The MOST Popular Guide for Vacations in Shimla

Shimla was once the Summer capital of British India , hence its infrastructure is quite developed compared to other tourist hill stations in North India some buildings are still used and known as popular tourist spots. Now it is the capital of Himachal Pradesh state . It is located at a height of 22oo meters above sea level. Shimla is suggested for families and couples looking for a holiday in hill stations. Temperature ranges around -3 degrees to 30 degrees during the entire year.This capital city is surrounded by several scenic hills which are completely green during summers and mostly white during winter.

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How to reach Shimla from Delhi?

Shimla is around 370 kilometers away from Delhi , there are several options available to reach Shimla via Delhi or nearby places in NCR. Following is a brief description of each route to Shimla from Delhi.[adrotate group=”1″]

  • By Air 

Shimla has Jubbarhatti Airport , which is 25 kilometers from here, however flights to airport from Delhi are quite scarce and very costly. On the other hand flights to Chandigarh airport are cheap and frequent . Chandigarh is around 120 kilometers  and 2 hours away from Shimla.

  • By Bus

Delhi and Shimla are well-connected by both deluxe and state government Buses. Buses of  Haryana , Rajasthan and HP states are quite easily available and no booking is required even during peak season, tickets for these cost around Rs 500-800.While deluxe buses can cost around Rs 1000 per person depending on the features. Journey’s time duration is up to 8 hours normally.

  • By Cab/Private Vehicle

Journey by a  Cab  is around 7 hours longer and operators charge around Rs 5000 – 8000 depending on the vehicle.

  • By Train

Nearest Train station  is Kalka via Delhi , after that you have to take a Toy Train(not suggested if time is a constraint) to Shimla as tracks are of different gauges. Himalayan Queen , Paschim Express are some popular trains.

 Best Way to reach  from Delhi:-

According to us best way to reach Shimla quickly and economically is a train trip to Kalka Junction and from their either taking a bus or a cab.

What are some of the Best Tourist Attractions in Shimla?

There are vast places to visit in and around Shimla .Here are a few important landmarks tourist spots worth visiting

  • Religious Tourist destinations 
  1. St Mary’s Church
  2. Christ Church
  3. Jakhu Temple
  4. Tara Devi Temple
  5. Sankat Mochan Temple
  6. Kali Bari Temple
  7. Dorje Drag Monastery
  • Historical Tourist destinations 

Most of these places were created during the British Era and are worth visiting for their architectural grandeur.

  1. Ellerslie
  2. Woodsvilla
  3. Town Hall
  4. State Museum
  • Other Destinations

Kufri is a nearby place to Shimla which is just around 10 kilometers from Shimla . This is much cooler and higher place than Shimla .After Kufri the most famous place worth visiting is the Mall Road which is the most crowded place in Shimla.

What Activities can be done around Shimla ?

Since Shimla is a fully urbanized tourist spot there are a host of activities which can be done in Shimla, apart from Sightseeing various adventurous activities can also be enjoyed in and around Shimla.

 

  • Sightseeing Places around Shimla

The Ridge is a important place in Shimla to enjoy the tranquility of Himalayan hills . Annandale , Himalayan Bird Santuary are another important sightseeing place. Jhakoo Hills is also suggested but it is quite faraway.

  • Adventurous Activities  :- Several oppurtunites for trekking , skying , hill climbing and rafting are available at various destinations.

What is the Best Time to visit Shimla ?

Best time to visit Shimla during Peak season are :- March , April , May, June , July, August and September . However these months are quite crowded.You can visit  during  January to enjoy Snowfall.

For more hill stations near Delhi check Unexplored Hill Stations Near Delhi .

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