APMC (Shimla & Kinnaur) established its administration in 1973 in Dhalli, Shimla. The head office is located at a sea level of 2206 metres (7,238 ft) with easy feasibility due to road head site. The climate of the district is sub-tropical in the valleys and tends to be temperate at the hilltops. The location is predominantly cool during winters and moderately warm during summer. Temperatures typically range from -4 0C (25 0F) to 31 0C (88 0F) over the course of a year. The average temperature during summer is between 19 and 28 0C (66 and 82 0F), and between -1 and 10 0C (30 and 50 0F) in winter. Shimla is an area of pre-eminent vegetation which includes fruits like Apple, Pear, Peach, Cherry, Almonds, Plum, Nectarine etc and vegetables like Peas, Potato, Cabbage, Capsicum, Cauliflower, French Bean etc. The climate condition to grow above mentioned crops is adequate due to its location on the south-western ranges of the Himalayas. Satluj being the nearest river to the city (21kms), the district has two other rivers named the Giri and Pabbar apart from that there is no water body that flows through the main city. The district has a total area of 5,131 km2 out of which city area is 35.34 km2 and the city population is spread over an area of 19.55 km2 with the majority religion of the city being Hinduism and practised by 93.5% population. The culture of Shimla has a fine balance between long-established traditional ethics and today's modern thoughts. With many temples to visit, the city is known for The Mall, Shimla. The culture of Shimla portrays the tradition and life occurring of the Pahari people.
Kinnaur is one of the renowned tourist places to visit in Himachal Pradesh also known as Land of God. The district is situated at a height of 2,320 to 6,816 metres (7,612 to 22,362 ft) with long winters from October to May, and short summers from June to September. At an elevation of 12,000 feet the summer temperature is between 130 C to 180 C and in October it is 30 to 40C. In summers it is fairly warm in lower hills. The winter is often rigorous, and in some parts people do not venture out of their homes because of heavy snow. The district encounters rainfall from the month of June till September and receives heavy snowfall from November end or early December till March or sometimes April. The higher peaks of Kinnaur district are completely covered with snow throughout the year. Apple is the principal cash crop of the district with a major production of nuts and dry fruits like Kalazeera, Kuth, Chilgoza and some medicinal and aromatic crops. Ribba village of the district is famous for Chilgoza, which is one of the greatest specialties of Kinnaur. Vegetables include Potatoes, Peas, Cabbage, French Beans, Capsicum and Chillies. Rivers like Satluj, Baspa and Spiti flow through this district. This district has a total area of 6,401 km˛ and population density of 13/ km2. Major population of Kinnaur follows Mahayan Buddhism religion and almost every village has a monastery with lamas recruited from Amongst Rajput only.