How much time should you spend in Shimla?

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If you are planning a trip to Shimla, we recommend you to spend 2-3 days for maximum enjoyment. Below is an itinerary crafted for you to make the most of your stay in Shimla. Plan your stay in advance and experience the offerings of this beautiful hill station for a memorable trip.

DAY 1:

  • Toy Train Ride

If you are visiting Shimla for its beauty, then the toy train ride should definitely be in your bucket list. The journey is an absolute delight on this world heritage site providing a picturesque view and the mountains and valleys. The 5.5 hours journey is a day affair you should devote.

DAY 2:

  • Jakhu Temple

Jhaku temple is a prime tourist spot situated on the Jhaku hill, which is the highest hill point in Shimla. It is dedicated to the ancient Hindu deity Hanuman. Not only will you get to visit the colorfully engraved statue and temple, but you also witness a magnificent view from the hilltop. One can easily access the temple with a 5-minute Gandola ride through the popular Jhakuropeway. It is definitely one adventure ride that you shouldn’t miss on your trip.

  • The Ridge

The Ridge lies in the heart of Shimla and is a hub for cultural activities and events. It is adorned with ancient architecture and connects several tourist spots. It leads to the famous Lakkar Bazaar and also en route to scandal point.

  • Mall Road

Mall Road is a hub for shopping and eating joints. It has major hotels and recreational centers. It will be especially pleasing to visit Mall Road in the evenings.


DAY 3:

  • Kufri

Kufri is a tiny hill station near Shimla famous for activities like skiing, trekking, etc.  The panoramic views of the snow-capped hills and lush green valley attract adventure seekers to this hill station. Travelers can also experience horse riding, go-karting, and hiking for a fun-filled trip.


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