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18 Holiday(s) found in Shimla | Price Range: Rs. 8,249 to Rs.28,499

Shimla Holiday Packages

Nestled at an altitude of 2,159 meters above sea level, Shimla was discovered by the British as their summer capital. Even today the hill station continues to be patronized by holidaymakers from within and outside the country who come here to escape the torrid heat of the plains and revel in its scenic surroundings. Some of the most notable attractions here include Viceroy Lodge, Christ Church, Gaiety Theater and century-old temples such as the Sankat Mochan Temple, Tara Devi Temple and Bhimkali Temple on the outskirts of Shimla.

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Shimla Bus Package - Ex Delhi

3 Nights Delhi (1)  →  Shimla (2)


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Shimla Bus Package - Ex Delhi

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Blissful Shimla and Manali

5 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (3)


Blissful Shimla and Manali

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Stunning Shimla and Manali - Ex Delhi

4 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (2)


Stunning Shimla and Manali - Ex Delhi

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Beautiful Shimla and Dalhousie

5 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Dalhousie (2)  →  Chandigarh (1)


Beautiful Shimla and Dalhousie

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Glimpses of Himachal Pradesh

7 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (3)  →  Dalhousie (2)


Glimpses of Himachal Pradesh

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Enthralling Himachal

7 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Dharamshala (2)  →  Dalhousie (2)  →  Chandigarh (1)


Enthralling Himachal

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Gorgeous Shimla and Manali

7 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (4)  →  Chandigarh (1)


Gorgeous Shimla and Manali

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Marvellous Shimla and Dharamshala

5 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Dharamshala (2)  →  Chandigarh (1)


Marvellous Shimla and Dharamshala

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Scenic Shimla and Manali

6 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (3)  →  Chandigarh (1)


Scenic Shimla and Manali

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Explore Himachal

8 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (3)  →  Dharamshala (2)  →  Chandigarh (1)


Explore Himachal

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Incredible Himachal

8 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (3)  →  Dalhousie (2)  →  Chandigarh (1)


Incredible Himachal

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Enticing Himachal

6 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (2)  →  Dalhousie (2)


Enticing Himachal

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Breathtaking Himachal with Amritsar

8 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (3)  →  Dalhousie (2)  →  Amritsar (1)


Breathtaking Himachal with Amritsar

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Magnificent Himachal

6 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (2)  →  Dharamshala (2)


Magnificent Himachal

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Discover Himachal

9 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (3)  →  Dharamshala (2)  →  Dalhousie (2)


Discover Himachal

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Enchanting Himachal with Amritsar

9 Nights Shimla (3)  →  Dalhousie (3)  →  Dharamshala (2)  →  Amritsar (1)


Enchanting Himachal with Amritsar

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Relaxing Shimla and Manali

7 Nights Shimla (3)  →  Manali (3)  →  Chandigarh (1)


Relaxing Shimla and Manali

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Wonders of Himachal Pradesh

7 Nights Shimla (2)  →  Manali (3)  →  Dalhousie (2)


Wonders of Himachal Pradesh

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Shimla Guide

  • Shopping in Shimla

    The Mall Road in Shimla is lined with shops offering beautifully embroidered shawls, traditional Himachali caps, and vibrantly colored hand-knitted socks and other woolen clothes from Chamba, Kinnaur and Lahaul.

    Intricately carved wooden items such as walking sticks, toys, and key chains peek out of the shops display windows at Lakkad Bazaar. Local specialties such as apple jam preserves, squashes and pickles are popular bought by tourists. Handcrafted Chinese shoes, antiques and rare first editions of books and maps, miniature paintings, Buddhist banners and silver trinkets are some of the other stuff that you can buy.

    At the state government-run Himachal Emporium on the Mall Road, you can find everything that is exclusive to Shimla.

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  • Restaurants in Shimla

    Indian -
    Alfa,
    Baljees,
    Seventh Heaven,
    Silver Oak Restaurant,
    The Devicos Restaurant,
    The Lutyen's Room,
    Amber Resto,
    The Oberoi Cecil,
    Wildflower Hall,
    Park Cafe,
    Fascination,
    Himani

    Chinese -
    Alfa,
    Baljees,
    Seventh Heaven,
    Silver Oak Restaurant,
    The Devicos Restaurant,
    China Town,
    Fascination

    European/Continental -
    Alfa,
    Baljees,
    Seventh Heaven,
    The Devicos Restaurant,
    The Lutyen's Room,
    The Oberoi Cecil,
    Wildflower Hall,
    Embassy Restaurant,
    Park Caf

    Regional Speciality -
    Himachal Pradesh is well-known for its rich cuisine, which ideally consists of lentils, vegetables such as potatoes and turnips, and a range of non-vegetarian dishes - all cooked in ghee and lots of spices. Shimla, Himachal Pradeshs capital, is no exception and its locals enjoy a simple meal of dal, roti, chawal and sabji for everyday fare. Festivals are marked by the preparation of exclusive dishes and include delicacies such as Bada/Poldu. Apart from the eateries lining the Mall Road, the restaurants of the following hotels also serve Shimlas local cuisine.
    Radisson Hotel,
    Hotel Combermere and
    Hotel Woodeville Palace

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  • Things to do in Shimla

    Located about 15 kilometers (null.32 miles) from Shimla, the Tara Devi Temple dates back to early 19th century. Rising majestically from the summit of the densely wooded Tarav Parvat, the temple was constructed by Raja Balbir Sen of the Sen Dynasty in 1825. Legand has it that the kind dreamt of goddess Ma Tara who commanded him to build a temple for her on the hilltop of Tarav Parvat. Even today the temple gets hundreds of devotees. The locals say that the descendants of Sen Dynasty continue to patronize this temple, and visit it on the Ashtami of Shardiya Navratras.

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  • How To Reach Shimla

    Surface - Shimla is well-connected by road also and the journey by road can be as scenic. Tourists coming in from Delhi or Ambala can take National Highway 1, while those coming from Chandigarh can take National Highway 21, which goes on to join the NH 1. Another option is to take the train to Pathankot and drive on from there.

    The HPTDC (nullHimachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation) also offers regular deluxe bus services from Jaipur, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jalandhar, Gurgaon, Amritsar, Dehradun/Haridwar, Ludhiana, Ambala, and Jammu/Pathankot. Private bus operators also offer regular services to Shimla.

    Train - A train ride to Shimla takes you through landscapes of immense beauty. Past rolling gorges and lush meadows, the train chugs through as many as 102 tunnels, 919 curves and over 800 arched bridges. The narrow-gauge railway line between Kalka and Shimla was laid out by the British and features in the Guinness Book of World Records for the steepest rise in altitude spaced over a distance of just 96 kilometers.

    Four services are available on the Kalka-Shimla rail line. Step back in time with a journey aboard the Deluxe Rail Motor Car, which resembles a Second World War vintage bus and includes features such as a transparent fiber-glass roof. Only 14 passengers can travel on it at a time, so book well in advance. Tickets cost 340 INR and include a complimentary meal.

    There is the Shivalik Deluxe Express connecting Howrah to Kalka, with a capacity of 120 passengers. Its features include wall-to-wall carpeting, wide glass windows, reversible cushioned chairs and music system. Tickets cost 340 INR and include a complimentary meal.

    Another luxury service offered by the Indian Railways is the Shivalik Palace Tourist Coach, which includes features such as folding cushioned beds, dining table and seating for six people (nullthe maximum capacity of the coach), refrigerator and an on-board kitchen. Tickets cost 4790 INR for Kalka to Shimla and 3495 INR for the trip back; fare is inclusive of meals and accommodation in two luxury retiring rooms in Shimla. Shivalik Coach is another service that has been recently started on this route.

    Another train that operates on this route is the Shimla-Kalka toy train that has seven coaches and can accommodate 200 passengers at a time.

    Air - The nearest airport to Shimla is at Jubbarhatti, about 23 kilometers (null miles) from Shimla town. Regular air services by Jagson Airlines, Indian, and Air Deccan connect Shimla to Delhi, Kullu and Chandigarh. In winter months, the flights are often cancelled due to bad weather.

    Taxis, available outside the airport, can be easily hailed to cover the rest of the journey to Shimla town.

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  • Weather in Shimla

    Located on the northwestern range of the Himalayas, the average altitude of Shimla is 2397.59 meters (null.10 feet) above mean sea level. Settled on a ridge and its seven spurs, the city is all of 9.2 kilometers (null.75 miles) from east to west. Jakhoo Hill, a popular tourist attraction is the highest point in Shimla at 2454 meters (null feet).

    Settled primarily as a leisure destination, there are no rivers that run through the city. River Sutlej is the nearest, some 21 kilometers (null miles) away. Though there are other river irrigating the district - Giri and Pabbar, none flow through the city. An important hill town of the Himalayas, Shimla has significant green cover as well. The forests around the city are of pine, deodar, oak, and rhododendron.

    The British favored Shimla because its summer climate reminded them of home. The average temperature of the city ranges from 3.95 &C (null.11 &F) to 32.95 &C (null.31 &F) through the year. Summer is cool and pleasant, with the average temperature between 14 &C and 20 &C, and short. Only April, May, and June can be called distinct summer months. It is very cold for the rest of the year, the maximum temperature averaging 10&C and minimum temperature frequently falling below zero. Snowfall is common in the months of December, January, and early February.

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