Summers bring large number of tourists to Shimla

May 29th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by ANI  

By Hemanth Chauhan

Shimla, May 29 (ANI): Summers have brought a large number of tourists to hill resort Shimla, as the sweltering atmosphere and rising mercury in the northern States is making life difficult for people.

Domestic and foreign tourists are thronging Shimla

Ashish, a tourist from New Delhi described his experience in Shimla as a perfect escape from the national capital’s scorching heat.

“It was very hot in Delhi. Currently, the temperature is over 40 degree Celsius. And when we arrived here, it was a pleasant temperature so, we are feeling very comfortable and very good. Would suggest more people to come here now and enjoy the cool climate over here,” said Ashish Gupta.

Situated at 2,130 metres above sea-level with temperatures rarely crossing 25 degrees during summers, Shimla is a favourite tourist spot for people from warmer parts of the country.

There has been an increase of 25 per cent in arrival of tourists in Shimla this year. Most of the hotels in the hill town are experiencing full occupancy.

“It is almost full occupancy in Shimla. A large number of tourists are visiting Shimla. Almost every hotel in Shimla is experiencing full occupancy,” said Naren Shahi, a travel agent from Shimla.

Shimla holds a variety of options in shopping, sports and entertainment and the local shops are doing brisk business due to tourist rush.

Shimla also is a convenient base for variety of adventure sports such as skiing, trekking, horse riding and rafting. (ANI)

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