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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 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

Annandale and Glen

Annandale and Glen

Gardens-Woods

Spend approx 2 hours

Located 4 kilometers from Ridge, a lively stream flows through th...
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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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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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Himachal State Museum

Himachal State Museum

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 1 hour

Housed in an 1860's old Victorian mansion and converted into...
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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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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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Hotel Baljees Regency

Hotel Baljees Regency

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

Hotel Baljees Regency located at the Mall in Shimla is your desti...
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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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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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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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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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Eminent Heritage Monuments Along Shimla's Mall Road

Eminent Heritage Monuments Along Shimla's Mall Road

For the history enthusiasts - the Shimla Mall road is an age-old heritage waiting to be explored.

18 Sep 2018  | 3-minute read
How To Make The Most Of A Summer Holiday In Shimla

How To Make The Most Of A Summer Holiday In Shimla

Escape to the hilly climes of Shimla between April and June to catch a glimpse of the ‘Queen of the Hills’ in her summer splendour.

14 Sep 2018  | 3-minute read
Your Guide To Trekking And Skiing Around Shimla

Your Guide To Trekking And Skiing Around Shimla

If you are looking to have some adventure amid scenic environs, Shimla is the place for you. Read on to know more.

07 Sep 2018  | 4-minute read

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Holiday Packages In shimla

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    2 Nights, 3 Days
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    Rs.7,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Hill Station Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.7,600
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in shimla

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Popular Flights To shimla

    • LKOLucknow
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-423
    • 10:45 14:45
      1 Stop
    • 04h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,296
    • IDRIndore
      IXCChandigarh
    • Jet Airways
      9W-955
    • 12:45 14:45
      Non Stop
    • 02h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,758
    • PATPatna
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-6367
    • 08:55 14:45
      1 Stop
    • 05h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,108
    • VNSVaranasi
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-3129
    • 10:30 14:45
      1 Stop
    • 04h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,303
    • BOMMumbai
      IXCChandigarh
    • Go Air
      G8-381
    • 08:30 11:00
      Non Stop
    • 02h 30m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,410
    • AMDAhmedabad
      IXCChandigarh
    • Go Air
      G8-911
    • 10:30 12:15
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