Shimla Tour Packages
Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh boasts of lofty snow clad mountains, lovely lakes, and stunningly rich greenery. Shimla is one of the most went to tourist spot is a definite standout due to its serene enchantment that is incomparable to anywhere else in the world. No big surprise that it is deemed as the "Queen of hill stations" and we at TravelSetu boast about having the best Read more.
By Rail: Shimla has a small railway station located 1km away from the city centre. It is connected to Kalka by a narrow gauge track. Shimla's famous toy train travels between Kalka and Shimla, covering a 96km distance in approximately 7 hours. Kalka is the nearest rail station connected to Delhi and Chandigarh by regular trains. The Kalka Shatabdi runs from Delhi to Kalka via Chandigarh.
By Air: Jubarhati is the nearest airport located 23km away from the town. Regular flights are available from Jubbarhati to Delhi and Chandigarh. Taxis are available to and from the airport to take you to Shimla.
By Road: Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HMTC) runs several private and public buses connecting Shimla to major North Indian cities. Chandigarh is 117km away from Shimla while Manali is 260km apart, and Delhi is at a distance of 343km. Overnight AC luxury buses are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Bus timings vary with season.
Driving down Shimla can be an adventure. Beautiful roads and lush greenery accompany from Delhi through Outer Ring Road heading towards GT Karnal Road on NH1 to reach Ambala and follow NH 22 to reach Kalka. Keep moving on the same highway to Solan and then Shimla. It usually takes 6 to 7 hours.
During summer, the average temperature of Shimla is 20 degrees, while winter experiences heavy snowfall with the chilling weather. To witness snowfall during Shimla trip, visit in the winters.
The peak season to visit Shimla is March to June. Monsoon sets in after June and makes it difficult to travel.