Top Tourist Places To Visit in Shimla

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Shimla

  • Shimla
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India
  • Calling Code


  • Area

    25 km2

  • Main Languages
    Hindi, Himachali, Garhwali and English.
  • Population

    Total- 1,71,817 as per census 2011

  • Temperature
    Summer - Max : 27oC Min : 14.5oC.
    Winter - Max : 16.5oC Min : 5.2oC.

Shimla Overview

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. The splendid beauty and pleasant climate of this town makes it one of the most preferred tourist destinations in India. Shimla was the summer capital during the British regime. The Victorian architecture of the town gives it a distinct appeal.

Climate and Geography

Shimla is located at 31.61°N 77.10°E with an average altitude of 2397.59 meters. The town was built on seven hills in the south-western Himalayas. Two tributaries of River Yamuna, Giri, and Pabbar flow through Shimla. The forests in and around the city are that of pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron.

Shimla’s climate can be described as subtropical highland climate. The summers are moderately cold here while winters witness snow falls and dropping temperatures. The town receives heavy rainfalls compared to plains but less than other hill stations.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : April to Mid-July, Mid-September to Mid-November.


Shimla can be accessed by train though Kalka Railway Station which is 2 hours’ drive away. This route has been granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status for the alluring views it offers while travelling through 103 tunnels. Roadways are also a feasible option for getting in, given the good connectivity through highways. Shimla has its own airport at a distance of 22km. However, the airport has several limitations owing to the difficult terrain.

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Latest Shimla Tour Reviews

  • 5/5
    08 Jan 2024
    I would highlhy recommend Madhav Vacation.. They provided us great accommodation in our itinerary, All hotels provided to us had heaters and well maintained. Trip plan was excellent covering Shimla & Manali. Madhav Vacation took feedback on daily basis and ensured we didn't have any difficulties thought out the trip. Their response was immediate incase of any minor glictches like vehicle tyre puncher etc. Overall we had an memorable trip .. Thanks to MVPL ...more
  • 5/5
    25 Nov 2023
    It was a well organised and well executed trip . Hotel was up to expectations and support from AR Holidays was great. We had a team of 18 family member so i was bit worried earlier but AR Holidays On ease team supported at every step & make our vacation memorable.. ...more
  • 4/5
    First of all I thank you to Get Go Trip team to make my honeymoon trip a mindblowing experience, The surprises like candel light dinner at River Side Campsite was truely amazing. I never forget that. I definitely recommend you to some of my friends and family members for their trips. Thankyou from me & my husband. ...more
  • 5/5
    5 night 6 day packeg shimla and manali provided by the company. Our tour coordinator Miss PARUL beautifully executed the tour. Hotel rooms were neat and clean, location was amazing. Our cab was in good condition cab driver Me Ramswroop was very humble and cooperative. Tour ended with lot's of unforgettable memories. Thanks to VJ Globle and our coordinator Miss Parul. ...more
  • 5/5
    Had an amazing experience. Tarun Bhai is a very polite,patient and safe driver and tour guide to travel with. ...more
  • 4/5
    We finished shimla manali You're packages with sweet memory it's very nice trip which we can't forget in our life. ...more

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Shimla Trip?
    3-4 days.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Shimla?
    Jubbarhatti Airport (nearest airport) and Kalka Railway Station (nearest major train station).
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Shimla?
    By road or by train.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Shimla?
    Summer Festival (May/June) and Winter Carnival (December/January).
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Shimla?
    Mall Road, Ridge, Jakhoo Temple, and Kufri.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Shimla?
    Channa Madra, Tudkiya Bhath, and Eighteen71 Cookhouse and Bar.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Shimla?
    Hotels, resorts, and guesthouses.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Shimla?
    Yes, local buses are available.
  • What are the transportation options available in Shimla?
    Taxis, local buses, and private cars.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Shimla?
    Hindi and English.
  • What is the best time to visit Shimla?
    April to June and September to November.
  • What activities can be done in Shimla?
    Trekking, ice skating, shopping, exploring colonial architecture, and visiting nature parks.
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