Shimla "The Queen Of Hills", former summer capital of the British in India and present capital of state Himachal Pradesh is blessed with charismatic natural beauty. Holidaytravel provides the facilities to its customers to capture the spirit and beauty of Shimla.
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How to reach shimla
Reach Shimla By Air : The nearest airport to shimla is situated at Jubbarhatti, 22 kms from Shimla has regular flights from Delhi but due to bad weather conditions, flights may be irregular.
Reach Shimla By Rail: Indian Railways connects up-to Kalka ( about 100kms from shimla) By broad-gauge line
Reach Shimla By Road:Shimla is connected by road to Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun, Kalka, and other major north-Indian cities. There are regular air conditioned & normal bus services to Chandigarh, Kullu, Manali, Delhi, Mandi, Pathankot and Ambala.
Shimla goes through a subtropical highland climate that features three major seasons, a fairly warm summer, a cold winter and a short rainy season. During the summer months, from April till early July, the average high stands at mid twenties while the low drops below high teens. From July till October Shimla gets a great level of precipitation as August, the wettest month of the year, receives more than 500mm of rainfall. However, as soon as the winter comes, the level of rainfall reduces dramatically. Winter features cold weather in Shimla. January is the coldest month when temperature drops to 2°C. Moreover, the season gets a little rainfall that can force you change your plan.
Best Places to Eat in Shimla ( Best Restaurants In Shimla)
Cecil Restaurant Shimla
Ranked as No-1 in Shimla for an excellent food & environs. Excellent service. Address :- the Mall Price Range:- Rs400- Rs1000
Recommendation :- Recommended for a formal night out with your girl friend, Option of both An à la carte menu as well as buffets for breakfast and dinner. Bar Available :- Head for Atrium lobby bar for a casual Drink.
Embassy Restaurant Shimla
Address:- the Mall
Price Range Rs80-200
Recommendation :- Recommended if you like a dinner night with your family or girl friend for a cosy dinner with breathtaking views over Shimla, Recommended for dinner especially at night when the shimla city lights are on. Restaurant offers Indian, Chinese and continental, with good biryanis and a tasty chicken curry.
Ashiana Shimla, India Address :- The Ridge
Price Range:- Rs40-170
Recommendation :- Located on Ridge, Ashiana is an elegant restaurant, it serves excellent Indian dishes there are sizzlers, Chinese and a few Thai favourites.
Indian Coffee House Shimla
Price range:- Rs20-35
The Indian Coffee House is like an old boys’ club with its excellent south indian food, strong filter coffee, rustic furniture, courteous uniformed waiters and blackboard menu. ICH is a Good place for breakfast, cheap dosas and coffee.A great gathering place for intelligecia.
Address:- The Mall
pizzas Price range :- Rs60-300
Recommendations :- Needs no introduction, best Place to enjoy Pan crispy pizzas in the snowy environs of shimla with great pizza aroma & cosy dining.
Address:- the Mall
Price range :- Rs15-100
Recommendation :- Located Opposite the Town Hall, Baljee’s is a great place to breakfast on light dishes like omelettes, toast and dosas and off course Indian sweets.
Loveena Restaurant Shimla Address :- The Ridge Lakkar Bazar
Recommendation :- Veryt near to the tourist office, Loveena is a clean restaurant if you want a peaceful bite also a drink in moody saloon bar.
Park Cafe Shimla
Address:- the Ridge Lower Bazaar
Price Range :- Rs30-140
Recommendation :- Located just some steps from the Mall, this laid-back cafe is a great place to enjoy spicy veg snacks such as pizzas and sandwiches, and drinks.
China Town Restaurant Shimla
Address:- Middle Bazar
Recommendation :- A tiny hole-in-the-wall type serving superior Indian-Chinese dishes in a box-like dining room full of mock-Tibetan murals.
Goofa Address:- the Ridge
Price Range :- Rs40-100
Recommendation:- If you want a good meal with a drink, Goofa is a cheaper subterranean restaurant and bar serving Indian and continental dishes.
Ashiana & Goofa Shimla
Run by HPTDC, these linked restaurants serve good food in reasonably classy surroundings at Scandal Point.
Cafe Sol Shimla
Good for: Ambience Cafe Sol Address:- the Mall
Price Range Rs120-400
Recommendation :- Located In the atrium on the roof of Hotel Combermere at Mall, but entered straight off the Mall,Sol serves an interesting blend of Mexican, Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Try the crispy prawn with cornflakes, or filling enchiladas.
Recommendation :- Avoid