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Tourist Destinations in Shimla

Shimla the capital of Himachal Pradesh, was once the favorite spot for British to enjoy summer in India. The Town gained its popularity because of its natural beauty. From Snow Capped Mountains, Apple orchards, crystal clear blue lakes, and waterfall Shimla can make anyone’s vacation memorable. It is the ultimate spot for relaxation and enjoys serene beauty of nature. For Bird lovers, this place can be a heaven. You can enjoy a morning walk on the winding hills, go for hiking and watch birds in the nearest deodar forest or enjoy a full day picnic with family in Glen. Glen is 5km from Shimla and offers a picnic spot for families. It is because of its beautify Shimla is called the queen of hills.

Best Tourist Destinations in Shimla:

Slowly people are getting more interested in explored northern part of Himachal Pradesh, a place called Kinnaur and Spiti.

Best Time to Visit Shimla:

The Rush season for Shimla is from May till end of June. If you are fine with winter you can visit Shimla in the month of Nov and December. The place gets covered with Snow from December Onward. It is in this period of time one can enjoy skiing in the mountains .But unfortunately some of the roads get closed due to heavy snowfall

You can visit the Himachal State Museum, if you are interested in Paintings, Pahari costumes, Sculpture and Henceforth. For shoppers, you can head straight to the Mall road. It’s the place for buying trendy woolen Items. Try out the Kinnauri Muffler and fashionable scarves they offer, but do remember to bargain. Don’t forget to buy apple and Plum Wine. It costs 200 a bottle.

From Shimla you can visit Taptapani which 12 km away. It is a Hotspring area where taking a dip can cure diseases. There are various small temples which you can explore the place by walk or hiring cycle.

Hotels in Shimla:

Shimla has wide ranges of accommodation. From hotel, resort to Dormitory you can get anything here. Dormitory’s here are well maintained with basic amenities and can be comfortable for bachelors to save up some bucks. If you are looking for luxurious trip, you can opt for pricy five star hotels in Shimla. Most of the hotels and resorts offer in-house restaurant but if you plan to go out then you can try out dome local delicacies. Eateries on the Mall road offer Multi Cusine food.

Shimla also offer Toy train ride. It is also known as chook. From Kalka one can take chook and enjoy the scenic beauty of Shimla. Shimla was summer retreat for British and therefore its railways station is pretty old.

Toy Train from Kalka to Shimla:

  1. The Shivalik Deluxe Express – It accommodates 120 passenger and the journey time is  5 hrs. The ticket cost around Rs 340 with complimentary meal.
  2. The Shivalik Palace (Tourist Coach) Accommodate a part of 6 person. It is equipped with on board kitchen, furniture, bed. The tarrif for UP is 4790 Rs and down cost 3495. The trip includes free meal, luxurious retiring rooms in Shimla for a Day.
  3. The Shivalik Queen Tourist Coach. –This train has been recently started. It is a very luxurious   coach with ultra modern facilities, wall to wall carpet fancy lighting chrome plated luggage rack and many more.

All these trains pass through 102 tunnels providing passangers lush green scenic beauty.