||A Rendezvous With
is the capital of Himachal Pradesh, a state in north India and is famous as
the queen of hill stations in India. In fact, of all the hill stations in
India, Shimla receives a very high number of tourists. Shimla is bestowed
with the best of nature. It has lush greenery on one side and snow-clad
mountains on the other side. A few buildings in Shimla refresh memories of
the colonial past and modern structures aptly remind that Shimla has
succeeded in keeping pace with the time. Shimla derives its name from
goddess 'Shayamla Devi', another manifestation of Goddess Kali.
» Sightseeing :
||Things You Can Do
in Shimla ?
Shimla is the hub of natural
beauty and scenic pleasure. The main attractions of Shimla are Viceregal
lodge, Himachal State Museum, Annandale, Chadwick Falls and the Mall of
» Shopping :
'The Mall' has emerged as the main
shopping center of Shimla dotted with all kinds of shops. Lakkar Bazar is
another popular market place of Shimla. Some of the popular items one can
buy from here are rugs, leather craft, carpets and silver jewelery,
handicrafts, wood and metalwork, shawls, pullovers, local tweeds, caps,
Tibetan carpets and pickles, jams and squashes.
» Eating Out :
Some of Shimla's popular restaurants
are Devicos, Baljee's, The Oberoi Clarke and The Park Cafe. Various
delicacies made of Shimla mirch (Capsicum) are very popular among tourists.
» Adventure Sports :
Indulge yourself in several
adventure activities. Shimla has immense opportunity for the adventure
lovers. You can engage yourself in skiing, trekking, etc. Nature walk is one
most ideal way to revive your body, mind and soul.
» Annandale :
Annandale Hill is Shimla's
highest point. From this point, you can enjoy a mesmerizing view of Shimla
town and its suburbs. An old Hanuman temple further adds to the attraction
of the place.
» The Hills :
Jakhoo Hill is another high point in
Shimla. The place has emerged as a major picnic spot of Shimla for the
splendid views that it offers. Prospect Hill is another favorite walk and
vantage point providing breath taking views. There is a little temple of
Kamna Devi on top of the hill.
» Chadwick Falls :
This 67 meter waterfall cascades
into a deep gorge. The Fall is at its best after monsoons. Almost every
tourist coming to see the falls makes it a point to capture the falling
waters in his or her cameras.
» Himachal State Museum :
The Museum, which was
opened in 1974, has tried to project the cultural wealth of the state. At
present, Museum has about 9000 objects in its collection. The building with
spacious lawns has collections of pahari-miniatures, stone sculpture, local
handicrafts, textiles and embroidery. The building of Himachal State Museum
is a great piece of colonial architecture.
» The Mall :
The Mall, is the main shopping center
of Shimla, another place receiving huge crowds in the evening. Although
there is nothing special about the place, shops of all kinds makes the place
very gorgeous after sunset. Shimla ranks as one of the most popular hill
stations of India as it stores a myriad of attractions for tourists.
has many attractions, which are intriguing and mesmerizing. It also has some
wonderful destinations nearby. Kufri is 16 kms away from Shimla and is well
known for its ski slopes. Mashobra, 13 kms. away from Shimla, has several
excellent picnic spots. Mashobra offers ideal walks amidst oak and pine
trees. Another interesting destination Naldehra is 23 kms away from Shimla
and is etched with conifers. Naldehra offers a well groomed nine-hole Golf
course; undulating hills and giant Deodars, making it a unique spot for
picnics. Other destinations nearby are Chail, Solan and Kasauli.
||Most Ideal Time to
Visit Shimla ?
Shimla has a moderate climate. In summers Shimla has a maximum
temperature of 28°C and a minimum of 15°C. In winters, Shimla
experiences a maximum temperature of 8°C and a minimum of 0°C or
even low. Winters are cold due to the chilly winds from the upper Himalayas.
Heavy woolens are recommended for this season. Around Christmas, Shimla also
experiences snowfall. Shimla receives an average annual rainfall of 166 cms.
March-May and October-November are the most ideal time to visit Shimla,
which is the peak season.
» By Air :
||Getting There ?
Shimla airport is located at
Jubbarhatti, 23 km from the downtown Mall. The airport receives only small
aircrafts (17 to 19 seaters) and provides only basic amenities. Direct
flights are available from Delhi and many other national destinations.
Jagson Airlines operates three flights a week (Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday) connecting Shimla with Delhi and Kullu (one hour from Delhi and 30
min from kullu, subject to fair weather conditions). Additional flights are
also operated during the peak seasons. Hire a taxi at the airport to reach
» By Rail :
The Kalka railway station connects
Shimla with the rest of India. The Kalka -Shimla narrow gauge line is
considered one of India's greatest engineering feats. There is direct
connectivity between Kalka and Delhi. The Shimla Railway Station is just
over a kilometer from the city. Another kilometer further is the inter state
bus terminus (ISBT). You can hire a taxi to reach your destination. The 'toy
train' also chugs up and down amidst scenic mountain ranges from Kalka, the
nearest broad gauge railhead to Shimla and back. The best option are from
Delhi, the Shatabdi Express, the Himalayan Queen Express and the Howrah
Kalka Mail. The 120 seat Shivalik Deluxe Express connects with the Howrah
Kalka Mail. It covers the 97 km distance in 280 min., with only one
technical halt at Barog. The Indian Railways introduces Holiday Special in
» By Road :
Buses regularly operate between Delhi
and Shimla. Buses from a few other destinations of north India are also
available. Shimla is on NH 22 (Ambala,- Zirakpur-Kalka-Kaurik). The NH 22
connects Shimla to Chandigarh, Mandi and Delhi by all weather road. Shimla
is approximately 370 kms away from Delhi.
» Private Vehicles :
You can contact us for this, as
we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches
(ranging from luxury to budget and between) for the tourists from all over.
||Anchoring in Shimla
the queen of hill stations, is an awesome place to jaunt. Its a paradise for
nature lovers and those looking for adventure. A place that ignites your
senses and re-energizes you. The sprawling meadows, the splendid hills and
the enchanting pine and apple orchards, attracts one and all. Shimla has
numerous lovely and interesting places to visit. Shimla has a multilingual,
cosmopolitan character, people speak and understand both Hindi and English.
There are some other local languages also that are spoken here, like Punjabi
and Pahari languages. It is always preferable to carry woolem wears with you
during your trip to Shimla.
As you reach the nearest airport or the railway station at Shimla you need
to take a taxi, bus or hire a private vehicle to reach the main city. Here
you can experience the awe inspiring sights of Shimla by moving in the local
mode of conveyance.
In order to enjoy Shimla to the fullest, book with us and enjoy the trip to
Shimla in a most comfortable way. We own a complete fleet of vehicles
offering personalized services to ensure that you enjoy your trip to the
Shimla has a wide range of hotels and guest houses in the budget,
mid-range and top-end categories. During the lean season, hotels offer heavy
discounts to attract tourists.