Take a half-hour tour of the Viceregal Lodge, an impressive building that functioned as the official summer residence of the British viceroys. Walk around to see interesting photo exhibits. Stroll along the Ridge and shop for woollens, books, toys and stop at a cafe for cake and coffee. Visit the Jakhu Temple, surrounded by hundreds of monkeys, and savour the prasad offered. If you like bird watching, head to the Himalayan Bird Park, to see exotic birds.
Shimla is easy accessible from the capital city of New Delhi.
By bus: A Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus is the most convenient mode of transport to Shimla. The buses depart at different times during the day, and drop you at the Shimla bus stand in seven to ten hours. From there, the Meena Bagh resort is a half an hour away by a taxi or local bus.
By train: The closest station to Shimla is the Kalka Railway Station, which is around 90km away. From here, Shimla is around four hours away by taxi and bus.
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