Local buses ply frequently from various areas of Shimla and its suburbs, to the centre of the city. Both the state buses as well as the private buses can be availed.
Taxis can be easily availed from various parts of the city. However, private vehicles are not allowed in some of the tourist areas such as The Ridge and Mall Road. Unlike other cities in India, auto rickshaws are not common in Shimla, due to narrow roads.
If you are looking for a more hassle-free transport option, you can make use of several rental services in Shimla, they provide both self-driven and chauffeur-driven options. Clear Car Rental, Himachal Taxi and Savaari are some of the popular ones, having an online presence. If you are a motorbike enthusiast, you can hire a bike to explore the city. Some of the agencies are Shimla Bikes 4 Hire, BulletWallas, etc.
There are no metro trains in Shimla.
Local trains do not ply in Shimla.
The best way to explore Shimla is on foot. It is a walkable city and most of the tourist places are within walking distance. Even the residents prefer walking for their daily commutes. The Mall Road and Ridge can only be traversed on foot; as private vehicles are not allowed. There are many trekking routes around Shimla, such as Jakhoo Hill, Shimla-Kufri, Tara Devi, etc.
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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
Shopping in Shimla Mall Road with its vibrant shops, diverse products, and scenic views is a dream come true for shopaholics!
The Indian Railways offers five hill trains: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Kalka-Shimla Railway, Kangra Valley Railway, and Matheran Railway.
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