Located on the foothills of the Himalayas, Shimla was the summer capital of India during the British rule. Presently the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is blessed with scenic beauty; the green hills and snow-capped peaks serving as a treat for the eyes and soul. Some of the major attractions of Shimla are the Viceroy Lodge, the Christ Church, the Jakhoo Temple, the Kalka-Shimla railway, the Ice Skating Rink and the Mall. Dotted with buildings of colonial architecture, and beautiful churches and temples, Shimla is a favourite with tourist – both Indian and international. The summers in Shimla are pleasant while winters are quite cold.
The Shimla Airport is located in Jubberhatti, 21 km from the city. However, the airport is not operational for commercial flights. So, if you are planning a trip, consider the Chandigarh Airport instead. Traveling to Chandigarh from Shimla is easy and you can reach the city in about 6 hours. The Chandigarh International Airport is served by multiple domestic and international airlines.
How to reach major Indian metros from Chandigarh
All popular domestic airlines, including Indigo, Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet
and GoAir, have flights from Chandigarh, the city of the Rock Gardens. These flights have ample connectivity to take you to all the major metros in the country – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore. These airlines, combined, offer over 100 options every week to all the main centres of the country. The flights are a combination of direct and hopping, and, you can check ticket availability on your Yatra app.
How to reach major international cities from Chandigarh
You can easily ply to international destinations like New York, London, Singapore and Sydney from Chandigarh. The airlines which operate from the airport include British Airways
, Singapore Airlines
, Etihad, Lufthansa
, Malaysia Airlines
and Thai Airways
. The various flights ply via Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, London, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo and Bangkok. The travel times differ depending on the airline, destination and stops.
Most international airlines offer excellent in-flight services. Music, movies, TV series and games are available on most flights to ascertain an enjoyable journey. Also, the ample leg space and comfortable seating arrangement add to the overall experience.
For all your ticketing needs, check flight schedules on the Yatra app. Compare fares using lowest fare finder
and get cheap air tickets
. With Yatra, you can also web check-in for a seamless traveling experience.