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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

Kamna Devi Temple

Kamna Devi Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Located 6 kilometers away from Shimla, Kamna Devi is a beautiful ...
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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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Sri Guru Singh Sabha

Sri Guru Singh Sabha

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

109 years old, the Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Chail is situated just...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Holiday Packages In shimla

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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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    Queen Of Hills - Shimla & Manali
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.11,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Scenic Shimla and Manali Land Only
    6 Nights, 7 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.17,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In shimla

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

  • Harmony Purple Mall Road
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    One night from
    Rs.2,499
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    Rs.4,000
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    One night from
    Rs.1,500
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Popular Flights To shimla

    • DELDelhi
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-545
    • 06:25 07:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,051
    • JAIJaipur
      IXCChandigarh
    • Jet Airways
      9W-885
    • 13:10 14:40
      Non Stop
    • 01h 30m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,417
    • BLRBengaluru
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air Asia India
      I5-1826
    • 09:25 12:25
      Non Stop
    • 03h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,544
    • AMDAhmedabad
      IXCChandigarh
    • Go Air
      G8-911
    • 10:30 12:05
      Non Stop
    • 01h 35m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.6,286
    • SXRSrinagar
      IXCChandigarh
    • Go Air
      G8-912
    • 14:15 15:30
      Non Stop
    • 01h 15m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.7,033
    • BOMMumbai
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-734
    • 11:45 14:05
      Non Stop
    • 02h 20m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.7,593
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