What makes Shimla one of the most frequented hill-stations in India?
The eternal charm of this slow moving small town, it's gothic churches, the 19th century monumental stone structures reminiscent of the Raj and the breathtaking landscape are the defining highlights of this town. The popular holiday fantasy in Shimla also includes a stroll down it's surreal apple orchards. The town offers a melange of weathers owing to its sub-tropical location and is a definite pick for your summertime escape.
The central part of the town can be best enjoyed on foot (vehicles are generally barred here) and of course nobody can detach adventure from any Shimla itinerary. Here's a 3- day itinerary to help you explore Shimla and the nearby towns of Kufri and Chail to make it a memorable summertime escape for you.
Getting Here and Around
Shimla is well connected to neighboring places like New Delhi and Chandigarh through national highways. The journey from Delhi to Shimla by road takes approximately 10 hours. A lot of volvo sleeper buses ply on Delhi-Shimla route and most of them are an overnight journey to Shimla. The nearest railway station that connects to Shimla is Kalka which is about 96 kms/ 6 hours away from Shimla and an overnight journey from Delhi. Kalka-Shimla railway is a well-known route and is in itself one of the top things to do in Shimla.
Also, frequency of trains on the Kalka-Shimla route is decent i.e. around 4 round-trips daily. You can easily hire a taxi with a local tour company or a local taxi driver for all your travel plans in and around. State/local government as well as private buses that well connect Shimla to nearby places could also be taken and you can walk to nearby places.