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  • 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.

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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
    09 Jun 2023
    Specially thanks to Vandana mam for taking good care of me and my wife Thanks a lot mam
  • 5/5
    02 Oct 2022
    We booked our holidays with A R Holiday at hotel golden fern resort in shimla, and the orchards green in manaki, Stay is nice at golden fern resort & the orchards green, All amenities and food is good . Lots of variety of food served.Hotel is conveniently located near sightseeing. And most of sightseeing destination are with in reach . My Golden memory captured with AR Holidays at shimla and manaki tour makes this golden moments ever memorable. Thanks to A R Holidays. Manish bharadiya ...more
  • 2/5
    23 Mar 2019
    We used Mohini tour services to shimla. The driver was a local guy. He knew all the routes. He was very adept and very friendly. We took Innova. There are places like Jakku temple where the local can drivers challenged that a big car like Innova cannot cannot be driven through the narrow hilly road. But the driver managed the narrow turns very professionally.In many tourist places in Shimla like kufri and naldera the local horse guys mislead us by telling us to rent a horse and we cannot go by walk and also that we have to rent dresses and shoes. This is completely wrong. We had to spend a lot of money on this. Being a local driver he could have guided us and help us save lot of money. ...more
  • 5/5
    05 Jun 2018
    Me and my friends planned a trip at Shimla last year, and we were looking for a good hotel to stay. While browsing different websites, we came across Vibrations Banquet Hall in Shimla, and it appeared as a right fit for our budget. So, we booked the hotel and we must say it was a good decision. Not the hotel was beautiful, but its staff was very courteous. ...more
  • 4/5
    25 May 2017
    family package , shimla manali , gud package
  • 5/5
    29 Dec 2015
    We get excelent service from Awesome trips for our Shimla , Kullu and Manali tour and thanks to ms. Sheetal who give us guidance and help till our tour end. ...more

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    Yeah, for both married and unmarried couples Shimla is completely secure. Just notice a few items that don't bring too much cash and make your reservation for a respectable and appropriate hotel and take your ID documentation like your Voter or your Adhar cards or passport.
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