Shimla is located at a height of 2215 metres on a crescent shaped ridge. It was the summer capital of the British from 1864 to India's independence in 1947, and they ruled one-fifth of mankind from this small retreat in the Himalayas. Every summer, the British rulers of India would move from the blistering heat of Delhi and Calcutta, to the cool heights of Shimla. And the annual migration led to the construction of the Shimla-Kalka railway line in 1903.This railway line is listed in the Guinness Book of Railway Facts and Feats as the 'greatest feat of railway engineering'. In a 96 kms journey the train climbs from Kalka situated at 640 metres to Shimla station at 2073 metres. En route it passes through 20 scenically located stations, 107 tunnels and over more than 865 bridges! Though the original steam engines have been replaced with diesel powered ones, travelling on the Kalka-Shimla railway line remains a highlight for rail enthusiasts and tourists alike.
Though Shimla has changed a lot since independence, it still retains some of its colonial charm and can boast of some of the finest colonial constructions. Excursions to Mashobra, Naldhera and Kufri are also recommened. The historic Wildflower Hall in Mashobra, which was destroyed by fire some years back, has been re-built and is now an up market resort belonging to the Oberoi Group of Hotels. Naldhera is famous for its pretty golf course, which is one of the highest and oldest courses in India. Kufri is popular for its winter sports, especially skiing.
Shimla has an enormous amount of history and heritage and it also has a salubrious climate. But due to the unplanned growth it has become extremely overcrowded and the new concrete constructions are also a big blemish on this once aesthetic hill station. In spite of this, Shimla remains one of India's premiere hill stations with a mixed bag of offerings.
Royal Tulip Resort Shimla Kufri is located 17 kilometres away from Shimla in Kufri - a winter Ski destination . The hotel is a 5 star luxury hotel and offers all facilities and amenities required by a premium guest .
Royal Tulip Resort Shimla Kufri offers different rates during summers , monsoons and winters .