Mashobra Holidays with Shimla – Lush Green Region of Himachal Pradesh 4 Nights-5 DaysPackage Code: HTPC001000
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Mashobra Holidays with Shimla – Lush Green Region of Himachal Pradesh
Mashobra Holidays with Shimla: Overview
Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh is probably one of the most beautiful cities in India. Known as the ‘Mini Switzerland’, Shimla is full of impeccable places to visit with fascinating mountains, breath-taking landscapes and picture perfect views.
Mashobra is a beautiful place situated 15 km far from Shimla. It is nestled amidst snow covered peaks and thick cedar forests. Visitors come here to relax in the lap of nature where the richness of flora and fauna is in opulence. This lush green place has a countless variety of wild animals and is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Mashobra also hosts the annual Sipi fair in June which is quite popular and attracts a large number of tourists.
Our Mashobra Shimla Holiday Package covers all the popular attractions in Shimla and nearby places. In this package, we have picked some of the luxury hotels in Shimla to make your stay comfortable and unforgettable. Enjoy your holidays in one of the beautiful cities in North India.
Suitable For: Adventure Lovers, Nature Lovers, Photographers, Families, Youngsters, and Honeymooners
Option 01: 04N/05D Shimla Tour Package with Narkanda Hatu Peak Trek Ex Chandigarh @ INR 12,650/- per person. t&c apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Sightseeing + Trekking Guide + Breakfast and Dinner + Private Vehicle
Hotels Included: 2* Hotel Hari Palace (Shimla), 2* Agyaat Vaas Narkanda (Narkanda)
Option 02: 05N/06D Shimla Naldehra Mashobra Tour Package with Radisson Blue at Mashobra Ex Delhi @ INR 17,250/- per person. t&c apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Sightseeing + Private Vehicle + Breakfast and Dinner + 01 night stay in Radisson Blue Mashobra + Meeting room and banquet hall + Sansha Spa
Hotels Included: 2* Hotel Blossom (Shimla), 2* Chalets Naldehra (Naldehra), 5* Radisson Blue Mashobra (Mashobra)
Option 03: 04N/05D Mashobra Camping Holidays with Tattapani Ex Chandigarh @ INR 18,900/- per person. t&c apply
Package Inclusion: Sightseeing + Private Vehicle + Mashobra Green Camp + Morning & evening tea with cookies + Activities: Rappelling, Jummaring, Flying fox, Treasure hunt, Burma bridge, traversing, Commando bridge, Valley crossing, Jungle trek, Rope balancing, Rock climbing + All Meals
Camps Included: Mashobra Greens (Mashobra)
Option 04: 05N/06D Shimla Mashobra Holiday Trip with Chail Fagu Ex Delhi @ INR 15,000/- per person. t&c apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Sightseeing + Private Vehicle + Breakfast and Dinner
Hotels Included: 2* Hotel Hari Palace (Shimla), 2* Manla Homes Resort (Mashobra), 2 Deventure Hotel (Chai), 2* Snow view resort (Fagu)
Option 05: 08N/09D Shimla Manali Tour Package with Spiti Valley and Kaza Ex Chandigarh @ INR 27,000/- per person. t&c apply
Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Sightseeing + Private Vehicle + Breakfast and Dinner
Hotels Included: 2* Hotel Blossom (Shimla), 2* Hotel Sheetal (Manali), 2* Khangsar Hotel (Kaza)
What is Unique in Mashobra Holidays with Shimla and why?
Mashobra Holidays with Shimla is a unique combination of two beautiful natural paradise of Himachal Pradesh. In this package we take you towards all admits beauty of Shimla and offer chance to indulge in snow activities in Kufri as well as grab the opportunity by visit Mashobra which is said to be finest village of Himachal Pradesh.
We Provide 02 Night stay in 5 Star Luxury Radisson hotel in Mashobra which is situated in the main market. Radisson Jass Shimla offers scenic vistas that are sure to inspire. Stay two kilometres from popular area attractions like the Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Jakhu Temple and Christ Church
Hotel provides great facilities and inside you will find Cafe Valley to enjoy international cuisine
Mashobra Holidays with Shimla: Highlights
Visit picturesque places in Shimla like Scandal point, The Ridge, Annandale
A visit to oldest church in north India, Christ Church
Enjoy bird watching at Reserve Forest Sanctuary in Mashobra
Adventure activities including rappelling, rock climbing, trekking and hiking
Indulge in paragliding in Mashobra hills
Camping in Mashobra
Ride in Historic Toy Train from Shimla to Sola
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04 Nights stay on twin sharing basis
Breakfast and Dinner
03 Nights stay in Shimla with Sightseeing
02 Nights stay in Mashobra with sightseeing
Private Ac vehicle for 06 Days
Parking, Toll tax and driver hault
Flight tickets to Shimla and back
Any personal orders like lunch, drinks and mineral water on tour
Any personal expenses like Table Bills, Camera Fees, Tips or gratitude
Any medical or rescue evacuation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and any factors beyond control
Any cost arising due to natural catastrophic reasons like landslides, roadblocks etc.
Day 1: Arrival in Shimla and Transfer to Mashobra
It is fairly easy to reach Shimla by air as Shimla airport is connected to almost all the major cities of India including Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata and Dehradun. Jubbarhatti is the nearest airport which almost 24 km far from the main city. On reaching Shimla airport, take a taxi to your hotel in Mashobra. Check in to the hotel and make yourself comfortable. Once you settled in your hotel room, leave for sightseeing without wasting your precious time.
Start your day by visiting the Craignano. It is a spectacular tourist attraction in Mashobra. This place is famous for the Italian Villa. It is an architectural marvel covered with streams, pines and oaks and draws a large number of tourist. It is an ideal destination for adventure sports lovers as well, with options available for rappelling, rock climbing and other activities.
Next destination to visit will be WildFlower Hall Hotel. A joint venture of HP government and Oberoi group of Hotels, WildFlower Hall Hotel was originally built during British era for Lord Kitchener. It is an archetype of unmatched luxury, beautiful décor, ambience and picturesque views, which together make it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Mashobra.
Next in line is Reserve Forest Sanctuary, Asia's largest watersheds in Mashobra that supply water to Shimla. Reserve Forest Sanctuary is a must visit place in Shimla and is often called the “birdwatcher’s delight”. It is popular for the lush coniferous surrounding it. If you are an adventure lover then, pack your bags and camp out with your family and friends and do not forget to carry your binoculars.
- Budget: Hotel Pineview, Hotel Auckland, Hotel Paradise Regency, Hotel Apple Rose, Hotel Mayur, Club Mahindra
- Luxury: Wildflower Hall, Radisson Hotel Shimla, Radisson Hotel Shimla, Royal Tulip Luxury Hotel, Hotel Willow Banks, Hotel Combermere, Woodville Palace Hotel Shimla
Suggested Restaurants: Himachali Rasoi, Sher E Punjab, Eighteen71 Cookhouse & Bar, Devicos Restaurant & Bar City Point Cafe, Wake & Bake Café, Combermere Café, Baljees
Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing In and Around Mashobra
After having a good breakfast, leave for the sightseeing. The first site for the day will be Mahasu temple. Known as Mahasu Devta, Mahasu Temple is entirely dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a popular shrine in Shimla and tourists come here to pay their respect and seek blessings of Lord Shiva. Another reason to visit this place is the two-day Mahasu Jatra festival which falls on the third Tuesday of May every year to celebrate the shifting of Lord Shiva’s idol in the temple. The festival is celebrated by folk songs, goat sacrifice, the tribal dance of Natti, archery competition and various other rituals performed by locals and travellers.
After seeking the blessings of Mahasu Devta, it is time to indulge in paragliding. Mashobra is the popular destination for the best paragliding experience in Shimla. When you are in Mashobra, you must try rappelling and rock climbing as well to test your strength. Various camps in Mashobra offers rock climbing packages with experienced instructors. After full day excursion, come back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Mashobra to Shimla
On the third day, it is time to explore Shimla city. So after your morning grub heads toward Shimla. Start your 3rd day with the blessings of Goddess Durga at Dhingoo Mata Temple. One of the most visited religious places in Sanjauli is situated on the Sanjauli hill. From here you can see the beautiful views of Shimla town, the valley of Naldehra, and distant mountains.
The Heritage Toy Train is one of the most captivating charms for the tourists visiting Shimla. A short trip from Shimla to Solan and back is not less than a treat for you and your loved ones. Surrounded by hills on both sides, the rail line holds to the steep cliffs and moves boldly over bridges, showing off its radiance in the sunlight.
After coming back from toy train ride, it is time to visit Mall Road. It has everything a shopaholic can ask for. It is the most famous place to visit in Shimla. Stroll around and explore numerous cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops, departmental stores, and bookstores. The Mall Road is connected to the Scandal point and the Ridge. People gather here with their friends and enjoy the view of Himalaya range. While on The Mall Road you must visit the Christ Church. It is the oldest church in North India. Built-in the Neo-Gothic style of architecture, the church is a site of pure devotion. It can be seen in some of the scenes of popular movies like Black, Bang Bang and 3 Idiots
- Budget: Clarkes Hotel, Hotel Holiday Home, Snow Valley Resorts, Shimla Havens Resorts, Hotel Willow Banks
- Luxury: The Shimla Radisson Hotel, The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Suggested Restaurants: Café Sol, Central Perk, Eighteen71 Cookhouse & Bar, Café Simla Times, Hide Out Café
Day 4: Full Day Sightseeing in Shimla
After your morning grub it is time to visit Jakhoo Temple, which is entirely dedicated to monkey god- Hanuman. Around hundreds of rhesus monkey waits around the temple, expecting for treats of temple-blessed food offerings from visitors. Jakhoo temple is situated on the highest peak of Shimla and is the best tourist attraction in Shimla.
One of the major tourist destinations in Shimla is Annandale. It is a perfect gateway for the golf enthusiasts. Annandale is also famous for an Indian Army Museum and a Cactus Museum. The Annandale ground has been a playground for Britishers in pre-independence times and is the major destination to travel around in Shimla. In the evening return to your hotel room for cosy stay.
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Shimla Airport. Leave to Delhi with sweet memories of your trip.
How to Reach Shimla
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 Shimla
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°C and 30°C. If you are into adventure sports then this is the ideal time to try paragliding, trekking, camping and rafting
Places to visit in Shimla
Shimla Ridge: the town spills downwards, with winding roads linking up settlements and stone steps connecting each layer. The Cart Road encircles the base of the main settlement, and is the highest motorable road of Shimla. The Mall is open only to pedestrians. There is a lift run by the Himachal Tourist Department that connects the railway stations and Cart Road to the Mall.
The Mall Shimla: The Mall Shimla is the main attraction in Shimla, lined with shops selling woollen garments and shawls, handicrafts, departmental stores, eateries and old colonial timber houses. There is a palpable change of character from the times when the Mall was strictly out of bounds for all natives except royalty, to the Indian crowds that walk down it today.
Christ Church: At the eastern edge of the Ridge is the famous Christ Church, which was consecrated in 1857. It is a prominent yellow painted building with a Victorian-Gothic spire. In the church some of the finest stained glass windows in India depict faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience, and humility.
Tudor Library: Nearby to the church is the mock- Tudor Library, which was built in 1910.
Scandal Point: On the other extreme of the Ridge is the Scandal Point. A statue of the Lala Lajpat Rai dominates the place and groups of local people gather here in the afternoon for some casual chit-a-chat. The temple of Kali Bari is nearby to the Scandal Point enshrines the idol of Shyamla Devi, the presiding deity of Shimla. Town Hall reminds of the colonial past of Shimla, the timber lined General Post Office and the old Gaiety Theatre remind of teh Britishb Era. This popular hall was home to the Shimla Amateur Dramatic Society, complete with a gentlemen’s club where the discussion veered around the noble pursuit of cricket and horse racing.
St. Michael’s Cathedral/ Shimla church: The other important church, St. Michael’s Cathedral, which is built like a cruciform, is just off the Mall. Vice Regal Lodge, now known as the Rashtrapati Niwas (President’s House) is the most impressive colonial edifice of Shimla, located on the top of Observatory Hill, this Elizabethan mansion was built in 1888 for Lord Dufferin. It now houses the Institute of Advanced Studies, and is open only in some parts to the public.
The Glen: A thickly wooded area 4 kms to the northwest past the Cecil Hotel, Chadwick Falls, at 1,586 metres where the river drops 67 metres and is best visited during the monsoons.
The Sankat Mochan Temple: About 7 kms on the Shimla-Kalka road and the Himalayan Aviary close to the Viceregal Lodge, with a selection of birds like the monal, pheasant, pea fowls and peacocks. The Summer Hill is in suburbs of Shimla and is located about 5 kms away the town and a stop on the Kalka-Shimla rail line, has quiet walks through wooded surroundings. The Himachal Pradesh University is also located here.
The Summer Hill: The Summer Hill is in suburbs of Shimla and is located about 5 kms away the town and a stop on the Kalka-Shimla rail line, has quiet walks through wooded surroundings. The Himachal Pradesh University is also located here.
Hotel Radisson Shimla
Radisson Hotel in Shimla is a boutique hotel that invites its you into a unique world of comfort and leisure. The serene and tranquil atmosphere in conjunction with the gratifying hospitality is sure to linger in the hearts of you. Sitting at the foot of the north-west Himalayas, Radisson Hotel enjoys beautiful views of the surrounding cedar forests and mountains. Offering free WiFi, it also has a seasonal outdoor pool, pampering spa treatments and a gym.
A personal safe and tea/coffee making facilities are included. Bathrooms have shower facilities.
Radisson Hotel is less than 200 m from Jakhu Temple and The Mall. It is 1.3 km from Himachal State Museum. Shimla Airport is 26 km away. Free parking is available.
Day trips and car rentals can be arranged at the tour desk. The hotel also provides a business centre and laundry services. The front desk operates 24 hours.
Free high-speed Internet access
Fruit basket upon arrival
Car rental service
Foreign currency exchange
Good Restaurants in Shimla
Shimla is so much more than the bustling, snow-capped capital of Himachal Pradesh. Along with scenic views of the beautiful mountain tiers, this picturesque city offers a melting pot of mouthwatering cuisines. It is the most frequented place that has not only good restaurants but also small coffee joints like Café Coffee Day and Barista. Devicos is a multi-cuisine restaurant, serving north Indian, south Indian, Chinese and Continental.
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.
Adventure & Trekking in Beautiful Shimla
There are very few places in the world as richly endowed as Himachal Pradesh with its geographical diversity. Shimla is situated in the Shivalik range of Himalayas with combination of low lying hills to gigantic mountains. Shimla district is full of thickly populated pine trees and small rivulets, rivers in deep gorges and placid mountains lakes, mountain sides draped in snow, and green alpine meadows, all form a part of this immense spectrum. And the possibilities for a wide range of adventure activities are enormous. There are day-hikes by the thousand, and trek routes follow trails that last couple of days or can even extend over few weeks. These vary from gentle walks over easy terrain, to grueling expeditions. There is skiing, heliskiing and ice-skating. There is the thrill of paragliding and the test of stamina with mountain-cycling. You can go camping and fishing and play golf or take a safari by car, jeep or on motorcycle. All you have to do is make up your mind and select your own activity. No special training is required for most things, age is no consideration and all you need is reasonable level of fitness. Equipment, training and instructors are available. And then, all this comes at a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere in the world.
Golf in Beautiful Shimla
At Naldera, 23 km. from beyond Shimla is one of the oldest golf courses in India. The course, whose topography is absolutely natural, was originally placed by the British Viceroy of India, Golf Lord Curzon, at the turn of the century. He was so enchanted by the spot that he named one of his daughters 'Naldera' after the spot. This is a par 68, nine hole course which is regarded as one of the most challenging in the country. In the repeat nine, the yardage some - what increases. The links are maintained by Himachal Tourism and accommodation is available at Hotel Golf Glade. There are private hotels near Naldera.
Ice Skating - The world's Largest Natural Frozen Ice Rink
The Shimla ice-skating rink has the largest open-air area with naturally frozen ice in this part of the world. The Ice Skating Club has already celebrated its Diamond Jubilee.
Ice-skating normally begins in early December and carries on to February. Clear skies and low Ice Skating, Shimla temperatures provide series of uninterrupted sessions. There are two sessions every day, in the morning and in the evening depending upon the frozen ice on the ground. The hanging balloon on the Municipal Building adjacent to scandal point works as signal, whether the skating is going to held on that day or not. Membership is available for the season as well as for shorter terms and even for single sessions. Skates are available at the rink. Fancy dress carnivals, 'gymkhanas' ice-hockey and dances enliven every season.