Shimla

Shimla

Shimla

Shimla is an all-year-round destination with each season offering something unique. While the lush green valley makes it a popular summer holiday destination, the white sheet of snow makes it a white wonderland hidden amidst the deep Himalayan mountains. Popularly known as “Queen of Hills”, Shimla is one of the most popular and most visited hill stations in India. A blend of colonial structure and scenic mountains is what makes Shimla a preferred holiday destination in India. 

 

If you plan to visit Shimla, Mall Road, Jhakhu temple, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Christ Church, and the Ridge Shimla are some of the top places to visit in Shimla. 

 

While the quaint hill town is a nature enthusiast's delight, it’s also a paradise for adventure seekers. 50 km from Shimla, you can find a true adrenaline hotspot at Tattapani Point, where thousands of adventure seekers go every for a mesmerising white water rafting experience. 

 

Those travelling to Shimla on a romantic holiday would certainly find this cosy little place on earth, a heavenly delight. Hidden amidst vast Himalayan mountains with nothing but nature in its truest form, this cosy hill station is everything you would expect out of your honeymoon destination. 

 

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Best Time To Visit Shimla

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Best time to visit Shimla

The short answer is -- every season is the best time to visit Shimla. If you are planning a summer holiday in mountains, Shimla can be your pick. If you wish to experience a white winter, you can visit Shimla during winters and not many would suggest you, but Shimla is in its full glory during monsoon season with clouds literally going past your feet. However, if you wish to truly enjoy Shimla, winter is the best time to visit Shimla. 


 

Summer Season in Himachal Pradesh: Summer season in Shimla starts around April and lasts till June. The temperature during the summer season ranges between 15-27-degree celsius. 

 

Monsoon Season in Himachal Pradesh: The monsoon season in Shimla starts around July and lasts till late September. Shimla gets a good amount of rainfall 

 

Winter Season in Himachal Pradesh: One of the best times to visit Himachal Pradesh if you love white winters, Winter season opens up the state to new adventures and pristine beauty. The winter season starts around November and lasts till March. There are places where the temperature drops as low as -8 degrees celsius. Places like Shimla, Dalhousie and Narkanda receive snowfall, much to the delight of tourists. However, you can go skiing in Kufri and Narkanda. 

 

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How to reach Shimla

Shimla is well connected through rail, road and air travel. However, the best way to reach Shimla is via rails -- the famous Shimla Kalka Toy train. You can take the toy train from Kalka and reach Shimla and while you do that, you would be introduced to some of the most awe-inspiring mountains in the region. 
 

By air: Shimla has its own airport --Jubbarhatti airport. However, it doesn’t cater to flights from every part of India, you can catch a flight from Delhi to Shimla. The other closest airport would be in Chandigarh and you can take a bus or cab from Chandigarh to reach Shimla. 

 

By train: Shimla also has a narrow-gauge railway line that connects Shimla to Kalka. You can board the toy train from Kalka station to reach Shimla. 

 

By road: Shimla is well connected by roads and you can take Himachal Pradesh Road Transport buses from various neighbouring cities including Delhi, Chandigarh and Jaipur. 

 

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Places to visit in Shimla

Himachal Pradesh is an amalgamation of pristine beauty and surreal mountains. While you awe the snow-capped peaks, the state is home to some of the best hill stations in India. Nestled amidst the Himalayan peaks lie beautiful towns and cities, trekking trails, hidden secrets and national parks that are home to rare animals and plants. 

 

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Things to do in Shimla

While trekking and hiking are some of the most common things to do in Himachal Pradesh, there are plenty of things to do in Himachal Pradesh. The state has something for everyone, ranging from nature walks, adventure sports to pilgrim destinations.

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Essential Information about Shimla

If you wish to enjoy your journey to Shimla, we suggest you take the famous ‘Toy Train” from Kalka Junction. You can catch early morning trains from Kalka which will take you to Shimla. 

 

Mall Roads houses the famous Lakkad Bazar where you can buy some of the best wooden items in the country. 

 

Although, not on every travel blog, the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies is an underrated gem of Shimla and everybody who visits Shimla should definitely explore this institute.

 

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