Beautiful hills of Shimla

How to Reach shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Tourism in Shimla

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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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      Had booked Himachal Pradesh trip through TravelTriangle in JourneyDreamers. It was a memorable trip. Amith from JourneyDreamers was helpful throughout the trip. Sunil (HP ID 4968) knows the HP roads better. It was a nice trip
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      I was not sure in the beginning of the trip as it was our first online booking. But yes it was safe and better. AMIT from journey dreamers have been most helpful since the very beginning. You can trust his words. Although there are few things that should be brought into light. Like the bus timings were mentioned 5:30 pm on the voucher but it departed at 8pm Also on our return we didn't get the same volvo. seats were not up to the mark and the condition were not very good. Specifically at night we were having trouble adjusting the feet and seats. There are two persons who made our trip easy and Comfortable. One is AMIT from journey dreamers. Who was always there to help us in any situation. Although at some points he handed over the control to other people like bus incharges etc who were not helpful enough sometimes. I am sure if Amit was there then we might not have faced any issues. And the other person is KARAN THAKUR, the cab driver. He was very helpful. Always on time. Waiting for us when we were late. Guiding us on every route about the sites and even adjusting according to the weather. He was very friendly and jolly.
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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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