Living in the capital has its own toll on you, the smoke, the noise and this goddamn heat but what we often forget is that it's a gateway to the Himalayas. Here, I’m going to talk about one of the most common destinations found in everybody's Travel list...'Shimla' and a route to feast upon all the major scenic treats this town has to offer which are often ignored by the tourists visiting the town.
Budget (The best part)
Anything more than 1000/- rupees should be enough because the only money you need to spend while visiting Shimla should be spent solely on the bus tickets and food (because I’m a broke student and ready to compromise on everything else but not food). So, if you are visiting the town at the end of the month, you are not missing out much.
How to reach?
Take a direct bus from ISBT Kashmere Gate to Shimla. The bus that I prefer is HRTC Non-AC one. The to and fro cost for this route is Rupees 413/- respectively. You may wonder why I choose the Non AC bus, while the AC one is feasible. Well, do you really need AC while travelling to hills? Also, these buses are cheaper so, Yayiee !! You can take the bus that departs at around 7:30pm, if you want to reach the destination earlier and witness sunrise or you can take the one that departs at around 11:30 pm, as per your convenience.