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Best Sightseeing Tours in Shimla

Shimla, the capital of Himachal  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 and not to forget there is a long list of places to visit in Shimla

 

It is an ultimate location for the happy honeymooners and the ideal place to hang out with friends as there are some Off beat things to do in Shimla,  like trekking, skiing and one of the best paragliding experience in Shimla, 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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  Shimla Sightseing in a Car 8 Hrs ₹ 1800 3.0 star View Details
  Nature Camping with Adventure Activities in Shimla 2D 1N ₹ 2599 3.0 star View Details
  Delhi- Shimla- Manali Trip by Car 6D 5N ₹ 14500 4.0 star View Details
  Camping Escapade and Adventure in Shimla 2D 1N ₹ 1750 3.0 star View Details
  Adventure Camping Experience in Shimla 2D 1N ₹ 1350 4.0 star View Details
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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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    Nature Camping with Adventure Activities in Shimla
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    Camping in Shimla can be adventurous as well, as being in the hills has its own advantages apart from possessing surreal beauty. This camp, for example, is one such gem in the crown of Shimla, which is also called the Queen of the Hills. Situated in an almost untouched p...

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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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    Camping Escapade and Adventure in Shimla
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    Camping in Shimla is one of the best things to do in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. The state capital and also called Queen of the Hills, Shimla is replete with amazing stay options, one of which is this eco tourism campsite, located just 15 km from the main ci...

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    Adventure Camping Experience in Shimla
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    Camping in Shimla is sure going to prove to be an unforgettable experience when you come to Shimla. The Queen of the Hills has a lot in to offer in terms of camping, just like this amazing camp stay which is only 16 km away from the main city. The drive to the camp is pr...

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    Eco Resort Camping in Shimla with Adventure Activities
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    When we speak about camping, especially camping in Shimla, it is important that we leave nothing but footprints behind in this pristine and beautiful location. A step towards that is this eco campsite. Located away from the bustle of the city and at a short distance from...

    Multiple fun filled activities!

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    Eco Campsite with Activities, Shimla
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    If camping in Shimla is on your list of things to do, then this camp is a must experience. Located at just over 50 km from the Queen of the Hills, Shimla, the experience of this eco campsite is something that will not leave you, even after you have left from here.Complet...

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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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Roopkund Lake Trek

The Roopkund Lake is situated high up in the Garhwal Mountains in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This lake is of much historical and religious importance. It was also called the Mystery or Skeletal Lake after a large number of human skeletons were found in it in 1942 by a Forest Officer.

Following this discovery, a number of scientists visited the lake to find out the reason for the skeletons being there and it was eventually concluded that the skeletons belonged to some pilgrims who were caught unawares in a flash hailstorm.

Due to the huge chunks of ice that came with the hailstorm, the pilgrims died due to injuries to their skulls. This story was aired in national and international media and since them the Roopkund Lake has become a popular tourist destination.


The trek to Roopkund Lake showcases the best of Himalayan beauty. The trek begins at Lohajung, which is situated at an elevation of 3200 metres and goes on for five days till you reach the lake, which is at an altitude of 5000 metres. The first couple of days will take you through beautiful villages, forests, rivers and Bugyals.

The air will get thinner and thinner as you ascend and gain altitude. So it is very important that you are in the best of health and fitness when you set out for this trek. Higher energy levels will allow you to adjust better with the changing environment and enjoy the views offered by the region. Your team leader will also offer you tips on how to cope with the changing levels of the atmosphere.

The trekking trail followed during the Roopkund trek coincides with that of the Raj Jay Yatra pilgrimage route. This is conducted during a festival dedicated to goddess Nanda Devi and the residents of nearby village participate in this festival dressed in their traditional attire.

Best Season: August - October
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Max. Elevation: 5020 m
More Details: Guide to Roopkund Trek
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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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Scandal Point

At the convergence of two famous roads, the Ridge and the Mall Road in Shimla is the famous Scandal Point, to the western edge of the convergent point. There are multitudes of stories existing related to the birth of this Scandal Point, dating back to the British regime. One story says that the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh eloped with the daughter of the British Viceroy after meeting at the Scandal Point and thus it got this intriguing name and another set of tales shows that the Maharaja kidnapped young women from Scandal Point. Regardless the umpteen number of stories, this square overlooking the paradisiacal location has ample features to be on the top of the best sightseeing places in Himachal Pradesh’s list.
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Pindari Glacier Trek

The Pindari Glacier trek is a relatively easy trekking trail. The Pindari glacier is situated between the Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi peaks and is a major destination for tourists and high altitude trekking in India. The pristine white glacier measures 3.2 km in length and 1.5 km in width and has gigantic mountains in its background.

The Pindari glacier trek is a must-do activity for all those who wish to experience nature very closely without compromising on peace and tranquility. The journey to the Pindari glacier begins at Nainital and goes on to Lahorekhet. Usually, night camps are set up and the evening is spent in these camps. On your way to the Pindari glacier, you will also come across Dhakuri, which is a place of great scenic splendour.

On moving ahead from Dhakuri, you come to the Khati village, which is the largest village in the region. Situated on the banks of the River Pinder, the village serves as a perfect spot for a night halt. From Khati you will need to trek another 11 kms to reach Dwali. Dwali has beautiful surroundings to offer and you can relish the beauty of the place as you trek on ahead to Phurkia, situated about 6 kms away.

Pindari glacier is situated at a distance of about 17 kms from Dwali. The vista opens into a beautiful view as you reach the Pindari glacier. Your efforts are paid off with the panoramic view of the surroundings that the Pindari Glacier offers you.

Best Season: March - October
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Max. Elevation: 3627 m
Special Offers on Pindari Glacier Tour

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Beas Kund

For people who love to trek, Beas Kund is one of the most amazing places for it. If you are planning for trekking in Manali, add this place to your list, it will surely bring you close to nature. If you always wanted to enjoy the Himalayan trek, this is the shortest and ideal trek.

Location: It is quite close to some of the most popular locales of Manali. Solang Valley is at a distance of 14 km from the place which will take you around 8-9 hours to reach there.

Highlights: Beas Kund is located at a spectacular place and it gives a great view of the Pir Panjal ranges. After a while of climbing on to the place, you reach to the origin of Beas lake which truly feels magical because it is a glacial lake with melting snow.

Best time to visit: Avoiding the rainy season, you can visit the place anytime of the year you desire.
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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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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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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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