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Beautiful hills of Shimla

How to Reach shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India 
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How To Reach Shimla

For those wondering how to reach Shimla, taking a direct AC bus or Volvo from Delhi or Chandigarh is the best option to travel. One can reach Delhi or Chandigarh by train or by flight as per their convenience. The distance from Delhi to Shimla is about 342 km while Chandigarh is only 4 hours away by road.

Shimla is one one of the most popular hill stations in India. Tourists not only from India, but from around the world visit Shimla. Shimla is located at an altitude of 2274 metres above the sea level. With such a large number of tourists visiting Shimla every year, it becomes immensely important to get an insight into how to reach Shimla.

Let us now look briefly how one can reach Shimla by the various modes of transport available.

By Air

The nearest airport from Shimla is in Jubbarhatti and it is located at a distance of 22 km from the main city. Delhi (DEL) to Shimla (SLV) flight is operated by Alliance Air and it takes about 90 minutes to travel by flight. There are flights connecting Jubbarhatti to New Delhi, Kullu, Chandigarh on a daily basis. Many shared cabs are available from Jubbarhatti airport to Shimla. 

By Train

The iconic Kalka Shimla railway line connects Shimla to Kalka. This railway line has been declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. It offers an experience one of its kind. Tourists can enjoy the breathtaking views of the lush green mountains, forests, tunnels, bridges. Overall, it is a very pleasurable journey from Kalka to Shimla. The toy train connecting Kalka to Shimla, runs on a narrow gauge railway line. The toy train covers a distance of about 100 km from Kalka to Shimla in about 6 hours. Five trains ply on this route from Kalka to Shimla namely Shivalik Deluxe, Rail Motor, Shimla Express, Himalayan Queen and Shimla Kalka passenger train. The main stops on this route are Dharampur, Barog, Solan and Kandaghat. 

During the summer season, when there is a lot of rush of the tourists, these trains see a lot of footfall. As these trains run at a very slow speed, so one can enjoy the surroundings even better. Some trains even have their roof made up of glass. It offers a splendid view and is a great experience to be in these trains.

By Road

Shimla is well connected by road with major cities in North India. There are direct buses for Shimla from New Delhi, Chandigarh, Kullu, Manali. The bus service of HSRTC is very good and many ac and non ac buses are available from these cities to Shimla. It takes about 8 hours by road to reach Shimla from New Delhi. The distance between Shimla and New Delhi is about 325 km. Many cabs are also available from New Delhi to Shimla. Most of the tourists prefer to travel to Shimla from Delhi by road, as it is a enjoyable journey. While on a road journey from New Delhi to Shimla, one can see some of the breathtaking views of the snow clad peaks of the Himalayas. There are various kinds of hotels and guest houses in Shimla, where the tourists can have a pleasant stay. 

The distance between Shimla and New Delhi is about 325 km. Many cabs are also available from New Delhi to Shimla. Most of the tourists prefer to travel to Shimla from Delhi by road, as it is a enjoyable journey. While on a road journey from New Delhi to Shimla, one can see some of the breathtaking views of the snow clad peaks of the Himalayas. There are various kinds of hotels and guest houses in Shimla, where the tourists can have a pleasant stay. 

By AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Pune to Shimla-11.0 hours32.0 hours-
Mumbai to Shimla-37.0 hours20.0 hours-
Kolkata to Shimla----
New Delhi to Shimla1.0 hours9.0 hours6.0 hours-
Bangalore to Shimla----

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    Jithin C V

    Trivandrum

    Jithin's 5 days trip to Shimla

    My wife and I recently returned from a trip in Shimla and Manali, and we couldn't be happier with the entire experience! We booked our trip through Travel Talkies, and they truly exceeded our expectations. However, we would like to tell one suggestion for next customers that to avoid Hotel Snow Vil
    la in Manali, which was not seems to be good in our experience. The hotel Orison in Shimla was perfect and we were expecting the same in Manali as well.
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    Vipin Malkani

    Ahmedabad

    Vipin's 4 days trip to Shimla

    Overall good trip but hotel was said that 3 star luxury category but it is not the 2 star property as service point of view they have the staff of 3 people including manager service was below 1 star they didn't clean the room they only make the bed and do nothing not clean the floor and bathroom. Ba
    throom shampoo dispenser was damage. they said it was repaired after you check out. They even don't replace towels.
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    Deepak Kamat

    Faridabad

    Deepak's 5 days trip to Shimla

    Very nice tour organized by Turn on vacation, Special thanks to Miss. Anju Madam for co-ordinating all help.
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    Bhushan Chaudhari

    Mumbai

    Bhushan's 5 days trip to Shimla

    My heartfelt gratitude for the lovely and memorable trip you planned for us to Manali. Your cooperation, timely support, and overall service were exceptional. A special thanks to our guide, Mr. Vijay Kumar, who was amazing. He showed us all the sites and was incredibly helpful throughout the trip,
    making the experience even more enjoyable. The hotel was fantastic and truly memorable. I would also like to express my gratitude to Deepali for her wonderful planning. Her efforts made the entire trip seamless and enjoyable. Overall, it was an awesome experience, and I am looking forward to planning our next trip with you. Thank you once again for everything! Best regards, Bhushan Chaudhari & Family
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    Meerarora

    Delhi

    Meerarora's 5 days trip to Shimla

    Our travel experience was very good with Travel Vichar. Ms, Shilpa (from travel vichar) arranged itinerary very well. Quality of rooms and services of hotel Clarks Inn Suites in Kangra and Moonglade in Dalhausi was great. Hotel at Kangra (Clarks Inn Suits) was awesome. Food ambiance and manageme
    nt are really good Clarks Inn Suites was the best among all the three hotels. Driver, Mr. Kewal Kumar was nice person and his driving skill is very good. Travel Agent Ms. Shilpa is very nice and supported where need. But the hotel in McLeodganj, Sky Bhagsu was not good. It is like a guest house not like a 3 star hotel. Rooms are very small just like stores in houses. Even basic amenities are not available in rooms. Thanks to Ms. Shilpa, Travel Vichar and Travel Triangle for great experience.
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    ArHershita Wadke

    Ar Hershita's 5 days trip to Shimla

    We hired the taxi services from Turn on vacation for 7 day during our himachal trip. The vehicle provided was a good one and our driver was very helpful and a reliable person. He was very flexible and well tailored to our plan. The pricing for 7 day long trip was reasonable amount, considering with
    the state tax and tolls including. I would definitely hire their service if I plan any further visit to Himachal. Thanks for your service travel triangle.
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    Rahul Sinha

    New delhi

    Rahul's 3 days trip to Shimla

    The hoilday package offered by the travel agency Travelepedia was economical and well within the budget. It was a 2 days & @ Nights hoiday package for Kullu & Manali. The travel agency offered us transportation to and from Manali. The hotel was a really awesome in terms of hospitality, ambience & fo
    od. We were provided cab for sightseeing and the driver was very cooperative. We had a gala time holidaying in Kullu & Manali. It was a very pleasant holiday altogether. I am satisfied by the services provided by travel agency.
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    Shilpesh Agre

    Mumbai

    Shilpesh's 7 days trip to Shimla

    The staff at Hotel in Manali lodge where we were going to have special honeymoon candlelight dinner was rude serving us candlelight dinner. The videos shown to me of candlelight dinner were different than what they given us in actual. There was mismatch in itinerary provided to cab driver and me.
    Also check-in/check-out scheduled listed on Travel Triangle and actual check-in/check-out date for Hotel in Dharmashala were incorrect due to some technical glitch which resulted me in paying out of my pocket. Despite all these issues we were able to enjoy the trip but I was expecting more smoother experience.
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    Kumar Swamy

    Bangalore

    Kumar's 6 days trip to Shimla

    Service for the trip was good overall. Quick response from agent to attend any issue. However , the hotels were changed last minute leaving no room for options to change. Felt that quoted price didn't match with the standard of hotels provided to us( hotels with small rooms/uncozy locations with no
    outdoor view.Few Hotels provided were upto standard). Visit to Rohtang and adventures of Kullu valley made our trip pleasant and joyful. Cab driver was helpful and polite always.
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    Nitin Jain

    New delhi

    Nitin's 4 days trip to Shimla

    There were two places in my trip which is no longer exist from few years (Satdhara, Subhash Baoli). My trip can easily be completed in 3 days but planning was not proper.

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