Beautiful hills of Shimla

Essential Information About Shimla

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India 
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Essential Information About Shimla

Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Lakhs of tourists visit Shimla every year. It is popular because of its close proximity to major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. It is very important for the tourists visiting Shimla, to know some important information of Shimla. This will not only help the tourists to plan their trip better, but this will also make their trip more enjoyable and memorable.

There are many interesting facts about Shimla, that the tourists must take a look at in order to have a more enjoyable trip to Shimla.  Let us look at some of the facts about Shimla.  

Shimla is located at an altitude of 2276 m above the sea level. Shimla is located on seven different hills. Shimla is one of the youngest cities in India. The only natural ice skating rink in Asia is located in Shimla. The Kalka Shimla railway has been declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. This route has 864 tunnels and 107 bridges.

Let us now look at climate of Shimla. Shimla has warm summers, with the average temperature around 27 degrees celsius. Shimla sees heavy rainfall during the period from July to October. The temperature in Shimla during this period lies between 15-25 degrees celsius. The weather of Shimla is cool during the winters. The main attraction during this period is the snowfall in Shimla. The temperature here can drop below zero degrees celsius during this period.  

Food in Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has some of the best cuisines in India. The local pahari food is famous worldwide. Shimla has some of the best restaurants and hotels in Himachal Pradesh. These hotels offer a variety of delicious cuisines to the tourists. Apart from this there are a variety of food stalls in Shimla. These food stalls offer some of the lip smacking pahari delicacies to the tourists. One of the special food of Shimla is Dham. It is a dish which is prepared by cooking red beans, green lentils and rice in curd. Another traditional food of Shimla is Mittha. It is a local dessert of Himachal Pradesh. Mittha is basically sweet rice mixed with almonds and other dry fruits. Another traditional food of Shimla is Sidu. It is basically bread only, but the way of cooking it is very unique.

Let us now take a look at the different festivals of Shimla.

There is an ice skating festival in Shimla during the period of December, January and February. Tourists can enjoy a plethora of ice sports like skiing, ice skating etc.  

Then there is a summer festival in Shimla. This is an annual festival that is held in Shimla during the month of May. Local People from across the state come to Shimla to showcase their skills. Many local handicraft items and other local produce are available in this festival. There are several stalls which have the traditional food of Himachal Pradesh. This festival is attended by the tourists in large numbers.

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    • Trip to Shimla

      Some of the hotels are good but locations are not easily accessible particularly when there are aged tourists with you. As for New Delhi hotels, please check with the hotel authorities whether they really meet star standards. For example, Good Luck hotel at Delhi does not fulfil the standards of a three star hotel. They don't even have plates to serve the food. Manali Hotel was the best. Hotel at Shimla was very co-operative and extended all possible assistance. On the way back, New Delhi hotel was very good. In all the hotels, except Good Luck, the staff members were very helpful.
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      Prateepsg

      Dibrugarh, 21 hours ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Overall had a good experience except that the hotel provided to us at Manali was not as good as in Shimla. Also it took much more time communicating between all cities than mentioned in itenery like it took more than 10 hrs from Delhi to Shimla, more than 11 hrs from Shimla to Manali and more than 16 hrs from Manali to Delhi. It should have been mentioned beforehand. Our driver took us to a apple orchard near Manali which was very nice.
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      Amitabh Prasad

      Delhi, a day ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, a day ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, a day ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, a day ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, a day ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, a day ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
      ER

      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, a day ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
      ER

      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, a day ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Driver was not interested to go to places we deserved.. Shimla hotel was worst... Manali
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      Shaik Gilly

      Andhra pradesh, a day ago

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    Though, there is no direct train available from Delhi to Shimla, you may board an express train from Delhi to Kalka, and then get on another train to travel from Kalka to Shimla.  

    Snowfall in Shimla usually begins from December and lasts till the end of February. 

    Lakkar Bazzar is an ideal shopping destination for people who enjoy street shopping. In this Bazaar you can find a diverse range of artefacts, pashmina shawls, woolens and handicrafts. Dry fruits and the "Kullu Shawls" of the bazaar are also very famous. Other things that one can pick up at the Bazaar include wooden handicrafts, Chinese shoes, Tibetan mats and carpets.

    Mall Raod, Jakhu Temple, Christ Church, Ridge, Viceregal Lodge, Scandal Point, Chadwick Falls and Green Valley are some of the major tourist attractions in Shimla.

     

     

    The Tara Devi Temple Trek is one of the best treks for a family in Shimla. On this trek, tourists can traverse through the Himalayan mountain ranges with spectacular view of the slopes. Other highlights include the Shimla-Kalka toy train and the vibrant Tara Devi station. 

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