The former Summer Capital of British India, Shimla is a charming hill station and one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. The grandeur of the colonial era is evident in the architecture of the city, characterized by popular places such as the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Christ Church and more. For those who want to experience a slower pace of life, Shimla is the place to be as it still has a small town feel despite being packed with tourists all through the year. Other popular tourist attractions include Jakhoo Temple, The Mall, The Ridge, Lakkar Bazaar, etc. The city is just 13 km from Kufri, a popular ski resort. The best time to visit Shimla is during the summer season from March to June; however, winter (October to February) is also considered a good time, when the lush green hills are covered with a blanket of snow. Shimla Airport only has unscheduled flights and hence, Chandigarh Airport (125 km) is the nearest option, from where you can avail a bus or taxi to reach Shimla.
How to reach Shimla from different parts of India
Traveling from New Delhi to Shimla:
It is pretty convenient to reach Chandigarh from Delhi by flight, as there are plenty of flights and the flight time is just 1 hour. Every week, there are close to 100 direct flights, provided by major airline carriers such as Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Vistara, etc. Jet Airways is the most popular airline with 30 direct flights.
Traveling from Mumbai to Shimla:
Yatra offers never-ending options if you wish to travel from Mumbai to Chandigarh. There are direct flights every day provided by IndiGo, GoAir and Jet Airways. Other airlines such as SpiceJet, Vistara and Air India offer connecting flights with stopovers at New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Bangalore. Air India offers amazing in-flight perks such as delicious Indian meals, entertainment facilities, etc.
Traveling from Bangalore to Shimla:
Traveling from the Silicon Valley of India to India’s former Summer Capital is now easier than ever. All you have to do is, book a flight to Chandigarh and then take up a scenic journey by road to Shimla. From Bangalore, IndiGo and AirAsia offer direct flights. AirAsia provides a lot of facilities to ensure that you have a comfortable journey, such as in-flight meals and web check-in.
Traveling from Kolkata to Shimla:
Kolkata is located at a distance of 1,815 km from Shimla. Although there are no direct flights to Chandigarh Airport, connecting flights are provided by most of the major airlines, such as IndiGo, SpiceJet
, Jet Airways and Vistara, with stopovers at other airports such as Delhi, Guwahati, etc.
How to reach Shimla from different parts of the world
Chandigarh Airport has a limited number of international flights, hence international tourists can avail connecting flights provided by major domestic and international airlines.
Traveling from New York to Shimla:
From the ‘City That Never Sleeps’, there are a large number of flight options that you can avail to reach Shimla. Air India, Jet Airways, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Qatar Airways
and British Airways are the most popular airlines on this route. Jet Airways’ First Class provides a royal in-flight experience, which includes you own private suite, personalized cuisine, 23-inch display screen and more.
Traveling from Paris to Shimla:
Separated by 6,400 kilometers, both Paris and Shimla are popular honeymoon destinations. Jet Airways and Etihad Airways offer the most number of flights between the two cities.
Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Shimla:
The capital of UAE offers cheap air tickets to Chandigarh. The majority of these flights are provided by Jet Airways, which take a minimum of 10 hours. Air India
and Etihad Airways
are two other popular airlines on this route.
Traveling from Singapore to Shimla:
Based on the number of stopovers, flights from Singapore to Chandigarh take at least 12 hours. The halts are at popular Indian cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, etc.
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Popular hotels near Shimla Airport
Shimla offers a range of accommodation options that range from the budget to the premium and luxury. There are plenty of hotels near Shimla Airport. Some of the most recommended hotels are Snow Valley Resorts, Hotel Willow Banks, Summit Le Royale, Andaz Shimla and Radisson Hotel Shimla. You can also choose accomodation from a list of best hotels in Shimla
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