A picturesque little hill train resonates in the foothills of Shivalik, over dramatic loops and high arched bridges to the Shimla hill complex, the capital of the mountainous state of Himachal. Shimla was a series of hill stations that the British established to escape the scorching heat of the plains. The 12 km, the crescent-shaped crest on which it is located was first occupied by British troops, at the beginning of the 19th century, during the Anglo-Gurkha War. Shimla’s healthy climate, easy access, and numerous attractions have made it one of the most popular mountain resorts in northern India.The splendid views of the snow-capped mountain ranges of the Himalayas, the beautiful walk through the oak and the rhododendron in bloom. Therefore, the Naldehra golf and the skiing in Kufri and Narkanda make Shimala an attractive destination throughout the year. Holiday Makerz presents you with the Cheapest Shimla Tour Packages.
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How to Reach Shimla
By Road-Shimla is connected by road to the main cities of northern India. Taxis for Shimla are available in Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala, and Kalka. Several state transportation corporations, including Himachal Tourism Development Corporations, drive Volvo ac and luxury buses from Delhi and Chandigarh. Buses can also be rented.
By Air-You can take a flight from Delhi to Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla or any other Indian cities. Jubbarhatti airport is located 22 km away from Shimla City. Flight tickets may or may not include tour packages for Shimla.
By Train-Shimla is connected by a track width line to Kalka (90 km). The trip between Kalka and Shimla takes about six hours and is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery. The picturesque railroad car, which runs on this stretch, lasts about five hours. Recently a luxury coach with capacity for six people has been presented and can be connected to any train of your choice. The Shivalik Express is a luxury train on this route. Delhi 380 km, Chandigarh 120 km and Kalka 90 km from Shimla.
Best Time to visit Shimla
March to June: This is a popular tourist season in Shimla. At this time the weather is Captivating and perfect for outdoor activities. If you love adventure sports like Paragliding, Trekking, Camping, Rafting then this is the best time. Make sure you carry comfortable shoes and light woolen clothes.
July to September: This time, Shimla faces heavy rains and landslides. Few tourists come at this time because you may see the Inner Exquisite Beauty of Shimla after rain. Considerably at this time the price of hotels also falls, so you will get the best offer.
October to February: This is the most popular tourist season in Shimla. If you are looking for a Snow then Shimla is for you. Which typically falls between December to February. This is the time when Skiing and Ice skates tourist may enjoy. Don’t forget to carry warm clothes otherwise, you have to stick in the hotel room in front of the Heaters. This is the perfect time when Newlyweds couple come to enjoy her honeymoon.
Best Places to visit in Shimla
The Ridge: This large open space in the heart of the city presents excellent views of the mountain ranges. The Shimla landmarks, the neo-Gothic structure of the Church of Christ and the neo-Tudor library building, are worth a visit.
Jakhoo Mandir: At 2455m, this is the highest peak in the city and a point famous for the famous views of Shimla. The summit is worship with a temple wholehearted to Lord Hanuman.
Indian Institue of Advanced Study (IIAS): In 1983m, this magnificent English Renaissance structure was the former Vice-Regional Lodge. Its lawns and forests are additional attractions. Ticket entry (nominal charge). A part of the interior is also open to the public, except Sundays and holidays.
Kufri: 2501m, this is famous for its extensive views and ski slopes. A pleasant walk leads to Mahasu Peak. In Kufri, Himachal Tourism runs Cafe Lalit.
Mashobra: This beautiful periphery is abutting by thick forests located at the top 2149 m. From here, a track leads to Sipur, which is a clear exquisite darken by ancient cedars. There are ancient temples, a fair it seems every April. The hill is full of roads and narrow roads that are pleasant walks.
State Museum: This houses a representative collection of the rich heritage of Himachal. The exhibits include archaeological artifacts, sculptures, paintings, and sculptures. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Chail: This was the old summer capital of the state of Patiala. Therefore, this Palace transforms into a luxury hotel by Himachal Tourism.