Shimla, the summer capital of the Britishis the very first destination that comes in the mind of travelers while looking for a quick summer getaway. Shimla remains the most popular destination among the people living in North India due to its closer proximity to the northern part. Whether it is a honeymoon couple, a family, or a solo traveler, this beautiful Himachal town has a universal allure. Go through the detailed blog which talks about the Shimla tour packages, thebest time to visit, places to see, and much more.
What all you can see in Shimla?
Some of the main attractions which you can include in your Shimla tour packages include:
The mall Road is fully occupied with eating joints, colonial-era monuments, shopping outlets, showrooms, and much more. Also, Shimla’s Lakkar Bazar is famous for handlooms and wooden handicrafts. Since the Mall Road is a pedestrian area, make sure you park your car at the parking area and from there you can either take the Lift (paid) or walk to Mall road.
If you are a history lover and love architecture, the Viceregal Lodge which is also known as Rashtrapati Niwas, is a must-visit place in Shimla. Viceregal Lodge is the historic building where several important discussions regarding India’s Partition were taken. Inside the place, the visitors can see photographs and memorabilia from the British colonial era like a wooden table, etc.
This place is located 16 kilometers away from Shimla, the slopes of Kufri are liked by all adventure lovers. Since Kufri offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, so it is included in most of the Shimla tour package. This tiny town has many attractive spots including the Himalayan Nature Park, Chini Bungalow, Kufri Fun World (a must-visit for Kids), etc.
Johnnie’s Wax Museum:
Known popularly as Madame Tussauds Museum, the captivating Johnnie’s Wax Museum showcases the wax statues of several popular personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Jobs, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Michael Jackson, etc. One can also see wax statues of fictional characters like Harry Potter, Iron Man, etc. here.
Located at an altitude of 7,500 feet, Jakhu Temple is located on the tallest hill of Shimla- Jakhu Hill. The temple is popular for the 108 feet tall statue of Lord Hanuman which one can easily see while climbing on the mountain. From this temple, visitors can get a spectacular view of the Shivalik range.
Established in 1857, Christ Church in Shimla is the second oldest church in Northern India. The church is located on the Ridge and gathers maximum visibility. A visit to Christ’s church is a must in your tour packages for Shimla.
Indira Tourist Park:
Located amidst snow-covered mountains near the Himalayan National Park, Indira Tourist Park is named after the former Prime Minister of India who visited this park in 1972. This park is popular among the kids as it includes a video game parlour and some fun games. Tourists can also enjoy a yak ride, pony ride, etc. in the park.
Things to do while booking Shimla tour package for couple
The scenic beauty of Shimla with its snow-covered mountains makes it the most perfect location for couples who want to spend their lovable time away from the hustle-bustle. Some of the romantic things which couples can do while on Shimla tour .
One of the things you can do is to watch the sunrise from Chadwick Waterfalls. The couples feel pleased while watching the Himalayas together. Go for a leisurely walk with your loved one and spice up romantic moments with your Shimla travel package.
Ice skating at the Ice skating club is another interesting thing which you can do while on your Shimla trip.
Many couples who love some kind of adventure prefer river rafting at Tattapani. Located almost 50 kilometers from Shimla is the scenic district of Tattapani- a place getting loads of tourists who want to enjoy the warmth of its hot springs.
Couples love sightseeing holding hands and visiting places like Naldehra peak, Chail, Scandal Point, Jakhoo Hills, Summer Hill, etc. All these are exciting places for romantic rendezvous and are thus included in the Shimla tour packages for couple.
Popular shopping places in Shimla?
Some of the popular shopping places in Shimla include:
It is the best shopping area popular for street shopping. Lakkar Bazar is famous for traditional Himachali products, antiques, wooden items, etc. One can bargain while buying souvenirs from here.
This market is popular for Tibetan goods like Tibetan dye and printed fabric, tribal handicrafts, Tibetian dresses, jewelleries, and much more.
If you want to purchase some kind of woolen garments and shawls, head to this market.
This is a local market of Shimla known as Sabji Mandi. One can shop for vegetables and fruits from here along with some local Himachali products.
Best time to visit Shimla
Certainly, the peak season for Shimla tourism is from April to June (the summer season). During this time, one can experience clear sunny days and the temperature in Shimla is also pleasant. A large number of tourists plan their Shimla holiday packages during this season. While the monsoon season in Shimla begins in July and ends by August. During the rainy season, the state witnesses heavy rainfall thus lowering the visitor counts. But in case you plan to spend some time chilling in a comfortable resort and get some off-season discounts for Shimla hotels, then booking your trip during the winter season is not a bad idea.
The winter season in Shimla starts from October onwards, thereby attracting visitors in large numbers, especially snow lovers. If you wish to enjoy the cold weather, then there is no better than coming here between November and February. You can enjoy snowfall and enjoy the coldest Shimla weather during that time.
How to reach Shimla
There are different ways of travelers to Shimla including air, train, and road, or a combination of these based upon the Shimla tour packages you have opted for:
Direct flights from Delhi to Shimla during the tourist season. Also, the travelers can fly to Chandigarh airport which is well connected to different cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Chennai, etc. From Chandigarh airport, one can easily take a cab.
The nearest railway station to Shimla is Kalka, which is well connected with many cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jammu, Jaipur, Jodhpur etc. by train. From Kalka, most of the travelers prefer taking the Toy Train to Shimla to have a different traveling experience. The train ride from Kalka to Shimla takes almost 5 hours while the ride from Shimla to Kalka is a 4-hour journey. En-route travelers get a beautiful and memorable experience. In case you plan to book Toy Train tickets make sure you do in advance as most of the tickets get booked during the peak season.
Shimla is well connected by road to all the major cities in North India including Chandigarh, Delhi, Manali, Dharamshala, etc. One can either take a direct bus like Volvo bus or opt for self-drive to enjoy a scenic hill drive after Parwanoo. If you look for a memorable and exotic Shimla trip, then Honeymoon Bug holiday packages are the best option for you. Honeymoon Bug has the widest range in Shimlatour plan suiting every traveler’s needs. So don’t wait anymore, rather explore the best sightseeing points in Shimla and bring back cherished memories for a lifetime.