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How To Reach Shimla From Mumbai

Shimla Tourism

Rated 3.9/5 (based on 3212 reviews)

Quick Information

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
Mumbai to Shimla -20.0 hours37.0 hours

How To Reach Shimla From Mumbai

Explore the magical charm of this hilly abode and enjoy the captivating natural beauty and timeless splendor of Shimla. The amalgamation of the historic temples and the colonial style buildings in this hill station will leave you in awe. Come to Shimla for a fun holiday to enjoy breathtaking scenery, fun adventures at the Ridge, shopping bouts at the Mall, short trips to Chail and Kufri and much more! If you are wondering how to reach Shimla from Mumbai, the information listed below tells you how to get here by air, rail and road

Mumbai To Shimla By Air

There are no direct flights from Mumbai to Shimla and you will have to travel from the Chatrapati Shivaji Airport to Chandigarh. This flight journey takes around 2 hours. From here, take a taxi or car from Chandigarh to Shimla. This will take about an hour and 45 minutes. Thus in total it will take you about 3 hours, 45 minutes to travel.

Mumbai To Shimla By Rail

If you are travelling by train from Mumbai to Shimla, the journey can take about 20 hours. Travel by train till Delhi from Borivali which takes about 15 hours. From here, take a train till Kalka and this journey takes about 4 hours. Now, travel by car from Kalka till the hill station Shimla. This car ride would take you about an hour.

Mumbai To Shimla By Road

Travelling by road from Mumbai to Shimla takes about 37 hours. You can travel by bus from Mumbai to Nathdwara and the entire journey takes about 15 hours. Next, take a bus from Nathdwara to Delhi which will take about 11 hours. Now, take a connecting bus from Delhi to Shimla which takes another 11 hours for the journey.


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FAQ's of Shimla

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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.