Overview Shimla

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh.It is a beautiful city which offers wonderful holiday experience full of romance, peace and adventures.Shimla is also known as Queen of Hills because of climate and temperature. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. The colonial architecture and churches, the temples and the natural environment of the city attracts tourists. Shimla has a number of places to visit. Local hangouts like the Mall and the Ridge are in the heart of the city. Most of the heritage buildings in the city are preserved in their original 'Tudorbethan' architecture.

Places to visit Shimla


  • Kufri
  • Mall Road
  • Toy Train to Kalka
  • Jakhoo Hill
  • Tara Devi Temple
  • The Ridge
  • Shimla State Museum
  • Chadwick Falls
  • Himalayan Bird Park
  • Tattapani
  • Chail

Best time to visit

Best TimeMonth-by-month

Oct-Feb - Winter and Snow Lovers

March-June - Pleasant Wheather (10-25°C)

How to reach

Travel Mode by Bus, Train, Car, Flight

By Air : Nearest airport is Jubarhati, which is about 23 kilometres from the town. There are regular flights from Jubbarhatti to Chandigarh and Delhi.

By Train : The small railway station in Shimla is just 1 kilometre away from the centre of the town and is connected to Kalka by a narrow gauge rail track. Kalka station is well connected from Delhi and Chandigarh.

By Bus : There is regular Bus Service from Chandigarh and Delhi for Shimla.

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