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Himachal Pradesh is the northernmost state in India and offers an exciting experience of the Himalayas for the tourists. Some of the famous hill stations which are sought after by many tourists are Shimla (which is the capital), Dalhousie, Dharamsala, Kullu and Manali. Shimla was once the summer capital during the British rule due to its perennial snow at some places. Due to this, Shimla tour package is always on demand all through the year.

Shimla, the Himachal capital and also the summer capital during the British reign is a beautiful destination to holiday with your family. The steep hilly regions and the valleys provide a picturesque holiday and a popular tourist destination in India. There are various resorts atop snow-capped mountains which are constantly buzzing with tourists trying to escape the hot summers in their hometowns. Shimla as a town is filled with remnants from British India which adds a rustic and elegant charm to the whole town. There are Shimla holiday Packages specifically highlighting the charm and heritage of the place. Vehicles aren’t allowed to enter the central town area and hence walking around the central town is a pleasurable experience without any obstacles from parked or speeding vehicles. The winding streets with mall and the busy bazaar are a great place to spend the evening looking around the shops.

The residents of Shimla are very cordial and hospitable to tourists which makes it all the more appealing to visit this beautiful town. The warmth with which they welcome the tourist is contrast to the pleasant climate prevalent all through the year. The best time to visit Shimla is during between April to mid-July and between September to end of October. But if you are a snow lover and would like to experience snowfall, winters are the best time to visit which is between December to February when the town is carpeted with pristine white snow. When here, make sure to hop on to the toy train at Kalka station which will take you through a scenic path leaving you spell bound by the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and dense forests consisting of pines, deodars, oaks and rhododendron trees. The toy train is a must visit on Shimla holiday Packages as it is an iconic landmark in Shimla. These dense forests are a visual treat for tourists who love nature. We all know Shimla’s apples are renowned all through the nation, so when you are here, ensure you visit the apple garden and relish the fresh Shimla apples right from its source! Do check out our amazing Shimla tour package to experience all this first-hand! This Himachal Pradesh capital can be easily reached by rail and road from Delhi which is about 325 kilometers from the national capital.

There is a small railway station which is only a kilometer from the central town area.

● Best places to visit in city

Check out our best tour packages for Shimla and choose one that is most suitable for your as a tourist based on your interests. Here, we list out some of the best places to visit when it comes to Shimla tourism. Shimla is much more than the magnificent snow-capped mountains. In Shimla, you can undertake so many adventure sports and activities such as fishing, golfing, nature walks, ice skating, skiing, trekking and much more! Within Shimla there are various places which offer these sports namely Kufri, Fagu and Naldhera. During the winters, Kufri is the place to be if you want to try your hands at skiing as there are many ski resorts here. The Nalendra golf club which is just 22 kilometres from Shimla is famous for its golf course. You can even do some ice skating in Rivoli and roller skating in Lakkar Bazar if you feel like it. Believe us when we say, that Shimla is the only place in the whole of Asia which has a natural ice skating rink. If you love watching sunsets, then head over to the Ridge which offers spectacular views of the seven hills of Shimla. Shimla also many religious and spiritual places of interest where you can rekindle your spiritual side and be one with yourself. There are various types of Shimla tour package available from which you can choose a package which is most preferred by you and your family.

● Gaiety Theatre

The Gaiety Theatre is a beautiful Victorian style theatre established in the year 1877 and has now been restored and used by the local drama societies and for concerts and exhibitions. Many Viceroys such as Rudyard Kipling and Shashi Kapoor have performed here.

● Gorton Castle

The Gorton castle is a notable landmark in Shimla built in the year 1904. The architecture reflects Neo-gothic styles and the building served as the Government Secretariat during British rule and is currently the State’s accountant General’s office.

● Viceregal Lodge

If you are a die-hard Harry Potter fan, then the Viceregal Lodge is a must visit spot in Shimla as its architecture is very similar to that of the Hogwarts Castle. This lodge is of historical importance in India as two conferences between the Indian and British leaders were held here which led us to Independent India. You can go on a house tour and visit the three rooms with some photo exhibits. If you are not up for a serious historical tour, then you can always choose to take a stroll on the perfectly manicured lawns outside the lodge. You can even visit the Himalayan Bird park which is right opposite the lodge.

● Jakhu Temple

The Jakhu Temple is dedicated to Lord hanuman and is one of Shimla’s most famous temples located on a hill top. To worship this temple, you must hike approximately 1.2 kilometres from the Ridge. This temple is easily accessible from all parts of the town all thanks to a huge 33-metres high pink coloured statue of Lord Hanuman which stands humongous on the hill. There are some really cool murals inside the temple which showcases Lord hanuman and Lord Ram’s accomplishments from the Ramayana.

● The Ridge

The Ridge road is an open space in Shimla where all the cultural activities take place. The Ridge connects to most of the major spots around the town such as the Mall, Snowdon, Jakhoo hills and many others. You can spot three statues of famous personalities on the Ridge namely Indira Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, and that of Dr.Y.S. Parmar who was the first Chief Minister of the State.

● Bantony Castle

Bantony is a heritage red bricked mansion established in the year 1880 and was once upon a time Maharaja of Sirmaur’s home. Due to many legal battles over its inheritance, the Bantony remained unoccupied and wrecked. But recently the government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to convert the run-down building into a museum which will be open to the public.

● Himachal State Museum

The Himachal State Museum is an interesting and quaint little museum exhibiting colourful and traditional jewellery and costumes, wood carvings and delicate stone works along with Rajasthani, Punjabi and Himachali miniatures and some interesting photos of the temples in Himachal Pradesh.

● Christ Church

The English Christ church was established in the year 1846 at the eastern end of the Ridge. This is one of the oldest enduring church in the northern region of India and also one of Shimla’s prominent landmarks. This church has inspiration from the memorials of Raj era along with the typical Victorian style stained glasses.

We have some of the best tour packages for Shimla and also some of the cheapest Shimla tour packages from which you can choose best suited ones based on your interests and budget. If you are a newly wedded couple and looking at some holiday destinations to kindle your love and bond, then have a look at our Shimla packages for honeymoon which offer plenty of romantic options for couples. Shimla is a beautiful destination to holiday in with good and well maintained roads which makes driving through the mountains a pleasurable experience. If you are planning a tour around Himachal Pradesh, then Shimla is a great place to start your vacation amidst surreal nature like the dense forests, placid lakes, cool waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and the quaint little villages around the town.

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  • Incredible Himachal Ex Delhi Land Only

    Customizable Tour | 8 Nights

    Shimla (2) Manali (3) Dalhousie (2) Chandigarh (1)
    Incredible Himachal Ex Delhi Land Only
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 8
    SELLER: Yatra.com
    Shimla (2) Manali (3) Dalhousie (2) Chandigarh (1)
    Rs.29,100

    (EMI From Rs.1,788)

    Pay & Hold @ Rs. 1,000 Only

    Shimla was discovered by the British as their summer capital. Even today the hill station continues to be patronized by holidaymakers who come here to escape the heat of the plains and revel in its scenic surroundings. The road to Manali is as breathtaking as the destination itself. The little town of Manali is surrounded by mighty snow-clad peaks and deodar forests. Dalhousie is a beautiful and serene hill station with wooded valleys and mountain springs.

    inclusions

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    • Rs.873
  • Charming Shimla & Manali

    Customizable Tour | 5 Nights

    Shimla (2) Manali (3)
    Charming Shimla & Manali
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 5
    SELLER: Travel Explorers India
    Shimla (2) Manali (3)
    Rs.15,000
    Rs.11,750
    Let the alluring beauty of Shimla and Manali cast its spell on you, as you embark on a six-day trip. Feast your eyes on the panoramic view of verdant valleys, gushing rivers, snow-clad mountains and rustic villages. While in Manali, visit the famous temples, indulge in adventurous activities and get to the topmost point at Rohtang Pass. Sip a cup of piping hot tea and savour the tasty snacks served at the local tea stalls. Dress up in the traditional Himachali attire and click pictures with loved ones, before you end the trip.

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    • Rs.176
  • Scenic Shimla and Manali Land Only

    Customizable Tour | 6 Nights

    Shimla (2) Manali (3) Chandigarh (1)
    Scenic Shimla and Manali Land Only
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 6
    SELLER: Yatra.com
    Shimla (2) Manali (3) Chandigarh (1)
    Rs.17,999

    (EMI From Rs.1,106)

    Pay & Hold @ Rs. 1,000 Only

    Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations among holiday goers because of its pleasant climate, scenic surroundings, colonial charm and accessibility from Delhi. The road to Manali is as breathtaking as the destination itself. The little town of Manali is surrounded by mighty snow-clad peaks and deodar forests.

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    • Rs.539
  • Queen Of Hills - Shimla & Manali

    Customizable Tour | 5 Nights

    Shimla (2) Manali (3)
    Queen Of Hills - Shimla & Manali
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 5
    SELLER: Diverse India Tours Pvt Ltd
    Shimla (2) Manali (3)
    Rs.11,900
    Explore the beautiful hill stations of the state of Himachal Pradesh in this 6-day tour package. Shimla is the first destination on your itinerary. This city one of the most popular hill stations in India and is famous for its snow-capped hills, old temples and clean roads. Kufri is another hill station, which is as beautiful but less crowded than Shimla. The last city you will visit is Manali. This town is famous for the many adventure activities it offers to its tourists, like rafting, trekking ad skiing. Experience all this and discover much more on this in this fantastic package tour.

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    • Rs.178
  • Blissful Shimla and Manali EX Del - Deluxe Package

    Customizable Tour | 5 Nights

    Shimla (2) Manali (3)
    Blissful Shimla and Manali EX Del - Deluxe Package
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 5
    SELLER: Yatra.com
    Shimla (2) Manali (3)
    Rs.27,650

    (EMI From Rs.1,699)

    Pay & Hold @ Rs. 1,000 Only

    Take a trip to Himachal Pradesh for a holiday like never before with visits to scenic destinations – Shimla and Manali and excursion to Kufri and Rohtang Pass. During the tour, indulge in various adventurous and recreational activities on offer to make your vacation truly memorable. Spend time at the Mall Roads of Shimla and Manali to shop for gifts, souvenirs and local items for your family, friends and loved ones.

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    • Rs.829
  • Romance On The Hills -  Shimla & Manali

    Customizable Tour | 5 Nights

    Shimla (2) Manali (3)
    Romance On The Hills - Shimla & Manali
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 5
    SELLER: Pretty Planet Travels
    Shimla (2) Manali (3)
    Rs.15,500
    Take a break from your boring routine life and head to Himachal Pradesh which is a resplendent land, that never fails to astound its tourists. Two of its most visited hill stations being Shimla and Manali, the state is renowned for natures bounty. Snuggled amongst the Himalayas Shimla and Manali offer vistas that will carve memories on your heart. With this tour besides the natural beauty, you also get to feel the colonial charm of the hill stations, as you see quaint buildings and edifices that were built during British rule. So go on this tour and enjoy a tranquil getaway with your loved ones in Himachal.

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    • Rs.232
  • Fantastic Himachal Pradesh Land only Ex Delhi

    Customizable Tour | 6 Nights

    Manali (3) Kullu (1) Shimla (2)
    Fantastic Himachal Pradesh Land only Ex Delhi
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 6
    SELLER: Yatra.com
    Manali (3) Kullu (1) Shimla (2)
    Rs.13,795

    (EMI From Rs.847)

    Pay & Hold @ Rs. 1,000 Only

    Manali is a lovely hill station in Himachal Pradesh. A string of brilliant waterfalls, sulphur springs and monasteries only add to the ambience of this hill station. The glacial paradise of Rohtang Pass is a popular skiing destination, where you can enjoy activities in the snow even in peak summer. Dharamshala is a trekker’s paradise as a trek to the Snow Line can be completed in one day.

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    • Rs.413
  • Misty Himachal

    Customizable Tour | 9 Nights

    Shimla (2) Manali (3) Dharamshala (1) Dalhousie (2) Amritsar (1)
    Misty Himachal
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 9
    SELLER: Pretty Planet Travels
    Shimla (2) Manali (3) Dharamshala (1) Dalhousie (2) Amritsar (1)
    Rs.30,000
    Known as the Valley of Natural Beauty, Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful destination for a holiday with your near and dear ones. Explore the various scenic places of Himachal with this ten-day trip. Enjoy visiting the top tourist attractions in Shimla, Kufri, Manali, Solang Valley, Dharamsala, Dalhousie, and Khajjiar. For thrill seekers, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in adventurous activities like skiing, trekking, and climbing. With various Buddhist temples and monasteries, breathtakingly beautiful places and snow-capped mountains, Himachal is indeed a pleasant land worth visiting.

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    • Rs.450
  • Blissful Dalhousie

    Customizable Tour | 4 Nights

    Dalhousie (2) Amritsar (2)

    Blissful Dalhousie

    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 4
    SELLER: Yatra.com
    Dalhousie (2) Amritsar (2)
    Rs.16,749

    (EMI From Rs.1,029)

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    A trip to Dalhousie makes for a perfect holiday to see the beauty of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is a beautiful and serene hill station with wooded valleys and mountain springs. Choose this holiday package to experience both peace and a sense of adventure.

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    • Rs.502
  • Lovely Shimla & Manali

    Customizable Tour | 4 Nights

    Shimla (2) Manali (2)
    Lovely Shimla & Manali
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 4
    SELLER: Dreamz Holidayz
    Shimla (2) Manali (2)
    Rs.14,999
    Rs.11,999

    Pay & Hold @ Rs. 1,000 Only

    Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and head to the land of pristine snow capped mountains with your better half. Manali and Kasol are tucked away in the lap of the Kullu valley and radiate splendid beauty. The picturesque hill stations are known for their breathtaking landscape of deep gorges, towering mountains, lush valleys and gushing rivers. Manali is also home to old temples and Tibetan monasteries. Take our 7-day tour and explore these hill stations for a memorable vacation. The tour also includes the cities of Chandigarh, Shimla and Kufri.

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    • Rs.180

Shimla Guide

  • How To Reach Shimla

    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 (Himachal 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 (the 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 ( 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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  • Shopping in Shimla

    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

    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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