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Shimla One of The Most Famous Tourist Destinations of India

Beautiful Hill Station


One of the most famous tourist destinations of India, Shimla located in Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill station. Also known as Simla, your travel to this place will be one event of your life that you shall never forget. This beautiful hill station derives its name from "Goddess Shyamla", who is supposed to be an avatar of Goddess Kali. This lovely hill station was 'discovered' by the British who immediately fell in love with this place. Infact, they went to the extent of declaring Shimla as their summer capital. Read about Shimla tourism and know more about Simla travel.

Shimla abounds in Natural bounty and looks picture perfect. The small hill station amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges,

Places of Interest Famous Tourist plas

  • The Ridge, Covered in Snow

  • Christ Church on The Ridge

  • Mall Road, Shimla

  • Naldehra Golf Club on hilltop, Shimla

  • Catholic Church


The Mall: The Mall is The Main Shopping Street of Shimla.

It also has many restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, Post Offices and tourist offices. The Gaiety Theatre is also situated there.

The Mall: Famous Tourist Placess

  • 1 Summer Hill:
  • 2 Junga:
  • 3 Kufri:
  • 4 Naldehra:
Also Known as Simla, is the Capital City of The Indian State of Himachal Pradesh, located in northern India. Shimla is bounded by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, the state of Uttarakhand in the south-east, and Solan and Sirmaur. The city has rich history as in 1864, Shimla was declared as the summer capital of British India, succeeding Murree, northeast of Rawalpindi. After independence, the city became the capital of Punjab and was later named the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of the hilly regions of the state. As of 2011, the city had 171,817 residents; and is one of the lowest populated capital city in India.

SIMLA Information

1Geography :
Simla and Jutogh, 1911 map Skating at Simla, c. 1905 Shimla lies in the south-western ranges of the Himalayas at 31.61°N 77.10°E. It has an average altitude of 2,206 metres (7,238 ft) above mean sea level and extends along a ridge with seven spurs. The city stretches nearly 9.2 kilometres (5.7 mi) from east to west.[14] Shimla was built on top of a total of seven different hills namely: Inverarm Hill, Observatory Hill, Prospect Hill, Summer Hill, Bantony Hill, Elysium Hill and Jakhoo Hill. The highest point in Shimla is the Jakhoo hill which is at a height of 2,454 metres (8,051 ft).
Local transport in Shimla is by bus or private vehicles. Buses ply frequently on the circular road surrounding the city centre. Heavy local transport can be seen between Shimla and its major suburbs which include Sanjauli, Kasumpti, Summer Hill, Totu, and New Shimla. Tourist taxis are also an option for out of town trips. Locals typically traverse the city on foot. Private vehicles are prohibited on the mall, ridge, and nearby markets. Due to narrow roads and steep slopes, the auto rickshaws common in other Indian cities are largely absent.
3Distance Between Major Towns and Shimla:
Kalka: 90 km Chandigarh: 120 km Ambala: 152 km Patiala: 172 km Bathinda: 330 km Amritsar: 342 km Delhi: 380 km Dehradun: 227 km Jammu: 482 km Agra: 568 km Jaipur: 629 km Haridwar: 278 km Srinagar: 787 km Pithoragarh: 703 km Kolkata: 1460 km Mumbai: 1742 km Kanya Kumari: 2500;km

SIMLA Information

Shimla Airport is at Jubbarhatti, 23 kilometres (14 mi) from the city. Currently, there are no regular commercial flights to the city. Nearest major airport is Chandigarh Airport in Chandigarh about 116 km away.
The Shimla Railway Station The scenic Kalka Shimla Railway, a narrow gauge track, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the steepest rise in altitude in a distance of 96 km. Kalka, the plains rail terminus
Shimla is well-connected by road. National Highway 22 (NH 22) connects Shimla to the nearest big city of Chandigarh. Shimla is connected by road to all the major towns. Distance between major towns and Shimla: National Highway 22 connects Shimla to the city of Chandigarh.

Kullu The Most Charming and Beautiful Kulu Valley

The most charming and beautiful Kulu valley spreads out its charm on either side of river Beas. The valley runs north to south of this river and is 80kms. long and about 2kms. at its broadest. Yet with awe inspiring glens and mossy meadows encircled by the rushing streams and meandering brooks, flung east & west, a fairly wide area is open to the tourists, the trekkers, the mountaineers, the artists and to anyone who wishes to escape the heat & dust of the plains to breathe the exhilarating air of the Himalaya and enjoy the spectacle of the variegated mountain scenery. The valley is also famous for its exquisitely woven colourful hand made shawls and kullu caps.

Places to visit and things to do in Manali

The sky bows down to kiss the mountain ranges, clouds create a haze and undefined beauty, cool wind criss cross to create a chilly atmosphere and the zig- zag narrow winding alleys act as gateways to alluring mountain passes, defining Manali as a natural paradise on the lap of Himalayas. Tourists travel to Manali to feel a pinch of the cool wind and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of nature

  • Rohtang Pass

  • Solang Valley

  • Beas Kund (Chandratal Lake)

  • Chandrakhani Pass and

  • Pandoh Dam in Kullu


For Honeymooners and leisure lovers, tourist places in Manali like Hadimba Temple, Mall Road, Malana Village, Raghunath Temple and Vashisht Bath turn a holiday into an ideal romantic or leisure escapade. Mall Road is one of the most attractive places to visit in Manali where shopping, hopping and dining in its array of shops and restro- pubs take you to a world of freedom and illusion.
Our Manali tour packages are intricately designed to take you to distinguished local Himachal culture and drive you along the gorgeous Beas riverside to hues and heights of Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. Sightseeing in Manali are organized keeping in mind your choice, comfort and affordability. Ultimately, hotels and resorts extend a cordial welcome to its tranquil environment and cozy rooms that overlook the mesmerizing snowcapped Himalayan ranges and lush green valleys.

How to Reach Manali

1 By Air
Bhuntar airport located at a distance of 10 km from Manali and is the gateway to this region. Tourists who prefer and can afford to fly cut down on travel time hugely and thus can have a lot more time to enjoy Manali. Flights are available from all the major cities. Nearest Airport : Bhuntur Airport, Kullu (43.6098)
2By Railways
Jogindernagar railway station is the nearest railhead to Manali that connects the hill station with several important cities of the country. Chandigarh and Ambala are other options to reach Manali by train. From the railheads, one can get several mode of transportation including taxi and bus at reasonable cost. Also Check: Manali Holiday Packages
3By road
The Himachal Pradesh state bus service is ace and one can get frequent buses from the region to different parts of the country at reasonable cost. The best and most cost effective way to reach Manali is by road. Roads connect Manali to diffrent places including Delhi (540km), Chandigarh (305km), Dehradun (227km) and Ambala (370km). There are several private buses as well that connect the hill station with different part of the state.

Distance Charts to Manali

1KM - 1
Ambala to Manali 5 hours 22 mins 340 km Chandigarh to Manali 4 hours 53 mins 293 km Dehradun to Manali 7 hours 22 mins 449 km Dalhousie to Manali 5 hours 38 mins 347 km Shimla to Manali 4 hours 9 mins 253 km Alchi to Manali 10 hours 52 mins 530 km Chopta to Manali 10 hours 34 mins 640 km
2KM - 2
Chamunda to Manali 4 hours 6 mins 217 km Bhuntar to Manali 1 hour 5 mins 49.7 km Pangong to Manali 15 hours 32 mins 488 km Kalka to Manali 5 hours 46 mins 284 km
3KM - 3
Chakrata to Manali 6 hours 21 mins 401 km Chamba to Manali 6 hours 0 mins 357 km Jalandhar to Manali 5 hours 50 mins 339 km Kangra to Manali 3 hours 59 mins 241 km Kanatal to Manali 5 hours 59 mins 356 km Kullu to Manali 47 mins 43.2 km Kinnaur to Manali 4 hours 55 mins 289 km Kyelang to Manali 2 hours 51 mins 117 km Delhi to Manali 9 hours 42 mins 553 km Leh to Manali 13 hours 35 mins 474 km Amritsar to Manali 7 hours 21 mins 400 km Kaza to Manali 4 hours 10 mins 203 km
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