Shimla Travel Guide


State: Himachal Pradesh
Distance: 343 Km N of Delhi
By Road: 8 hrs
By Rail: 7hrs + 3hrs by road
By Air: 1hr + 1hr by road
Location: High up in the Shimla hills at an altitude of 6,890 ft above the sea level, state capital Shimla is in the Southern Himachal Pradesh, 116km from Chandigarh
Route: NH1 to Ambala via Karnal; NH22 to Shimla via Panchkula, Kalka and Shogi

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  • When to go Shimla:

    Best season in summer but our personal favourites are spring and autumn when the views are spectacular

Shimla is surrounded by Seven Hills , These hills offer a wide variety of trails to visitors to explore. The seven Hills are Prospect Hill in western Shimla, which has the Kamna Devi temple. Summer Hill in western Shimla, where the campus of Himachal Pradesh University is located. Observatory Hill in western Shimla, where the Indian Institute of Advanced Study is found. Inverarm in western Shimla, where the State Museum is located.

The British empire may have ceased to exit, but its echo lingers on in Shimla (2205m). As the Summer Capital of the British in India, Shimla was the country's focus for the better part of every year and now, is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, it has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions making it one of India's most popular hill resort. Situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan mountains, it is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Towards the north lie the snow-covered high-ranges, while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Within the town are host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment activities.

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  • Sightseeing in Shimla

    The focal point of Shimla is the Ridge and the Mall running around its south slope. From this central area, the town spills downwards, with winding roads linking up settlements and stone steps connecting each layer.

    The Cart Road encircles the base of the main settlement, and is the highest motorable road of Shimla. The Mall is open only to pedestrians. There is a lift run by the Himachal Tourist Department that connects the railway stations and Cart Road to the Mall. The Mall is the main shopping area of Shimla, lined with shops selling woollen garments and shawls, handicrafts, departmental stores, eateries and old colonial timber houses. There is a palpable change of character from the times when the Mall was strictly out of bounds for all natives except royalty, to the noisy and very Indian crowds that walk down it today.

    Dominating the eastern end of the Ridge is the Christ Church , which was consecrated in 1857. It is a prominent yellow painted building with a Victorian-Gothic spire. Inside, some of the finest stained glass windows in India depict faith, hope, charity, fortitude.
  • Tourism in Shimla

    Shimla combines the luxury of being a hill station as well as a city. Tourism in Shimla is adventurous. Tourism in Shimla is delightful as Shimla offers a lot of beautiful places to explore. The main attraction of tourism in shimla is the The Mall and the Ridge. These two places are the most favourable places to enjoy tourism in Shimla. Kufri and Narkanda offers great opportunity for tourism in Shimla because of snow covered terrains and skiing in winter season. Britishers called Shimla "the queen of hill stations" and staying true to this saying, Shimla and its nearby areas are heavens for any kind of tourism related activities. Tourism in Shimla offers everlasting memories of quality time spent in the heart of Himalayas. To further promote tourism in Shimla, we provide our special Shimla Holiday Packages i.e. shimla honeymoon packages, shimla summer holiday packages and shimla winter holiday packages. We provide instant holiday packages reservation and booking. We also provide instant shimla hotel booking and online reservation hotels in shimla.

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