The Main Street and hub of shopping in Shimla is the Mall , like most of the hill stations. It has numerous restaurants, banks, clubs, play stations, shopping centers and many more. The offices of the Municipal Corporation, the fire service, and police department are on the Mall Road. The Himachal Emporium offers handicraft products of Himachal Pradesh, like pottery, jewellery, and woolens.
About 2 km from shimla there is a famous Jakhoo Hill, at an altitude of about 2455 m on top of sea level which is the peak in the area, with a magnificent view of Shimla. The an ancient Lord Hanuman temple at the top of Jakhoo hill can be easily reached from Ridge Road near Church by walking for about an hour.
Opened in 1974, The State Museum contains sculptures, paintings, and exhibits about the art, archaeology and cultural anthropology of the Himachal Region and other states of India. The museum has about 9000 objects in the collection.
About 5km from Shimla, there is a Summer Hill at an height of about 1983 meters above sea level. Summer Hill is an attractive township and suburb on the Shimla-Kalka Railway line. Mahatma Gandhi which was the Father of the Nation visited Shimla and lived in these quiet surroundings at the elegant Georgian House of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur.
Christ Church is a majestic-looking church situated on the Ridge, and is said to be the second oldest church in the whole of North India.
Annandale been developed as the playground of Shimla and is a raised ground which is located at about 2-4 kilometers away from the Ridge and it is a favorite mark for cricket, picnics, golf and polo. From this high point you can get the best views of the city and its surroundings.
Tara Devi Temple is situated at the outskirts of Shimla which is about 11 kilometers from Shimla and on the top of a hill which can be viewed while travelling on the Kalka-Shimla National Highway.
Daranghati Sanctuary is about 150 kilometers from Shimla, near Rampur Bushahr, in the higher-elevation area of the district of Shimla. This is an ideal place for trek lovers.The Sanctuary has cool summers and severe winters.
Wildflower Hall is a beautiful famous building which was the masterpiece of British colonial heritage and abode of Lord Kitchener. The complete building was renovated and refurbished and made into a magnificent, architecturally remarkable five-star resort, run by the Oberoi Group.
Chadwick Falls is situated at about 7 kilometers as of Shimla, just clear of the Summerhill. The waterfalls cascade behind into a deep gorge, from a height of 67 meters. Chadwick Falls is finest seen just after the monsoon; September would be the best time.