Shimla or simla was the summer capital of the erstwhile British Raj in India and now is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh . Shimla derives its name from the world Shyamala, another name of Goddess Kali after whom the city was named. Shimla is a popular tourist destination and it is often called as the Queen of Hill Stations . Shimla is localed at the height of 2,130 metres (6,988 ft), Shimla in nutshell we can say, pine forests and apple orchards, crisp, clean air and breathtaking views. Shimla is a tourist paradise through out the year. The weather of Shimla is pleasant round the year thus experiencing a great influx of tourists from all around the world. Shimla was once part of the Nepalese kingdom. The British ‘discovered’ it in 1819.