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Best Sightseeing Tours in Shimla

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and the most buzzing hill station of India that is famous for its exceptional sightseeing tours. Shimla has always been a summer capital for vacationers and reflects the British connection in its Victorian-style architecture, which is very evidently visible in the old buildings and alleys of this hideaway. This Himachal capital is tucked away in the steep forested hillsides in the middle Himalayas. People often set out from the nearby cities and towns to witness the old alleys and buildings of Shimla. Ever since inception, it is the oldest hill station to indulge its visitors into fun-filled sight-seeing tours in Shimla. The railway track of Shimla has recently been awarded as UNESCO HERITAGE SITE; a car drive to Kufri can make your day productive as it offers several adventure sports like zip lining and trampoline throw. The old bazaars of Shimla are few sights which can be captured in the camera if you are an amateur street photographer and the landscape can bestow the perfect panoramic view of the hills.

 

Shimla is an ultimate location for the happy honeymooners and the ideal place to hang out with friends, not to mention it is considered for family trips more often for its rustic sights of the colonial buildings like the libraries and temples and the spellbinding view of the himalayas. Chail is another nearby hamlet that has quaint wooden houses and is a best sight to witness the village life on the mountains. Shimla shares the neighborhood with Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, the state of Uttarakhand in the south-east, and Solan and Sirmaur. No matter how conventional the name sounds, the beauty of Shimla is in the old galleries and the shielding mountains of Himalayas which offer the best sightseeing tours in Shimla.

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    Delhi- Shimla- Manali Trip by Car
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    About the Activity:Embark on a different sightseeing tour from Delhi to Shimla and Manali in Himachal Pradesh by a car. There you would be surprised to see the wonders of nature.Snow-clad peaks surrounded by serenity that possesses oak and rhododendron forests on a large...

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    Shimla Sightseing in a Car
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    About the Activity:Embark on a fun day tour in Shimla to discover this beautiful city.Start the tour at 9 am by getting picked from your hotel and set out on this fun day tour.You can choose to do the tour by picking your car. The choices for cars are Alto, Indica, Swift...

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    Pickup and drop point: Chandigarh Railway StationAbout the Tour:Shimla is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. A lot of fun and adventure lies hidden in the mountains around Shimla, and the best way to explore it is with a comprehensive Shimla package. This S...

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    Chail
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    About the Activity:Take a day tour to explore beautiful Chail in Himachal Pradesh.Start the tour at 9 am after getting picked up from your hotel and visit the beautiful locations in and around Chail.You have the option to set your own itinerary as well as pick the car fo...

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    About the Activity:Take this half day tour of Shimla to discover the once summer capital of the British Empire and bask in its glory.This is a fun short tour for you to explore the city as you drive around comfortably. You can pick your car of choice- Alto, Indica, Swift...

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    About the Activity:About the Activity:The days you spend in Himachal Pradesh would not be enough to relish the mesmerising nook and corners of this sporadically beautiful place.If you are eager to make it to Himachal Pradesh on your next vacation, then check this 10 day ...

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    About the Activity:The geographical and climatic features of Himachal Pradesh are unimaginably awesome, indeed. To merge with the cultural addiction and to enjoy the ravishing beauty of Himachal supported well the by the lofty Himalayan mountains, you are invited to take...

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    About the Activity:Welcome to the land of hill stations and overwhelming forests and valleys stubbornly protected by the huge ranges of the Himalayas. You are invited to explore the most astonishing tourist destination in India that is Himachal Pradesh.A 11 day tour comp...

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    About the Activity:Simply marvellous are Himachal and its villages. Perhaps, the best ever tourist destination to roam around and relax is Himachal, nestled amidst the thick rhododendron and pine forests and guarded by the mighty Himalayas around.Here is an excellent opp...

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    About the Activity:Head out on a fun half day tour of Kufri, a quaint little hill station located east of Shimla.Your tour starts at 9 am after you get picked up from your hotel in Kufri.  You can choose the car to tour- Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and...

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    Shimla
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    About the Activity: Have a fantastic day on this spectacular day trip to Tattapani and Masroor Rock Cut temple.This 8 hour tour will give you a good perspective of the local life as you travel there in your own private vehicleThe Rock Cut Temple is a really beautifu...

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    About the Activity: These Bike rentals are the concept formulated by three friends who love racing and everything that is there to do with it and you get to be a part of it! Enjoy a bike ride across the expanse of Shimla with your friends and family and let the thrill o...

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    About the Activity:Embark on a thrilling half day tour of Kufri, a quiet little hill station located east of Shimla in the Himalayas.Your tour starts at 9 am after you get picked up from your hotel in Kufri.  You can choose the car to tour- Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Eti...

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    Chail
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    About the Activity:Embark on a half day tour to explore beautiful Chail in Himachal Pradesh.Start the tour at 9 am after getting picked up from your hotel and visit the beautiful locations in and around Chail.You have the option to set your own itinerary as well as pick ...

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Kalka–Shimla Railway

The 2 feet 6 inches narrow gauge that takes the trains through the mountainous stations from Kalka to Shimla has a lot of admirers all over India. Thus Kalka- Shimla Railway secures its place intact among travelers of Himachal Pradesh. The relishing views of the hills and valleys of Himachal Pradesh seem to be more charming while you make a journey in one of the trains along this railway track. It was built in 1898 to connect Shimla with other parts and it is recorded that during the construction of this system, there were 107 tunnels and 864 bridges through the course of the track as well. Though the system is years old, it emerges out to surprise the visitors of Himachal still.
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Tibetan Museum

Being a combination of the conventional and contemporary Tibetan architecture, the Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is very unique. Located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex, the museum walls have a gentle yellow and white colour scheme that adds on to its quaint beauty. 

It is a platform where one can observe and be in awe of the Tibetan historical documents, manuscripts, Thangka images, pottery and other handicraft items. Besides that there are also photographs, interviews and video records that explain and file the Chinese intervention in Tibet and the consequent migration of Tibetans. If you are admirers of art and are also fascinated by history then you could purchase paintings, artefacts and handicrafts from the Museum shops as souvenirs.

Timings: - Open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Shimla

Why to visit in winters – The capital city of Himachal Pradesh is not only the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in winters, but this is also a hill station that is rich in its colonial history

What to do – What can be more tempting than to shop in the heart of town at Shimla, soak this winter into the surrounding area of Shimla at Ridge, or take a joyful train ride through Kalka and Shimla

What to see – Jakhoo temple has to be in the itinerary, appealing Christ church is worth seeing, get flattered by seeing the Kufri sceneries or see the tourists ski in the snow covered Kufri Mountains

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Milam Glacier Trek of the Kumaon

The Milam Glacier is one of the major glaciers in the Kumaon region. It is situated in Munsiyari of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. The elevation of the glacier ranges from 5500 metres to 3870 metres and is located at a distance of 15 km from Nanda Devi. The glacier was closed for trekking in 1962, but was reopened in 1994.

The best time to visit the Milam glacier is before the monsoons i.e. from mid-March to May. The monsoons set in June, which triggers landslides and roadblocks, making the area dangerous for any expedition.

The trekking trail to the Milam glacier starts at Munsiyari. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the Kumaon region and pass through places such as Nanda Devi East Base, Gauri Ganga Lilam, Martoli, Railkot, etc. on your way to the glacier. The glacier originates from the eastern slope of Trishuli and the southern slope of Kohli. The village of Milam is situated near the snout of the glacier. The trek to the Milam glacier is one of the best trails for trekking in India.

The Milam glacier has an altitude of 4268 metres and is surrounded by 52 peaks. The Milam glacier serves as an axial point for high altitude treks in India. The entire distance is covered by walking along the banks of the River Gori Ganga. You will pass through dense forests with blooming rhododendrons, chestnut trees, lush green conifers etc.

The trekking trail takes you past the Nanda Devi and Hardeol peaks. You will also come across the Ragash Kund, a shepherd shelter and a pond. The trek is a slightly difficult and will test your physical fitness and strength as you gain altitude. The best part of the journey is that you get to view the best of Himalayan beauty amidst majestic mountains and gurgling waters.

Best Season: May - September
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Max. Elevation: 4268 m
Best Deals on Milam Glacier Tour


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Padum-Darchha Trek

The Padam Darchcha Valley trek is an exhilarating experience. The trek involves a long trek from Darcha which is situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh to Padam, located in the mystical land of Zansak. Besides the thrill and excitement of trekking in the snowy slopes of the Himalayas, the trekking trail allows you to enjoy the beauty of the initial trail from Manali to Leh.

You can visit interesting Hindu temples in Manali which speak volumes about the history, culture and traditions of the region. This trek is a beautiful combination of adventure and sight-seeing and hence can be called one of the most exciting experiences of trekking in India.

The trek begins at Chalang Tokpa, from where you will move on to Ramjak and Chumikanakpo. The trek from Ramjak to Chumikanakpo will give you a fabulous trekking experience by testing your strength and skills. From here you will move on to Lakong and pass through Kurgiak and Purne before reaching Padam, Leh. The most interesting change that you will notice on reaching the destination is the transformation of the landscape.

Best Season: June - September
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Max. Elevation: 5080 m
More Details: Guide to Padum Darcha Trek
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Gauri Shankar Temple

It is an 800 year old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva of the Hindu religion. The Gauri Shankar temple is built in a Shikhara style architecture which makes it quite popular among the various tourists that visit the place.

Location: The temple is located in the Naggar Castle road where you will also find other major attractions of the city. It can be easily reached through a small trek through the famous Naggar Castle.

Highlights: It is quite popular for all those who have religious beliefs and are Nirvana seekers. The architecture is something many people love about the temple.

Best time to visit: The temple is open from 5 in the morning to 12 in the noon and then it opens again at 4 in the evening till 9 in the night. So you can visit the temple on the given timings.

Price: There is no entry fee for getting into the temple.
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Arjun Gufa

Although this place is meant for all those who hold deep religious beliefs, most of the people visit the place just because they admire beautiful architecture.

Location: The cave is located at approximately 5 km from the town of Manali. The place it is situated is Naggar and has most of the tourist attractions in close proximity. You will also find the Kunt Bhaya lake and the temple at just 2 km from here.

Highlights: You will love to see the beautiful sight of the snow capped mountains from the place. This site was built during the famous era of Mahabharata. The natural beauty of the cave is very exhilarating and the ambience makes you feel really good.

Best time to visit: It is best to visit the place early in the morning as it gets dark quite soon. You might also consider wearing woolen clothes to the place because it can sometimes get too cold.
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Tsug la Khang (Dalai Lama's Temple)

Popular for being the sanctuary of The Dalai Lama, the Tsug la Khang is the core essence of Mcleodganj. It comprises the Namgyal Monastery and also several shrine rooms in its compound. There are statues of Buddha, Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche in these shrines.

 If you are an art lover then you should surely go there and admire this splendid art work. The Dalai Lama’s dwelling and administrative offices are adjoining to the monastery. Ling Khor, is a meditation trail close to Tsug La Khang, you will come across small shrines, stupas and also a gigantic chorten while treading this route. Visiting Tsug la Khang is one of the most important things to do in Mcleodganj.  

Timings- Open from 6 AM to 7 PM

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Traveller Tales from Shimla

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Menka Butt

18 July 2015

Beautiful, unexplored place and the best part away from all the cobwebs of city.This place is heaven on earth. It is hard to believe that such beauty even exists. But yes, beauty comes at a price. Its...

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Devadatt Dhawan

07 December 2015

i felt that i am in heaven. snowy mountains, green valley and chilling cold. everything is just unforgettable....loved the trip a lot....would try again soon and recommend everyone to go for this trip

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Shreya Menon

07 December 2015

The snow-covered mountains were so refreshing, the green valleys were so beautiful and the trip was so good. Me with my family enjoyed alot. Thanks a lot thrillophilia for such an amazing experience.

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Himani Dhawan

15 December 2013

Jeep Safari – WOW! Spiti Safari is a Jeep Safari that can be taken during May to October. This is the best safari in India. From Manali, this safari starts and proceeds forward to Rohtang pass. This is...

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Devi Chattopadhyay

24 April 2015

Spiti valley trek has mesmerising views, i am in love with this tour. The weather is little chilly but take warm clothes and it will be all be fine. Its nothing like the south from where I am. It is ve...

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Bhramar Acharya

19 March 2015

AMAZING and UNFORGETTABLE to say the least! Its not everyday that you get to see such beautiful escapes of the wilderness adorned with natural beauty. It was long and rewarding trip. Had lots of fun wi...

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Mayoor Tandon

01 December 2015

Wonderful time indeed. Being inside snow for the first time was a heart-warming experience. Since I was small I wanted to see and touch snow and finally in this amazing trip I was able to. I felt great...

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Giriraaj Bandopadhyay

28 December 2015

Spiti is more beautiful than the account that substantiate the claims behind its beauty. kaza is at a higher altitude than Leh. the journey is very dangerous either from manali or kalpa but it is worth...

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Chandraayan Shah

05 February 2014

This shows sightseeing to us like never before. If you want to patiently and happily sightsee around Manali and Rohtang Pass, this is the option. There is no age restriction still due to extreme climat...

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