Snow-capped Himalayan peaks and green pastures surround Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh and was also the summer capital in pre-Independence India. Shimla derives its name from Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the goddess Kali, whose temple existed in the dense forest covering the Jakhu Hill in the early 19th century. Shimla is surrounded by pine, deodar and oak forests. It is a very popular holiday retreat during the summer months and is well known for its Victorian architecture, which is reflected in certain areas of the Mall and The Ridge. It is also a famous holiday spot for honeymooners.