Spilling over steep slopes in the lower Himalaya, Shimla (23 km from Naldehra) was the former ‘Summer Capital’ of British India. Presently, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is one of the coldest hill stations near Delhi. It evokes a sense of nostalgia with its pretty gabled cottages, half-timbered buildings and old churches. Mall Road here has elegant shops and interesting architecture. In the centre of the city is the famous ‘Scandal Point’ and the Ridge is a place to which all tourists flock. While in Shimla, one can tour the former Viceregal Lodge – the imposing edifice that now houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. Jakhu Hill – the highest point of Shimla has a famous temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Shimla also has Christ Church, St. Michael’s Cathedral and several other places of interest.