Beautiful hills of Shimla

How To Reach Shimla From Bangalore

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Jan - Dec

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Shimla,Himachal Pradesh,India 
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One of the most convenient ways to cover Bangalore to Shimla distance is by air. Since there is no airport in the hill city, no direct Bangalore to Shimla flights operate on this route. One can take a flight from Chandigarh airport.  One can also reach from Bangalore to Shimla by train. There is no direct Bangalore to Shimla train but one can take a train to Kalka station. Owing to the large distance between the two cities, there are no Bangalore to Shimla buses as well.

Pay a visit to the “Queen of the Hills” on a holiday here where you can view scenic attractions, breathtaking landscapes, and the hill stations. Stroll around the majestic hillsides, shop for handicrafts and souvenirs at the Mall or the Ridge, eat some local delicacies and interact with the locals on this Shimla vacation. Some of the top things to do in Shimla include paragliding, skiing, ice skating, trekking, hiking and more. For those wondering how to reach Shimla from Bangalore, read below to find out how to travel by air, rail, and road.

Bangalore To Shimla By Air

There are no direct flights from Bangalore to Shimla and you will have to take a connecting flight from Bangalore to Chandigarh. Then take an Hrtc from Chandigarh to the hilly regions of Shimla for the journey of 120 km. Bangalore to Shimla flight duration is about 6 or 7 hours, which is inclusive of 3-hour drive to Shimla from Chandigarh Airport. Bangalore to Shimla flight distance is around 2087 km.

Bangalore To Shimla By Train

If you are traveling by train, you will have to take a train from Bangalore to New Delhi as there are no direct trains from Bangalore to Shimla. The Duronto Express is one such train that travels from Bangalore to Delhi. From here you can take a Hrctc to Shimla. This whole journey will take you about 44 hours.

Bangalore To Shimla By Road

There are no direct buses from Bangalore to Shimla and you can get here by first taking a flight from Bangalore to Delhi. Next, take a state transport bus from New Delhi to Shimla. Driving a car or bike would allow plenty of adventures along the way for the trip of Bangalore to Shimla distance by road. It might take more than 2 days to complete the one-way journey to Shimla from Bangalore by road.


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There are about 500 hotels in and around Shimla, ranging from a five star to three star hotels. Also, there are numerous private and government guesthouses where one can stay in.

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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