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Welcome to Shimla – The Queen of Hills
Shimla, located in the picturesque state of Himachal Pradesh, is a charming hill station that has captivated travelers with its natural beauty and colonial charm. Known as the “Queen of Hills,” Shimla offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, and colonial-era architecture. With its pleasant weather, scenic landscapes, and a range of outdoor activities, Shimla is a popular destination for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and those seeking a peaceful retreat.
Weather and Best Time to Visit: Shimla experiences a subtropical highland climate, with cool summers and cold, snowy winters. The best time to visit Shimla is during the summer months, from March to June, when the weather is pleasant, and the temperatures range from 15°C to 30°C. This period is ideal for outdoor activities like trekking, nature walks, and sightseeing. Winter, from December to February, brings snowfall, and Shimla transforms into a winter wonderland, attracting visitors for snow activities and enjoying the scenic beauty.
Cuisine: Shimla offers a delightful culinary experience, featuring a blend of Himachali, Punjabi, and Tibetan cuisines. Don’t miss trying local delicacies like Channa Madra, Sidu, Tudkiya Bhath, and the famous Himachali Dham.
Shopping: Shimla’s markets, especially the Mall Road and Lakkar Bazaar, are known for their handicrafts, woolens, shawls, traditional jewelry, and wooden artifacts. Explore the markets for unique souvenirs and gifts.
Getting There: Shimla can be reached by air, rail, and road. The nearest airport is Shimla Airport (Jubarhati), which is well-connected to major cities. The Kalka-Shimla Railway connects Shimla to the rail network, and road connectivity is excellent with regular bus services and taxi options.
Arrive in Shimla, a picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh.
Check-in at your hotel and freshen up.
After breakfast, embark on a local sightseeing tour of Shimla.
Visit the iconic Mall Road, the bustling heart of the city, known for its shops, restaurants, and colonial architecture.
Explore the Scandal Point, Christ Church, and the Ridge, offering panoramic views of the surrounding hills.
Visit the Jakhu Temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, and enjoy the scenic views from the temple.
In the evening, return to the hotel and relax.
Overnight stay in Shimla.
After breakfast, take an excursion to Kufri, a charming hill station located just a short drive from Shimla.
Enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys.
Visit the Himalayan Wildlife Zoo, home to various species of Himalayan fauna, including bears and rare antelopes.
Explore the Indira Tourist Park and enjoy activities like horse riding and yak riding.
Return to Shimla in the afternoon and visit the State Museum, showcasing the cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh.
Spend some leisure time exploring the local markets and indulging in shopping for souvenirs.
Overnight stay in Shimla.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel.
Visit the charming Chadwick Falls, located amidst the lush green forests of Shimla.
Take in the scenic beauty and capture memorable photographs.
Bid farewell to Shimla as you depart for your onward journey with beautiful memories of the Shimla Package.