Beautiful hills of Shimla

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Tourism 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.


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Shopping At Lakkar Bazar In Shimla

Lakkar Bazaar RoadShimla 171001, 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
  • Food

Toy Train In Shimla

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 fac...

  • Adventure
  • Sightseeing
  • Hills
  • Ideal for families

Summer Festival In Shimla

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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 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...

  • Skiing
  • Snow
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      Overall very good trip. Had a very nice experience in Himachal Pradesh. Hotels were good, food was nice but some basic facilities should be improved.
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      Rohan Sonawane

      Pune a day ago

    • Trip to Himachal

      Overall it was a good experience but the food quality in the hotel was not good especially the worst manchurian dish. The solang valley awesome experience
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      Amritsar a day ago

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      The arrangements were good, except for rhe poor state of the car... Ms.Ansh left no stones unturned to cater to our needs... Keep up the good work. The hotel that we stayed in Manali...
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      Delhi a day ago

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      4 star completely for hotel Meghavan palace in Mcleodganj for rendering satisfactory services for one night stay. I would not like to give even single star to hotel Dalhousie grand for making our Dalhousie trip a tiring and painfully due to its poor quality of service plus defrauding us with downgraded quality of room categorybalthough we opted for deluxe. The mattress were so pathetic that we have to sleep on floor somplete night and on requesting hotel we were told that we can't provide the mattress .. even they can't able to arrange for sleepers ...will not recommended ... Mcleodganj
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      the volvo bus experience was not comfortable, the bus broke down on our way to manali and during return from manali to delhi, the driver was quiet rude and did nt confirm that the bus was not serviceable. hotel was good but was under construction property. cab driver was good.
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      My trip was overall good. For the first day on Saturday there was issues with the payments and driver and the agent (Dimple Malik) hasn't responded to my calls and msgs many times and I was so so upset but later on Monday she resolved the matters and the trip was overall good. Driver was very experienced and well versed with the conditions there in Shimla n Manali. He is a very good driver but not a good guide.
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      Great trip managed by Sky High Manali Holidays.. I received your support as per my expectations. It was awesome arrangements handled by agent and they answered my queries on time.
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      We had a wonderful trip. All the arrangements were hassle free and good. Only one thing i thought the road trip from manali to Dalhousie was too long and tiresome. It would have been better if we visited some other place near by instead of traveling on road. The Dalhousie place is awesome but it would be better to combine it with near by place instead from manali. Playing with snow with my love for the first time. Paragliding was mesmerizing.
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      Hotel president is good, other hotel in Shimla was really bad. I really had worst experience with travel triangle agent.. He booked morning flight for my wife and evening flight for me. We thought our flights are in the evening and went to airport and by seeing our tickets we got shocked, we called agent and explained situation, but they helped... Finally I have booked flight tickets by own.... It was really unpleasant experience Hotel president is good, rontang pas is good, Shimla activities are good
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    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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