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Free Walking Tour – Shimla Heritage Walk

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  • Shimla
  • Available in: English

About the guru Summit

Hello friends, I am Sumit and better known as Summit which I like. I was born in Shimla - A British Himalayan Town and a hill station found and developed by the British officers in 19th and 20th century. I am a local and have been working here as s Tour Guide for the last twenty years. My quality and style of storytelling and writing has earned me a great amount of fame. You... More »

Hello friends, I am Sumit and better known as Summit which I like. I was born in Shimla - A British Himalayan Town and a hill station found and developed by the British officers in 19th and 20th century. I am a local and have been working here as s Tour Guide for the last twenty years. My quality and style of storytelling and writing has earned me a great amount of fame. You can google my name as Sumit Raj Vashisht and you will see what all I have been doing throughout my life. Shimla is my first crush and I love to take people around on foot in these hills. The stories of its past and present, its lifestyle, its nature, its forests, and its wildlife are just amazing. Life in these remote areas is at its own pace and remains so. The local government helps us a lot and the inhabitants of Shimla and the villages in these hills are in love with their own place. I have been exploring these hills and have created such lovely experiences for you. I promise to send you back with unforgettable memories of your visit Shimla with me. We have created so many walking trails and visits to the local families that you will be found to think of spending more and more time here. So please join me on one of these walks and add another feather to the memories of your visit to the Himalayan foothills.

About the tour

The best way to see and know Shimla is to explore it on foot. You are going to have an excellent day with me as a historian & Shimla lover.

Shimla is not a very old town. It was only 2oo years ago when the British officers moved up to the hills to fight against the Gurkha army who were making constant invasions in this area. After that Shimla never looked back. The British started using it as their retreat, then it became a sanatorium and then Summer Capital.

A tiny village originally called Shimlu or Shyamalaya that had no connection with the world outside became the seat of power of the Imperial Government. Today Shimla is one world tourism map and also is a base for the high altitude trek in the Indian Western Himalaya. The journey to the hidden valley of the Trans Himalayan region begins from here and otherwise if you are a keen walker and an explorer then it is worth spending a week here.

We will visit:

Christ Church.

The Ridge.

Gaiety Theatre.

Scandal Point.

Imperial Bank.

Railway Board Building.

Gorton Castle.

Cecil Hotel

Viceregal Lodge.

Kindly inform well in advance if you want to take this tour. In case you are going to be a part of the group then kindly be there on time.

There are entry tickets at two places that have to be paid directly. Total of Rs. 150/- per person.

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Tour duration: 5 hours

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