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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. \r\n\r\nThe 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 If you are planning a holiday in Shimla? Before making the bookings, you must know about Shimla weather and th...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

Best Places to visit in shimla

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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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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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Sadhupul

Sadhupul

Water Bodies

Spend approx 1 hour

Sadhupul is an adventurous and fun destination to spend time. It ...
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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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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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Sichuan Palate

Sichuan Palate

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

Get a taste of authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of Shimla a...
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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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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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Jakhu Temple In Shimla And The legend Of Its Hanuman Statue

Jakhu Temple In Shimla And The legend Of Its Hanuman Statue

The Hanuman statue at Jakhu Temple in Shimla is among the tallest statues of Hanuman in the world. It is a must-see when in Shimla

23 May 2019  | 3-minute read
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Shimla Mall Road - The Ideal Place For Shopping

Shimla Mall Road - The Ideal Place For Shopping

Shopping in Shimla Mall Road with its vibrant shops, diverse products, and scenic views is a dream come true for shopaholics!

26 Apr 2019  | 3-minute read
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Top Hill Trains In India You Need To Book Now

Top Hill Trains In India You Need To Book Now

The Indian Railways offers five hill trains: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Kalka-Shimla Railway, Kangra Valley Railway, and Matheran Railway.

11 Dec 2018  | 4-minute read
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Holiday Packages In shimla

  • shimla
    Simply Himachal
    6 Nights, 7 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.19,199
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Serene Shimla & Kasauli - Ex Chandigarh (Weekend Special)
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • shimla
    Incredible Himachal Ex Delhi Land Only
    8 Nights, 9 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.23,799
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In shimla

  • shimla
    Romantic Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.7,600
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • shimla
    Affordable Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.8,520
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • shimla
    Hill Station Holidays
    6 Nights, 7 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.9,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in shimla

  • Summit Le Royale
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    One night from
    Rs.5,000
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    One night from
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    One night from
    Rs.6,000
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Popular Flights To shimla

    • DELDelhi
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air India
      AI-463
    • 11:15 12:10
      Non Stop
    • 00h 55m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,442
    • PATPatna
      IXCChandigarh
    • Go Air
      G8-229
    • 14:40 22:15
      1 Stop
    • 07h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.2,765
    • IDRIndore
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air Asia India
      I5-753
    • 07:30 18:50
      1 Stop
    • 11h 20m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,663
    • IXJJammu
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air India
      AI-822
    • 15:30 12:10
      1 Stop
    • 20h 40m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,962
    • NAGNagpur
      IXCChandigarh
    • Go Air
      G8-141
    • 09:15 19:00
      1 Stop
    • 09h 45m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,295
    • SXRSrinagar
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air India
      AI-822
    • 13:10 12:10
      1 Stop
    • 23h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,336
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