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Shimla Tour with Hotel Holiday Home
Shimla Tour with Hotel Holiday Home: Overview
Shimla is the most beautiful hill station in Asia and is celebrated for being the ideal destination for tourists from all over the world. It offers something for every traveller, be its snow-capped mountains, scenic views, religious sites, flourishing forests, free-flowing rivers or tall standing pine and deodar trees. It is one of the most sought-after destinations today as it lures you with its attractions of adventure sports like skiing, trekking, snowboarding, paragliding, river rafting, ice skating and much more.
When it comes to accommodation in Shimla, travellers are spoilt for choice. It has everything from budget hotels to luxury resorts, suiting your requirements. Hotel Holiday Home in Shimla is one of the best options for accommodation in Shimla. It is located 23 km. away from Shimla airport, 2 km. from Shimla railway station and 0.5 km. from the Shimla bus station. The hotel offers spectacular views of the nearby surroundings. The hotel has total 69 rooms which are designed to offer utmost comfort to its guests. You can choose to have your meals at any of the 3 dining facilities offered by the hotel.
Let’s dig in to know more about our Shimla tour with Hotel Holiday Home Package.
Suitable For: Peace seekers, relaxed holiday lovers, budget travellers, mountain lovers, snow buffs, adventure enthusiasts
What is Unique in Shimla Tour with Hotel Holiday Home and why?
Holiday Travel India offers Shimla Tour Package in which we provides best accommodation to stay in Hotel Holiday Home. In which you will find all possible arrangements which is regarded in holiday tour. In this package you will cover Shimla as well as Kufri and our perfect guide will takes you towards adventure activities. Proper guideline of Volvo bus timing and arrange reservation in Volvo for you.
Shimla Tour with Hotel Holiday Home: Highlights
Enjoy delightful shopping at Mall Road
Show off your ice skating skills at the Asia’s largest and only open-air Ice Skating Rink
Witness 108 feet tall Hanuman statue at Jakhoo temple
Enjoy a short trek at Jakhoo Hills
Get enchanted by the peaceful surroundings at the Chadwick waterfall
Enjoy skiing at the very famous Mahasu Peak
Have a gala time with kids at Kufri Fun World
Witness 180 species of birds and uncommon mammals in The Himalayan Nature Park
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03 Nights stay on twin sharing basis
Breakfast and Dinner
02 Day sightseeing of Shimla and Kufri
Local vehicle for sightseeing
Parking, Toll tax and driver hault
Any kind of personal expenses
Charges for entertainment activities
Entry tickets for sightseeing
GST as applicable
Welcome to Shimla! As soon as you land at the Shimla Airport, our local guide will assist you and transfer you to the hotel. You can then check-in to the hotel and settle in.
Post relaxation, head out to explore the popular sightseeing attractions in Shimla. Begin your Shimla holidays with a visit to the famous Mall Road. It offers a lovely glimpse of Shimla in a nutshell. You can find everything here from shops to cafes, restaurants and bookshops. Savour some mouth-watering cuisines, shop for some indigenous Himachal products and explore the colonial charm of Shimla by taking strolls on the Mall Road.
Located just above the Mall Road is the very famous Ridge of Shimla. The Ridge offers spectacular views of the mountain peaks. It runs from east to west along the Mall. While you are here, also check out other popular attractions of Shimla like Scandal point and Kali Bari temple. One can relax on the benches at Scandal Point and enjoy the beautiful view of the city.
You can also visit Christ Church, which is located in the nearby vicinity. Witness the neo-gothic architecture, stained glass windows, the clock tower and the frescos at the Church. The church also houses the largest pipe organ in India which has been a part of many Bollywood Films.
Later head back to the hotel for your overnight stay and charge up your batteries for the next day’s tour.
- 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
Start the day with a sumptuous breakfast and get ready to explore this wonderful city of Shimla with our Shimla tour package.
Between 8 am to 11 am reach Asia’s largest and only open-air Ice Skating Rink. Enjoy this amazing ice skating experience. Note that the rink is open from 8 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 8 pm from December to March.
Next, visit Jakhoo Hills which is the highest peak in Shimla. Also, seek blessings at the historic Jakhoo temple, which houses 108 feet tall Hanuman statue. Also, check out the Wax Museum near Jakhoo Hills. It features life-size wax statues of popular personalities from various fields like Bollywood, Hollywood, Politicians, Sports, etc.
In the afternoon, spend time at Lakkar Bazar for some pocket-friendly shopping. Pick souvenirs like woodwork artefacts, winter wears, local handmade shawls, etc. for your loved ones.
Spend a peaceful evening at Chadwick waterfall and enjoy the spectacular sunset. The waterfall is set amidst the Glen forest adding to the existing charm of it. You can also enjoy an enthralling trek to reach the waterfall.
After the fantastic day of exploring Shimla, return to the comfort of your hotel for your dinner and pleasant stay overnight. Savour delightful dinner and drinks at one of the three dining areas in the hotel. The Captain's Cabin Bar is a dimly lit area offering a fine selection of wines and spirits. Fancy Fair is a multi-cuisine restaurant serving delicious meals. The Coffee Shop is a hot favourite for guests and is 24 hours at service.
Wake up to some heavenly breakfast and get ready for the day ahead. Enjoy a day excursion to Kufri, which is just 45 minutes’ drive from Shimla.
Kufri is renowned as the adventure destination around Shimla and is one of the most sought-after destinations in Himachal Pradesh. The adventures of Kufri magnetise backpackers from all across the country. Kufri is not just for adventure seekers, even though adventure places to see in and around Kufri are many. The best of Kufri lies in its beauty and the grandeur of the mountains.
You can enjoy skiing at Mahasu Peak, which is popular for its ski slopes. Kufri Fun World is a must visit amusement park where kids can have a gala time. It is also popular for housing the world’s highest go-karting track.
Wildlife and nature lovers can pay a visit to The Himalayan Nature Park. Watch the animals in their wilderness and see colourful birds crimping all around the park. There are 180 species of birds and uncommon mammals in the park.
Later in the night, head back to your hotel for dinner and comfortable overnight stay.
This is your last day in the Queen of Hills. Enjoy your breakfast after which our local representative will transfer you to the airport so you can take your flight back home.
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
Things to do in Shimla
Rafting at Tattapani
The perfect combination of adventure and beauty, Tattapani is an amazing spot for a fun-filled and memorable day. Tattapani is about 60 kilometers from Shimla, and is a popular spot for hot springs too. You can avail the 14 km long or the 36 km long rafting route. River rafting in the cold water of River Sutlej, one of the longest rivers of India can be a lot of fun and exciting.
Shop at local bazaars
Shimla also has a range of charming markets and places to visit in Shimla for shopaholics. One of the most popular places to go to for shopping is at the Mall road in Shimla. This place is the shopping hub and commercial center of Shimla. One can find small souvenirs and knick-knacks here along with handicrafts and other artifacts that Shimla is famous for.
Horse riding and Yak Riding in Kufri is popular tourist activity especially for kids to be taken around to different view points on a horseback. These Yaks are also known for their milk and cloth making wools. They are also eaten as meat. Also, these beasts are very special entertainer in Tibetan Festivals in Himachal Pradesh. Some Yaks are forest Yaks which are very dangerous and cannot be used for Safaris.
Skiing On the Slopes of Mahasu Peak
Kufri, the winter sports capital of Shimla, leaves each and every visitor splendid with its beautiful white cover of snow. The slopes, the heights, and the snowy carpet it offers are the most adventurous platforms for skiing. The thick cover of snow is perfect for hosting the adventurous sport. Skiing, purchase one of the most popular winter sports has now become the signature sport of Himachal Pradesh during winters. Tourist from all over the country and ski loving international tourists converge on Himachal Pradesh during winters to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing down the snow clad slope.
Trekking in Chail
The Chail Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh is a peaceful retreat for the wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. The Chail Wildlife Sanctuary covered in Deodar and Oak Forests has a rich plethora of flora and fauna. Chail is the place where Trekking is one of the most pleasurable activities. The treks in the area provide many interesting sights and sounds of the picturesque nature.
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 woolen garments and shawls, handicrafts, departmental stores, eateries and old colonial timber houses. There is a palpable change of character from the times when the l 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 British 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.
About Holiday Home
The Holiday Home Shimla, the flagship hotel of Himachal Tourism in Shimla which provides a convenient location for you, whether you are business people or leisure travelers. Facing the heart of town, the resort is lying in the vicinity of all the important spots of the town. The resort offers all the ways for you full pleasure during your vacations in the lovely hill town.
Hotel The Holiday Home has as many as 69 airy, lavish and well-furnished rooms divided into 7 Luxury Rooms, 15 Super Deluxe Rooms, 10 Cozy Deluxe Rooms, 15 Deluxe Rooms, 14 Semi Deluxe Rooms, 2 Regular Rooms, and 6 Economy Rooms, equipped with all the latest amenities such as wall to wall carpeting, attached bathrooms with running hot and cold water, Satellite Television, Telephone, Room service and Laundry facility, among others.
Conference Hall with capacity of 200 persons
Restaurant serving Indian, Chinese, Continental and Himachali Cuisine
Wall to wall carpeting in rooms
Laundry facility available
Parking within premises
Doctor on call
Safe Deposit facility
Bar serving Indian and Foreign Liquor
MasterCard/Visa/American Express Credit Cards accepted
Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Therapy
Shimla to Kalka by train
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. Toy train has now come under the world heritage list of UNESCO and stands at fourth rank. 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. The Kalka Shimla route is 96 km long, including 103 tunnels except for one which no longer exists. The Kalka Shimla train track is a narrow gauge. Every tunnel has its own story. The longest tunnel of Barog will take around 3 minutes to reach the other end. Visitors will also come across the artful humped bridges.
Shimla in December
Shimla has pleasant climate throughout the year, it experiences cold winters. You can also visit Shimla during winter months. The hill station witness’s heavy snowfall and tourists throng Shimla in December during Christmas and New Year.
Mashobra to Shimla
A very beautiful and mesmerizing place, Mashobra is located in the Shimla district of the picturesque Himachal Pradesh. Mashobra is one of those destinations in India where the climate remains pleasant all year round. It is at a distance of 12 km away from Shimla.
The visitors are get opportunities to indulge in various startling activities such as boating and trekking and also to absorb the natural beauty and panoramic views of the place.
Kufri Adventure Activities
Kufri Fun World
Kufri Fun World is an amusement park having a number of enjoyable rides for the kids. This park also features the world’s` highest go – kart tract – which obviously includes the adults as well. If you're travelling with kids, this will definitely be the highlight of their trip. There's even a canteen where you can stop for a snack.
Be sure to try the other rides. The excitement of the swinging pirate ship is heightened by stunning views across the mountains. Children will love the gentler rides, such as the merry-go-round and the swings. Stop for a rest and a snack at the canteen, which serves a range of local and international food.