Shimla Tour Packages


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BookYourOwn holiday packages are undoubtedly the best option for a memorable Shimla trip. We have curated a wide ra...

Shimla Tour Packages

BookYourOwn holiday packages are undoubtedly the best option for a memorable Shimla trip. We have curated a wide range of customizable Shimla packages to entertain different travelers from different cities. As per your preference, you can explore and book our tour packages to Shimla available at different prices and itineraries. BookYourOwn’s Shimla tour packages include almost everything from main Shimla sightseeing points, adventure sports, shopping sprees, and local cuisines to local cultural experiences. 

Whether you are planning a short vacation, long itinerary, nature trek, or venture vacation; BookYourOwn offers a variety of right Shimla vacation tours. Choose our luxury Shimla tour packages crafted for your comfort & well-being. Relax & relieve all your stress in premium hotel stays, spas, private transportation, and more. 

Do you need more information on Shimla to travel like how to reach Shimla, the best time to visit Shimla, and top things to do in Shimla? Get in touch with BookYourOwn! Not only do we assist you but also plan a customized Shimla tour based on your preferences. 

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An Overview of Shimla Trip for an Unforgettable Journey

Shimla is one of the frequently visited and favorite hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. North Indian families Also referred to as ‘the summer capital of the British’, this captivating hill station is known for its colonel architecture, panoramic views, vibrant culture, and alluring ambiance. In simple words, Shimla is a perfect blend of British and Indian influences. The ancient heritage buildings, charming streets, and scenic surroundings are a retreat for travelers seeking nature with solace.

Shimla is a regular traveling destination for North Indians in both winters and summers. Be it a wedding destination, new year celebration, or anniversaries; the Shimla trip is always on the top of the list of couples, solo travelers, friends, and families. The breathtaking mountain views, lush green forests, hill slides, bustling markets, and not to forget the famous toy train have always attracted tourists from all around the world. Truly, Shimla is a timeless charm of Himachal Pradesh. Escape to unforgettable Shimla tourism with BookYourOwn’s ideal Shimla tour package crafted to cater to your preferences. 

Start your Shimla journey with a visit to Viceregal Lodge which showcases the rich British culture, and a leisure walk to Gaeity Theatre located on Mall Road.  Then you can explore the beauty of Christ Church, the second oldest church in North India. Next on our itinerary for the Shimla trip is If it is ideal viewpoints that you are looking for on your Shimla trip is Summer Hill and Annandale at about 5 km from the Ridge. Then comes the 2 Km away Jakhu Hill with majestic views and the most popular Hanuman Temple. 

How can we forget to mention the top attraction of Shimla, the toy train that starts from Kalka in Haryana? The train will take you to Shimla through scenic pine-covered hill slides, valleys, and many heritage railway stations with old-world charm in Dharamour, Solan, and Barog. 

While traveling on your Shimla holiday packages, don’t forget to explore additional natural treasures such as Mashobra, Kufri, and Naldehra, all situated within a 20 km radius of Shimla.

Chail Palace is also on our itinerary which has been transformed into a government-run hotel. Despite being 45 kilometers away from Shimla, Chail's enchanting beauty makes it worth visiting. If you have sufficient time and funds, then there are more exciting places to visit around Shimla like Kullu Manali, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Dalhousie, etc. Or Considering your preferences, you can opt from our wide range of Shimla holiday packages like Shimla Manali packages, romantic Shimla honeymoon packages, and Shimla tour packages for family travel.

The Best time to visit Shimla

Well, it is a matter of one’s choice or better say mood. If you wish to enjoy sunny days, clear weather, experience adventure activities, and trek through lush green valleys, then April to June is probably the best time to Visit Shimla. Most of the North families visit Shimla during summer vacations.

So, this small and serene town of Himachal becomes the most busiest and bustling traveling destination during summer. Also, the hotel prices offer the peak prices during this season.

The Tourist count decreases gradually in July-August as Shimla experiences heavy rainfall during Monsoons. In Contrast, you can enjoy pleasant weather from October to mid-November. Many working couples plan a Shimla trip especially during October to take some days off and rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul.

To witness the picturesque view of snowy Shimla, you must plan a visit in winter from December to February. The advantages are off-season hotel discounts, heavy snowfall, peaceful surroundings, and fewer visitors. Travelers usually Book Shimla travel packages during winter to celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve.

How to reach Shimla?

Shimla is one of the easily accessible hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Travelers can self-drive, hire a private taxi, or local bus, take a flight, or board a toy train from Kalka.

Shimla By Air: Although it depends on your location, but the nearest airport to Shimla is Chandigarh. If you are planning a Shimla trip from Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, or Kolkata, the best option is to reach Chandigarh airport. You can also book a cab to travel by road, it will hardly take 3.30 Hours to reach Shimla. The other option around is to book Air India’s direct flight from Delhi to Shimla.

Shimla By Toy Train: The oh-so-famous Toy train is always the best option to make your Shimla trip memorable. To board the toy train, travelers have to reach Kalka which is the nearest railway station to Shimla. Located in Haryana, you can reach Kalka via train from Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jodhpur etc. Keep in mind that prior booking is required for the Toy train, or else you’ll have to hire a local taxi. 

Shimla By Road: Many travelers from North India opt for a self-driving experience to reach Shimla to relish the serene hill drive and enjoyable journey. NH-5 is the most common route covering a distance of approximately 350 km in 7-8 hours. Chandigarh stands out as the nearest access point, allowing travelers to reach Shimla within 3-4 hours. The roads are safe and well-kept, ensuring a hassle-free journey. However, the travel time to Shimla may extend due to increased traffic during peak seasons. 

Best Places to Visit in Shimla

Below are some must-visit places in Shimla with your friends, and families with kids.

1. Mall Road: Shimla’s Charm

Mall Road is the major attraction of Shimla showcasing the shopping sprees, well-lit streets, handicrafts, and colonial buildings. One must visit the renowned scandal point which is the intersection of Mall Road and Ridge. Christ Church, Gaiety Theater, and Kali Bari Temple are located on Mall Road. Travelers can also enjoy the Himachali delicacies and cuisines on this vibrant road surrounded by valleys and mountains.

2. Viceregal Lodge: A Symphony of History and Architectural Elegance

Nestled on the Observatory Hill, Viceregal Lodge is also referred to as Rashtrapati Niwas, and was built in 1888. It was a summer residence for British viceroys during the British Raj. Viceregal Lodge is eye candy for travelers who cherish history, colonial architecture, and rich cultural heritage. It’s one of the oldest buildings where the future of India was decided before partition. This building features the Jacobethan & Scottish Baronial architecture. 

3. Jakhu Temple: Experience the Spirituality & Scenic Beauty

Perched on the tallest Jakhu Hill at an altitude of 7,500 feet, Jakhu Temple is known for the tallest hill its 108-foot-tall colossal statue of Lord Hanuman. According to devotees, Lord Hanuman took a break at Jakhu Temple while searching for Sanjeevani Booti. You’ll be overwhelmed by the stunning scenes of the Shivalik range.

4. Christ Church: Shimla’s Colonial Heritage

This oldest and historic church in Shimla was built in 1857. Perched on the ridge, Christ Church is Northern India’s second oldest church. The Pipe Organ is the top attraction of this popular Shimla tourist spot that was made in 1899. Travelers must pay a visit to Christ Church featuring stained windows, and British architecture on their Shimla sightseeing plan.

5. Gaiety Theatre: The Oldest Gothic Theatre in Asia

About 122 years old Gaiety Theatre is often compared with London’s Albert Hall in terms of the architecture of the Victorian era, art gallery, and museum. Located on the Ridge at Mall Road, Gaiety Theatre has hosted many events, musical plays, and cultural programs over the years. This cultural hub has never failed to attract local and foreign tourists. A heritage walk on Mall Road will easily take you to the Gaiety Theatre.

6. Scandal Point: The Historical Legend of Shimla

The renowned Scandal Point is one of the two major attractions of Shimla. It is said that the Maharaja of Patiala and the daughter of the British Viceroy eloped at this legendary point. You’ll also spot a tall statue of Lala Lajpat Rai. The Panoramic landscapes and alluring mountains will force you to capture the scenic beauty. You can also take a leisure walk to the bustling, stroll the vibrant markets to try the local cuisines, or buy traditional clothes.

7. Chadwick Falls

Another famous tourist point in Shimla is Chadwick Falls. Perched at a height of 1550m above sea level, Chadwick waterfall is surrounded by spectacular valleys, lush green hills, and various shrines. Embark on the short trek covering the forest area with your friends and families. If you are seeking tranquility, then this arousing abode is a must-visit for you.

Some Fun Things to Do in Shimla

In Our Shimla tour package, you’ll also get the opportunity to experience exciting local adventure activities and rich culture rather than just visiting the top Shimla sightseeing. Check some of the top things to do in Shimla as suggested by our tourist experts.

1. Chug into Joy on the Historic Toy Train

The toy train in Kalka has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage entity. Your journey won’t be completed without a ride on the iconic toy train. We suggest families with kids must board a toy train to create unforgettable memories. It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Shimla via Kalka but you can take a short ride of 35 minutes for Shimla sightseeing from Taradevi.

2. Witness the sunset from Scandal Viewpoint

Located at the Intersection of Mall Road and Ridge, Scandal Viewpoint and Jakhu Hill  are one of the vantage viewpoints in Shimla. Honeymoon couples love to watch the sunsets together from these points, and capture the beautiful memories that they cherish for a lifetime.

3. A Play at the Gaiety Theatre

Built in the 18th century, the Gaiety Theatre hosts many musical plays, theatrical acts, and art exhibitions. The historic theatre showcases the restored Gothic lights, victorian architecture, and mache panels. The iconic theatre is a cultural hub for live performers, casual artists, and theatre enthusiasts  in the Himalayan feet.

4. Picnic Fun

While traveling on a Shimla honeymoon package don’t forget to plan an exciting picnic plan with your spouse, partner, or family. Glen is one such picnic spot surrounded by green valleys, deodar trees, shimmering streams, and scenic views. You can also plan a picnic in other open spaces  in Kufri, Mashobra, Chail, or Annandale on the Shimla tour package.

5. Capture the Moments

Whether it's your Shimla honeymoon package or a tour to Shimla with your friends, do captivate the moments in your favorite locations. Personal photoshoots and candid shots won’t let you forget your journey to the traveler’s favorite Shimla. Secure your images, record the memories, and preserve the moments for your lifetime.

6. Trek-Trailing 

Shimla is an ideal destination for all types of trekking enthusiasts. Cascading Chadwick Waterfall, Jakhu Hilltop, Churdar, Shali Tibba, Karol Tibba, and Kiala Forest  are some of the frequently visited trekking destinations. You can hire a local guide on your Shimla honeymoon package for a safe and fun trekking experience with your friends.

7. Natural ice skating

If you are planning a frosty Shimla tour, then seize the opportunity to try natural ice skating. Shimla is also known for having the one-of-a-kind and sole natural  ice rink in India. Book your Shimla package from December to February, as it is the best time to create fun memories with winter landscapes and crisp mountain air.

The Best Local Restaurants to Eat in Shimla

Shimla has a variety of local cuisines to offer from Chinese, Continental, Pahadi, north Indian, and South Indian to old bakeries. So, when you are on your Shimla Package, you must try local delicacies and cuisines at our recommended restaurants & cafes.

1. Café Simla Times: If you are someone who loves to have international dishes and desserts, then this Cafe on Mall Road has a lot to offer. 

2. Sitaram and Sons: This popular eating spot on Mall Road has been running for the past 6 generations. You can  try oh-so-yummy Chana Bhaturas.

3. Café Sol: Located in the Combermere Hotel, Cafe Sol offers a variety of continental dishes and family meals. 

4. Aunty’s Kitchen: Be it pahadi’s favorite Thukpa, Babru, or Momos, Aunty’s Kitchen’s  menu offers all the dishes at budget-friendly prices. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Shimla

Q. How much does a Shimla trip cost?

A. The cost of a Shimla trip can vary depending on transportation, accommodation, and trip duration. BookYourOwn’s 2-night 3-day Shimla tour package will cost around 7000 per person.

Q. Which is the best place in Shimla to stay in?

A. For a premium and comfortable stay, you can stay in Hotels Near Mall Road, Ghora Chowki, Naldhera, Mashobra, or Kufri. Book Shimla Tour Packages to enjoy your stay at all these enchanting places located within a 20 km radius of Serene Shimla.