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Shimla Tour Package: Overview
Himachal Pradesh is one gorgeous destination that has captivated visitors from all over the world. Amidst the beautiful mountain, terrains is the picturesque city of Shimla. This ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ is absolutely quaint and looks straight out of a picture postcard. Shimla Tour with Manali, Dharamshala and Amritsar will cover some of the most spectacular destinations of Himachal and its great scenic beauty will make you realize why this place is called ‘The Land of Gods’.
During the course of Shimla tour, you will get to explore the famous backpacking center Manali. This place has breathtaking views to offer along with many famous tourist sites and an upbeat bohemian environment. You will also be able to experience the serenity and spirituality that the mesmerizing landscapes of Dharamshala are famous for.
Suitable For: Backpackers, Nature lovers, Photographers, Adventurers, Families, Group of Friends
SHIMLA HOTELS DEALS
Option 01: Hotel Shubham: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence - @ INR 2000/- per person. t&c apply
Hotels Amenities: Internet, Wi-Fi on Charge, Restaurant, Travel Desk, Taxi Service, Room Service
Option 02: Vatsalyam Home Stay: TA Rank (5.0) - Certificate of Excellence - @ INR 2,500/- per Night. t&c apply
Hotels Amenities: Travel Desk, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, 24-Hour Security, Free Newspaper, Front Desk, Phone Service
Option 03: Aapo Aap Home Stay: TA Rank (5.0) - Certificate of Excellence - @ INR 1550/- per person. t&C apply
Hotel Amenities: Internet, Non-Smoking Rooms, Adjoining Rooms, Interconnecting Rooms, Housekeeping, Travel Desk, Parking, Laundry, Catering Service
Option 04: Hotel Blossom: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence - @ INR 3000/-per person. t&c apply
Hotel Amenities: Housekeeping, Restaurant, Laundry, Transportation Service, Wake-Up Call Service, Phone Service, 24-Hour Security, Free Newspaper
Option 05: Raikot Resort: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence - @ INR 2250/- per person. t&c apply
Hotel Amenities: Business Center, Doctor on Call, Internet, Restaurant, 24 Hour Front Desk, Room Service, Laundry, Parking
What is Unique in Shimla Tour package and why?
Shimla Tour package is unique from other packages because in this package we arrange whole tour plan keeping budget tourists in mind. Provide best budget property and suggest some budget restaurant for best food. Provide stay at nearby sightseeing like Mall Road, Jakhu Temple, Annandale, The Ridge, Christ Church, etc for you. We Deals and offers homely comfort, healthy food, distinct ambience and economical stay.
Shimla Tour package: Highlights
Enjoy the scenic view of Shimla
Take a walk on The Ridge and see the architectural beauty of Christ Church
Marvel at the world’s largest Hanuman statue
Sightsee major attractions of Manali such as Hadimba Temple and Vashisht Bath
See the beautiful Bhrigu Lake and Kheer Ganga
Pay a visit to the abode of Dalai Lama at Tsuglag Khang Complex and Namgyal Monastery
Explore the famous Kangra Fort
Visit the serene Golden Temple
08 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis
Breakfast and Dinner
Pick up and Drop by Shimla Bus Station
Volvo Bus Tickets
02 Full Day sightseeing of Shimla with Kufri
Private vehicle for pick up drop and sightseeing
Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault
Any kind of personal expenses
Lunch and evening snacks
Entry ticket for sightseeing
GST as applicable ?
You land in Shimla early afternoon and check in at the hotel. After settling down and feasting on some scrumptious lunch, the Shimla Tour with Manali, Dharamshala and Amritsar officially begins. A walk down the ever famous Mall Road which has an assortment of shops is a must here.
Further down is The Ridge from where you can get the most paranormal view of the valley at Scandal Point. Soak in the beauty of this marvelous place and also check out some of the surrounding landmarks.
See the beautiful architecture of one of Shimla’s major landmark, Christ Church.
End your day with a hearty supper and take rest for next day’s exciting journey.
- Budget: Hotel Willow Banks, Shimla Havens Resorts, Hotel Willow Banks
- Luxury: The Oberoi Cecil, Clarks Hotel, Toshali Royal View
Suggested Restaurants: Eighteen71 Cookhouse & Bar, Cafe Simla Times, GoofaAshiana
Start your day early with a filling breakfast and head straight to the highest peak in Shimla. Situated here is the Jakhu Hanuman Mandir, which has the biggest idol of Hanuman in the world. This place is a paradise for nature lovers and must during Shimla tour.
Next on the list is the British architectural wonder Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. Take a walk through this building and discover more of modern Indian history. Spend some time in the meadows of Annandale and enjoy the serenity of the place. This place has a mini-golf course and boasts of some marvelous scenic views.
Soak in the splendors of nature at the famous Chadwick falls. The gushing water has dense forest, lush deodar and pine tree in its vicinity.
Head back to the hotel to enjoy a warm supper and retire for the night.
After a filling breakfast, check out from the hotel and cover a distance of 249 kilometers in 7 hours to reach the next destination on the Shimla Tour with Manali, Dharamshala and Amritsar. En-route to Manali you get to see Pandoh Dam and Kullu Valley. The former is a hydroelectric power generator that is quite a vision in itself and the latter is a rather picturesque valley.
After checking into the hotel and enjoying a nice warm lunch, explore this bustling town. The first destination on the list is the pagoda style, Hidimba Temple. The scenic view that surrounds the place is winsome and so are the stone carvings of idols.
You can indulge in some shopping at the main market of Manali and take home souvenirs. Not far off from there are the Jogni Waterfalls which has resplendent scenic beauty and is a major highlight of the Shimla Tour with Manali, Dharamshala and Amritsar.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
- Budget: The Paramount Inn, Hotel Apple Paradise, The Orchard Greens
- Luxury: Johnson Lodge & Spa, Citrus Manali Resorts, Alokik Resort
Suggested Restaurants: The Corner House, Il Forno, Cafe 1947, Johnson Bar and Restaurant
After an early breakfast, venture to the next destination on Shimla tour, Vashisht village. This beautiful green patch makes for a beautiful sight and houses the Vashist Temple that is dedicated to the Kula guru of Lord Rama.
From here, trek down to another gorgeous wonder which is the Bhrigu Lake. These crystal clear pools of water are said to be divine and are hence called ‘Pool of Gods’.
From here we move on to Kasol and after lunch at a local eatery, explore all there is to this beautiful place. Start by paying a visit to the soothing Malana Village which is also called the Little Greece of India.
Trek down to Kheer Ganga in order to relax and rejuvenate in the hot water spring.
Return back to the hotel for a warm supper and night stay.
After a great breakfast starts your Shimla Tour with Manali, Dharamshala and Amritsar early. Head to the beautiful Solang Valley, a place that is quite a sight to behold and you must visit the hilltop which has a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
You can also enjoy a lot of adventure activity here such as paragliding, Zorbing, and horse riding. Have lunch in a local restaurant and head to the exciting Rohtang Pass. The highest pass of the region is home to snow clad mountains, spectacular views and a plethora of adventure activities on the snow.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
After a refreshing breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive down to the scintillating valleys of Dharamshala. The drive takes an estimated 7 hours in which you cover a distance of 239 kilometers. After checking in at the hotel and taking some rest, start exploring.
Start your trip of this holy land by heading to McLeod Ganj, a place famous for its high population of Tibetans. Check out the famous Tsuglag Khang Complex and the Namgyal Monastery situated within. Soak in the high energies of this divine abode of His Holiness Dalai Lama.
After lunch at a nearby place, explore more of Kangra valley. The valley not only boasts of scenic beauty but is also a spiritual land filled with monasteries and temples. It is a major highlight of Shimla Tour with Manali, Dharamshala and Amritsar
Visit the four major temples of the district, Chintpurni temple, Jwala ji temple, Brijeshwari temple and Chamunda Devi temple.
End your day with a hearty meal and good sleep at the hotel.
- Budget: Hotel The Oak Valley, Udechee Huts, Cloud End Villa
- Luxury: Deodar Villa, Club Mahindra Dharamshala, Zambala House
Suggested Restaurants: Nick's Italian Kitchen, Tibet Kitchen, Tibet Kitchen, Jimmy's Italian Kitchen
Enjoy morning breakfast and head out to explore famous attractions of Dharamshala. Dharamkot is a spectacular destination in Dharamshala that is famed for its scenic beauty. You can also trek down to this place from Triund Trekking area, which is also a jewel in the crown of Dharamshala and a famous camping spot.
Also, visit the famous Dal lake which has a variety of fishes in it. The bank of the lake has a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Enjoy a serene boat ride on the lake and take in the marvelous view around.
After lunch at a nearby restaurant, head over to the majestic Kangra Fort which was built the Royal Rajput family of the state of Kangra in the 15th Century.
Check out the Kangra Art Museum which has famous paintings and even Chamba rural embroideries.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
After an early breakfast, checkout and bade goodbye to Dharamshala and journey onward to Amritsar. After covering a distance of 206 kilometers in estimated 4 hours you arrive at your destination and check in at the hotel.
After rest, continue your Shimla Tour with Manali, Dharamshala and Amritsar with the famous Golden Temple. Have lunch at the Golden temple which is famous for its healing powers
The next destination, Wagah Border is packed with excitement and holds a strong place in the hearts of Indians. Witness the Beating Retreat Ceremony there and then head back to the hotel to rest and have dinner.
- Budget: Hotel Prems Paradise, Humble Hotels, Hotel Sallow Royal Suites
- Luxury: Hyatt Amritsar, Taj Swarna Amritsar, Radisson Blu Hotel
Suggested Restaurants: Crystal Restaurant, Charming Chicken, Haveli
The fabulous trip comes to an end here. After breakfast, check out and head to the Amritsar airport to catch your flight back home.
Cheap Hotels in Shimla near Mall Road
Hotel Prestige: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Location: Mall Road (1.2 km away from old Shimla Railway station)
Hotel Prestige is a 2 star hotel located in Shimla offering views of the skyline, the in-house restaurant serves Indian and Chinese delights.
Reviews: Good Hotel, Small Room but clean, Cheaper hotel with modern facilities, Tea is awesome, Value for money, The hotel is by the side of mall road and one can find decent restaurants and some good food joints nearby.
FACILITIES PROVIDED BY HOTEL
Wake Up Call Service
24 Hour Security
Doctor on Call
Hotel Mayur: TA Rank (3.5) – Certificate of Excellence
Location: Main Town
Reviews: Room service was the best thing and location is good, very good budget hotel nearby scandal point with traditional feel.
Hotel Mayur is well-maintained hotel is located near to the Christ Church. It offers facilities like multi-cuisine restaurant, internet and doctor-on-call etc. The property in Shimla is within a range of 1 km from Shimla old Railway Station and 6 km from The Main Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling Buddhist Monastery.
FACILITIES PROVIDED BY HOTEL
Doctor Call Services
Front Desk Services
Harmony Purple: TA Rank (5.0) -Certificate of Excellence
Location: Old Bus Stop Shimla
An ideal venue for leisure travellers and entrepreneurs in Shimla and a perfect Harmony Hotels “experience more” for you with delightful surprises and treasonable moments.
Reviews: The rooms are small but adequate, inside is beautiful with well furnished rooms and neat bathrooms and tidy buffet place, Food is good, Wonderful experience.
Hotel Samrat Regency: TA Rank (3.5) – Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Samrat Regency is a simple 2 star hotel close to tourists' spots along with well-appointed rooms and essential amenities. This is a basic yet comfortable property that offers comfort and convenience while also offering personalized services due to the limited number of rooms. It is a white structure with a total of 5 floors and offers economical accommodation options.
Hotel Hari Palace: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence
The Hotel is a place which gives a very beautiful opportunity to come close to the nature and culture of Himachal Pradesh. Hotel overlooks lush greenery and Shimla's amazing topography which is sure to take your breath away. Some rooms have a seating area for your convenience. Every room includes a private bathroom.
Aamantran Home Stays: TA Rank (5.0) – Certificate of Excellence
Aamantran Homestay, Shoghi is located in the Queen of Hill Stations, t is at a distance of 21 km from Shimla Airport, 1 km from Shoghi Railway Station and 14 km from Shimla Old Bus Stand. The attached bathrooms come with free toiletries and a shower. Aamantran Stays Shimla is located just 4 km from the sacred Taradevi Temple, 10 km from the popular Shimla Mall Road and 15 km from the ancient Jakhoo temple. The dry cleaning, ironing service and laundry facilities are available at a surcharge.
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 Jouney 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 India
Shimla is no doubt one of the bustling hill stations in India. It is an all-year holiday destination in north India which is visited by a large number of domestic and international visitors every year.
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.
Adventurous things to do in Shimla
Travelling in Toy Train
The Shimla toy train is a UNESCO site and worth a visit for anyone who takes a trip to this wonderful hill station. The first of these survey was carried out in the year 1884 followed by another one the very next year. On the basis of results obtained from these two surveys, a project report was prepared and presented before the government of India in the year 1887. It fascinates the visitors and there is no going back to their native places. The scenic beauty which starts from Kalka to Shimla is thrilling and wonderful throughout the route.
Shopping at Mall Road
The Mall Shimla is the main attraction in Shimla, lined with shops selling woolen garments and shawls, handicrafts, departmental stores, eateries and old colonial timber houses. There is a payable 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.
Ice Skating at Rink
The ice skating sport of Simla is one of the most sought after adventure sport in Shimla. Shimla has the largest ice skating rink in India. The Himachal Tourist Department organizes a carnival at the rink, every December. Thousands of tourists come to indulge you in adventure activities. One of the most enjoyable activities to do in Shimla is Ice Skating. Being situated on the foothills of lower Himalayas, it is also a natural ice skating rink and the only one in India.
Rafting at Tattapani
The famous white water rafting place in Shimla is water rafting from Chabba to Tattapani a stretch of 12 km. and two hours river down challenging the rapids of aggressive Sutlej River.
Trekking at Jakhu Temple
Jakhoo Hill is 2 km from the Ridge, at a height of 2500m. Jakhu Hill is the highest peak in Shimla and offers a beautiful view of the town and of the Himalayas. It is a steep 45 minute walk to the top of the hill, however for those who are not familiar with hill or mountain climbing it will take more than an hour. On the way to the top of the hill, there are beautiful views of hills, surrounding valleys, huge trees and of course the playful monkeys jumping from one tree to another.
Catch Sunset at 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.
Shimla India points of interest
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.
Nightlife in Shimla
Shimla is more popular finding solitude in nature's arms. Being the only clubbing option in Shimla, Footloose is flocked with tourists and locals. The club boasts to invite the top DJs from North India. There are some pubs and bars are given below
Rendezvous Bar & Restaurant in Shimla
This place is more popular for bar and has a loyal clientele of youngsters as well as elder. Tasty and crunchy appetizers served here are perfectly complemented by the loud Punjabi music.
Footloose Disco in the Ritz
Footloose Discotheque is among the very few clubbing options of Shimla. Popularly referred to as the Ritz Discotheque, DJs is the main attraction here. Head to Footloose to catch the rare essence of this city's nightlife and team it up with a delicious dinner at the Ritz Bar & Restaurant next door.
Lobby lounge is an excellent place to enjoy soft drinks and beverages in elegant atmostphere. It is one of the famous places in Shimla where one can spend time.
Boasting of a well assorted range of premium and finest spirits, this contemporary hangout is the place for the ones young at heart. You will simply love the ambiance and smiling faces at the Pub.
Shopping in Shimla
Shimla is also known as shopping hub of Himachal Pradesh where most of the tourist attracts. Some of the best places to shop in Shimla are the Lakkar Bazaar, Lower Bazaar, The Mall, Himachal Emporium and Tibetan Market. Local markets in Shimla will definitely lure you with all their traditional products and antiques.
Shimla Indian Restaurant
Hide out Café: TA Rank (4.5) – Certificate of Excellence
The Hide out Cafe is located in the center of Shimla near the Mall Road. Although the cafe is relatively new, it is quite popular because of its interesting menu. Fried chicken/paneer dumplings in thick and creamy gravy make a good side dish. Chicken Rolls, Egg wraps, Pastas, and Garlic Bread are other items that are highly sought-after.
Wake & Bake Café: TA Rank (4.5) – Certificate of Excellence
Wake & Bake Cafe is very famous bakery with local and tourist, a place where you eat different types of pastry in one place. Burger and bread also available in Wake & Bake Café, eating Hommus, Pizza and sipping on Oreo Milkshakes.
Himachali Rasoi: TA Rank (3.5) – Certificate of Excellence
It’s a small restaurant tucked in the middle bazaar, which is a five min walk from the ridge area. There is a limited menu, but the food is very tasty, cooked in a homely manner.
Toy Train in Shimla
Kalka to Shimla through toy train offers a grand view of pine covered hill tops, flora and fauna, and the typical picture which makes the hills, queen of hills. It is known for dramatic views of the hills and surrounding villages. The Kalka Shimla Railway was built in 1898, to connect Shimla, the summer capital of India during the British Raj, with the rest of the Indian rail system. The train departs from Kalka at 0530 hrs and reaches Shimla at 1015 hrs. The return journey from Shimla starts off at 1730 hrs and reaches Kalka at 2215 hrs.
Road trip from Delhi to Shimla
Delhi to Shimla distance by road is 360 kilometers and travel time by road is 7 to 10 hours. Take a direct bus from Delhi to Shimla, which takes over 6 hours. Super deluxe buses are available from Delhi.
Chandigarh to Shimla taxi
Chandigarh to Shimla is 113km away from each other and from Chandigarh there are much touristy deftness for Shimla, but the most advantageous means of transportation is to go by private taxis, tours mainly hire Chandigarh to Shimla.
The climate in Shimla is predominantly cool during winters and moderately warm during summer. Temperatures typically range from 4 degree C to 31 degree C over the course of a year.
Cheapest Lodge in Shimla
HPTDC Hotel Hatu: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Charges: Rs.1800/- per night
HPTDC Hotel the Apple Cart Inn: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Charges: 1120/- per night
Hotel Kufri Holiday Inn: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Charges: 1445/- per night
HPTDC the Golf Glade: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Charges: 1680/- per night