Three families suddenly decide to go on a trip to see snowfall after a long time. Unfortunately, we did not see much of it. By the time Shimla was covered under snow, we had to leave to our daily routines. People who look for adventures or more places to go often do not find Shimla to be the ideal place. There isn't much of an excitement. But often families from Delhi go there to have a break- a quite place to experience a little change in the weather. Shimla was chilly in January! If you do not like chill burned fingers, you might want to take a coolie from the station to the hotel.
Last time I went to Shimla in summer break, we took our own car. It was 7-9 hours journey, which was fine as you get to stop in between, eat and rest whenever you like. The best part about a road trip is that you see amazing places and you get to stop at night/ dawn and take great pictures.