The fair generally takes place for five days from the Kartik Ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day of Kartik according to the Hindu calendar. The highlight of Pushkar fair is the camel and livestock trading. Camels are bought, sold, decked up and paraded on the sand dunes, presenting a picturesque sight. The town brings alive the rich tradition of Rajasthan enhancing the glory of the golden sand.
During the British rule, Shimla was renowed as the “Queen of the Hills”. The Kalka-Shimla Railway line has been granted ‘World Heritage Status’ by UNESCO. The place got its much needed hype with the shooting of the super-hit Indian film “3 Idiots”.
After knowing about the acclolades of this picturesque hill station, lets get acquainted with the sight seeing places of Shimla. The major tourist destinations here are: The Ridge, Chadwick falls, Lekkar Bazaar, Jakhoo Hill/Temple, Christ Church & St. Michael’s Cathedral, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Kalibari Temple, State Museum and the very own Mall Road etc.