Summer Hill


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Distance (From Shimla Railway Station): 4 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: Towards Kalka From Shimla

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto / Train

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 4 km from Shimla Railway Station, 4.5 km from Shimla Old Bus Stand and 1 km from Summer Hill Railway Station, Summer Hill is a small town on the outskirts of Shimla. It is a well know sightseeing place in Shimla.

The Summer Hill is an extremely beautiful tourist spot situated at an altitude of 1283 m above sea level. It is located on the way of Shimla to Kalka and is part of the seven-hill cluster.

The famous Georgian Mansion of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur is located here. Once, Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to Himachal Pradesh University stayed at this Georgian House which stands adorned with its remarkable architecture.
The Summer Hill is a perfect place for taking a leisurely walk amidst the tranquility of Mother Nature. The Summer Hill is situated in between groups of green hilly trees like the pine and deodar. The splendid view of the snow covered mountain terrains is simply unforgettable. The Summer Hill of Shimla is also known as the Potter's Hill as the potters once used to visit the place to gather clay for making pots. The rich vegetation and cool surroundings of this hill attract a number of tourists every year.

Tourists love Summer Hill not only for its enthralling beauty but also for the Nature Park built here. The very famous Himachal Pradesh University is also situated at the Summer Hill.