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Shimla Tourism

Bounded by Kullu and Mandi in the north, Kinnaur in the east, Solan and Sirmur in the south-east, Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in north India. Situated at a height of 2200 m, set amidst the verdant array of mountains, mystical woods and cool atmosphere, Shimla is one of the most famous destinations in the country.  Known as the summer capital of India, Shimla is a beautiful getaway spot for one to enjoy, relax and rejuvenate. With its natural beauty, picturesque views, a wide array of adventure activities and colonial style buildings narrating the story of the British era, Shimla is a paradise for nature lovers, photographers and adventure enthusiasts.

Attractions

Kufri

1.Kufri

9 kilometres from city centre

Kufri is a small hill station located 13 kms from Shimla. Situated at a higher altitude, the place is famous for its trekking and hiking trails. Su...

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Mall Road

2.Mall Road

30 kilometres from city centre

Located in the heart of Shimla the mall road is one of the busiest and most commercial areas of Shimla. The mall road is lined up with a variety o...

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Chail

3.Chail

15 kilometres from city centre

  The quiet hill station located at 44kms from Shimla is a picturesque beauty right out of a fairytale dream. Surrounded by lush green pine and deo...

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Lakkar Bazar

4.Lakkar Bazar

1 kilometres from city centre

Shimla is a hub for tourists and shopaholics. The shopping in Shimla revolves around the mall road. One can shop for local handicrafts, shawls, woo...

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Mashobra

5.Mashobra

6 kilometres from city centre

The lush green expanse located at a distance of 12 kms from Shimla, Mashobra is a perfect alternative for people who are in search of a peaceful l...

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Horse Riding

6.Horse Riding

12189 kilometres from city centre

Horse riding is one of the major leisure activities which is equally popular and loved in both Shimla and Kufri. While in Kufri, you can have a wo...

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Retreat Building

7.Retreat Building

7 kilometres from city centre

The retreat building is the official Retreat Residence of the President of India at Chharabra, Shimla. Located at a distance of 13 kms from Shimla...

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Scandal point

8.Scandal point

0 kilometres from city centre

Scandal point, one of the most talked attractions of Shimla, rests on the intersection – the Mall Road and the Ridge Road. The point gives unobstr...

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Ridge

9.Ridge

0 kilometres from city centre

Situated in the heart of Shimla, the Ridge is a large open space along the Mall road, a famous shopping centre. The Ridge is a hub for major social...

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Naldehra

10.Naldehra

9 kilometres from city centre

The quaint and serene town of Himachal, Naldehra or Narkanda is known for its 9 - hole golf course. Located at a distance of 25kms from Shimla, th...

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Tara Devi Temple

11.Tara Devi Temple

5 kilometres from city centre

The 250-year-old temple is located on top of the Tara Parvat at a distance of 14 kms from the Shimla City centre. The Temple dedicated to Tibetan ...

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Wild Flower Hall Hotel

12.Wild Flower Hall Hotel

7 kilometres from city centre

Located at a distance of 13 Kms from the main town of Shimla, the hotel was originally built as a residence of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum. This wa...

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Jakhoo Temple

13.Jakhoo Temple

1 kilometres from city centre

Overlooking the sister town of Sanjauli, set amidst the verdant Shivalik hill ranges on Jakhoo hills, the Jakhoo temple is an ancient site dedicate...

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Toy Train to Kalka

14.Toy Train to Kalka

1 kilometres from city centre

One of the most enchanted experiences in Shimla is the train journey along one of the most picturesque routes of the country, the Shimla – Kalka r...

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Institute of Advanced Studies

15.Institute of Advanced Studies

3 kilometres from city centre

  Rashtrapati Niwas or the Viceregal Lodge is located on the observatory hills of Shimla, at a distance of 13 kms from the city centre. The Vicereg...

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Christ Church

16.Christ Church

0 kilometres from city centre

Located near to the Ridge in Shimla, the Christ Church is the second largest church in entire northern India. This architectural beauty built in ne...

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Gurudwara Sahib

17.Gurudwara Sahib

0 kilometres from city centre

Located near to the city centre at Padhawa hills, the small structure with its exquisite interiors and details, it is a must visit for both touris...

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Skiing in Kufri

18.Skiing in Kufri

32 kilometres from city centre

One of most beautiful hill stations of Himachal, known as the winter sports capital of Shimla, Kufri is a skier’s paradise. Located at a distance ...

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Himachal State Museum

19.Himachal State Museum

2 kilometres from city centre

Located on the Mall road the Himachal State Museum has an exquisite collection of ancient coins, paintings and handicrafts. The archaeological art...

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Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary

20.Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary

7 kilometres from city centre

Located at a distance of 11 kms from the city centre the reserve forest spans over 950 hectares of land with a varied altitude ranging from 1900m -...

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Green Valley

21.Green Valley

4 kilometres from city centre

One of the most magnificent mountain ranges on the way to Kufri from Shimla, this beautiful valley is a jewel on the wonderful city of Shimla. The...

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Himalayan Bird Park

22.Himalayan Bird Park

2 kilometres from city centre

The beautiful city of Shimla offers amazing scenic beauty with a lot of chances of watching wildlife in their natural habitat. The Himalayan Bird ...

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Tattapani

23.Tattapani

23 kilometres from city centre

Tattapani is a village situated at an altitude of 2230 ft along the banks of River Sutlej. Located at a distance of 45kms from Shimla, the village...

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The Mall road surrounded with shopping streets, the ridge overlooking the verdant mountain range, the Christ Church and museum in colonial style, the Jakhoo temple calling out for the ancient history and legends, and Kufri the famous skiing spot are the must-visit destinations once you are in Shimla.

 

How to reach

Shimla is easily accessible by Road, Rail and by Air.

How to Reach by Flight

Jubbarhatti is the airport at Shimla. Situated at a distance of 23 kilometres from the city, there are daily flights from Delhi and Kullu. If you wish to fly from any other part of the country or abroad you will have to change flights at Delhi.

How to Reach by Train

The best way to travel to Shimla is by train. The trains run on the track connecting Shimla to Kalka. It takes around 5 hours to reach Shimla from Kalka by train. Some of the trains are Shivalik Deluxe Express, Shivalik Express (also called the toy train), Rail Motor, Himalayan Queen and Holiday Trains. Holiday trains run only during tourist seasons.

How to Reach by Bus

Himachal Road Transport Corporation and many private operators provide daily buses to this destination, hence making a Shimla visit by bus an easier choice.

How to Reach by Road

These are some popular routes to reach Shimla by Road: - The city nearest to Shimla is Kalka (80 km away) - Chandigarh connects to Shimla through the NH-22 (119 km away) - The national capital of Delhi is 370 km away

How to travel within

For moving around in Shimla, the best way would be by hiring Shimla local transportation. The easiest and most affordable mode of transportation would be the local buses. You can also rent taxis or private cabs in any part of the city.

Local Cuisine

Pahari or Himachali cuisines have very little global presence. But, it’s simple flavours and earthiness leaves an everlasting impression on your mind. The most famous dishes from Shimla are Channa Madra (Chickpeas in gravy), Chicken Anardana, Siddus - a winter delight filled with a small amount of paste of poppy seeds, sometimes mutton or a sweet filling is also prepared, Sepu badi Madra made with a fine mixture of Urad & Chan Dal and Auriya Kadoo (Tasty Pumpkin).

Famous restaurants in Shimla are:

  • The Restaurant
  • Hide Out Cafe
  • Wake & Bake Cafe
  • Cafe Simla Times
  • Cafe Sol
  • Himachali Rasoi
  • Honey Hut
  • Eighteen71 - Cookhouse
  • 45 the Central
  • Cafe Under Tree

Shimla Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Jakhoo Hills
  • Himachal State Museum
  • The Ridge
  • Christ Church
  • Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex
  • Mall Road Shopping

Day 2:

  • Kufri Ski Resort
  • Dorje Drak Monastery
  • Vice Regal Lodge
  • Kali Bari temple.

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