Shimla Tour Packages Itinerary

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 Shimla tour packages         Read more.


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Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh in India, is an idyllic retreat that sits atop seven hills in the north-western Himalayan ranges. Known for its stunning colonial architecture, pedestrian-friendly Mall Road, and the historic toy train that links it to the plains, Shimla is a blend of Indian culture and British colonial heritage. Its cool climate and charming vistas have made it a popular year-round holiday destination. The town is dotted with old buildings styled in the Tudor and Neo-Gothic architectures of the colonial era, such as the Viceregal Lodge, Christ Church, and the Gaiety Theatre. Shimla serves as a gateway to other nearby hill stations like Kufri, Chail, and Manali. It is engulfed by thick forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak and offers plenty of opportunities for treks, picnics, and nature walks. The Jakhu Temple, perched on the highest peak of Shimla, is a significant religious site and tourist attraction.
Places to visit in Shimla
The Ridge
Cultural and Historical Site
Mall Road
Tourist Attraction
Jakhu Temple
Religious Site
Christ Church
Historical Landmark
Hill Station
Jakhu Ropeway
Aerial Tramway/Tourist Attraction
Hill Station
Hill Station
Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Historical & Research Institute
Green Valley
Natural Sightseeing
Tara Devi Temple
Religious Site
Summer Hill
Suburb/Tourist Attraction
Tourist Attraction
Scandal Point
Tourist Attraction
Gaiety Theatre
Historical & Cultural Centric Place
Chadwick Falls
Natural Attraction
Shaily Peak
Natural Attraction/Tourist Spot
Kiala Forest
Forest Reserve



Q. How to reach Shimla?

Shimla is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Every year, over thousands of travellers, come to Shimla from different corners of the country and other parts of the world. Shimla is well connected to the metropolitan cities and other parts of India by rail, road, and air. 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.


Q. What is the closest airport to reach Shimla?

Chandigarh Airport is the closest, approximately 60km from Shimla.


Q. What is the best time to visit Shimla?

Shimla is the most preferred hill station in North India that experiences pleasant climate throughout the year. Tourists can plan a Shimla tour package anytime. Shimla honeymoon packages are equally popular all the year round. 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.


Q. What are the famous sightseeing places to visit in Shimla?

Choose a Shimla tour package with sightseeing to visit some of the finest destinations in the town. Shimla has the most amazing landmarks like the Kalka Shimla Railway, Himachal State Museum, Shimla Heritage Museum, The Ridge, Johnnie's Wax Museum, Christ Church, and Kufri.


Q. What are the things to do in Shimla?

Shimla is a place that offers adventurous activities to tourists including camping, trekking, paragliding, river rafting, Tattapani hot pool bath and plenty of outdoor activities.


Q. What are the religious places/places of worship to visit in Shimla?

Bhimakali Temple, Christ Church, Kalibari Temple, and Jakhu Temple.


Q. What are the local foods in Shimla?

Channa Madra, Chicken Anardana, Sepu badi Madra, Auriya Kadoo, and Patore.


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