Things To Do In Shimla

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India 
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Top Things To Do In Shimla

Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India. People from all over India visit Shimla. The climate in Shimla is soothing all throughout the year. In winter season, it snows here and the temperature can drop to sub zero levels at times. There are many things to do in Shimla for the tourists.

One of the most popular things to do in Shimla is the adventure sports in Shimla. There are various adventure sports that one can undertake in Shimla. One of them is ice skating. It is one of the most loved adventure sports among the tourists. During winter season, it snows heavily here. As a result, the area around the Mall Road, turns into an ice skating rink for the tourists. Tourists come here in large numbers to enjoy ice skating.

One of the most popular activities in Shimla  is the the toy train journey from Kalka to Shimla. Kalka Shimla Railway has been declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. It takes about 6 hours to reach Shimla from Kalka by the toy train. One can see some of the most splendid views of the lush green hills surrounding the railway line. While on a toy train journey from Kalka to Shimla, one can experience the nature and the wildlife at its best. Some of the toy trains have their roof made up of glass. It offers a unique experience to the tourists. There are 5 different kinds of toy train that ply between Kalka and Shimla and their fares vary according to the comfort and luxury which these trains offer to the tourists. The toy train runs on a narrow gauge railway line, which is 2 ft 6 in wide. There are numerous bridges and tunnels enroute. The toy train halts at Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi and Barog stations on the way.

One of the most fun things to do in Shimla is to visit the Green Valley in Shimla. Green Valley is located near Kufri in Shimla. Green valley is one of the most popular tourist spots in Shimla. It is also one of the most famous photography points in Shimla. One can see the breathtaking views of the lush green mountains surrounding the green valley and the snow capped mountain peaks at a distance. One can spot some rare animals like yak at the green valley. Green Valley is one of the most photographed sites in Shimla.

Another fun things to do in Shimla is to take a stroll on the Mall Road in Shimla. Mall Road is the prime location in Shimla. Also, it is the most crowded place in Shimla. There are various shops on the Mall Road in Shimla. These shops showcase some of the most intricate traditional items of Himachal Pradesh. The iconic Christ Church is located near the Mall Road. One can have a splendid view of the entire Shimla city and the surrounding mountains from the Mall Road.

Shopping At Lakkar Bazar In Shimla

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india

After you are done shopping you can even trek up to Jakhoo peak as the bazaar is at the beginning of this peak. Shimla is a shopaholic’s delight as there are several markets here where you can pick up a variety of shawls, local handicrafts, exquisite jewelry, woolens, etc. Among the markets of this “Queen of the Hills”, sho...

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  • Shopping
  • Local market
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Toy Train In Shimla

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india

Chug along the pine-covered mountains of Shimla on the famous toy train. This Kalka to Shimla toy train is listed among the UNESCO world heritage sights and is one of the major tourist delights of Shimla. Explore the beauty of the lush terrains of Himachal on this toy train ride and let the cool winds sweep across your face...

  • Adventure
  • Sightseeing
  • Hills
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Summer Festival In Shimla

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india

Shimla’s vibrance and dynamism can be felt in the summer festival held here every year for ten days during the brink of summer season, in either May or June. This summer festival in Shimla is a riot of festivities and colors and celebrates the advent of summer. You can watch the plethora of local talent all around in the fo...

  • Cultural shows
  • Folk Dance
  • Music Cultural Show

Ice Skating In Shimla

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india

Shimla is known as one of the top ice skating places in India. The hill station in Himachal offers a variety of adventure activities and out of these ice skating in Shimla is one of the most popular things to do. This is an enjoyable adventure activity as you get to skate across the frozen slopes along the foothills of the ...

  • Snow Activities
  • Ideal for friends
  • Photography

Skiing In Kufri

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india

The snowy landscapes of Kufri make this a skier’s paradise and attract tourists from all corners of the country. Skiing in Kufri is an exciting sport where you will get to experience an adrenaline rush while skiing across the icy slopes. Hundreds of skiers flock to this region right from when the snowfall begins in the wint...

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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

Sonal Khandelwal Mumbai

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

Prity Shah Delhi

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.

Sriram Kasyap Chandigarh

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...

Kalyan Chennai

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.

Rajneesh Kumar Roorkee

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.

R Pushprajsingh Indore

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.

Devendra Hiwale Aurangabad

Kavitha's 5 days trip to Shimla

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

Kavitha Tnr Chennai

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 )

Sameer Medhe Pune

Archit's 3 days trip to Shimla

it was a nice experience on my Shimla Trip Team was very helpful

Archit Chauhan Faridabad

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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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