Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and it is one of the most famous destinations of India. If you visit Shimla it will be the most memorable moment of your life. It abounds in natural bounty and looks picture perfect. This place will steal your heart with its snow-Capped mountains and its lush green pasture look surrounded by lakes. So here is all you need to know about Shimla tourism.
About Shimla Tourism
HOW TO REACH SHIMLA ?
Shimla do not have an airport so you can take train or you have to first come to Jubbarhatti by air and then you can take a bus or train to Shimla.
New Delhi to Shimla
By Air: Jubbarhatti is the nearest airport to Shimla which is approximately 23 km away from the town. From there you can take a taxi or you can even ask Shimla hotel to arrange for an airport transfer.
By Train: Shimla has a small railways station which is approx 1 km away from the main town and it is also connected by Kalka by a narrow gauge rail track. It will cost you around 500 Rs.
By Bus: There are several bus services which provide good connectivity to Shimla to the major cities. If you are going from Delhi, you can take an overnight bus from Kashmiri Gate. It will cost you around 700 Rs. (rates is depend on type of bus).
BEST TIME TO VISIT SHIMLA
September to February is the best time to visit Shimla and people who want to experience the snowfall then the best time is between December and February. It is the time to enjoy lot of snow activities in Shimla.
- ACCOMMODATIONS: You can easily find hotels to spend your night In Shimla. There are many luxurious hotels providing great facilities but it costs too much. You can also find cheap rooms to stay starting from Rs 400.
- FOOD: Exploring the city for its street food is all in all a different experience. You will find lot of street stalls which serves delicious food like, Fruit Chat, tikki and chaat stall, bun butter, gol gappe, momos, etc. In just 30 Rs.
PLACES TO VISIT IN SHIMLA
- Jakhoo Temple
- The Ridge, Shimla
- Christ Church
- Summer Hill
- Kalka Shimla Railway
- Mall Road Shimla
- Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex
EXCURSIONS NEAR SHIMLA
- Kufri – 50 km
- Tattapani – 32 km
- Chail -59 km
- Kasauli – 36 km
- Naldehra – 60 km
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