Located at the altitude of 1283 meters, on Shimla-Kalka railway line, Shimla Summer Hill is an extremely beautiful place. The place is surrounded by tranquil and quiet hills, which give it a magnificent aura. The hill has been associated with Mahatma Gandhi, since his visit to Shimla. He used to live here, at the Georgian House of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur, which stands adorned with beautiful architecture. The very-famous Himachal Pradesh University is also situated at the Summer Hill only.
The green meadows and natural scenery of the Summer Hills adds to the beauty of the place. The splendid views of the snow covered mountain terrains are simply mesmerizing and unforgettable. The place is perfect for taking a casual and leisure walk amidst the quietness of the Mother Nature. Summer Hill is situated in between huddles of green hilly trees, like pine and deodar. The hill also serves as the source of the clay used for making earthen pots by potters. It has a canopy of temperate forest, with rich variety of hilly flora and fauna.
Thousands of tourists visit the natural park of Summer Hill every year. People can also have a joyful ride on the horses’ back, through the dense forest region of cedar and oak. Summer Hill, known for its enormous beauty, has developed into a major tourist destination over the years. Thousands of people from plain region of India gather here during summer season, for respite from heat waves. As the place offers tranquility, quietness and aloofness from the madding crowd of metros, many people from the plains of India opt for it.