Shimla Holidays

India
Once the summer capital of the British Raj, and replete with Kiplingian associations, the hill station of Shimla nowadays is a holiday town sprawling across a series of steep ridges. Famous for its colonial-era architecture, mountain views, and cool climate, the city has gotten a bit weedy these days, but …

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How to get to Shimla

Here's what you need to know about getting to Shimla. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Shimla takes 14 hours, 55 minutes.

Things to see and do in Shimla

Stephen Bugno | Trip by SkyscannerKalka Shimla Railway
Kalka Shimla Railway
Sue King | Trip by SkyscannerJakhu Temple
Jakhu Temple
Sue King | Trip by SkyscannerGaiety Heritage Cultural Complex
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex
Emilie C. | Trip by SkyscannerKPYM Himachal
KPYM Himachal
Sue King | Trip by SkyscannerLower Bazar
Lower Bazar
Argenberg | FlickrTaradevi
Taradevi

Reviews of Shimla

Stephen Bugno
Stephen BugnoAnchorage
03/01/2014

Shimla is a classic hill station, favored more by Indians than foreigners. That said, it is still an enjoyable place to relax while the rest of India is sweltering in the heat of the monsoon. Know that it is a tourist town, but a visit to Shimla will show you the diversity of India. Also worth noting is the toy train ride up to Shimla.

Eagle Wings Vacations
Eagle Wings VacationsBengaluru (Bangalore)
20/11/2013

Places to visit Shimla With Eagle Wings Vacations. The Jakhu Hills near Shimla is a popular tourist spot. Jakhu Temple is the oldest temple of India is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman. Tara Devi Temple, Dorje Drag Monastery, it is a great place for devotees of the religion of Lord Buddha. Christ Church is second oldest church of North India. Chadwick Falls, which is 7 kilometers from Shimla. Viceregal Lodge, the Mall Road, Zoo at Kufri , Summer Hill, State Museum and the Ridge and Rastrapati Niwas. April to June offer the most pleasant climate and are the best time to visit Shimla. Winter months, you can see snowfall in the region and boast snowy sports galore to enjoy with. You may also dig into winter sports like skiing and ice skating.

Marion Armstrong
Marion ArmstrongLondon
22/05/2013

Kula Valley, Manali, Shimla, Jagat Sukh - all the reasons my late Brother Colin lived & worked happily in this beautiful, Shanti, special part of the World. A privilege to be here :-) ox

Himalayer Ami
Himalayer AmiTarapith
23/06/2012

SHIMLA SPEAKS THE STORY OF DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT HAMPERING THE NATURE. THE CITY IS TRUELY THE QUEEN OF INDIA. THE SIGN OF ELITENESS IS EVERYWHERE OF SHIMLA. NONE CAN SAY SHIMLA IS NOT GOOD. I THINK ALL SHOULD VISIT IT AT LEAST ONCE IN LIFE

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