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How To Reach Shimla From Bangalore

Shimla Tourism

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Current weather:

Best time to visit:

Jan - Dec



Ideal Duration:

2-4 Days




Shimla,Himachal Pradesh,India 

Ideal for friends Ideal for couples Family Tour

How To Reach Shimla

From-To Distance By Air By Train By Road
Bangalore to Shimla ---

How To Reach Shimla From Bangalore

One of the most convenient way 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 upto 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. This entire journey takes about 9 hours.

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. This entire ride takes about 15 hours in total.


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When does snowfall start in Shimla?

Snowfall in Shimla usually begins from December and lasts till the end of February. 

Suggest an easy family trek 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. 

What are the major tourist attractions for sightseeing?

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.

Where and what can I buy in Shimla?

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.

Where can one stay in Shimla?

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.