Beautiful hills of Shimla

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Tourism in Shimla

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Best time to visit

Jan - Dec

Ideal Duration

2-4 Days

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Rs. 4,838

Address

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India 
  • Ideal for friends
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Delhi To Shimla Distance

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New Delhi to Shimla1.0 hours9.0 hours6.0 hours-

Immerse yourself in the captivating natural beauty of the renowned hill station Shimla and enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. The best time to visit Shimla is from May till June as this is when most of the fairs and festivals take place as this is peak tourist season. You can also visit Shimla in December or January as it snows during this time. The entire hill station is draped in snow and the charming valleys come alive in all its vibrancy, creating picturesque sights. If you are wondering how to reach Shimla from Delhi, the information below will help you understand how to travel to Shimla by air, rail and road.

 

 

By Air: You can travel from Delhi to Shimla by flight and there are direct flights connecting these two destinations. Travel from the Indira Gandhi International Airport to the nearest airport in Shimla Jubarhati. This airport is located about 23 kilometres from the main town and you can easily get taxis or cabs till here.

 

 

By Rail: If you plan on travelling by train from Shimla to Delhi, you can hop on the narrow gauge line with Kalka (96 km). From here, you can climb aboard the toy train that passes through lofty arched bridges and 107 tunnels. This total journey takes about six hours.

 

 

By Road: There are regular Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses plying between Shimla and Delhi. You can take an overnight air conditioned luxury bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate till Shimla which leave either early in the morning or late at night. This bus ride takes about 9 hours.

 

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    • Trip to Shimla

      Hiii myself Eshak. I booked a trip with North India tours and Travel to shimla and manali from delhi through TT. So about this trip i would like to share with other travellers and agents abouts some good and bad experience about this trip. Here are some points below: 1. Firstly the Hotels they provided us were very beautiful also the service of the hotel Royal Regency in shimla is awesome, the staff there is alwz at ur help but the hotel in manali i.e. Hotel Himalayan Heights is is also good but there service is hopeless. Please never choose that hotel. The only good thing bout the hotel is that it is beautiful and nothin els. The provide avg quality brkfst n dinner. You wont get the basic needed things u would expect from a hotel from them 2. Thou the hotels are good but both the hotels are far from the main centre so if u enter the hotel early you have nothing to do other thn watchin tv....or whatevr u do in idle time 3. The itinerary is a baseless thing. It wont be the same as shown in the itinerary. I made a mistake i dint checked the itinerary while on the trip and the driver also dint told me much about the places included in the itinerary. When i got back home i checked it again i saw in it many places which i dint visited during the trip...like, zoo, jaku temple etc etc. 4. I had an issue with the payment but TT agent solved it thou late and after my repeated asking fr a couple f time. 5. The agent Neha from North India Tour and Travel is good and polite.
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      Sunny Choudhury

      New delhi, 2 days ago

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      Not too happy with the booking First the good parts: 1. Well-arranged trips, ample time to go around for seeing different places 2. Good hotels in Shimla, Manali, and Dalhousie. The views were amazing from all these hotels, and so were the rooms and the service. Special mention about the hotel in Dalhousie, beautiful place, amazing views and awesome food. The parents were very happy. 3. The driver was quite well mannered and had equally good driving skills Not so good and improvement areas: 1. The driver had very bad navigational skills, was uncooperative, especially when it came to asking for directions in a new place. It was strange as you would expect to get someone who will have good knowledge about the place where he goes almost regularly 2. This trip was customized which is why a lot of responsibility rested with the driver who was either unhelpful when it came to assisting or suggesting something to do, or was unaware of most of the things 3. The hotel in Chandigarh was unhygienic, one of the rooms had cockroaches roaming around, another had bedbugs and the third room was damp and smelled as if it always remains shut. My father had to stay up the entire night because of bed-bug bites 4. The hotel in Dharamshala was again old, dirty and unhygienic too. They tried to pass-off the water from the dish-cleaning area as drinking water. Rooms were shabby, blankets were worn out and dirty, furnishings were very old and shabbily kept. Not something you expect from an apparent 3 star hotel
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      Pratik Kundu

      Delhi, 5 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      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, 7 days ago

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      We have planned for 8 day tour where Nikita our tour coordinator helped us booking the Trip Will divide the review into multiple parts so that it will help others to decide(Hotel, Food, Places, CAB, On Tour Support) CAB Lucky(Lalchand Bhatia) : knows every inch of Himachal and the vehicle is Innova Crysta and the best we can expect. itinerary was well communicated to Lucky and that we need not to worry about our schedule On Tour Support : Nikita, helped us to prepare ourselves for the travel before a day what to bring for wearing and all and gave good support during the journey providing quick support by coordinating with cab driver and changing the hotel in case of venue changes in the last minute. Hotels & Food Our trip is 8 days long and we almost stayed in 7 different hotels 1. Shimla --> Rajat Hotel (Food is decent but Not the hotel ) shimla is a good place and they can get better hotel 2. Sangla --> IBex Camp (Excellent view and decent food with the surrounding nothing to complain about) 3. Kalpa --> Tab Exotic, ( Decent hotel with Decent Food) 4. Tabo --> Sidharth (Nice hotel with Nice food ) 5. Kaza --> Spiti Valley -> (decent hotel with decent food) then can do little better here as its also big tourist place 6. Chandratal --> didnt stay in Tenzin camp due to heavy snow 7. Manali --> Mountain View --> Nice Hotel with Nice food 8. Chandigarh --> Hotel Oscar Regency --> (Worst hotel and worst food) we stayed for night room is full of alcohol and cigarette smell Overall : Its great trip, and on the last day we got the snow fall my kids enjoyed it a lot and its beautiful journey. Precautions: Food is only Parotha, Rice and Bread available mostly, as it takes a lot of journey if you are going towards spiti better keep some snacks of your own and some pickles in case you miss your home food
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      Madhukar Pvsn

      Hyderabad, 7 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Overall travel experience was good. But being promoted over and over again that it is family trip hotel is booked out of Shimla city. There should be promt for meals provided in hotel. Simply saying lunch or breakfast does not help for the travelers. Travellers should be given information details regarding veg and non veg meals.
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      Aparajita Chanda

      Delhi, 7 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Overall travel experience was good. But being promoted over and over again that it is family trip hotel is booked out of Shimla city. There should be promt for meals provided in hotel. Simply saying lunch or breakfast does not help for the travelers. Travellers should be given information details regarding veg and non veg meals.
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      Aparajita Chanda

      Delhi, 7 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Overall travel experience was good. But being promoted over and over again that it is family trip hotel is booked out of Shimla city. There should be promt for meals provided in hotel. Simply saying lunch or breakfast does not help for the travelers. Travellers should be given information details regarding veg and non veg meals.
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      Aparajita Chanda

      Delhi, 7 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Excellent trip ..... Happy with the appearance of cab driver and trip arrenger mr sumit and really enjoyed a lot. the hotel in shimla was good in decoration and quality but in very far from shimla main town and road conditions are very bad have to improve that point and after 10 pm when returning to hotel saw a tendua crossing the road so I was not happy with that matter and inform mr sumit at that time. Very bad response from kasturi as when ever called regarding any issue on trip she not even pickup my call also not call me back so very much disappointed with the company's contact person but walk holiday is fantastic and thanking mr sumit for his very quick response and help. Thanking mr jogindar and kuldeep for their humble and gentle behaviour. Other wise all are good but request you to provide a driver with voucher so that he can aware of the plan. River rafting and hotel golden Apple resort view.
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      Suman Bera

      Kolkata, 7 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Travel agents were professional and helped in all the time until our tour got finished. I got this package with a very reasonable budget. Hotel stay and service both were very satisfactory. I had faced a few issues with cab driver (Puppy Shimla), who was not very helpful. Manali stays and its beautiful landscapes from the hotel view was a great experience.
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      Lakshmikanthm

      Hyderabad, 8 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      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, 9 days ago

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    FAQ's of Shimla

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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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