Written by

My mom and I wanted to go for a relaxing getaway to a hill station and Shimla was the top destination on my bucket list. We had already booked our train tickets, so we were left with booking our hotel, transfer, and sightseeing, which TravelTriangle helped us with.

The booking process was very systematic and smooth. We received quite a few quotations from different travel agents, which we could choose from. The agents knew their business and professional and gave us quite a great deal on our Shimla family getaway package. Here is the package which we finally took:

  • Cost: INR 20,000/-
  • Duration: 3 Nights and 4 Days
  • Inclusions: Hotel, Transfer, Breakfast, Dinner, and Sightseeing
  • Exclusions: Lunch and personal expenses

Day 1: Starting the journey on a spiritual note

tara devi temple shimla
sankat mochan temple shimla
sankat mochan temple in shimla

Suggested Read: Shimla In Winter: An Ultimate Guide For The Best Snowy Vacay Ever!

We reached Kalka at 12:00 pm; the driver met us at the Himachal Toll Plaza from where our journey began. It was a 3-hour long journey from Kalka to Shimla. On our way, we visited two famous temples that were on our route. One was Tara Devi temple, which is located on the Tara Devi hill from where we got a splendid view of the city. The other was Sankat Mochan Temple, which was devoted to Lord Hanuman that was just a few kilometers away from Shimla. We reached the hotel at 6 pm and rested for the rest of the day.

Himachal Holiday Packages On TravelTriangle

Head to Himachal to witness lush valleys surrounded by snow-capped hills. Indulge in skiing, paragliding, and other adventure sports. Book holiday packages inclusive of airport transfers, cab, resort, sightseeing, and meals to Shimla, Manali, Kasol, Dharamshala, and more.

Day 2: Local sightseeing and  the many charms of Shimla

summer hill station in shimla
mall road in shimla
viceregal lodge Shimla

Suggested Read: Enveloped In White, The Best Places To Visit In Shimla In December Looking Absolutely Stunning!

On the second day of our Shimla family getaway, we went for local sightseeing. Our first stop was the Summer Hill station from where we took a short ride until Jutogh (the next stop) just to experience the joy ride. Then from there, we went to see Chadwick falls but since the condition of the road was not good, we were not able to see the fall. From there we went to see the Scottish beauty, the Vice Regal Lodge. Just next to Vice Regal, lies a small yet beautiful Himalayan Bird Park where we saw a number of Himalayan birds. We left for Jakhoo Temple next which is one of the most popular attractions in town.

jakhoo temple shimla
wax museum in shimla
the mall road in shimla

Suggested Read: Top 15 Hill Stations Near Shimla That Are Perfect For A Himalayan Getaway!

After our spiritual ride, our driver dropped us at the Auckland Bridge from where we took the staircase to the mall road. We visited the Church, Kali Bari, Wax Museum, Scandal point and finally filling our stomach with good food at café Sol. It was a wonderful day touring the city.

Day 3: Visiting the neighbors – Kufri and Chail

family trip kufri

After touring the city, it was time to pay a visit to the neighbors. We left early that day to avoid rush-hour traffic. Our first stop was Kufri, where we took a pony ride to reach the top. First, we went to the telescope area, where they showed us the 10 main attractions of Kufri. Then we took a cab to the Kufri adventure park where I did many activities like Zip lining, net climbing, Burma bride and much more. We also went to see the famous apple gardens of Kufri. Then we headed back to the checkpoint from where we visited the Mahasu Nag temple that is located at the Mahasu peak.

Chail palace in shimla
chail sunset himachal pradesh

All tired and drenched, we left for Chail. Chail was a lot calmer than Kufri. Our first stoppage was at the Chail Palace. The place was grand and beautiful. From doors to furniture, everything was so royal. We stopped by the restaurant for some tea and then we left for the world’s highest cricket ground. From there we went to Kali Tibba, which is located at the highest peak in Chail. We were completely stunned by the beauty of the white marble temple. The day ended with a beautiful sunset and we headed back to our resort.

Day 4: Relaxing at the resort on the final day of our Shimla family getaway

mall road shimla view

Suggested Read: Shimla Vs Manali For Honeymoon: Which Is Better For You & Why?

We took the last sip of tea in Shimla, remembering all the memories that we were taking along with us. The trip ended on a great note and we headed back to where it all started.

My Shimla family getaway had 4 good days of relaxation and rejuvenation and given how easy it was with TravelTriangle, we would love to make more memorable trips with them.

Looking To Book A Holiday Package?

Book memorable holidays on TravelTriangle with 650+ verified travel agents for 65+ domestic and international destinations.

Category: Family, Himachal, Shimla, Travelogues

Best Places To Visit In India By Month

Best Places To Visit Outside India By Month