India is a tropical country. With each passing day, the temperature in India, during the summer months are increasing more than ever. Even during the monsoon, it’s mostly hot and humid. Winter seems to have bid a permanent goodbye to the states that lie near the tropics. This is why people here almost escape to the cooler places both in summer and winter. And what is cooler than the beautiful mountains? So, if you are already planning such an escape to a place where you can breath fresh air, remain cool and sweat less and enjoy some breath-taking views at the same time, plan a trip to one of the most beautiful hill stations in India, Shimla.
Tour Itinerary - 5 Days Shimla Tour
Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. It is a hill station in North India with many other wonderful places of tourist interest. It is a very popular tourist destination of India. It is not only popular during the summer months but also in the winter. It is usually very cold in Shimla during the winter with an average temperature range of -7°C- 5°C. Shimla receives frequent snowfall during the winter.When you plan Shimla destination travels, it is important to ensure that you are well acquainted with the weather conditions and the frequents changes in weather. That will help you pack your luggage accordingly so that you do not have to face any difficulty.Shimla tourism industry has grown in the last few years to an enormous extent owing to the fluctuating weather conditions on India. It is not only popular amongst family holidays but also amongst newly weds who go for their honeymoon to Shimla. During the British rule in India, the British named Shimla the summer capital of India. When you plan for Shimla travels, you must make it a point to visit the numerous apple orchards and taste some amazing fresh apple juice!
The nearest broad gauge line is Kalka. There are many trains that travel from Kalka to Shimla by meter-gauge lines. It is important to remember that these mountains trains can be booked from a month before from the travel date. You will enjoy the wonderful scenic beauty that surrounds the railway lines. You can travel by car, be it for hire or by your personal vehicle which might be a hectic journey. From Kalka to Shimla if youtravel by car, it takes a maximum of 2 hours to reach. Shimla has its own airport and you can travel there by flight. You can go to any Shimla travels site and find out the flight timings for Shimla destination.
Accommodation, in a major point to consider when planning your Shimla, tourism package. All standards of hotels are available in Shimla. Whether you want a hotel for 1 day or for 7 days, you can make a booking in advance or book on-spot. If you are planning Shimla destination during the peak tourist season, it is advisable that you make an advance booking at the hotels to avoid any complication on reaching. Many standard low-cost hotels are available at minimal rates.If you are ready to spend some more, some medium range hotels are available with deluxe rooms and more facilities that standard hotels. In case you are looking to splurge, there are quite a few star hotels too. Whether you want 3 star hotels or 5 star ones, you can go for both advance bookings as well as on-spot bookings. The room charges and availability of all hotels fluctuate according to the Shimla tourism seasons.
Shimla travels offer to you a myriad of tourist spots that include not only spots of natural beauty but also have many spots that have a long history. The main spot of interest is The Mall that is situated right at the heart of Shimla destination. At a little distance from the Mall is the Ridge which is located at a little more altitude. The Ridge is the best place from where you can view the beautiful Himalayas. Jakhu Hill is another spot of tourist interest. It is Shimla’s highest point. You can visit Chadwick Falls and also Jakhu temple which is open every day. The Dorje Drag Monastery is a beautiful specimen of Tibetan Buddhist architecture. The Christ Church., a beautiful church in the middle of the Mall, is where many tourists flock to as they have open service everyday.