Shimla : Queen of hill stations
About Shimla is the largest and capital city of Himachal Pradesh. It is the principal commercial, cultural and educational centre of the state. Shimla was the summer capital of British India. The colonial architecture and churches, the temples and the natural environment of the city attracts tourists. The majestic snow clad Himalayas, stunningly rich greenery and beautiful lakes in Shimla greet you to enjoy it’s stunning beauty. The best thing of Shimla is that you can visit here anytime of the year and you will be delighted every time. Apart from being a tourism centre, the city is also an educational hub with a number of colleges and research institutions.
Places of Interest
Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts. The best part of Shimla is that there are so many destinations around Shimla like Mashobra, Kufri , Chail that you cannot be just bored off.
- Ridge- This is the most popular point in Shimla. Located on the Mall road, at the heart of Shimla, this is a much loved and enjoyed stretch here, where visitors come and soak themselves in the views of surrounding areas.
- Kufri : While in Shimla, visit its colder, higher and less crowded cousin, Kufri just 13 km away from the main town. The views and sceneries here only get better, and the landscapes more flattering, a bit untouched with the tourist rush.
- Chail : An enjoyable train ride through much of Kalka and Shimla and a little of what the British left behind, this is a must try experience, while here. This route is one of the most picturesque train routes in the world and it passes through more than a hundred tunnels It is a narrow gauge train route and it connects Kalka to Shimla.
- Tattapani : Literally meaning hot water in Hindi, Tattapani is a small village located 51km away from Shimla. This place is famous for hot water springs and the famous Shiva caves.
- Mall Road : Shopping in Shimla revolves around the heart of the town- The Mall Road. One can shop for local handicrafts, shawls, woolens, exquisite jewelry etc.
- Jakhu Temple : This temple has the world’s largest Hanuman statue, which is visible from most parts of Shimla. Visit the temple, to view this statue upright and strain your neck a bit admiring its magnificence.
Day 01: Delhi to Shimla. Arrival at Shimla by evening
- Shimla is 310 km form Delhi. The road is drivable and one can reach to Shimla over a time span of around 8 Hours from Shimla. Your pick up from Delhi will be scheduled as per your arrival.
- Arrival in Shimla. Check in Hotel
- Dinner at the Hotel.
Day 02: Shimla Local Site Seeing
- Breakfast in Hotel
- Get Ready to Explore the Shimla the Queen of hill Stations.
- Dinner and rest at the Hotel.
Day 03: Shimla to Kufri and Mashobra and back to Shimla
- Visit Mashobra, Kufri, Chail few most beautiful Destinations of Shimla.
- Departure from Shimla to Delhi, Reach Delhi by Morning