On the First day of the trip, we started early from Delhi, as we had a long way to go to Shimla. We were a group of 6 students, and we booked a car from Delhi for the entire trip. It might have been cheaper to use public transport, but if you are a big group, you can share the costs of a car, and it is really convenient. On the way, you must stop at the famous Sukhdev Dhaba enroute Chandigarh, for some delcious paranthas and lassi! We took a couple of more tea breaks, and also stopped in Barog, to visit the family members of one of our friends travelling with us. Considering all of this, we could reach Shimla only by 9 pm at night. We stayed at the Shimla Kali Bari, where you can get to stay at Rs. 150 per person, although it's not very clean. However the early morning views of Shimla from the temple are a bonus!