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This hill-station was the former capital of colonial India, before New Delhi. At 2230m asl, it was a summer retreat for colonial officers of the day, and continues to be a major holiday destination even now. The former viceroy's residence is known as Wildflower Hall, about 15km away from the city centre - now reconstructed as an ultra luxury resort hotel, with ultra high prices!! The city is only accessible by 5 hr train journey (popularly known as a 'toy' train) which weaves thru the mountains and breathtaking scenery along the way. Shimla has expanded significantly over the years and habitations now sprawl along the terrainous geography, like an unkempt carpet.
Wildflower Hall
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Train to Shimla