. For families and children, it is must-visit spot to have some leisure time from the hustle and bustle of noisy city life.


It has become quite famous for its tranquil setting. You will get a perfect break from your stereotypical daily routine and enjoy the amazing atmosphere of the place to rejuvenate your mind and body. You will also witness the splendid views of the nearby valleys and the sight is going to leave you breathless.


It is interesting to note that Shimla Glen has been positioned at a huge height of 1830 meters above sea level. The place offers visitors the captivating Chadwick Waterfall.


You will be left besotted by the stunning beauty of a reserve forest that boasts a huge collection of animals and birds. You will also like the enchanting streams when you visit the place. Shimla Glen offers something for people of all age groups who want a break from their boring monotonous lives.


Traveler Tips: If you are traveling to Shimla Glen in summer, you may pack light and airy clothes. While if you are visiting it during winter months, you need to carry woolen clothes along as the temperature may fall sharply during night time. Winters may get harsh in Shimla, so make sure you have your sweaters, jackets, socks, caps, etc.




You do not have to shell out any money in the form of entry fee when you visit Shimla Glen. It remains open for tourists from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening throughout the week.


Best Time to Visit:



You may visit the place throughout the year as it does not restrict the entry of travelers throughout the year. However, you may avoid your visit during the rainy season as there is a constant risk of soil erosion or landslide. And, water also flows at a fast rate. These factors may pose a risk to your safety. The best months to visit Shimla Glen are from March to May and September to November.


How to Reach?


Shimla Glen is located at a mere distance of 4 km from The Ridge in Shimla. You will find great connectivity through the road and the place is easily accessible from various parts of the city. If you are traveling from the train, you may take the NH22 route to reach your destination. It is located 8 km away from Shimla Railway Station. You will also find many cabs services and local taxis to reach the place. There are many public operated buses by the HPSTC department to reach Shimla Glen.


Nearby Attractions


There are several popular attractions that you may cover while holidaying in Shimla Glen. Some of them are-

1. Chris Church: This has emerged as one of the best attractions of Shimla Glen that offers a unique charm to visitors. It showcases a neo-gothic style of architecture with an amazing history. For history buffs and archeological lovers, the place has so much to offer. It has gained the status of one of the popular landmarks of the place and located just 3.1 km from Shimla Glen.

2. Summer Hill: People who are eagerly looking for a break from their day-to-day lives may think of visiting the beautiful spot Summer Hill. You will enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes and the snow-capped mountains. Summer Hill is located at a mere distance of 2 km from Shimla Glen.

3. Mall Road: Mall Road is hugely popular among tourists. The place offers mystique beauty that leaves tourists awe-struck. You will find several shops in the lanes from where you may purchase some local stuff for your near and dear. It also houses Lakka Bazaar, Tibetan Market, and various other local stalls. It takes 3.4 km to reach Mall Road from Shimla Glen.

4. Jakhoo Temple: The temple is popular among Lord Hanuman devotees who make it a point to visit it and offer their prayers. Jakhoo temple provides a peaceful and holy environment for tourists. The temple is located in the middle of beautiful hills. If you want to visit the famous temple of Shimla Glen, it will take you approximately 4.9 km.

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