All photos are time capsules, but 360° photos take memory making to the next level, and for a city as rapidly growing as Shimla, where almost all hills have become unrecognizable, this kind of time capsule may serve as a visual reminder to check if this kind of uncontrolled growth is beneficial to the city.
I feel the regions of Kasumpti and Vikas Nagar are neglected as compared to the rest of the Shimla city. Since there isn't much for tourists to do here, these regions have developed as dense residential colonies.
Meanwhile, New Shimla has really exploded in terms of population and every square inch of the region has been converted into a school, a temple, or somebody's home to the point that there isn't much forest left here anymore. I don't have exact statistics, but population growth has been in triple digits (percent) over the past two decades.
Moving out of Shimla, Kufri is another popular hillside destination near the state capital, but I have never been able to figure out why. My guess is this beautiful panoramic view, perhaps the first destination on the way to the higher Himalayas from Shimla where you can see the snow clad mountains in the distance.
An aerial perspective of the country roads can be seen. These roads are probably one of the reasons I love Himachal Pradesh so much. While the road conditions, in general, aren't that great in Himachal, this combination of corners and mildly compromised grip gave me an exciting way to spend my time as a young adult here, doing all sorts of crazy things with my beloved hatchback.
Mountaintops are often reserved for temples, a practice that can be seen throughout the state. If not a large and famous temple such as this one, smaller temples are observed on other mountain peaks.