How to Reach shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
- Ideal for friends
- Ideal for couples
- Family Tour
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Trip to HimachalHi folks, We have departed in the Chandigarh at around 5PM. So, Many Thanks for you guys as the trip planned and thanks for your kind support and cooperation.. Also, special thanks and kudos to Sonia Nogai for on call support on every issue.. just wanted to mention that hotel room service was not good as expected otherwise all trip was awesome and driver (Sashi) was also having helping nature so thanks for him too.. solang vally, snow fall view from hotel
Trip to HimachalWe are very comfortable with the driver Mr Sohan. An excellent service was provided time to time by the trip advisors Mr Amrit and Akash for all the queries posed. We are very happy with the services, hotels, trip advisors and all. We will definitely opt for travel traingle for our next trip. Thanks a lot for everything. Horse riding, Snow skating, Some adventures undertaken...
Trip to HimachalWe enjoyed our trip with Guruji though there were some communication barrier with our cap driver who can not speak English but things could be eventually solved out. We have faced unexpected problems during our visit to Manali; one member lost her purse and passport and the other got a stray dog bite while walking in downtown. But with our skilled and supportive driver despite limited English, my friend's passport could be located and eventually being picked up on the way of our next destination to Amritsar, thanks god. The member who got dog bite could reach to the public hospital in Manali for treatment. So thank you to Mr. Mukthiar, the driver, for the good job. I also like to thank you Avinash and Rehka for their support and fast responsive to our questions and needs from the beginning through our itinerary. I will definitely come back and choose Guruji Travels for our next trip.
Trip to HimachalDuring trip travel agent was not picking up the calls, The honeymoon inclusions was not provided. we had a discussion with hotel staff they people said that they dont have email confirmation from agent side at the same tym agen didn't pick up the call. At last after a huge discussion hotel staff provide the honeymoon inclusions. But this thing totally making my mood off. surprise to my wife was spoiled Hotel staff was polite. Cab driver also very good.
Trip to HimachalI paid extra for rooms with a view and for good hotels but the hotels were bad and unclean.
Trip to HimachalHotel was very nice and its amenities.. Staff was very nice.. Cab service very poor.. AC was not working on our way back to Chandigarh.. Traffic snarls worsened it.
Trip to HimachalTravel triangle coordination was good, they communicated well..and hotel was good. but the candel light dinner was not good, it was just a single candle. looked like ..it was done for the sake..other wise food was hotel food was excellent.
Trip to HimachalThe trip was excellent due to supported by the cab driver and the hotels' staff. Thanking to all of you,
Trip to HimachalSahil bhai from Globalthree 6T was amazing and cab driver bhaiya was very experienced and had good knowledge about the place and shortcuts to avoid traffic jams. Hotel was good as well in lap of nature where we can see the mountains from our balcony Gulaba was good, icy and chilled. Jana water falls was good as well, it was recommended by Sahil bhai (Global Three 6T agent) Thanks everyone
Trip to HimachalOverall very good trip. Had a very nice experience in Himachal Pradesh. Hotels were good, food was nice but some basic facilities should be improved.
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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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