duration
04 Nights / 05 Days
price
INR 16,999

Magical Shimla

Shimla

Overview

Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most popular hill-stations in India and had enjoyed prominence ever since the British Raj when it was the summer capital of India and the British high officials spent the summer months in the breezy cool environs of Shimla. Shimla was declared the summer capital of British India in 1864. Take a cosy breezy walk across the streets of Shimla and linger in the haunts of the hill while you soak in the wonderful old-world charm of this partly sleepy and partly buzzing hill-station. Treat your eyes to the beauty and grandeur of the iconic Town Hall, and the Gothic building of the Gaiety Theatre. The sojourn won’t be having a single dull or drab moment. As you skirt through the hill roads, a whole new Himachal way of life would unfurl before your eyes and will definitely make your vacation memorable. Plan early and book a tour to this mountain destination to have some memorable moments and joyful experiences.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 1: Shimla Arrival
  • Day 2: Shimla Local Sightseeing
  • Day 3: A Day Trip to Kufri and Chail
  • Day 4: Fun Ride on the Shimla Toy Train
  • Day 5: Departure from Shimla
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Shimla arrival

Arrival at Shimla. Check-in at the hotel of your choice. Exploring the property of stay. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel. A leisure walk to the Mall Road in the evening, if you are not tired, would be fun. Explore the local market buzzing with activities. Buy some trinkets, woollens, junk jewellery and other curious stuff and taste the local cuisine.

Day 2 Shimla local sightseeing

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of places in and around Shimla such as Jakhu Temple based on the Jakhu Hill, which is a prominent pilgrimage spot; Himachal State Museum and Gallery to explore in depth about the rich culture and heritage of Himachal Pradesh; The Ridge famous for its historical significance; Christ Church, a remnant of British occupancy and architectural splendour; Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex known for its famous shows and attendances as well as glorious performances of yore. Next place for curious visit can be the Dorje Drag Monastery which is quaint with Tibetan prayer flags and has a peaceful solitude with the chants of the monks and prayer wheels. A walk along the famous Ridge area will also bring you face-to-face with attractions such as the Telegraph Building, Catholic Church, State Bank of India building all of which are heritage buildings on the Ridge Road. Drop in for a coffee at Wake or Bake Café. The view from the various view points on hill tops are captivating. Even benches are provided at the viewpoints to catch the glory of sunsets and sunrises. Return to Shimla hotel for a sumptuous dinner at hotel after a vibrant day of sightseeing. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 3 A day trip to Kufri and Chail

After breakfast, proceed for a day trip to the legendary and cool locations of Kufri and Chail. Almost all the tourists who visit Shimla has so much to explore in these picturesque fun getaway of Kufri and Chail. Take a wobbly pony ride to the hill points to have serene and mesmeric hill views. Get clicked in traditional Himachal costume and catch up with some hot snacks apart from enjoying the mountain view. Take a hike among the serene beauty of narrow foot tracks in Chail. Shoot dozens of photos of the picturesque location. Grab a tasty lunch at the Heritage Hotel of Chail Palace.

Day 4 Fun ride on the Shimla Toy Train

On Day 04, after a hearty breakfast, go for an overwhelming journey by the famous toy train ride from Shimla to any of the stopovers till Kalka and return via the same route. The enigmatic journey on the world heritage route is simply an enjoyable experience. As you travel across through the small hill towns, you go through the dark mysterious tunnels and cross the innumerable bridges across the mountain ridges and streams and breathe in deeply the fresh mountain air. It is one of a kind, a heritage experience and a must-do while you are in for Shimla tour.

Day 5 Departure from Shimla

After breakfast in the morning, check out of hotel. Some leisure time for personal activities and thereby proceed for your home.

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