Shimla

Discover the centuries-old architecture and charming people of Shimla when you plan a trip to Himachal Pradesh. As an Indian hill station, this city resides more than 7,000 feet above sea level. During the spring, summer and fall, Shimla remains walkable with its attractions, hiking opportunities and picturesque views of the Himalayas. Arrive in the winter to see a snowy wonderland with the surrounding mountain ranges as a focal point.

In the state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla was the original capital during British Colonial times. Today, the city still has its neo-Gothic architecture, which attracts visitors from across the globe. Undoubtedly, Shimla's unique topography is another draw for both locals and tourists alike.

Shimla's layout includes a mixture of valleys and foothills at the base of the Himalayas. In particular, this city resides on seven hills with corresponding names and attractions. From Jakhu Hill to Observatory Hill, Shimla's layout demands a combination of walking and driving between destinations.

Certainly, you can enjoy shopping, dining and spiritual attractions throughout the city, too. One attraction, called the Ridge, places you between attractive valleys and towering forests as you walk through an open-air plaza. Because vehicles aren't allowed here, the Ridge is a pleasant stroll as you enjoy the scenery.

With several free attractions and others with nominal entry fees, Shimla's highlights present travelers with a cross-section of India's culture. See Kali Bari Temple, Scandal Point and Christ Church, for example. If you're a hiking fan, the deodar, pine and oak forests are sensational places to explore. Indeed, the flora and fauna surrounding Shimla add to its charm.

With buses, taxis, trains and flights close to Shimla, travelers have many ways to access this city. Planning out your visit is a clever way to see many of the sites. In the end, Shimla is a Himalayan treasure with a fascinating history and a bright future.

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Shimla Tour Packages

Weekend Getaway to Shimla
2 Nights / 3 Days

Weekend Getaway to Shimla

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  • Accommodations at a 4-star Property
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Full-day Sightseeing
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
Delhi Shimla Volvo Tour Package
2 Nights / 3 Days

Delhi Shimla Volvo Tour Package

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Meal

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Bus

  • Delhi - Shimla Volvo Bus Tickets
  • Accommodations at a 4-star Property
  • Full-day Sightseeing
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
Honeymoon in Shimla
3 Nights / 4 Days

Honeymoon in Shimla

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Meal

Car

  • Accommodations at a 4-star Property
  • Sightseeing in Shimla, Kufri, and Chail
  • Candlelight Dinner
  • Flowerbed Decoration
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • Full Tour By Car
Enchanting Trip to Shimla
3 Nights / 4 Days

Enchanting Trip to Shimla

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Meal

Car

  • Accommodations at a 4-star Property
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Full-day Sightseeing
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
Spectacular Shimla Manali Trip
4 Nights / 5 Days

Spectacular Shimla Manali Trip

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Meal

Car

  • Accommodations at a 4-star Property
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Sightseeing in Kufri, Solang Valley, and Rohtang Pass
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
Fabulous Shimla & Dharamshala Trip
4 Nights / 5 Days

Fabulous Shimla & Dharamshala Trip

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Flight

  • Accommodations at a 4-star Property
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Sightseeing in Shimla & Dharamshala
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner

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