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Shimla, The Green Growth City

Shimla has become part of "Green Growth Cities" as the municipal corporation launched the ambitious project to identify and develop applications and solutions to support the concept of green growth with the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Shimla was declared as the summer capital as the principal commercial, cultural and educational centre of the hilly regions of the state. Shimla comprises 19 hill states, namely Baghal, Baghat, Balsan, Bashahr, Bhajji, Bija, Darkoti, Dhami, Jubbal, Keonthal, Kumharsain, Kunihar, Kuthar, Mahlog, Mangal, Nalagarh (Hindur), Sangri and Tharoch.

he colonial architecture and churches, the temples and the natural beauty of the city attract a large number of touristsOwing to its steep terrain, Shimla hosts the mountain biking race MTB Himalaya.

The vast majority of the area occupied by the present-day Shimla city was dense forest during the 18th century.The area was called 'Shimla', named after a Hindu goddess, Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of Kali.
Shimla was built on top of a total of seven different hills namely Inverarm Hill, Observatory Hill, Prospect Hill, Summer Hill, Bantony Hill, Elysium Hill and Jakhoo Hill.
The main forests in and around the city are of pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron.
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