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.