A blissful staycation with a memorable holiday experience far away from the maddening crowd of city life is something we all crave and this is exactly what Shimla – the Queen of Hill Stations promises to offer to all its visitors, whether you’re a nature buff, an adventure seeker, a leisure monger, or a wanderer.
Perched at a height of 2200 meters above sea level, Shimla is a popular tourist destination in India that presents a perfect blend of old-world charm with modernization and has a pleasant environment to delight tourists of all age groups.
The unparalleled charm and serene setting encourage holidaymakers from different corners of the world to visit this hill station at least once and the picture-perfect backdrop with breathtaking views makes you fall in love with its mind-blowing beauty every time. It serves as a lovely paradise for honeymooners looking for much-needed privacy after their wedding and is also a go-to spot for families with children.
Take a stroll around the Ridge to admire the snow-capped mountain ranges. Also known as the heart of Shimla, the Ridge is a perfect spot for locals and tourists to hang out with their loved ones in the evening and create some memories for a lifetime. A short distance away is Mall Road, which is the most happening and loved street among tourists of all kinds. Heaven for shopaholics, Mall Road offers plenty of shopping opportunities to all who are interested in purchasing outstanding stuff at reasonable prices.
Jakhoo Hill is another destination that one shouldn’t miss at any cost on their Shimla tour. It’s the highest point in the region that is famous for its Jakhoo Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The other popular religious sites that draw the attention of thousands of devotees every year are Kali Bari Temple, Kamna Devi Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Shoolini Temple, and Tara Devi Temple.
For history buffs, Shimla has Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Himachal State Museum. Then there is a Johnnie’s Wax Museum that gives you the same experience you get at Madame Tussauds Museum in London. You can also pay heed to Viceregal Lodge, which is also referred to as the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, to admire its mesmerizing architecture that spreads across an area of 110 acres of land.
Do not forget to head towards places like Kufri, Chail, Shogi, and Solan if you’re interested in trying your hand at a diverse range of adrenaline-fueled activities. Out of all, the most popular outdoor sports that quench the thirst of all kinds of adventure enthusiasts are trekking, skiing, camping, paragliding, and horse riding.
Green Valley, Summer Hill, Shailey Peak, Scandal Point, Chadwick Falls, Shimla Glen, and Reserve Forest Sanctuary are a few of the other famous sites that deserve your presence on your Shimla tour. In addition to all the above-mentioned places, one can also plan to explore Christ Church, Dorje Drak Monastery, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park, Ice Skating Rink, and Indira Tourist Park to enjoy their getaway to this hill station to the fullest.
To reach Shimla, there are 3 modes of transportation available, and these are named airways, railways, and roadways. Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest domestic airport and it is approximately 16 km away from the center of this hill station. From the airport, look for a prepaid or postpaid taxi from the list of top car rental companies in Shimla to get to your desired destination in your utmost comfort.
Another way is to catch a train to Kalka Shimla Railway Station, which receives frequent train services from the metro cities of India on an everyday basis. Once you deboard your train, you can opt to sit in Kalka Shimla Toy Train to experience a magical train journey until it reaches Shimla Railway Station. Although it’s a time-consuming journey, the overall experience you’ll get here is something you’ll not forget in your entire lifetime. For your convenience, the HRTC department also runs various public and private-owned buses to and from Shimla at pocket-friendly prices. So, if this suits you the most, you can go ahead with it. The choice is completely yours!
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