Beautiful hills of Shimla

How To Reach Shimla From Kolkata

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Jan - Dec
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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India 
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How To Reach Shimla From Kolkata

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Kolkata to Shimla----

Shimla is one of the most vibrant hill stations in India amidst majestic hills and mystical woods. Tourists flock to this hill station from all over due to the pleasant climate, picturesque scenery and bustling bazaars. Some must visit places in Shimla include Jakhu Temple, The Ridge, Mall Road and Institute of Advanced Studies. You can also go on weekend trips to nearby attractions like Kufri, Chail, Mashobra, Naldehra, Narkanda, and Tattapani. Are you planning Kolkata to Shimla tour with family or partner? You can read the details below to understand how to get to Shimla by air, rail, and road.

 

How to reach Shimla from Kolkata by air

If you are traveling by air from Shimla to Kolkata, you can take a flight from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. This total journey takes about 2 hours. From here, you can book a flight to Chandigarh which takes about 50 minutes. Now travel by car from Chandigarh to Shimla in about 1 hour and 43 minutes.

 

How to reach Shimla from Kolkata by train

For those who are traveling by train from Shimla to Kolkata, you can take a train from Howrah Junction to Kalka. This journey takes about 33 hours. From Kalka, book a cab to Shimla that will take about an hour. This entire journey takes about 34 hours. Kalka Mail runs daily between Howarah and Kalka train stations. It is the most convenient way to visit from Howrah to Shimla by train.

 

How to reach Shimla from Kolkata by road

If you are traveling from Kolkata to Shimla by road, there are no direct buses. You will have to travel by train from Sealdah to New Delhi. This takes about 17 minutes. From here, take a train to Kashmiri Gate that takes about 6 minutes. From here, you can take a  direct bus to Shimla that in total takes about 11 hours. If you travel by your own vehicle from Kolkata to Shimla, the entire journey would take 25 hours and 16 minutes.

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    Avanishmechanical

    Raipur

    Avanishmechanical's 6 days trip to Shimla

    Hotel property and hotel dinner and brkfst is good quality and quantity . hotels staff behavior are good. service travel agent are Excellent and helpful nature. specially Kirti thakur Maim ..Kirti maim ki tarif jitna bhi Kiya Jaye kam hoga ... All Promise are done same as it is mentioned in iteneray. Travel Trangel Agent Dipti maim and Shantanu sir is also helpful nature.This app Are give best service of tour. Cab Driver is fully Experience in driving and safe driving in Himachal Valley. And helpful nature and guide. But sometimes driver behavior is rudeness and irritating. In hotels both Shimal and Manali TV DTH is not recharge and not available telephonic connection. Salogan vally , River rafting . Tube riding bike riding Adventures very Enjoy ful.

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    Sonal Khandelwal

    Mumbai

    Sonal's 4 days trip to Shimla

    Cab driver was rude n didn’t even picked up our baggage ..!! He seemed lyk least interested in showing up the spots!! N car was badly smelling!! He was a big disappointment for us!! His name was sushil. He was behaving lyk as if he was our boss..!! He did not cooperated at all which spoiled our mood!He also told us to give the toll tax n after i told him that our agent told that it is included in our package n we dont need to pay for it dn he said are mam sief 30rs ki to baat h in very bad manner! I highly recommend not to provide this deiver to anyone! Otherwise everything was gud! Hotel was very nice..!! Food was delicious!agent was very supportive n helpful..! Was very nice!his name was Gourav..! Thanks Gourav

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    Prity Shah

    Delhi

    Prity's 4 days trip to Shimla

    over all nice trip axcept dalhousie stay in HoLiday inn in o e word poor hospitality nd 8 km away from mall road

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    Sriram Kasyap

    Chandigarh

    Sriram's 6 days trip to Shimla

    The hotel in manali was changed in the last minute due to some "shortcircuit ". But just infront of us, a couple were alloted rooms in the same hotel. Shifting hotel rooms isn't a pleasant experience. Even on the next day, after i've had to follow up with hotel, agent. Finally with travel triangle team stepping in, that they've alloted rooms in the hotel. I double checked with the agent while booking, if the hotel in manali was good. He insisted it was great. Atleast prior intimation would've been good from the agency or from the hotel. Apart from that the trip was good.

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    Kalyan

    Chennai

    Kalyan's 5 days trip to Shimla

    The hotel which we got in shimla not at all good(Home inn) , there was no proper maintenance and the staff also not at all responsible. The days we spent at manali...

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    Rajneesh Kumar

    Roorkee

    Rajneesh's 4 days trip to Shimla

    Hotel was changed at the last moment with no hot water facility in the bathroom. They are provided hand made water heater with no safety precautions. You have to fill bucket and bring to the living room for connection of heater. While booking they show 3 star hotel Snow Villa and then change to the Hidden Heaven cottage(Same name Malhaar Cottage). But view from the room is good. Taxi driver is good and cooperative. Over all trip was good.

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    R Pushprajsingh

    Indore

    R's 3 days trip to Shimla

    Worst food(breakfast n dinner) we ever had in our trips till date.location of hotel is also very hard to find even with navigation. Time we spend at lifetime was the best we will cherish n remember.

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    Devendra Hiwale

    Aurangabad

    Devendra's 4 days trip to Shimla

    It was good, Check in for the customer should be immediate in hotel. Vehicle condition should be known to customer Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi traveling should be by Sleeper AC Volvo not by seater.

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    Kavitha Tnr

    Chennai

    Kavitha's 5 days trip to Shimla

    The arrangement and overall response from trans himalayas was very good I will definitely recommed it

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    Sameer Medhe

    Pune

    Sameer's 6 days trip to Shimla

    Manali - Hotel food and service was very good but location was below expectation. Shimla - Hotel food, service and location very pathetic, will not recommend for Nature Villa Hotel to any one ( its a lodge )

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

    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. 

    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.

     

     

    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.

     

    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.  

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