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How To Reach Shimla From Delhi

Shimla Tourism

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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
New Delhi to Shimla 1.0 hours6.0 hours9.0 hours

How To Reach Shimla From Delhi

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.

Delhi To Shimla 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.

Delhi To Shimla 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.

Delhi To Shimla 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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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.