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
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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.
Day 2: Local sightseeing and the many charms of Shimla
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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.
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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
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.
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
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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.
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