Essential Information About Shimla
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Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
- Ideal for friends
- Ideal for couples
- Family Tour
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 HimachalIt was an sweet memories especially hotel and the food was awesome and the hospitality was fabulos River rafting and snow point
Trip to HimachalI am 'just' satisfied with the services of Travel & Time , as they could not end my trip on a positive note. We traveled to Manali from Delhi and vice versa. The bus to Manali was very fine (Subhyathri travels) and the hotel named ''FOGHILLS'' was exceptional where we stayed for 3 days. The cab arranged was just ok as the person (the cab driver) was not communicating well and taking to the places acc to his convenience and always hurrying us for next locations. I said just ok because we landed back safely at bus departure location back to Delhi. Now comes the worst part!! Due to lack of communication b/w my agent and bus coordinator, i had to contact the bus conductor who was just an annoying figure (Shubham Travels). As the time of departure was nearing and my seat and bus confirmation was not given, i asked the coordinator to put me on con call with the bus conductor, who spoke these beautiful words to me...... '' uss madarchod ko bol ki uska seat number 3 aur 4 hein........... This left me embarrassed and with some difficulty i found the bus and while boarding again i asked the seat number (as coordinator told me its 11 &12 acc to my request for middle seat) an the guy tried to made me sit in 3 & 4, but i ignored and sat on 11 & 12. After all this nonsense, when i reached delhi bypass road in the morning, 1 guy woke me up and told its my destination. I knew delhi area, but he insisted me to get down and took out all my luggage from bus. In half sleep, i got down and noticed that it was an auto person who made me get out 25 kms away from my destination for his benefit. And those 2 bloody bus representatives was keep on watching this drama. Really, got very much annoyed and felt like after spending this much money, i was not even treated averagely. Dear travelers, think twice before booking, and make sure your agent keeps things on check.
Trip to Himachalonly 5* for manali trip and manali hotel. only shimla trip 3rd class service provide travel vichar.3rd class royel view hotel . 3rd class food and unhygienic dining area. last day hotel royel view provide musty food.in front of room balcony hotel staff hanging their underwear. broken chair.hotel staff parroted chafing dish in side of dinner table.
Trip to HimachalOur trip was too good , thanks to travel triangle and tripsailer.com .. it was a great experience ..
Trip to HimachalHad a nice trip with my family Mr Boney assisted me well and awaiting for my next trip with assure trips
Trip to HimachalSo far going good except the Volvo bus journey from Delhi to Manali. That was horrible with my 18 months kid on a bus which took 16 hours.
Trip to HimachalEverything was good accept the hotel Grace in agra.the owner kept us waiting for check in for 50 min. The hotel had no AC.smelly water.But the other experience was very good.Thanks Neha Manali,***** Agra the Taj ****
Trip to HimachalTrip was planned very well and given good hotel.... Thanks to Ankita from India darshan
Trip to HimachalIt's been a very great experience of Himachal Tour. Hotels, Cab, Sight-Seeing everything was very good. Nicely planned and covered all the places with ample time and in lesser rates.
Trip to HimachalVery Good Experience. Dharamshala and Dalhousie Trip. Gaurav from organizing helped a lot.
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FAQ's of Shimla
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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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