Shimla is located in the south-western range of the Himalayas. The average altitude is 2,206 metres (7,238 ft.) above sea level and the city covers around 9.2 kilometres (5.7 mi) from east to west. The city of Shimla spans across seven different hills, namely: Inverarm Hill, Summer Hill, Bantony Hill, Observatory Hill, Elysium Hill, Prospect Hill and Jakhoo Hill, which is the highest point in Shimla, at 2,454 metres (8,051 ft.). The city comes under Zone IV, a high damage risk zone, making it highly prone to earthquakes. The closest river is the Sutlej, which is 21 km (13 mi) away. Other rivers flowing through the district are the Giri and Pabbar, both of which are tributaries of Yamuna. The main forests in the area are of pine, oak, deodar and rhododendron. Heavy rains cause frequent landslides in the region.
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The Hanuman statue at Jakhu Temple in Shimla is among the tallest statues of Hanuman in the world. It is a must-see when in Shimla
Shopping in Shimla Mall Road with its vibrant shops, diverse products, and scenic views is a dream come true for shopaholics!
The Indian Railways offers five hill trains: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Kalka-Shimla Railway, Kangra Valley Railway, and Matheran Railway.
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