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 is proposed to be 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.

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