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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      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, 20 hours ago

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      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

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      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

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      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
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      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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