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Chandigarh to Shimla Tour Package - Famous Paradise of Himachal Pradesh
Chandigarh to Shimla Tour Package: Overview
Chandigarh to Shimla tour package takes you to the beautiful tourist destinations in North India like Chandigarh, Shimla, Kufri and Fagu. By opting for Chandigarh to Shimla tour package, you and your loved one can explore the best of Himachal Pradesh’s incredible hillside destinations. These destinations are renowned for their scenic spots, cool climate, picturesque views, exquisite monuments, rich culture and religious sites.
These destinations also serve as an ideal place for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and adventure enthusiasts. One can take part in numerous adventure activities like skiing, river rafting, paragliding, snow biking, to name a few.
So quench your thirst for an exquisite holiday by booking our Chandigarh to Shimla tour package and enjoy a comfortable stay with soul fulfilling experience.
Suitable For: Nature lovers, Snow lovers, Mountaineers, History buffs, Couples, Families, Leisure Lovers and Photographers
What is Unique in Chandigarh to Shimla Tour Package and why
Shimla Kufri Tour Package is unique blend package in which we offer the entire famous excursion and guide all possible activities which held in Shimla Kufri as well as we take you towards famous Tara Devi Temple. In this Package we add providing good accommodation in well ranked hotel and arrange good tour guide for you.
Chandigarh to Shimla Tour Package: Highlights
Experience the nightlife of Chandigarh
Visit the very famous Mughal garden in Chandigarh, Pinjore Garden
A walk down the Mall Road of Shimla to shop for intricate Himachali handicrafts
Enjoy the scenic Chadwick Falls
Spot rare Himalayan species at The Himalayan Aviary
Visit Green Valley, the beautiful natural dale near Kufri
Witness snow-capped landscapes and the picturesque views from Kufri
Enjoy tranquil and scenic walk at Fag
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05 Nights stay at twin sharing Basis
Breakfast and Dinner
01 Full Day sightseeing of Shimla
02 Full Day sightseeing of Shimla with Kufri
Private Vehicle for Pick up drop and local sightseeing
Parking, Toll tax and driver hault
Personal expenses of any kind
Lunch and evening snacks
Charges for entertainment activities
Entry tickets for various sightseeing places
GST as applicable?
Day 1: Arrive at Chandigarh and Enjoy Local Sightseeing
Welcomes to Chandigarh, the first destination of your Chandigarh to Shimla tour package. On arriving at the airport, head straight to the accommodation. Check-in at the hotel and spend the day at leisure.
You can appease your taste buds by having some rajma chawal and chole kulcha at one of the famous restaurants in Chandigarh. You can also enjoy shopping at Sector 17 which has all top of the line stores and awesome boutiques.
If you are a party freak and want to enjoy the nightlife, you may head to Sector 17, which is a popular and happening place in Chandigarh.
Later head back to the hotel for overnight stay.
- Budget: Tikkar Tal – Haryana Tourism, Pallavi West Convention Center, Red Fox Hotel
- Luxury: Taj Chandigarh, Lemon Tree Hotel
Suggested Restaurants: Virgin Courtyard, Pal Dhaba Chandigarh, Swagath Restaurant And Bar
Day 2: Explore Chandigarh
Post breakfast, head out to explore the major attractions in Chandigarh. On day 2 of your Chandigarh to Shimla tour package, you will visit Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake and Rose Garden.
Begin the day by visiting the Asia’s largest botanical garden, Rose Garden. This colourful garden showcases around 1,600 species of flora and around 50,000 rose bushes under one roof.
Next visit the popular sightseeing place in Chandigarh, Rock Garden. It is a beautiful garden designed as an open-air exhibition hall by Nek Chand, a former Road Inspector in Chandigarh. It is an epitome of innovation and creativity. It features arts and sculptures completely made out of industrial and urban waste.
Later in the evening, visit the Sukhna Lake that is set in the foothills of Shivalik ranges. It is a popular picnic spot in Chandigarh. Here you can take part in an array of water sports activities like yachting, boating and water skiing. It is an ideal place to sit and relax by the lakeside enjoying the cool and fresh breeze and gazing at the Buddha Garden.
Head to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Chandigarh to Shimla
In the morning check out from the hotel after having a good breakfast and leave for the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Shimla. Chandigarh to Shimla is 113 km. and takes around 4.5 hours to reach. En route, you will get a chance to visit a very interesting place in Chandigarh i.e. Pinjore Garden.
Pinjore Garden is located on the Ambala - Shimla highway, just 22 km. away from Chandigarh. It is a huge garden sprawling over 100 acres of area. The garden is beautifully decorated with cypress, palm trees and water fountains making it look absolutely stunning. You can also check out the zoo and palace housed in the garden.
Continue your drive to Shimla, the most beautiful hill station in Asia. On reaching the hotel in Shimla, complete your check-in formalities and take some rest.
Later in the evening, visit Mall road to explore the famous shopping market of Shimla. Here you will find wooden artefacts and woollens. Apart from colourful shops, there are a lot of cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques across the Ridge near Mall road. The Ridge is a popular attraction in Shimla. It has everything from shopping to sightseeing.
Later head to the hotel for mouth-watering dinner. Relax and prepare for an overnight stay at the hotel.
- Budget: C K International, Quality Inn Himdev, Shimla Havens Resort
- Luxury: The Oberoi Cecil, Raddison Jass
Suggested Restaurants: Cafe Valley Vue, The Restaurant at the Oberoi Wildflower Hall
Day 4: Explore Shimla
In the morning have a heavy breakfast and leave for Shimla sightseeing.
Shimla is encircled with stunning and mesmerising waterfalls and one of them is Chadwick Falls. It is an ideal place to catch the sunrise. The waterfall is perched at a height of 1500 meters and is surrounded by mist-covered hills and lush forest. There are many religious sites around the falls which you can visit while you are here.
Later head to The Himalayan Aviary. It is an ideal place for nature and wildlife lovers in Shimla. Here you can spot a rare variety of Himalayan birds along with abundant flora and fauna.
Later visit the second oldest Roman Catholic shrine in North India, the Christ Church. Watch out the exquisite interiors and Neo-Gothic style of architecture of the Church.
If you have a religious inclination, a visit to the Jakhu temple in Jakhu hills is a must on your Shimla tour. The temple is located 2,500 meters atop the hill and is surrounded by gorgeous deodar trees. On reaching, you will be stunned to see the giant 108-feet tall Hanuman statue.
Later in the evening, return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Day Excursion to Kufri and Fagu
After scrumptious breakfast, prepare for the day ahead. This day of your Chandigarh to Shimla tour package is dedicated to exploring Kufri and Fagu, the popular hill stations around Shimla. Kufri is 16 km. away from Shimla while Fagu is further 6 km. ahead of Kufri.
While on the way to Kufri, stop over at Green Valley, which is a beautiful natural dale in Himachal Pradesh. It offers stunning views of sky-scraping mountains, luxuriant hills and dense deodar and pine forests. Do not forget to click pictures at this amazing spot.
Next proceed to Kufri, a popular sightseeing place around Shimla. It boasts of snow-capped landscapes and the picturesque views of the surrounding areas. There are also various adrenaline-pumping adventure activities in Kufri like tobogganing, skiing, horse riding, yak riding, etc. You can also visit Kufri Fun World for more entertainment activities.
After exploring Kufri, head to Fagu. The place is famous for its swaying and lush green endless field. Begin your sightseeing in Fagu by first visiting Katir, where you can enjoy nature walk amidst relaxing surroundings. Also, check out the colourful apple orchards and potato fields here.
Another popular place to visit in Fagu is Banthia Devta Temple. The temple holds great religious significance for locals. Marvell the wooden carvings as well as local craftsmanship at the temple. If time permits, you can also shop for souvenirs for friends and family as a memento of the trip.
Later drive back to Shimla and enjoy dinner with the comfortable overnight stay.
Day 6: Departure from Shimla to Chandigarh
Post breakfast, check out and proceed to the Chandigarh airport for your flight back home.
How to Reach Shimla from Chandigarh
By Flight: 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. Alternatively better option is to reach Chandigarh Airport at a distance of 120 Kms away, from Chandigarh , you can board Holiday Travel Taxi to reach Shimla in approx 2.5-3 hours.
By Toy Train from Kalka: From Kalka, the Narrow-Gauge Kalka-Shimla Unesco - Heritage Toy Train connects to Shimla. The total distance covered is 96 kms from Kalka to Shimla with 107 Tunnels & 864 Bridges. The Shimla toy train starts Journey at 656 meters (2,152 ft) above sea level in Kalka and reaches Shimla at an altitude of 2,076 meters.
The route offers a panoramic feast of the picturesque Himalayas from the Shivalik foot hills at Kalka to several important points such as Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Barog, Salogra, Summerhill and Shimla. The Railway has 919 curves, the sharpest being 48 degrees. The journey takes about five-and-a-half hours to reach Shimla.
By Train: Indian Railways connects up-to Kalka ( about 100kms from shimla) By broad-gauge line. The Kalka station is connected to most major cities in India, including Delhi and Calcutta.
Best time to visit for Himachal Holiday
Best time to visit Shimla in March to June, this is a popular tourist season in Shimla as the weather is quite pleasant and perfect for outdoor activities. The temperature is comfortable and usually varies between 15 degree C and 30 degree C. If you are into adventure sports then this is the ideal time to try paragliding, trekking, camping and rafting.
Himachal Pradesh food
Kaale Channe ka Khatta is a traditional Pahari Dish which is sour in taste and is usually served with rice. This dish is usually served with Madra. Now you know what not to miss when in the region of Himachal Pradesh.
Famous Temple in Shimla
Tara Devi Temple
Tara Devi Temple is located on the top of a hill in Shimla and is a very famous tourist destination of the place. The Tara Devi temple is situated at about 11 kilometers from Shimla and can be seen while travelling on the Kalka Shimla National Highway. You can see the backdrop of the lofty Himalayas when you visit the Tara Devi temple. The clean and fresh air works wonders on you helping you to relax from the day to day worries in life.
Kali Bari Temple: Kali Bari Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Shyamala, from which the hill station-and capital of Himachal Pradesh. The present temple was built by the British in 1845; however the original shrine was created by Bengali devotees. Kali Bari Temple is very popular among Hindu pilgrims. The temple remains jam packed during Navaratras and Pooja holidays.
Jakhoo Temple: This temple of Lord Hanuman, the most faithful aide to Lord Rama is located in the thick forests of Jakhu hills. The devotees need to cover a steep hill trek of around 2 kms to reach the temple which is 2.5 km from the Ridge and offers beautiful views of the Shivalik Mountains and the nearby town of Sanjauli. It is the highest peak in Shimla and gives shelter to countless playful monkeys which can be found waiting to be fed by visitors
Shimla Historical Place
Shimla is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfolded. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination. Shimla is filled with numerous imposing buildings and structures that are not only historically important but also happen to be the top tourist attractions in Shimla visited by tourist. There are some Historical places are given to provide your more Knowledge
Rashtrapati Niwas: The Rashtrapati Niwas, also known as Viceregal Lodge, is located on the Observatory Hills of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. It was formerly the residence of the British Viceroy of India. There is a museum located inside the institution that houses the photographs and the texts from the era of the British colonial rule. One of the famous alumni of this institute is Burmese Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi who stayed here as a research fellow for about two years from 1987-1989
Kali Bari Temple: The famous Kalibari Temple of Shimla is a popular tourist destination, and is dedicated to Goddess Kali, who is also known as Shyamala. The famous Kalibari Temple of Shimla is a popular tourist attraction and is situated at a very strategic location. The temple was built in the year 1845 and is dedicated to Goddess Kali who is also known as Shyamala. It is from the name of Goddess Shyamala that Shimla derives its name.
Shimla Heritage Museum: The State Museum Shimla is housed in an old Victorian mansion carefully altered to adapt it to the museum. There are many colonial structures and heritage sites in Shimla that are of great historical importance. The museum also has a doll gallery which has several bride and groom dolls among many others which are admired by all visitors. Some archeological artifacts are also found here which include stone images from the 8th century.
Jubbal Palace: Jubbal Palace is among the most prominent places to see in Jubbal. The Palace situated at an altitude of 7000 ft above sea level is one of the popular heritage sites in Himachal state. The Jubbal Palace is colored in cream hue and is admired with sloping roofs and red chimneys. The lower portion of the Palace known as Rana's abode consists of sandstone and is noteworthy for the vast stacks of deodar timber used in its structure. The modern wing of the Palace has an Indo-European design and feel with convoluted wooden ceilings and the works. The main entrance to the Palace is through a massive wooden door about 18 ft high and 7 ft wide. It is covered with copper and studded with coins.
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex: Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex is a significant tourist hot spot. Opened on the 30th of May in 1887, this historic cultural centre was designed by Henry Irwin. The building's exquisite Gothic style of architecture is a true manifestation of Victorian artistry. This heritage building is now venue to numerous performing arts and cultural programmes in the city along with artistic and historical displays.
Traditional food of Shimla
Tourists look around to find where to find Delicious Himachali Food, They can see only Punjabi Food Joints, Italian Jolints, Bakeries, Chinese Food Stalls, Not no-where Himachali Dishes. authetic and traditional Himachali food like khoru, patore, babroo, chaa ghosht, murgh anardana, Dham , Simply head towards any of Oberoi Group of Hotels ( Wild Flower Hall, Clarks, or cecil) and enjoy the long forgotten traditional Himachali recipes.
Restaurants/ cafes in shimla
Shimla is so much more than the bustling, snow-capped capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is prefers by most of the traveler as a holiday paradise. Shimla has a range of restaurants which serve different cuisines like North Indian, South Indian, Chinese and Continental etc
Cafe Sol: Cafe Sol is located on the roof of Hotel Combermere on the Mall road. It's a perfect place for people who love exploring new places.
Cecil Restaurant: The wood-paneling decor with Chandeliers adds an old world charm to the entire ambience. The menu has a long variety of Indian food as well as Thai curries. A bit high on the bill side, but is a place worth the experience.
Ashiana & Goofa: The twin-restaurants have a very cozy and calm ambiance surrounded by the stunning views of the adjoining areas over great food and delightful drinks. Ashiana is in the basement and has prices 25% lower than Goofa's, serving same food from the same kitchen
People/Lifestyle of Shimla
The people of Shimla are among the warmest and friendliest people of India. They believe in simple living and are content with whatever they have got in life. The locals here are known as the Pahari Peoples. However in modern times, the people living in Shimla are known as Shimlaites. The Shimlaites make their living through agriculture and livestock. The women here wear Salwar, Kameez, Kurta or the long knee length gown known as Juan Chadiyan which reflects their culture.
Himachal Pradesh is one of the untouched, pristine and one of the most popular states in India has a diverse clothing styles. One’s clothes always reflect one’s traditions, culture, environment in which one is living and many other factors. There are many differences in the clothes worn by different tribal groups.