Holiday in Shimla

Memorable Holiday in Shimla

Located amidst the serenity of nature's prosperity, Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. This charming hill station is perched at a height of about 2421 metre above the sea level. Moreover, the potholed landscape of Shimla is covered all around by lofty pine and deodar trees. Shimla's verdant valleys form a scenic landscape embracing the royalty of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Being once a summer resort for British, Shimla has a number of charming Victorian architectural relics and buildings. At EaseMyTrip.in, we provide you best Shimla holiday packages that allow you exploring the scenic locals of the hill resort. So, plan a Shimla travel and discover the real beauty of nature.
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Best Sightseeing Places in Shimla

Before booking Shimla holiday package, you must be well aware of the popular attractions of the place and keep them in your travel itinerary. Some of the famous tourist attractions of Shimla are:

Christ Church:
The second oldest church in North India, this beautiful church is one of the prominent landmarks of Shimla. Other important churches of the city are, Roman Catholic Cathedral and St. Michael's Cathedral.
Jakhu Temple:
Located on the highest point of the Shimla ridge, this temple is dedicated to Hindu Lord Hanuman. The temple offers stunning views of valleys, snowcapped peaks and the glittering town. It is a perfect place to catch glimpses of sunrises and sunsets of Shimla.
Kali Bari Mandir:
Located near to the Mall road of Shimla, the Kali Bari Mandir is dedicated to Goddess Shyamala Devi. Devotees often come to this temple, especially during Diwali Festival and Durga Puja.
The Mall:
A major activity centre of Shimla, the Mall is located close to the Ridge and Scandal Point. This place is dotted with a number of showrooms, emporiums, restaurants, Gaiety Theatre and many more shops.
Shimla State Museum:
Set up on top of a hill above the Chaura Maidan, this museum houses in a colonial building, called as Inverarm. One needs to hike about 1500 metre to reach the colonial mansion houses the museum.
Other Attractions:
Tara Devi Temple, The Ridge, Summer Hill, Annandale, Padam Palace, Viceregal Lodge, Kamru Fort, Arki Fort etc.

Best Time for Holidaying in Shimla

The natural beauty of Shimla can be enjoyed all around the year. Summer season (from March-June) is very pleasant at this place, which generally, monsoon season starts (from July to September), which experience excessive rainfall and winter season (starts from October to February) in which you can experience as well as enjoy snowfall. So, summer and winter both are the seasons when you can enjoy the charming beauty of Shimla but the choice will be yours. So, keep your choices in mind and plan a delightful Shimla vacation accordingly.

Must Buy Things from Shimla

A Shimla trip is incomplete without buying stuffs from here. If you are shopaholic and have a good knack in bargaining, Shimla is a place for you. One of the most famous places to go for shopping in Shimla is 'the Mall road'. In fact, the Mall Road is the shopping hub and commercial center of this hill station. One can find buy small souvenirs, handicrafts and other exclusive artifacts from different shops available here. Don't forget to buy the famous Himachali caps that are available in almost every shop. Some interesting picks can be shawls, pick up colorful gloves, sweaters, socks and beautifully carved walking sticks (from Lakkar Bazaar) that you can surely bring for your loved ones from your Shimla tour.

Explore Options to Reach Shimla

If you have plans to book Shimla holiday packages, then find the answer of how to reach Shimla. The wonderful hill station is well-connected with all means of transportations (air, rail and road).
By Air
Located at a distance of 23 KM from Shimla, Jubbarhatti Airport connects this hill station to other major cities of India by operating regular flights from Chandigarh, Delhi and Kullu.
By Train
The closest rail head to Shimla is Kalka Railway station, which is located at a distance of 96 KM. The duration of journey from Kalka to Shimla, in the toy train, is around six hrs. Otherwise, you can hire a car from Kalka station.
By Road
Shimla is very well connected to major towns of the state and other major cities of country by road. Kalka (80 Kms), Ambala (166 Kms), Chandigarh (119 Kms), Delhi (370 kms), Amritsar (342 Kms), Agra (568 Kms) are the major cities which tourists reach by taking buses. Deluxe as well as ordinary buses are also available from all these places. However, you can hire taxis too.
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