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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 fascinating retreat to a large number of people. The enchanting beauty of this hill-station has attracted countless film makers 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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Must Know Facts

  • Best time to visit shimla Winter season, which lasts from October to February, is also considered the best time to visit Shimla. Snowfal...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

The Mall Road

The Mall Road

Landmark

Spend approx 2 hours

The Mall Road is one of the longest stretches of open air in Shim...
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The Ridge

The Ridge

Landmark

Spend approx 2 hours

The Ridge is one of the main attractions in Shimla. It is the ven...
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Christ Church

Christ Church

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

The Christ Church is one of the oldest and most revered places in...
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Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 1 hour

Opened in 1877, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex was a place for ...
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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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China Town Restaurant

China Town Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

Tucked away in the Middle Bazar area of Shimla, China Town offers...
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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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Embassy Bakery

Embassy Bakery

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 80

This popular coffee house needs no introduction to locals! Revel ...
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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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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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Lobby Lounge

Lobby Lounge

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 2500

The Lounge and Bar located at the Oberoi Cecil is the perfect pla...
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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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Things to Do in shimla

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Adventure

Value for Money

What if you get a chance to wear the classy skating shoes and gli...
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Trekking at Jalori Pass

Trekking at Jalori Pass

Adventure

Value for Money

Located 100 km away from Shimla, in the silent wilderness of the ...
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Fun at Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park

Fun at Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park

Entertainment

Value for Money

Do you want to enjoy yourself in an amusement park in Shimla? Wel...
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Rafting at Tattapani

Rafting at Tattapani

Adventure

Value for Money

If you are keen to challenge yourself and want to face your fear,...
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Mall Road

Mall Road

Shopping Hub

Value for Money

Shopping is an integral part of our lives. Be it as a resident or...
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Lakkar Bazaar

Lakkar Bazaar

Street market

Moderate Budget

The Queen of Hill Stations, Shimla is every shopaholic’s delight....
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Lower Bazaar

Lower Bazaar

Street market

Moderate Budget

The Lower Bazaar in Shimla, also known as Subzi Mandi, weaves a c...
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Cottage Emporium

Cottage Emporium

Individual shop

Value for Money

Shopping at Shimla immediately brings to mind elaborately-carved ...
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Holiday Packages In shimla

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    2 Nights, 3 Days
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    Rs.4,999
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    2 Nights, 3 Days
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    Rs.5,750
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    3 Nights, 4 Days
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    Rs.5,999
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Popular Flights To shimla

    • SXRSrinagar
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-478
    • 14:50 16:05
      Non Stop
    • 01h 15m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,682
    • DELDelhi
      IXCChandigarh
    • Spicejet
      SG-2645
    • 07:20 08:20
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    • 01h 00m
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    • Rs.4,168
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      IXCChandigarh
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      AI-820
    • 20:15 12:00
      1 Stop
    • 15h 45m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,252
    • BLRBengaluru
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-3512
    • 07:10 10:00
      Non Stop
    • 02h 50m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.7,131
    • JAIJaipur
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air India
      AI-492
    • 13:30 12:00
      1 Stop
    • 22h 30m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.7,184
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