Shimla Tour Package from Chennai
Why would Chennai people tour to Shimla? There are several factors that dominate the preference of the people of Chennai and allure them to visit the beautiful enigmatic hill town of Shimla. They get enchanted by the beauty of locations, the sight of majestic Himalayas, the pretty green meadows, the dense green forests and of course the captivating climate.
The view of Himalayas
The beautiful Indian major coastal metropolitan Chennai was formerly known as Madras. Chennai, the fourth largest city of India is situated in the absolute Southern end of the sub-continent. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South India with a rich cultural history and heritage and a bustling, past-paced modern lifestyle. People of Chennai do want to taste the fresh breath of cool mountains every now and then.
The temples of Shimla
Chennai has an illuminated skyline punctuated by towering skyscrapers that dominates. Thus the people of Chennai love to travel to Shimla to have a look at the towering vista dominated by beautiful snow-capped mountain ranges instead. Chennai has a heart steeped in religiosity and has innumerable temple all across the length and breadth of the city. Also, Chennai has some very prominent temples, such as the Parthasarathy Temple, the Kapaleeshwarar Temple and the Ashtalakshmi Temple. The temples of Chennai have very colourful exteriors with artistic towering spires that are impressive and dominating. Thus they get attracted to the very famous temples of the North and enjoy visiting them.
Shimla is also a part of the ‘devbhoomi’ that has very prominent temples all across the state in every town. Thus the people of Chennai love to explore the famous religious haunts such as Jakhoo Temple, which is an ancient temple in Shimla, the Kali Bari Temple of Shimla that offers majestic views of the hills around, Kamna Devi Temple located on the top of Prospect Hill, Tara Devi Temple a place of Hindu pilgrimage, Sankat Mochan Temple known for its picturesque settings, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Shiv Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, Ram Mandir, Shiv Mandir, Mahasu Devta Temple, Sirdi Sai Temple, Baba Balaknath Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Jwala Devi Temple and the list goes on and on. There are many other very small and big temples in the whole state of Himachal in every nook and corner. Thus the people of Chennai can easily relate to the Shimla from the religious perspective.
The Churches of Chennai and Himachal Connect
There are some very prominent churches in Chennai. The most important churches are the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Thomas, St. Mary’s Church, Lutheran Adaikalnathar Church and St. Matthias Church. Similarly, the people from Chennai enjoy viewing the many famous ancient churches that dot the various parts of Himachal Pradesh. Out of the innumerable churches that attract a lot of attention form tourists worldwide, we can name a few as Christ Church of Shimla which is the second oldest church in North India, St. Mary’s Church and St. Michael’s Catholic Cathedral.
How to reach Himachal from Chennai
A good way to travel from Chennai to Shimla would be by air. The Delhi airport is connected very well to Chennai by several frequent flights daily run by all major airlines. It takes around 3 hours by air from Chennai to Delhi. Alternately, there are good trains connecting Chennai and Delhi. So travelling from Chennai to Delhi by rail to reach Shimla is also a good option. From Delhi there are multiple convenient and hassle-free options to reach the various prominent tourist spots. Roads connecting Delhi and Shimla and very good. Also, there are ample options of buses, both private and government run to reach Shimla from Delhi by road. By train also Kalka is connected to New Delhi Railway Station and then you can avail the magical toy train from Kalka to Shimla. Further, in Himachal, you can travel from one tourist attraction to another by road by means of buses or hired cabs or taxis. The major tourist hubs of Shimla can be identified as The Ridge of Shimla, Kufri, Green Valley, Chail, Kiala Forest, Himalayan Bird Park, Viceregal Lodge, Kuthar Fort, Annadale, Johnnie’s Wax Museum, Summerhill, Chadwick Waterfall, Shaily Peak, Shimla State Museum and a lot more.
Chennai has quite a few number of churches dotting the various parts of the city. The city is also steeped in an old-world charm that appeals to many. Similarly,
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the special dishes to try in my Shimla trip from Chennai?
Answer: For the local people of Himachal, there are plenty of delicacies. As tourists, we should also taste them while in our trip to Shimla. Taste the local delights cooked from all kinds of meat, lentil and cereal preparations. A typical everyday meal of Himachal Pradesh would comprise ‘dal-chawal-subzi-roti’ which is nothing but the common north Indian meal platter of lentil broth, rice, vegetable curry and flat bread.
Q: Should I go to Shimla first or Manali while travelling from Chennai?
Answer: While entering Himachal by road from Delhi or Chandigarh, Shimla will fall en route to Manali. Since Shimla is the capital of Himachal and comparatively at a lower altitude, it is advisable to take a break and stay in Shimla as per itinerary and then proceed towards Manali.
Q: What medicines to carry while on Shimla trip?
Answer: While on your Shimla trip from Chennai, do not forget to carry your personal medication such as Crocin, ORS/Electoral, digestive Eno, mild painkillers such as Dispirin and Aspirin, Band-Aids, Thermometer, Adhesives, Alcohol-based sanitizer, anti-vomiting tablets, etc. Overeating or drinking too much of fluid is strictly prohibited while traveling through higher altitudes and winding mountain roads to avoid nausea and vomiting.
Q: Name one famous tourist spot of Shimla that I should not miss while in my trip from Chennai?
Answer: Jhakoo Hill, the very picturesque location of Shimla is one place that you shouldn’t give a miss while you are on a Shimla tour from Chennai. Situated 2 kilometres from Shimla, Jakhoo Hill is the highest peak in the entire hill station. This point offers scenic view of the entire city and the layers of mesmeric snow-capped Himalayan Mountain ranges. The 8000 feet Jakhoo Hill is a famous tourist attraction that is visited by nature lovers and pilgrims as well.
Q: Is Shimla safe for unmarried couples?
Answer: Shimla tops the list of the most favoured places for unmarried couples. The Shimla hotels specialize in ensuring pleasant staying experience in safe hotels for unmarried couples. Moreover, since there is no law in India that prohibits unmarried couples from staying together in a hotel, provided both are of legal age and the stay is consensual, there should not be any unpleasantry associated to the concept other than social acceptance.