Shimla is a worth place to visit and there are many things to see here such as Jakhoo temple and Jakhu Ropeway. It is not only the place to visit by the nature lovers but also people with interest in God’s love and history will be pleased after a trip.
We are guiding you how to plan a tour to Shimla. Shimla remains open for tourism entire year and displays different colors in each season. The Shimla a desired place for thousands of people for a family vacation. From adventure seekers to honeymooners to, the city serves, this is a charming place.
The enchanting beauty has attracted many filmmakers and cinematographers. It has good connectivity with road. The famous market is ideal for shopping around. Another good reason is the wider choices of accommodation. No matter what the budget is, you can easily find a place to stay in Shimla.
Best time to Visit Shimla
The months from March to June are the best time to visit Shimla. The temperature at this time is between 10°C and 28°C. At this time the weather is neither too cold nor warm. If you are planning for a winter trip, thenJanuary and February is the best time to visit here. Temperature can dip as low as −4 °C, hence carry plenty of woollens and warm clothes. If you want to visit the lush green valleys; flowers blossoming then months of July, August and September are best to visit Shimla.
How to Reach Shimla
Shimla is connected and can be reached by road, air or train. Jubarhati is about 23 kms from the town and is the nearest airport. There regular flights go from Jubarhatti to Chandigarh and Delhi.
The funny and better way to get here is by Train. A famous toy train travels between Kalka and Shimla. You can reach Kalka from Delhi or Chandigarh and then take the Toy Train. The entire journey is covered on a narrow gauge covering a distance of 96 kms in 7 hours.
If you want to reach here by Bus, then there are regular buses. Manaliis at 260 kilometers, Chandigarh is at a distance of 117 kms from Shimla, and Delhi at 343 kilometers.
Also, the perfect way to travel is by your own vehicle; either by a bile or a Car. From Delhi, you will travel on NH1 to reach Ambala. After Ambala and before Chandigarh, take the diversion to NH22 and continue towards Shimla via Kandaghat.
Where to stay in Shimla
Shimla is the most visited hill stations hence there is no problem of finding a place to stay here. Hotels are available in every range, i.e. from luxury 5 star resorts to budgeted guest houses. You can find a room for Rs. 500 – Rs. 700 per night.There is no need to book in advance. If you are on a budget and not sure about the hotel, the best way is to reach Shimla, find a hotel and negotiate as per your budget.
What to See in Shimla
Mall Road: It is themain shopping street. It is the centre of all activity here. There are many restaurants, Cafes, and social hangouts on Mall Road.
Christ Church: It is the second oldest church in North India and situated on The Ridge.
JakhuHill: The highest peak in Shimla, at a height of 8,000 feet providea magnificent view of the valley around. You can also visit Jakhoo Temple, and enjoy the scenic beauty from Jakhu Ropeway.
Statue of Lord Hanuman at Jakhu Hill: This is a 108 feet tall statue that stands at a height of 8,500 feet above sea level.