The best attractions and Things to do in Shimla
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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is one of India's most popular hill resorts, buzzing with a happy flow of Indian vacationers and full of echoes of its past role as the summer capital of British India. A jagged line of distant snowy peaks is clearly visible for about half the year. The altitude gives Shimla its diverse climatic conditions. There is no such ideal time to visit Simla, as this pleasant hill station is one of the most preferred destinations in India at any given time. Though Shimla has pleasant climate throughout the year From mid-July to mid-September Shimla is frequently wreathed in cloud, and in winter it often gets a carpeting of snow. .
The Best Time to Visit Shimla
The best time to visit Shimla would be between October to November and from March to May. It is advisable not to visit Shimla during monsoons as the place has a history of having landslides every now and then .Winters are an ideal time for snow lovers and enjoy lot other activities
How to Reach Shimla
Travel By Air
Shimla can be easily reached by air. The place has its own airport at a place called Jubbarhatti, which is located at a distance of 23 kilometres from the main city centre. Flights from New Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu (another hill station) operate on a daily basis. Jagson Airlines is the Charter flight that operates from these places on a regular basis.
Travel By Rail / Train
The nearest railway station that connects Shimla to neighbouring states is at Kalka. This place is located at a distance of 96 kilometres from Shimla. From Kalka, it takes around 6 hours to reach Shimla. The frequency of trains that ply from Kalka to Shimla is pretty good, with at least 4 trains plying to and fro from Shimla. The journey from Delhi to Kalka is an overnight journey and reaches Kalka early morning. There are many tunnels en route with the longest being 1.2 kilometres long!
Travel By Road
Shimla is well connected to neighbouring places like New Delhi and Chandigarh through national highways. The journey from Delhi to Shimla by road takes approximately 8 hours. We also recommend travelling from Chandigarh. The highways are well maintained by the authorities and are a pleasure to drive .
Tourist attractions and Things to do in Shimla
The Mall, Shimla
The mall is a must see when in Shimla, it is more like a market in the British era . One of the highlights of the mall road is its historic confectionery shops and restaurants. It remains open during the day and early night selling everything you can imagine in the hill station. The market is stretched in and around 3 kms, with the top mall road has everything including restaurants, banks, and brand stores. The lower mall has shops for clothing, eateries, woollen etc. A reasonable bargain is common during the shopping. If you are visiting along with your kids/elderly you may rent a stroller since walking could be tiresome. Down from the taxi point there is facility to take escalator to reach the top mall road, since vehicles are not allowed. Even though, it will be a great experience, to wander around the lower and upper mall roads shopping and eating.
The Ridge, Shimla
JAKHOO HILLS, Shimla
ST. MICHAEL'S CATHEDRAL, Shimla
JOHNNIE'S WAX MUSEUM, Shimla
STATE MUSEUM , Shimla
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDY , Shimla
THE GLEN , Shimla
ANNANDALE , Shimla
PROSPECT HILL AND KAMNA DEVI , Shimla
SANKAT MOCHAN, Shimla
TARA DEVI, Shimla