Imagine waking up at a place that looks no less than heaven on earth with an abundance of natural bounties all around the region. Imagine surrounding yourself with mesmerizing landscapes, snow-capped peaks, dense forests, and rolling valleys every time you go out on a sightseeing tour.
Imagine treating your eyes with jaw-dropping views complemented by picture-perfect scenery at the backdrop. Imagine exploring the unseen wonders covered in a thick white sheet of snow in the winter season. Doesn’t all this create a picture of an ideal hill retreat you need to take a break from the everyday chores of daily life? If yes, then what’s the one tourist destination that comes to your mind hearing all this? We would suggest you plan a getaway to Shimla – the Queen of Hill Stations!
Lying over 2000 meters above sea level, Shimla is a pristine hill station in India that exhibits serenity in its best form and has a pleasant atmosphere all around the year, making it apt for tourists to enjoy a blissful escapade far away from the sunny heat of their city. It’s a lovely paradise for all those who are looking to be in the lap of Mother Nature for a day or two and is indeed a great spot for a weekend getaway.
The unparalleled calmness of the Green Valley, the beautiful Chadwick Falls, and the enchanting Summer Hill are sure to leave you spellbound every time you take a tour of these popular tourist attractions on your Shimla tour. For sightseeing lovers, this beautiful hill station also boasts Scandal Point, Shailey Peak, and Shimla Glen where you can attain peace of mind in utmost tranquility.
Enjoy a short drive of 15 km from Shimla to Reserve Forest Sanctuary to see a diverse range of flora and fauna. Sprawling over 951 hectares of area, the Reserve Forest Sanctuary, encompassed by Badrinath, Deo Tibba, Rakha Dar, and Pir Panjal Mountain ranges, presents a delightful treat to holidaymakers of all ages. As a wildlife enthusiast, you can also head towards Indira Tourist Park to spot animals in a zoo located within the premises of this unspoiled site.
Your trip to Shimla won’t be complete if you didn’t take some time out for the nearby hilly areas like Kufri, Chail, Solan, and Shogi. Not only do these places are known for their magical charm and surreal setting but are also famous for carrying out plenty of adventurous activities such as trekking, camping, nature walks, horse riding, skiing, tobogganing, yak riding, and many more.
Do not forget to stroll around the Viceregal Lodge in Shimla. Also referred to as the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, the Viceregal Lodge invites you to step back in time to the British era. Then there is the Himachal State Museum and Annadale Army Heritage Museum for all who are interested in learning more about the history. You can also pay heed to Johnnie’s Wax Museum to click pictures with the statues of renowned personalities like James Bond, Harry Potter, Steve Jobs, Michael Jackson, Salman Khan, Justin Bieber, and more.
Try to spare some time out for shopping when you’re roaming around the popular sightseeing places in Shimla. Heaven for shopaholics, this hill station never disappoints people interested in buying outstanding stuff at reasonable prices. From woolen items to wooden handicrafts, artifacts, kitchenware products, home décor items, Tibetan carpets, jewelry, etc., one can find everything under one roof. The Mall Road, the Ridge, Lakkar Bazar, and Tibetan Market are a few of the shopping places that draw a huge crowd of visitors every day.
Other points of interest that are worth exploring in Shimla are Christ Church, Dorje Drak Monastery, Jakhoo Temple, Ice Skating Rink, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Kali Devi Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park, Jubbal Palace, Kuthar Fort, and Mashobra Apple Orchards. If interested and have time, you can also plan to extend your getaway to 3-days or more to seek blessings at various temples that this place boasts. These include Laxminarayan Temple, Kamna Devi Temple, Shoolini Temple, and Tara Devi Temple.
Please note that Shimla can be easily accessed by both locals and tourists via road from the various metro cities of India. So, if you like road traveling, you can either catch a bus owned by the HRTC department or choose to self-drive in your vehicle all the way. The choice is yours!
However, if you have a shortage of time, you can simply fly to Jubbarhatti Airport, which is the nearest domestic airport to Shimla. For international travelers, the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is considered the best available option as it receives flights from almost all parts of the world. After deboarding your flight there, look for a cab from the list of top car rental companies in Shimla for hassle-free commutation.
Choose from our all-inclusive Shimla tour packages to have the best time of your life on your trip to Shimla. We at Shimla Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA, offer a diverse range of Shimla holiday packages to meet the diverse needs of our diverse clientele. Our team of travel experts helps you select a package along with curating an itinerary that suits your getaway duration. With us, you can also leverage the benefits of various travel deals to enjoy your trip at pocket-friendly prices. For more information on our travel packages and ongoing deals, please fill out the Contact Us form.