Situated at a height of 2200m, Shimla is the capital and the largest city of Himachal Pradesh in India. Set amidst beautiful hills and mystical woods, Shimla has been a very popular hill-station among Indian families and honeymooners since the last 50 years.
The weather is pleasant for most of the months with tourists flocking especially during the summer months. The winters are cold with some days of snow from mid-December till February end. Tourists flock to the centrally located Mall Road and the Ridge, a walking-only area which is lined up with multiple shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Shimla is often covered with nearby towns of Kufri, a hill-station almost always covered by snow and Chail, famous for a huge palace and the highest cricket ground in the world. Tourists also visit the famous Jakhu Temple and engage in sightseeing at various viewpoints during their trip to Shimla
Shimla is well connected with many cities and is just 4 hours from the nearby city of Chandigarh. The city has an airport as well however there aren’t many daily flights from here. The railway station connects Shimla with the plans and is famous for the Kalka-Shimla train route, a UNESCO listed World Heritage site.
- Day 1 Arrive Chandigarh – Onwards to Shimla (110 Kms)
On arrival at Chandigarh airport meet our representative and travel by road to Shimla, the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snow-capped Shivalik Mountains which offers some of the most stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. Arrive & check into a hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay in Shimla.
- Day 2 Shimla Excursion
After breakfast enjoys the local sightseeing of Shimla. Visit “Vice Regal Lodge” of Shimla which is a heritage building, situated on the Observatory Hill of Shimla. The building now serves as the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS). “Christ Church” Shimla built-in 1857 in the neo-Gothic style. And also visit Gaiety Theatre, Scandal Point and famous Sankat Mochan Temple. The evening is free to explore the famous “The Mall”. Overnight stay in Shimla.
- Day 3 Shimla - Kufri - Shimla
After breakfast drive full day - Kufri sightseeing. Kufri is famous for its Himalayan National Park. Himalayan National Park at Kufri has several animals of the area including bears and musk deer. Horses and yaks are there for rides. Evening return back to Shimla. Overnight stay in Shimla.
- Day 4 Shimla to Chandigarh Drop
Morning, after breakfast transfer to Chandigarh airport to catch the flight to onward journey. (Tour Services Ends)