• Shimla
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India

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Chindi, Shimla Overview

The small hill town Chindi lies at an altitude of 1850 meters above the sea level. The whole town remains covered with picturesque little hamlets, scenic apple orchards and a wide panoramic view of its surroundings. It is definitely one of the most beautiful hill stations of Himachal. It often remains unexplored to most of the tourists comes to visit Shimla but it is well connected with roadways to other parts of Himachal. It is also having good accommodations and a few small markets across the town.




Chindi is situated in the Karsog valley of Himachal. It is around 94 km away from the ‘The Summer capital of India’- Shimla. The enter hill city is covered with pine and deodar woods and apple orchards scattered here and there. You can spot a number of sacred temples in the locality of Chindi which are popular tourist attractions here.


Traveler Tips:


• Though summer is mild here, you may require light woolens at nights.

• In winter, the temperature may fall below 0 °C in Chindi. So, carry heavy woolen jackets, boots, woolen socks, and thermals.


Things to do:


With the crisscrossed streamlines across the valley and green carpet fields of assorted grains and vegetables, Chindi, Shimla is one of the most picturesque spots of H.P. You must frame the thick dark forests, orchards and fertile floors rise towards the snow laded Himalayan peaks.

You can return your home with an exclusive collection of organically grown lentils, crisp and heavenly tasty apples and exotic vegetables.




The ancient architecture of the old tiny villages is just picture perfect. Every age-old temple is legendary here and depicts the local cultural heritage. It also shows their outstanding building skills.


Best Time to visit:


Well, you can visit Chindi, Shimla at any time of the year.

• During Summer (March – June): It is the most popular summer retreat among its worldwide tourists. During summer, the temperature may reach the 30°C bar.

• During Monsoon (July – September): Nature lovers often visit Chindi during the monsoon as it is truly lovely watching rainfall on the hills. But as landslides often happen this season due to heavy rainfall this is not the advised time for visiting Chindi.

• During winter (October – February): Snow-cladded Chindi is the hot favorite among the global tourists. Visitors come here for watching the snowfall. Temperature goes down to -2 °C.


How to Reach?


• By air – Jubarhati is the nearest airport to Shimla which is only 23 km away. Regular flights are available on the Jubarhati – Delhi & Chandigarh route. After arriving at the airport, hire a cab to reach your destination.

• By bus – HRTC (Himachal Roadways Transport Corporation) run buses are available towards Shimla from any parts of North India. You can also book tickets for private bus services on this route. Online bookings are available.

• By train – Shimla railway station is almost 87 km away from Chindi. Shimla is connected Kalka by a narrow 96 km long toy train rail route. Toy trains are definitely a major attraction for reaching Shimla. Reach Kalka by traveling on any trains from Delhi or Chandigarh.


Nearby Attractions:


• Karsog

• Temple of Mamleshwara Mahadev

• Kunhoo Dhar

• Mahunag

• Pangana

• Kamrunag

• Ardhanarishwara temple

• Temple of Aledi Mahadev

• Bhim rock

• Nag dhamooni

• Churag temple

• Palinag, Nalagali

• Chatri


So, if you are in Shimla and want one or two day break from the crowd there, you can visit Chindi which is just a few kilometers away from Shimla. It is definitely a visual treat! The weather here is almost the same as the capital of Himachal but is less crowded. You will get a number of options for enjoying with your family here.



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