Shillai

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Shillai
Country India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Sirmour
Elevation 1,900 m (6,200 ft)

Shillai is a small town in Northern India, Himachal Pradesh (state). It comes under District Sirmour. Shillai is located on a south east-facing hill at an elevation of 1,900 metres. The hill is called dhar shillai, and is 2,100 meters high. A degree college has recently been built there. The local language is Pahari.

Geography[edit]

Shillai is located on the ridge of a mountain at an altitude of 1796 m. The average temperature ranges from 20° to 30 °C in summer and 5° to 20° in winter. Shillai has a temperate climate, in summer the maximum temperature ranges from 24 to 28 degrees Celsius, whereas in winter, snow sometimes fall.

Shillai is divided into two regions: the Village Shillai (lower part) and the Shillai town (upper part). There is a greenbelt of a forest all around and inside the village, which is connected with town by road as well as pedestrian roads.

Shillai came in news for being the closest town to native village of WWE wrestler Dalip Singh [1] Rana known as The Great Khali globally

Transport infrastructure[edit]

  • Shillai is connected by State Highway No. 1 with Paonta Sahib and Rohru and with Shimla via Sona, Rajgarh, Rohnat. The city is connected with Dehradun by menus bridge, Vikasnagar in Uttrakhand.
  • Nearest Railway station is Dehradun.
  • Nearest Airport is Dehradun and Chandigarh.
  • A helipad is built at Shillai for Helicopter transportation near Naya Village 3 km from Shillai

References[edit]

Coordinates: 30°39′49″N 77°46′03″E / 30.66361°N 77.76750°E / 30.66361; 77.76750