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Shimla

PlaceShimla
AreaHimachal Pradesh , India
Language Hindi, Punjabi, Dogri, Kangri
WeatherSummer 5°C to 32°C, Winter -10°C to 20°C
Plan before:3 days
Prices starting: 2010/night
Best Time: March, May, December
Ideal Duration4 - 7 Days
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Shimla Overview
Rating
Excellent (108)
Very good (79)
Average (70)
Poor (32)
Terrible (34)
Ranking
Ranked 1 in Hill Stations tours
Best Time to Visit Shimla
Best time to visit for Solo - March, May, December
Best time to visit for Couple - March, May, December
Best time to visit for Family and Friends - April, May, June

Ideal duration for holidays in Shimla is 4 - 7 Days, Best for Weeklong trips
Popular amongst travelers from mumbai, new delhi, shimla, kolkata, chennai
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Things to do in Shimla
About Shimla
Currency: Rupees - INR
Pincode: 171001

Shimla is the beautiful capital of Himachal Pradesh, which offers wonderful holiday experience full of adventure, romance and complete spiritual as well as inner relaxation. Britishers were so incapacitated by its beauty that it remained their summer capital for over 75 years. It is situated at an altitude of 2205 m and has a population of over 171,817 people. Shimla is engulfed by snow-capped mountains, green pastures, dense forests and a round-the-year pleasant climate and these conditions attracts legions of tourist every year. Perfect time to visit Shimla starts from April till mid-July and mid-September till October end. But, for snow lovers, winter is the best time to visit.

One of the most appealing reason to visit Shimla is the warm and cordial nature of the locals. They receive you with such warmth that is unmatchable. In order to take breathe in Shimla in a few hours, you can take the toy train ride from Kalka station to Shimla, which takes you through a picturesque route, which is going to make you spellbound. Apart from the snow covered mountains , Shimla also has a dense forest cover that comprises of oak, deodar, pine and rhododendron forests. These forests are a treat for nature lovers. Shimla is also famous for its apple trees and are relished all over the country. Visiting the apple garden is a must, who knows, you might get the first hand taste of the fresh fallen apple!

In Shimla, you can go for a nature walk, go fishing, golfing, ice-skating, trekking, skiing, adventure sports and much more. The major places to visit for trekking and adventure are Fagu, Kufri and Naldhera. Kufri is a ski resort for winter's only. If you are in the mood to take on a game of golf, you can pay a visit to the Nalendra Golf Club which is 22km away from Shimla. One can enjoy the pleasures of roller skating at Lakkar Bazar and open air ice skating at Rivoli bus stand. Unbelievable it might sound, but Shimla has Asia's only natural ice skating rinks. Those who are in love with the view of sunset, The Ridge is a popular place to visit which even provides a panoramic view of the seven hills of Shimla. In order to rekindle spirituality within ,you visit the second oldest Church in the northern India Christ Church and St Michael's Cathedral as well as Dorje Drag Monastery.

Shimla offers a host of temples such as the temple of Tara DeviGoddess of Stars, Jakhu Templebeautiful temple of Lord Hanuman , located at a height of 2455m, Sankat Mochan the temple of Lord Hanuman which is famous for the numerous monkeys that are always found in its vicinity, Kali Bari Templededicated to Goddess Shyamala, Anand Vilas or the temple of all faiths Sarva Dharma Mandir etc.

Tatta Pani, 55 kilometres from the main city, is the name of hot sulphur springs that are believed to have medicinal value is located on the banks of river Satluj. You can even shop till you drop at The Mall and buy jewelry, embroidered shawls and garments and take away souvenirs for your loved ones. The Mall is a reminiscent of the British who have actually designed it as a tranquil hideout so that some escape can be felt from the surrounded sultriness. Consequently,it is an inspiration for locals, foreigners, school children, adults, and especially for the honeymooners and you should definitely carry camera to capture the exclusive moments. Along with the shopping experience , you can even indulge in the ious eatery joints and the striking pieces of architecture found around the place. Lakkar Bazaar is famous for souvenirs and crafts made of wood. So pack up your bags as Shimla is the your ultimate destination that pampers you, enthralls you, excites you and might even help rejuvenate.
 

How to reach Shimla by

AIR

Jubber Hatti, 23 km from the city is the nearest airport, which is connected by ious airlines with Delhi and other cities of India.

RAIL

Shimla is connected by a narrow gauge railway line with Kalka 96 km which in turn, is connected with major cities.

ROAD

Shimla is connected by motorable roads with different cities and places in India.
Shimla is
96 km from Kalka
149 km from Ambala
447 km from Chandigarh
240 km from Dehradun
370 km from Delhi
220 km from Kullu
260 km from Manali
358 km from Pathankot
150 km from Mandi


Air Distance from places (in Kms)
Shimla Reviews (323)
Rupesh
from Delhi, India
5 ★
It was the best n memorable one
traveler
3 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
Aishwarya
from Chennai, india
4 ★
No photography is allowed here.
anonymous
5 ★
My overall experience in Shimla was Excellent. There is no entrance fee. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.
traveler
3 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Shimla was Good
visitor
2 ★
My overall experience in Shimla was Average. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.
traveler
2 ★
Ok
user
5 ★
No photography is allowed here.
anonymous
5 ★
My overall experience in Shimla was Excellent. There is no entrance fee. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.
traveler
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Shimla was Excellent
Do's & Dont's in Shimla
  • Must See
  • Comfortable clothes
  • ID Required
    91%
  • Parking
  • Food Joints
  • Hidden gem
    52%
  • Cleanliness
  • Camera Allowed
    85%
  • Entrance Fee
    51%
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Traveler Questions & Answers
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Q : What is the overall journey charges for a couple to travel for shimla
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hey, stay in Shimla costs around 3000 per night.
By arpit Goel on 22nd Nov, 2017
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Q : In which month, snowfall takes place in Shimla?
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January
By arpit Goel on 28th Oct, 2017
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Q : In which month, snowfall takes place in Shimla?
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