Shimla, capital of the northern state of India, Himachal Pradesh, was the summer capital of India during the time of the British Empire. Many traces of colonization are visible in Shimla. Churches but also a theater and the palace of the viceroy.


about the place, Shimla:

Shimla is the largest city and the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. It was the summer capital of British India thanks to its temperate climate.

One of the city's tourist attractions is the Viceroy's Palace.

After independence, Shimla was declared the capital of Punjab before becoming that of Himachal Pradesh. It was even the capital of British Burma between 1942 and 1945.

The city has nearly 175,000 inhabitants.

about the region, Himachal Pradesh:

Himachal Pradesh is a state in northern India, in the western Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh was already inhabited at the time of prehistoric times and saw many migrations.

The region was mainly ruled by small local kingdoms sometimes accepting the suzerainty of larger kingdoms.

The state has around 7 million inhabitants and is predominantly Hindu.

It is a rural state and 90% of the population depends on agriculture. The main crops are corn, rice and barley.


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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India