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About shimla

A wonderful abode in the Himalayas, the city of Shimla is surrounded by scenic pine-covered hills and snow-capped peaks. Located in the magnificent hill state of Himachal Pradesh in India, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. From honeymooners to adventure seekers, the city serves as a charming retreat to a large number of people. The enchanting beauty of this hill station has attracted countless filmmakers and cinematographers. This erstwhile summer capital of the British, still retains its colonial-era charm through its spectacular historical churches and institutes, like Christ Church, Indian Institute of Advanced Study and many more. The majestic Himalayas have a certain allure that makes you forget all your worries. Walk along the charming Mall Road and fill your shopping bags with beautiful souvenirs. When you are exhausted with all the shopping, you can satiate your taste buds with hot, steaming local food. Revel in the picturesque views from the scenic Jakhoo Hill or explore your spiritual side at the ancient Jakhoo Temple. Indulge in the adrenaline-pumping activities such as skiing, bungee jumping and zip-lining at Kufri. Shimla gives its tourists the chance to discover the best of the Himalayas, completed by rich cultural heritage and enthralling attractions.

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  • Best time to visit shimla The best time to visit Shimla is from March to June when the area experiences the summer season. The temperatu...Read More
  • How to reach shimla Currently, Shimla Airport is not operational. Hence, you need to take a bus or taxi from Chandigarh Internatio...Read More
  • Transport In shimla Local buses ply frequently from various areas of Shimla and its suburbs, to the centre of the city. Both the s...Read More
  • People of shimla The people of Shimla, also known as Shimlaites, are simple and friendly in nature. Both modern and traditional...Read More
  • Languages of shimla Hindi is most widely-spoken language in the city. A sizeable population also speaks English. The local languag...Read More
  • History of shimla Most of the areas of the present-day Shimla were covered with forests till the 18th century. The city was name...Read More
  • Culture of shimla Shimla has a very cosmopolitan culture due to its diverse population. As a result, a variety of festivals are ...Read More
  • Weather of shimla Shimla has a subtropical highland climate. The weather is predominantly cool through the year, with moderately...Read More
  • Map of shimla Shimla is located in the south-western range of the Himalayas. The average altitude is 2,206 metres (7,238 ft....Read More

Places to visit in shimla

Gorton Castle

Gorton Castle

Landmark

Spend approx 2 hours

Constructed in the year 1904, Gorton Castle was designed to be th...
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Sadhupul

Sadhupul

Water Bodies

Spend approx 1 hour

Sadhupul is an adventurous and fun destination to spend time. It ...
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Tara Devi Temple

Tara Devi Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Located in the captivating hills of Tarav Parvat, on the western ...
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Fagu

Fagu

Gardens-Woods

Spend approx 8 hours

A perfect place for trekkers and naturalists, the scenic beauty o...
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Embassy Bakery

Embassy Bakery

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 80

This popular coffee house needs no introduction to locals! Revel ...
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Goofa Ashiana

Goofa Ashiana

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 200

Goofa Ashiana is a landmark in Shimla for its giant gazebo-like s...
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Seventh Heaven

Seventh Heaven

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 500

Experience bliss at Seventh Heaven in Simla, which has a mind-bog...
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Honey Hut

Honey Hut

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 400

Got a sweet tooth? What better place to indulge in sweet treats t...
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Himani Bar

Himani Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 700

Head to Himani's Restaurant and Bar after a pleasant walk th...
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Rendezvous Bar and Restaurant

Rendezvous Bar and Restaurant

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 500

Enjoy a relaxed evening after a day’s hard work at Rendezvous Bar...
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Footloose

Footloose

Discos

Cost for Two - INR 700

Dance the night away at Footloose, the hot spot in Shimla for all...
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The Pub

The Pub

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 550

Looking for a place to enjoy the best of brews? Drop in at The Pu...
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Learn About The Art And Culture Of Shimla

Learn About The Art And Culture Of Shimla

Everything about Shimla’s art and culture!

11 Jul 2018  | 3-minute read
Here’s Why You Should Take A Heritage Tour Of Shimla

Here’s Why You Should Take A Heritage Tour Of Shimla

Uncover the history behind the fascinating monuments and age-old buildings in Shimla

13 Jun 2018  | 3-minute read
Take A Walk To Remember In The Gardens Of Shimla

Take A Walk To Remember In The Gardens Of Shimla

What better than to walk in the lawns of Shimla & cherish the best the city has to offer? Book Shimla hotels for an ideal vacation!

08 Jun 2018  | 3-minute read

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Holiday Packages In shimla

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    Shimla Monsoon Special
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.5,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Charming Shimla & Manali
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,500
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Incredible Himachal Ex Delhi Land Only
    8 Nights, 9 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.29,100
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In shimla

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    Affordable Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.5,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Romantic Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.7,600
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • shimla
    Hill Station Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.8,500
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in shimla

  • Hotel Baljees Regency
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    Shimla
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    Rs.5,500
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    Rs.5,000
  • Royal Tulip Shimla - Kufri
    Royal Tulip Shimla - Kufri
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    One night from
    Rs.5,999
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Popular Flights To shimla

    • AMDAhmedabad
      IXCChandigarh
    • Go Air
      G8-911
    • 10:30 12:15
      Non Stop
    • 01h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,144
    • LKOLucknow
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-423
    • 10:45 14:45
      1 Stop
    • 04h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,397
    • JAIJaipur
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-203
    • 10:40 14:45
      1 Stop
    • 04h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,674
    • VNSVaranasi
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air India
      AI-428
    • 19:35 06:55
      1 Stop
    • 11h 20m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,906
    • IDRIndore
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-5013
    • 06:50 14:45
      1 Stop
    • 07h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,935
    • HYDHyderabad
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-483
    • 23:20 07:40
      1 Stop
    • 08h 20m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,372
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