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With summer fast approaching tourist are making a beeline to the Queen of Hill Stations – Shimla. A short drive up from the plains of Punjab and Haryana along Shimla-Chandigarh Expressway makes it a very popular getaway. Travellers looking for economically priced hotels in Shimla
can now opt for ‘Yatra Smart Choice’ hotels. A set of quality assurance services, along with a 100% money back guarantee, makes this category an attractive proposition on Yatra.com. This is a measure to enhance customer satisfaction.
Shimla is India’s grandest hill station. Once the summer capital of the British Raj, it is easy to figure out its magnetic appeal among travellers – a hilltop location with views of snow-capped peaks from the Ridge, landmark architecture, heritage hotels, and a riveting history. From the Oberoi Cecil, the first property built by India’s pioneering hotelier MS Oberoi, to Wildflower Hall, the former residence of Lord Kitchener, commander in chief of the British army – hotels in Shimla are some of the most iconic hotels in India. While the most of the classic hotels are in town, a whole new range of resorts have come up all around the city outskirts such as Mashobra, Kufri-Fagu among others. Yatra.com offers a wide range of Shimla hotel booking online
options. Use promo code: Summer21 to avail attractive discounts of up to 50%.
Booking hotels in Shimla during Covid times
Safety of guests is top priority at Yatra.com during Covid times. Following stringently WHO guidelines for safe travel, Yatra.com has issued ‘Clean Pass’ to many hotels in Shimla
. Every day the high footfall public areas and rooms are sterilizing. Safe practices like checking temperature of staff daily, and doing regular awareness drives is a part of Yatra.com partner hotels’ ongoing effort to keep travellers safe during travel.
5 Star Hotels in Shimla
Shimla went from a sleepy north Indian outpost to the summer capital of the Raj in 1864, when the British decided to operate out of Shimla through the hot months, instead of erstwhile capital Calcatta (now Kolkata). This resulted in a spurt of economic activities in Shimla. It soon emerged as a preferred destination for businesses. It drew industrious people from far and wide. Among them was one Mr. Mohan Singh Oberoi, who worked his way through the ranks to acquire The Cecil. It is today one of the outstanding 5 star hotels in Shimla
. Just the place for heritage buffs. Located within a kilometre from the Shimla Railway Station, it is strategically located overlooking magnificent mountain ranges while being within a 10-minute walk from the Ridge and Mall Road. This is one of the finest city hotels in Shimla. Radisson Hotel Shimla
, located on the Lower Bharari Road, is another luxury hotel within easy walking distance from the Ridge, which houses the Gaiety Heritage Cultural Centre, Christ Church et al. Its multi-tiered swimming pool with brilliant valley view, and ranges beyond, is a striking. The Ayurvedic spa and wellness centre, makes it a great choice for tourists who love their luxury but want to stay close to city centre. It offers 59 rooms and suites in three categories. But for those who would like a quiet place away from the city bustle, Wildflower Hall is hard to beat.
Situated at a height of 8250 feet above sea level, this is an experience at another level. Set amidst tall deodar forests, this one-time residence of Lord Kitchener, has been restored by the Oberoi Group into one of its signature hotels. A retreat that offers stunning experiences – lunch at a gazebo with chirping birds and view of majestic peaks, viewing snowfall from glass-panelled indoor heated swimming pool, a well-stocked library among many other. A little further away is the ITC property WelcomHotel Shimla
. This property is set in a quiet hamlet on hill slopes. A great base to experience while living in luxury. Scenic setting, contemporary design with extensive use of glass that brings in the surrounding mountains, valleys and clouds into the indoors is its USP.
Heritage Hotels in Shimla
A fair share of Shimla’s hotels are categorised under the ‘Heritage’ category because of the city’s preeminent position during the Raj. Located bang on Mall Road is the Clarkes Hotel
, which was built in 1898. One of the earliest hotels to be built in Shimla, its prime location and easy access to most colonial landmarks lends a distinct charm to this property. Woodville Palace Hotel Shimla
, the former residence of the Raja Rana of Jubbal, is another gorgeous heritage property. Its gabled roofs and turrets, sprawling lawns, and interiors filled with memorabilia is tailor-made for an immersive holiday experience. Each room has a distinct character. Located close to one end of the Mall Road, it is well placed to enjoy attractions in the heart of Shimla such as Gorton Castle, Rothney Castle, Secretariat etc.
Budget Hotels in Shimla
Topping the Government of India’s list of best cities to live, in the under one million population cities, in the ‘Ease of Living’ index 2020, Shimla caters to tourists of every type. From wealthy Indians to international tourists drawn by its natural beauty and impressive history, from weekenders who drive from the plains in Punjab and Delhi, to budget travellers from across the country. The Mall Road, Nabha, Circular Road, Bus Stand and the Kufri-Chail are some of the main hubs for budget hotels in Shimla
. Spars Lodge on Mall Road is within 2 km from both the Bus Terminus and Railway Station. Amenities such as wardrobe, air-conditioner and attached bathroom with hot and cold running water are included. Room service, an on-site restaurant and 24-hour front desk facility round off the services.
Some of the other properties worth considering in this category are Hotel Hilltop Shimla
, Hotel Ridge View, Hotel Ridge View and Hotel Marc. In the mid category is the Shimla Havens Resort, 3 star property at Summer Hill. Surrounded by pine, rhododendron and deodar forests. Chadwick Falls is just 2 km away. Hotel Himalayan Escape on the Kufri-Chail Road has a colourful façade reminiscent of Buddhist monument. It offer free Wi-Fi connectivity and breakfast. Ideal for those who prefer to stay away from the city centre. It is also accessible from the Kandaghat Railway Station. The hotel has 15 guestrooms with valley and mountain views. All these properties are great value for money. Use coupon code YTRHDFC
for up to 45% off on hotel bookings.
Couple Friendly Hotels in Shimla
Known as the Queen of the Hills, Shimla attracts couples in big numbers. One of most visited places in town is called Scandal Point – at the intersection of the Mall Road and Ridge. Story goes that the then Maharaja of Patiala – Bhupinder Singh – eloped with the British Viceroy’s daughter from this point. He was subsequently banned from visiting Shimla, and in an act of defiance built another hill station known as Chail. While the veracity of tale continues to be a subject of debate, there’s no escaping the charm of this point as a great place to socialise. It is a pedestrian-only zone. Shimla is an ideal destination for couples. Its picturesque setting and interesting history makes for a romantic getaway.
Look for the couple-friendly tag on Yatra.com while booking hotels in Shimla
. It ensures hassle-free check-in for couples, married or unmarried. Proof of local ID is the only thing required. Couples looking to get stuck into the Colonial attractions should choose Mall Road, which offers a wide range of hotels to pick from. The iconic Clarks Hotel is a great choice at the upper end of the price spectrum, while Hotel Hilltop, Hotel Shringar and Hotel Spar offer accommodation at pocket friendly tariffs . Many of these couple friendly hotels in Shimla
offer good discounts too. Use coupon code Summer21 to avail Shimla hotel deals & offers
. Also look to select a Yatra SMART choice property. They offer flexibility in the case of cancellation with priority helpline support.
Hotels in Mashobra Near Shimla
Hotels in Mashobra, on the outskirts of Shimla, offer some great resorts located amidst verdant forests. Ten kilometres from the Ridge, this forested area is a great setting for a nature-centric holiday. Club Mahindra is one such option. A 5-minute walk from the resort leads one into a lovely, meandering path through pine and deodar forests. It leads to a charming wooden temple built in Pahari architectural style. This 4 star property offers great valley views, excellent facilities for kids recreation, very comfortable rooms and dining choices. Welcomhotel Shimla is another newly developed property further ahead of Club Mahindra. This 5 star by the ITC group is understated luxury amidst pristine nature. Chic design with multiple bay windows and balconies gives a feeling a living in the lap of nature. A standout property for nature and architecture & design enthusiasts, which offers tailor made immersive experiences curated around local culture and cuisine. The rejuvenating spa services are an added attraction for city weary folks. Even the mid category to reasonably priced hotels in Mashobra offer wonderful nature-based experiences. Look out for hotels: Marigold Sarovar Portico
, Himgiri, Nature Life and Sitapur among others.
Hotels Near Popular Landmarks in Shimla
Shimla has landmarks galore. Hotels near popular landmarks in Shimla
offer great opportunities to curate an itinerary based on individual choices. For first time visitors, and those who enjoy cultural explorations and architectural marvels, staying around Mall Road would be recommended. Summer Hill and Annadale are ideal for a more relaxed holiday, while Kufri-Fagu belt is ideal for a snow experience in winters and high viewing points in summers.
Hotels on Mall Road Shimla
This is the beating heart of Shimla along with the Ridge. The hub around which the early settlements and landmarks came up! The trendy market filled with cafes, high-street shops and viewing points, makes this a must experience zone. The Christ Church, the Gaiety Town Hall, Clarkes Hotel – each an architectural marvel further add to its charm. Watching the snow peak views early in the day and experiencing the sunset from the Ridge are enriching experiences. Hotels on Mall Road offer many accommodation options from top of the line Oberoi Cecil to 4 stars such as Hotel Combermere Shimla
and Hotel Willow Banks. In the mid and budget categories – Honeymoon Inn
, Hotel Dalziel and Hotel Shringar are interesting choices.
Hotels in Summer Hill Shimla
Summer Hill is one of most scenic of the seven hills that constitute Shimla. Hotels in Summer Hill such as Chadwick View, Shimla Nature Ville and Dolphin Cottage offer experiences around nature like Chadwick Waterfalls, a ride on the World Heritage Site Kalka-Shimla Rail from the Summer Hill station to Shimla station, and walks through wooded stretches. Shimla Haven Resort is probably the best of the lot in Summer Hill with spa, gym, and greenery all around. It is also a Yatra SMART choice property, which comes with a promise of 8 assured amenities, money-back guarantee and priority helpline support. You also get free cancellation and standardized prices through the year.
Hotels in Kufri
At around 9000 feet above sea level Kufri and Fagu Valley are synonymous with snow, near Shimla. Equally beautiful for green vistas and panoramic views in summer months, it is a popular hub around Shimla. Top hotels in Kufri include De Exotica Crest, a 3 star property which offers 16 well-kept rooms with large bed, television, room heater, toiletries, closet, welcome amenities, attached bathroom and hot and cold water supply. Look out for the terrace garden café. Galleu Hill Resort is another attractive choice in the 4 star segment. It is a Yatra SMART choice property that comes with money-back guarantee and priority helpline support and get free cancellation and standardized prices through the year.
Hotels in Shoghi Shimla
Shoghi is hub for adventure activities such as rappelling, hiking, ziplining etc. While driving into Shimla from the Solan side, tourists hit hotels in Shoghi just before Shimla. Situated at 6,200 feet in Shoghi offers many camping sites. Woodsmoke Resort and Spa is an idyllic 4 star accommodation here. Ideal for families it offers interesting outdoor activities such as bonfires, barbeques, excursions, mountain biking and nature walks. Its room amenities include a dedicated lawn, tea/coffee maker, drinking water, table, kitchenette and fridge (in premium rooms), and flat screen televisions.