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Shimla Travel Guide

Surrounded by lofty mountains of the Himalaya, this city has created a special place in the heart of a number of people with its dense pine forests and beautiful apple orchards ......

The tranquil beauty as well as the picturesque view of this magnificent city is something which will give you a thousand reasons to enjoy and cherish your stay at this place. Previously known as Simla, Shimla is also referred to as the ‘Queen of Hills’. Shimla Travel Guide has been the grapevine among the tourists. The mighty hill station is seen as one of the best places to visit and enjoy holidays with family and friends. Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh at an elevation of 2,205 m above sea level, this gorgeous city has a number of attractions to lure the attention of the travelers all around the world.

Surrounded by lofty mountains of the Himalaya, this city has created a special place in the heart of a number of people with its dense pine forests and beautiful apple orchards. Shimla derives its name from the Goddess Kali, she descended here in the form named 'Shyamali Devi'. The magnificent city was the summer capital of the British rule. Shimla Travel Guide provides you with the valuable information about this city.

Shimla tourism is fired by many reasons and enjoys many seasons. The hot summer season when the Indian plains begin to boil many young people and even families travel to Shimla on Shimla tour packages and the another huge season for Shimla tourism comes during the post wedding season with thousands of honeymoon couples flock up to see the attractions in Shimla region.

The main tourist places in Shimla are the Arki Fort, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Scandal Point, Jakhoo Temple and Christ Church. Shimla Travel Guide also brings forth you some exciting trekking destinations like - Jalori Pass, Kedi and Sungri.

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How to Reach Shimla
Shimla is one of the most easy accessible hill stations in India. People who are wondering how to reach Shimla and its rich verdure by road or even by the narrow gauge railway. With flourishing Shimla tourism, the mightly and trendy hill station owing to a unique colonial flavor en circles India’s some of the popular tourist destinations, hill stations as well as trekking destination from where one can get an enchanting view of the far-fetched snow capped Himalayan ranges. Manali, which is a grapevine amongst all the tourists, is a mere 6 hours drive en route Bhuntar and Banjar. The distance from Manali to Shimla is approximately 260kms where as en route Mandi it is 250kms. Shimla by road from Pathankot is approximately 300kms whereas the distance from Chandigarh to Shimla is just 130kms. Your drive from New Delhi to Shimla is approximately 380kms en route Chandigarh. One planning a drive from Amritsar to Shimla has to cover a distance of 310kms whereas from Jalandhar it is 220kms and from Ludhiana it is only 190kms. The distance from Dehradun en route Paonta Sahib and Solan is approximately 230kms.
Well, the Kalka Railway Station and the Chandigarh Railway Station are the two closest broad gauge railway stations from Shimla, the Kalka Railway Station being the closest one. Both the railway stations connect all the major cities in India. Well if one who is looking to reach Shimla by train may opt to reserve his tickets on the track of narrow gauge that stretches from Kalka to Shimla.
Down 23kms from Shimla, the Jubbarhatti Airport that is a domestic airport used to connect Shimla with New Delhi. But after the shutdown of Kingfisher Airlines there are no scheduled flights to Shimla. Thus one who is looking to reach Shimla by air, the Chandigarh Airport and the New Delhi Airport are the closest one. There are regular flights from pune to Chandigarh as well as the domestic airport connects to all other major cities in India.

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I need to book a hotel for family, below Rs.1600 per night in Shimla. Can someone suggest.
Siddharh Hotel Ram Baazar Shimla, This Hotel is under budget and good for couple
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Any budget hotel in range of Rs. 500-1000 near ISBT bust stand Shimla, Himachal Pradesh?
Yes. Hotel Basant near old bus stand.Neat and clean room. i stayed with my family 15march.
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I need a room for 1 couple in Shimla near Ridge, Please suggest.
Scenic beauty from ridge is very good but hard to reach there because the road is not accessible by car. You can look any hotel near lower Mall Road
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If one gets down at the railway station what is the nearest place to stay how far is mall road from station for 2 days trip how much does I cost for 2full days taxi how should one get around in Shimla if u don't have a car what are 3,best places to watch?
Dear Sir, Greeting of the day, Hotel Cedar Grand is 500mtrs from Mall Road, for more information Please visit web site www.goibibo.com...
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May i know the best hotels near Mall road? please suggest.
I think hotel land mark is best....bcz all the hotels near by mall road r vry noisy bcz of traffic..beside ths hotel land mark is vry silent. ..but thoda expensive hoga othr hotels se
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