How to Reach Shimla
Jabarhatti, which is about 23 kilometers from the town, is the nearest
airport. There are regular flights going from Jabarhatti to Chandigarh
and Delhi. You can easily get a taxi from the airport to get to Shimla or
you can ask your hotel to arrange for an airport transfer.
There are several bus services including Himachal Road Transport
Corporation buses as well as private operators connecting Shimla to the
major cities in North India. Chandigarh is at a distance of 117
kilometers, Manali at 260 kilometers and Delhi at 343 kilometers. If you
are going from Delhi, you can take an overnight air conditioned luxury
bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses go in the morning or later at night
- timings can vary from season to season, you can check them online
before making a reservation.
The small railway station in Shimla is just 1 kilometer away from the
centre of the town and is connected to Kalka by a narrow gauge rail
track. The famous toy train of Shimla goes between Kalka and Shimla,
covering a distance of 96 kilometers in about 7 hours. Kalka in turn is
the nearest rail head, which is connected to Chandigarh and Delhi by
regular trains. You can take the Kalka Shatabdi, which goes from New
Delhi Railway Station to Kalka Railway Station via Chandigarh.
If you are driving from Delhi, you will have to take the outer Ring Road
towards GT Karnal Road, then turn right on NH 1. After you reach
Ambala, leave NH 1 and move on to NH 22 towards Kalka. Keep going
on same highway towards Solan and then on to Shimla. The journey
usually takes about 6-7 hours depending on traffic.
Shimla is not only one of the beautiful places of India but of Asia.
Shimla Probably the most popular hill station in northern India. Shimla
is the Capital Town of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla was declared as the
summer capital of British Rule. Temples and the natural enviornment
attract tourists. Main Attractions are Viceroy Lodge, The Christ Church,
The Jakhoo Temple, The Mall Road and The Ridge.
The weather in Shimla is mainly cool during the winter season and fairly
warm in summer season. The normal temperature of Shimla is between
19 0 and 28 0 Cin the summer and between- 1 0 and 10 0 C in the winter
The other Interesting places around Shimla are:-
Naldehra- The most famous attraction of Naldehra hill station is
the 18 - hole golf course, Hours Riding,
Chail and Narkanda
Tourist Attraction Places in Shimla:-
The Mall Road
Wild Flower Hall
Indira Tourist Park