Shimla, aptly nicknamed ‘the Queen of Hills’, is known for its natural beauty and pleasant climate. Situated at a height of 6,890 feet, it welcomes visitors with its serpentine roads, thick deodar forests, cool breeze and fresh clean air. Mall Road, the epicentre of Shimla, is always buzzing with tourists. Most of the city’s historically important buildings are situated near or around it. Myriad layers of history surround the area, and this is reflected in the monuments of different eras that can be found here. The architectural style varies from traditional hill architecture to colonial architecture and even contemporary architecture, all intertwined in the common fabric of the city. The walk intends to give a brief idea of the rich history of the city, visit a few of the most famous monuments and study the architectural style employed here. It will conclude with a taste of native Himachali food. 


This guided tour is free.

Walk Leader
Shadab Hassan Khan
He has been working with Sahapedia in the field of cultural documentation and preservation. He has done his studies in architecture and Urban Regeneration, Shadab likes to travel and explore the culture. Having worked as an architect in Delhi and is currently pursuing his dream of research and academics in Himachal Pradesh; he tries to read culture through their practices and products. Having a keen interest in traditional industries and products he reads culture in a very different planning perspective where identity is established by industrial products rather than settlement pattern. He is currently engaged in research work on the evolution of traditional architecture in upper Himalayan region.