Summer hill is a quaint town with spectacular views of the mountain and the green valley. Hence the place is considered one of the best viewpoints in Shimla. The pine and deodar laden slopes are filled with beautifully constructed small cottages. The clay of this place is suitable for making pottery. Hence it is also known as Potter’s hill. Mahatma Gandhi stayed at Summer Hill during his visit to Shimla. Hence the place is considered a historically significant location by many.