Shimla tour Guide
Shimla is the key destination among the most visited spots of Himachal Pradesh. The architectural prominence, natural prettiness and snow caps during the winters make this hill station very special to enjoy the Shimla tour. Pine valleys and Himalayan oak trees enhance the fauna of Shimla.
Being the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla town is also getting ahead as a business centre for the finance companies like various banks and Insurance companies. Shimla is the only hill station among Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala and Dalhousie which has railway connectivity. Shimla also has a bigger bus terminus as compared to other Hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. Because of these amenities available Shimla is much accessible during any month around the year.
Shimla climate changes it mood with the fraction of a minute because of its height. Also, the height of this hill station makes the temperature stay a bit low and enjoyable. Shimla climate is also pleasurable in winter and monsoon Seasons.
Summer in Shimla
The climate of Shimla remains calm during the summer season. Summer makes Shimla crowded with tourists because of unbearable heat in other parts of the country. The temperature hardly crosses 23-degree c in summer which is favourable to have a Shimla tour.
Monsoon in Shimla
Monsoon in Shimla is a better time to see the appearances of cloud and fog. Many times it seems that clouds are touching crests of mountain during Monsoon.
Winters in Shimla
Winters time in Shimla is a good time to have a visit for many visitors because many people from Punjab and nearby states come here to see snow and to enjoy snow activities. Kufri is the paradise of winters in Shimla because travellers definitely can see snow at Kufri during the Winter season.
How to Reach Shimla
Shimla has accessibility through all means of transportations like Railways, Roads and Air. Highways and trains to Shimla always get regulars maintenance because of tourism inflow and Political influence. Shimla also has a helipad located at the place called Andale nearby of Shimla.
Shimla by Air
Shimla has an Airport located 13 kilometres east from the city. Jagsons airlines operate with smaller carriers on this airport. The runway length of this airport is 3900 metre which is adequate to land a smaller aircraft. This airport has been made after cutting and flattening a mountain top. Possibility to increase the runway is a bit less. However, Airport authority of India is trying to make bigger airport near Kiari village on Kalka-Shimla highway.
Shimla by Road
Shimla has two roads for the access to the city. One comes from the side of Manali. Travellers come from Manali can use national highway 88 and national 22 via Kullu in order to reach Shimla. Secondly people also come to Shimla from Chandigarh city which is connected by Shimla with national Highway 21.
Shimla by Train
Shimla can be accessed by train from Kalka. A small station located 90 Kilometres from Shimla. The heritage Toy Train runs between these two stations. This train was introduced during the British Regime in India. This train is also listed in the world heritage list of UNESCO.
List of Tourist Places in Shimla
Shimla have a lot of tourist places which are as follows
- Vice Regal lodge
- Bird Park
- State Museum Shimla
- Army Museum
- Mall road other spots on Mall road like Liker Bazaar, Scandal point, Town hall, Ridge Ground.
Picnic spots around Shimla