Nestled majestically in the shadows of the great Himalayas, Shimla is a quaint little hill resort in addition to being the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Reminiscent of British era, Shimla is truly a traveler’s paradise that boasts of colonial buildings, lush greenery, serene lakes and beautiful mountains.
Best time to visit Shimla
The months between February to June are regarded ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
Hotels in Shimla
Given its reputation as the most frequented hill station in northern India, accommodation options are aplenty in Shimla. Wildflower Hall and Royal Tulip Shimla are two of the most popular 5-star hotels in Shimla
that offer lavish accommodation coupled with rich hospitality and world-class services. Boasting of exemplary Victorian architecture and contemporary facilities, Wildflower Hall is a plush property that offers 85 luxurious rooms and suites with stunning interiors and wooden floor. Royal Tulip Shimla is another premium hotel that offers 57 elegantly designed and well-appointed rooms along with a full service spa and gym facilities.
Hotel Combermere is one of most exotic hotels in Shimla that comprises 48 lavish rooms to provide a comfortable stay to the visitors. For those who prefer 3-star hotels, Snow Valley Resort is an apt choice which features as many as 72 well-maintained rooms. Hotel Sun-N-Snow
and Hotel Sansar are among the most affordable properties that offer decent rooms with basic amenities.
Restaurants in Shimla
From quaint little food joints and cafes offering fast-food, snacks and beverages to upscale restaurants providing unforgettable fine dining experiences, Shimla has it all to satisfy everyone’s gastronomical cravings. The Cecil Steakhouse at The Oberoi is one of the most outstanding restaurants in the town that serves a fine range of local Himachali, Indian and international cuisines in an exotic colonial setting. Ashiana is another fine dining restaurant that specializes in authentic North Indian and South Indian specialties along with Chinese and Thai dishes. Baljee’s is among the oldest eateries in the town where you can relish scrumptious food and beverages. When it comes to more affordable eating options, Goofa grabs the top spot.
Offbeat things to do in Shimla
• Visit Kurfi:
Located in the outskirts of Shimla, Kurfi is a renowned destination for horse riding and winter sports. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Himalayan Wildlife Park.
• Take a Toy Train Ride:
The UNESCO World Heritage Site, the toy train in Shimla is worth a ride as it allows you to enjoy majestic views of the snow-capped Himalayas and beautiful surroundings.
• Take a stroll through Fagu:
Completely surrounded by beautiful mountains and lush green forest, Fagu is a great place to get rid of the hustle and bustle of urban life and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature.
Q. What are the domestic and international airlines on Delhi to Shimla route?
Air India is the only airline that serves Delhi to Shimla route.
Q. How is the connectivity from Shimla Airport to the city?
A. Shimla airport
is located at an approximate distance of 22 km from the heart of Shimla. You can easily find taxis outside the airport and travel to any part of the town. Besides, Jubbarhatti bus stand is the nearest bus stand which is easily accessible from the airport.
Q. When is the earliest flight from Delhi to Shimla?
Air India operates only one flight from Delhi to Shimla every day, which flies at 6:10 am.
Q. When is the last flight from Delhi to Shimla?
There is only one flight between Delhi to Shimla which takes off at 6:10 am.
Q. Which airlines provide direct flights between Delhi and Shimla?
The Indian Flag Carrier, Air India is the only airline that provides direct flights between Delhi and Shimla.
Q. What are the best hotel options near Shimla airport?
Hotel Landmark, Sukhsagar Regency, Wingait Inn Hotel Shimla, Hotel Asia The Dawn (https://www.yatra.com/hotels/hotels-in-shimla/hotel-asia-the-dawn
), Hotel Chaman Palace Shimla and Hotel Hari Palace
are some of the hotels near Shimla Airport.
Shopping in Shimla
Shimla has always been a hot favorite among shoppers. Apart from the lavish “The Mall”, Shimla boasts of a large number of bustling markets and traditional bazaars where you can shop top-class Kangra silk scarves and Kinnauri shawls along with hand woven outfits and leather goods.
Nightlife in Shimla
The charming hill town of Shimla is home to quite a few happening places like Footloose
, Rendezvous Bar and Restaurant, The Pub and Himani Bar.
Attractions in Shimla
Mall Road, Annandale, Jakhoo Hill, Christ Church and The Shimla State Museum, Arki Fort, Chail, Daranghati Sanctuary, Naldehra and Shaily Peak are some of the places worth seeing and worth enjoying in Shimla.
About Delhi Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the biggest and busiest airports in the world both in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft movement. This ultramodern airport offers a host of facilities and services including a food court, coffee shops and restaurants along with brand outlets and duty-free shops for the convenience of the passengers.
Connectivity to Delhi Airport
The Delhi Airport
Express Line is one of the major routes of Delhi Metro. Metro train run every 10 minutes from New Delhi Metro Station to the Airport Metro station, making it easier for passengers to reach the airport. Besides, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operates shuttle-bus service from various parts of the city to the airport. Also, prepaid taxis are available for easy airport transfers.
Q. What are some popular domestic routes from Delhi airport?
Being the capital of India, New Delhi is well-connected to major cities across the country. Some of the major domestic routes are Delhi to Mumbai, Delhi to Kolkata
and Delhi to Chennai (https://www.yatra.com/flight-schedule/delhi-to-chennai-flights.html
), Delhi to Bangalore.
Q. What are the most popular airlines flying from Delhi airport?
Delhi airport serves as a major hub for various airlines including Air India, GoAir, Vistara
, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Indigo, Alliance Air, AirAsia India and Quickjet Airlines. Besides, major international carriers like Lufthansa
, British Airways, Thai Airways
, Swiss International Airlines, Etihad Airways and Emirates
also offer regular flights to and from IGI airport.
Q. What are the key attractions in Delhi?
The capital of India is dotted with myriad of places from India Gate
, Qutub Minar, Red Fort (https://www.yatra.com/india-tourism/attractions-in-new-delhi/red-fort
), Lotus Temple, Lodi Gardens to Akshardham Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Nizamuddin Dargah.
Q. What are the most prominent hotels near Delhi airport?
Four Points by Sheraton, The Umrao, Redfox Hotel, Hotel Delhi Aerocity and Orana Hotels and Resorts are a few of the most popular hotels near IGI airport.
Q. What is the best time to visit Delhi?
The winter season i.e. the months between October and March is regarded as the best time to visit Delhi.