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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

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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Kali Bari Temple

Kali Bari Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Strategically located near The Mall, Kali Bari Temple is a popula...
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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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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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The Oberoi Cecil

The Oberoi Cecil

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 500

Dine in the lap of luxury at The Oberoi Cecil, part of the iconic...
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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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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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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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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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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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Holiday Packages In shimla

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    Incredible Himachal Ex Delhi Land Only
    8 Nights, 9 Days
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    Rs.29,100
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    5 Nights, 6 Days
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    Rs.12,495
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    Scenic Shimla and Manali Land Only
    6 Nights, 7 Days
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    Rs.17,999
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Holiday Themes In shimla

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    Romantic Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.7,600
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Hill Station Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.10,950
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Honeymoon Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.11,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in shimla

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Popular Flights To shimla

    • IDRIndore
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-392
    • 20:35 07:30
      1 Stop
    • 10h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,086
    • LKOLucknow
      IXCChandigarh
    • Jet Airways
      9W-3524
    • 14:10 16:05
      Non Stop
    • 01h 55m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,504
    • PNQPune
      IXCChandigarh
    • Jet Airways
      9W-440
    • 11:40 13:55
      Non Stop
    • 02h 15m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.7,120
    • TRVThiruvananthapuram
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-874
    • 07:50 15:00
      1 Stop
    • 07h 10m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,255
    • HYDHyderabad
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-6246
    • 21:45 07:30
      1 Stop
    • 09h 45m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,973
    • GOIGoa
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air India
      AI-662
    • 18:45 08:30
      1 Stop
    • 13h 45m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.9,020
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