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Best Things To Do in Shimla

Shimla which was once the summer capital of the British in India has always been a popular tourist destination and is a preferred getaway for honeymoon. Standing at 2130m, it is often called the Queen of Himalayas. Shimla is a picturesque town characterised by its rugged mountainous terrain, snowfall, tranquil setting and the huge pine trees dotting the landscape. Shimla being a much revered tourist destination in India, it provides many things to its visitors and the Best Things To Do in Shimla would be to enjoy the natural landscapes and indulge in the adventure pursuits. Shimla is also an ideal destination for camping activities and is equipped with some eye-catching camping sites at beautiful locations in and around Shimla. Sandasu, Chirgaon and Larot are great places for a camping getaway. A day outing will take one to the serene and beautiful spots of Glenn, Summer Hill and Chadwick Falls. Shimla is popular for its Toy train service that runs between Shimla to Kalka and a trip to Shimla remains incomplete without the toy train ride.

 Shimla is a Pandora box of architectural gems where one can reminisce with the colonial past by visiting these beautiful buildings such as the Shimla State Museum and the Christ Church situated on the Ridge alongside the Mall Road. Mall Road in Shimla is filled with various eateries and street side shops selling interesting curios, winter garments and various artefacts and souvenirs. Also visiting other attractions like the Tara Devi Temple, Sankat Mochan and Kali Bari Temple is one of the Best Things To Do in Shimla. Shimla is also the buffer town for undertaking famous Himalayan treks like the Roopkund Trek and the Pindari Glacier Trek.

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    Adventure Activities near Shimla
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    Shogi
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity: The satisfaction and joy hail Himalayas promises much beyond the destination itself and here you can enjoy a wide array of adventure activities with your loved ones. There are plethora of activities and action packed adventure which guests can enjoy here and each experience is under expert supervision to ensure that safety and security don't stay compromised. Experience a series of activities which will test your adventure skills for 2-3 hours and ensure that you will be physically fit for the activities. The activities you can participate in are Jumaring, Rock Climbing, Repelling, Zip Line, Tire walk, Sleuth Walk, Ring Walk, Burma Bridge, Commando Net, Tarzan Swing, Balancing, Trampoline, Valley Crossing.For those who love nature, this is the chance to take good photographs of the hills and peaks and the lush landscape around you. 

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    Rent a Guide For Trekking in Shimla
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    Shimla
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity: Trekking is ideally suited to exploring villages and monasteries in remote regions and getting close up to inspiring mountain scenery, so why not join an aenergetic guide as he takes you around Shimla trekking in the high mountains? An adventurous journey through Himachal awaits you and holds the promise of a deep and refreshing communion with nature in its varying beauty. The lush river valleys surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the fruit-laden orchards, gurgling streams and the dense forests that echo with birdsong evoke enchantment and delight. These treks help you discover the remote trails of the Shimla Pass and the different peaks there. Trekking here generally requires that you carry a daypack to hold your requirements for the trekking experience to be easier. You can hire one guide for hiking,trekking,sight seeing at an additional cost. The tour provider can entertain around 5 people at a time. A group of 1-5 people can get 1 guide, a group of 6-10 people can avail 2 guides and so on and so forth.   

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    Camping at Mashobra in Shimla
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    Shimla
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity: Enjoy a memorable weekend as you embark on a camping experience at Mashobra near Shimla which is surrounded by stunning and beautiful hills.You can enjoy trekking at the nearby hills and explore activities such rock climbing, rappelling, ladder bridge, Bridge, Double Rope Bridge, Tarzan swings and many more.The night ends with a cheerful campfire and a stay under the stars.The next day after a nature walk, you can check out of the camp and enjoy a day in Shimla.

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    Camping at Snow Trail, Chail, Shimla
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:The moment you feel escaping the tedious life amidst the concrete walls of the city, or the four walls of a corporate office, you must take a break and flee to the Snow Trail, Chail, Shimla. This region, within its magical beauty and appeal, will help you relax and rejuvenate.Camping has always been one of the best ways to witness, adore and enjoy the beauty of the nature. Make Snow Trail, Chail, Shimla your next experience not only allows you to breathe free, but also entices you to open your mind!Indulge in the charm of Snow Trails Camp, Chail the conveniences of a modern facilities and the warmth of a family run property. Enjoy year round activities to have thrilling experiences with your friends. The Snow Trails Camp, Chail, Shimla is a choice for an unforgettable vacation with unlimited fun and excitement.

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    About the Activity: An adventure filled weekend tour with camping, trek and paragliding in Bir valley awaits you and your friends and family. Bir is surrounded by tea gardens and an amphitheatre of low hills and is an ideal landing ground for para-gliders. Bir has Buddhist monasteries that are worth visiting and there are fine Tibetan handicrafts which are also produced here. Billing, up in the hills is 14 km from Bir with an area of 200 kms for high altitude and cross country flying and is one of the best aero sports sites in the country.Arrive in Bir and the trek will start from Bir to Billing for about 7 kms for 3-4 hours. You can also arrive to the camp place by car which covers a distance of 14 kms. Have a relaxing lunch in Billing and after lunch, trek to Gunda for about 3-4 hours back to camp. The next day, after breakfast take off from Billing and landing in Bir and you can enjoy a little sightseeing around Bir. 

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    About the Activity: Join campers as you get to embark on an exciting and fun trekking experience to Cave waterfalls in the depths of Himachal Pradesh. Experience the thrill of walking on jagged rocks and boulders beneath these amazing waterfalls and exult in a wondrous joy of trekking. trekking enhances the thrill of exercise and there is no better way to do this than near water falls that are gushing with water everywhere. Get a chance to experience the true essence of team building and enjoy quality time with your friends here.  

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    Shimla
    d3 Days n2 Nights

    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 Shimla tour with Kufri offered aims to be just that. There will be many chances to explore Shimla and its environs in depth with fun-filled visits to Kufri, the playground of Shimla.Over the course of 3 days and 2 nights, you will have a chance to explore the iconic places that Shimla is renowned for including Mall Road, Christ Church, The Ridge, Bandstand, Gaiety Theatre among others. Since undertaking adventure in the mountains is a wonderful thing to do, you will get the chance to enjoy many adventure activities in Kufri including cycling, pony rides, single rope climbing, Burma bridge and go-carting among others. Explore the natural beauty of mountain through the Toy train from Shimla to Solan. This Shimla tour package with Kufri will prove to be one of the best ways to experience Shimla and you will definitely leave for home loaded with magnificent memories of your mountainous vacation.

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    Cashback 1200*

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    About the Activity: Experience go karting and other fun amusement park rides and more with Himachal’s first advanced amusement park surrounded with great hiking, skiing, beautiful scenes and loads of adventure.The amusement park is famous for many adventurous rides as well as for some of the best view s of snow kept peaks of the Himalayas.The Kufri Fun Campus is one of the finest Hill Adventure Sports experience ever in North India at 9000 ft height from Sea Level. You can experience snow skiing during snow fall (Dec-Feb). There are two tracks of 350 meters length and 800meters for untrained & trained participants respectively. Highly professional and trained staff are made available for adventure sports and snow skiing, Zip Line, Valley Crossing, Balancing Rope Bridge, Bamboo Bridge, U Rope Bridge, Burma Bridge, Commandos Net Climbing. This resort has one of the best ziplines in North-India will be best to explore the fear factor. Distance is around 250 meters. For the same, weight should be minimum 30KgAfter a great experience on Hill Adventure, have delicious food with your family and friends at our Fast Food Restaurant "Wok On The Peaks“capacity of 80 Pax OR “Fine Dining Restaurant” capacity of 200 pax.(exclusions in package)       

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  • h3 Hours

    About the Activity: There are so many wonderful things for you to enjoy during your stay at the Jungle Living Camp and this is your golden chance to experience a series of adventure activities here with your loved ones. Engage in a thrilling rock climbing experience, which will test your climber's strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. While here, you can also engage in a high-powered rappelling session wherein you get a good chance to skim down the rocks in high speed while being strapped to a rope. Post these activities, try your hand at valley crossing, a fun and amazing activity where you get to walk across a dangerous and challenging valley on a rope. This is fun and not for the faint of heart. This is a fun 3 hour activity.

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    Tattapani
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity:If you are waiting to indulge in some incredible adventure activity, this tour gives you the opportunity for that.Join and participate in an exciting river rafting and hot pool bath for a revamping experience for your body and mind.Tattapani is a famous serene place that holds plenty of rivers and the adventure activity happens in one of the rivers.The activity will be happening with strong support of powerful equipment and nourishing climate.This is a 3 hour activity.

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  • h2 Hours

    About the Activity: Enjoy an exciting paragliding session with your friends and your family and feel the thrill of flying high in the skies! Fly high in the sky with your hands spread out as you soar for a good 20-30 minutes. There are expert guides who will help you throughout the flying experience and you need not worry about the safety issues at all. The camp alone is lovely and the views of the valleys and the different hills around the place will mesmerize you! This is a 2 hour activity.

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    Chail
    h8 Hours

    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 for transport. You car choices are between Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.Visit the Palace Hotel, the Cricket ground, Sidh Baba Ka Mandir, Gurudwara Sahib and Kali Temple among other places.Do visit the local market for some souvenir shopping. Relish in this 8 hour activity that is bound to leave you with a lot of great memories.  

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    Shimla
    h5 Hours

    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 Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.Start your tour at 10 am by getting picked up from your hotel and get whisked to your first destination of your choosing.Most definitely, visit The Ridge, Mall Road, Jakhoo, Christ Church and Summer Hills amongst other places.Do visit the local market to explore and discover the local trades and the local produce.The itinerary is for you to fix and its a 5 hour tour.

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    Shimla
    d3 Days n2 Nights

    About the Activity:Camp Chrysalid Junga, Shimla is an idyllic spot where you would love to spend a holiday with family or friends.  This is a perfect weekend getaway round the year destination, surrounded by a forest of pine and oak trees. Enjoy the pleasant days and cool nights in summer and relish lush greenery in monsoon as far as your eyes can see. You can’t resist yourself from appreciating tranquility and overlooking the gorges formed by river Ashwini. The scenic beauty at Camp Chrysalid make your stay memorable. One can enjoy adventure activities for entertainment and rejuvenation. The camp assures all basic amenities, comfort, cleanliness, hygiene, delicious homelike food and courteous services.If you are looking for a fun company offsite or a professional conference, outdoor learning programs with some team building activities, Camp Chrysalid is the right place.

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    Shimla
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity: Experience fun amusement park rides and more with Himachal’s first advanced amusement park surrounded with great hiking, skiing, beautiful scenes and loads of adventure.The amusement parks are famous for many adventurous rides as well as for some of the best view s of snow kept peaks of the Himalayas. The Kufri Fun Campus is one of the finest Hill Adventure Sports experience ever in North India at 9000 ft height from Sea Level. Snow skiing during snow fall (Dec-Feb). There are two tracks of 350 meters length and 800meters for untrained & trained respectively. Highly professional and trained staff for adventure sports and snow skiing, Zip Line, Valley Crossing, Balancing Rope Bridge, Bamboo Bridge, U Rope Bridge, Burma Bridge, Commandos Net Climbing. All these activities are single time.   

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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
Get a Quote for Roopkund The mystery lake 

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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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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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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
Book Now Padum to Darcha Trek Tour

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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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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Shimla

  • Which are the best things to do in Shimla?

    Shimla is a scenic destination that attracts many tourists each year and it offers several recreational and adventurous pursuits. Exploring the colonial architecture of the Shimla State Museum and the Christ Church situated on the Ridge is a much revered activity here. Many travel groups organise Heritage Walk in Shimla and such trips takes the tourists across many places of interest. Shimla is filled with excellent picnic spots namely Glenn, Summer Hill and Chadwick Falls. Owing to its location i.e. the town is at the foothills of the Himalayas, a trip to Shimla would be incomplete without exploring its plethora of hiking routes. A ride on the popular Toy train that runs between Shimla to Kalka is also a much popular activity.

  • Which are the best adventure activities to do in Shimla?

    Shimla serves as a perfect place to set the adrenaline levels to a risen height. The town boasts of many adventure sports activities that it offers to the visitors. Paragliding, Mountain Biking, Heli-Skiing, Camping, Golfing and Trekking are the most popular adventure activities to do in Shimla. One can also commit to advanced training in adventure sports at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports in Shimla. Ice Skating is considered the most favourite sport in the town. There are also water adventure sports in Shimla, like River Rafting.

  • Which are the most adventurous places for trekking in Shimla?

    Trekking is a very exciting adventure sport, where one has to map a journey on foot from one mountain incline to another mountain incline. Every mountain slope in Shimla is distinct from the other, with varying altitude and terrain, where one can find them treading through jungle terrains, undulating slopes and snow cap mountains. The magnificent hills surrounded by snowy peaks are ideal for trekking in Shimla in India. The Himachal Pradesh Development Corporation (HPTDC) provides guidance, camps, equipment and hospitality services to all trekkers. Some popular trekking places around Shimla are Chharabra, Naldehra, and Narkanda. One can also venture out for the famous treks of Hattu Peak via Sutlej Valley and trek to Tara Devi temple from Shimla.

  • Which are the best campsites in Shimla? What is the perfect time for camping?

    Shimla is an all year round travel destination. Here the summer months are pleasant and during the winter months it snows. Activity like camping lets one explore the rustic countryside of Shimla and other adjoining areas of Kufri, Kullu and Manali, Snow Trails Camp is located at an elevation of 2250 m and offer a great camping experience. Camp little Heart Resort, is a secluded and a hidden Wild side nature camp providing incredible camping experiences. Mashobra Greens is another campsite located amidst an extensive cedar-shaded trail, intersected by rivulets and streams. The greatest months of the year for outdoor camping in Shimla are from April to June and from September to October.

  • Where I can do river rafting in Shimla? How much will it cost?

    River rafting is an enthralling group activity that makes one glide through river rapids on a raft. Shimla is also famous for its white water rafting that starts from Chabba and ends at Tattapani. The rafting activity is done on this stretch of 12 km and it takes approximately two hours to battle down challenging the rapids of the Sutlej River. Rafting activity starts at INR 500/8 USD per person.

  • Which are the best sites for Birding in Shimla? What is the best time?

    The Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a thriving population of animals like European red deer, ghoral, flying squirrel and the Himalayan black bear and also birds like the Chir pheasant and the Khalij pheasant, russet sparrow, wire-tailed swallow, green-backed and great tit and blue whistling thrush.  Chail is a great place for bird watching and hiking small trails. On the Hatu Peak trek, visitors can spot a number of bird species like Indian blue robin, brownish-flanked bush warbler, Himalayan griffon, large hawk cuckoo, black and yellow grosbeak, spotted nutcracker, greenish and lemon-romped warbler, ultramarine and Asian brown flycatcher, Eurasian blackbird among others. These places can be visited throughout the year, however, summers are considered as the best time to visit Chail.

  • Which are the best markets to shop in Shimla? What are the souvenirs to take back home?

    A popular activity among most tourists visiting Shimla is shopping. The hill station of Shimla like all major hill stations in India houses a shopping street called The Mall road. In here one will discover a row of shops selling various lifestyle goods. The Mall Road in Shimla attracts a lot of tourists for its old world charm displayed through its colonial buildings adorning French windows, meandering roads, clock tower etc. The Cottage industries Emporium sell a variety of hand woven carpets, shawls, blankets, handmade paper, exquisitely carved wooden table and Himachal hats which comes in vibrant colours and designs. The Lakkar Bazaar Market is a treasure trove of antiques and wooden works from the Himachali region.

  • Where can I do ice skating in Shimla? At what time of the year it is available and what are its charges?

    The Shimla ice-skating rink is a famous arena for this unusual sport of Ice Skating in India. Shimla is set against the backdrop of the Himalayas and is one of the most picturesque destinations in India and it houses an Ice Skating Rink with the largest open-air area with naturally frozen ice in this part of the world. Ice-skating begins in early December and carries on till February. If one shares intimate love for snow, clear skies and low temperatures, ice skating here will be a blissful experience. One can attempt a series of uninterrupted sessions at a nominal charge of INR 200/3 USD per person

  • When is the best time to visit the Chadwick waterfall in Shimla?

    The Chadwick Falls is located at an altitude of 1586 m above sea level and looks surreal at the backdrop of the brilliant undulating terrain. The best time to visit the Chadwick Falls is after monsoons during the months of July to October, when the water level increases rapidly and due to its height of 86 m, the waterfall reverberates a gushing sound as the water cascades down a deep gorge. This fall can be approached via a short trek through Summer Hill.

  • Which are some famous must visit museums in Shimla?

    One of the best ways to explore the rich heritage of Shimla and its bygone era is to visit its prominent museums. The Himachal State Museum is where you can find various preserved artefacts; displayed among theme will be antique books, coins, paintings, jewelleries and handicraft items. Shimla Heritage Museum on the other hand is for all the art lovers and history buffs. This museum is about the history and culture of Shimla during the pre-independence period. Lastly, the Army Heritage Museum display knowledge to its visitors about the various regiments of Indian Army.

  • What are things to do at Kufri Fun World near Shimla? What are its charges?

    The Kufri Fun World is an amusement park near Shimla that houses the highest go-kart track in the world. This amusement park is located at the top of Mahasu peak at a height of 2,800 metres and could be reached after a short hike. The park offers engaging activities and rides like the swinging boat and the merry-go-round. It offers all sorts of thrilling adventure activities like P LINE, Valley Crossing, Burma Bridge, Balancing Rope, Bamboo Bridge, Tyre Bridge and Commando Net etc. One can also enjoy snow skiing inside the park for half an hour. The park is also equipped with recreational areas and a canteen. Tickets are priced between INR 800/12 USD and INR 2400/38 USD.

  • Which are the best places to visit for a spiritual experience in Shimla?

    The famous Bhimakali Temple in Shimla is a very popular tourist attraction. The temple brings a lot of tourists to its doorsteps. The religious place is also an architectural wonder for being one of the representatives of 51 Shakti Peeths.

    Jakhu Temple and Kalibari Temple are among other best places to visit for a spiritual experience in Shimla. For an offbeat experience, one must Trek to Jakhoo Hill that houses a temple at its peak. Many trekkers undertake the trek in search for a tranquil atmosphere. Tourists can also avail Yoga and meditation packages for a spiritual experience when in Shimla at reputed spas and resorts.

  • What are things to do during a corporate team outing in Shimla?

    Shimla is a hill station located at the foothill of the Himalayas and is much popular among tourists. The is characterized by lush greeneries, undulating slopes, valleys, mountains, rivers and snow during winters. On a corporate team outing, one must create the itinerary including local sightseeing of the temples and museums in addition to exciting adventure activities like Paragliding, Mountain Biking, Heli-Skiing, Camping, Golfing and Trekking. Ice Skiing can be a great activity to try out with the corporate team during the winter months.

  • Where can I do boating in Shimla? What are its charges?

    Tourists visiting Shimla usually spend most of their days sightseeing and shopping, apart from this, tourists can also spend their leisure time by boating in Sutlej River and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Sutlej River is a very popular palace for boating where the ride gets more beautiful with the addition of the blissful environment amidst valley and greenery. The river is surrounded by the hills and lush jungles housing various species of birds, butterflies and flowers.

    Boating Packages including boating for a fixed duration, an Instructor, Life jackets (at the lake) and a Welcome drink are priced at INR 500/8 USD.

  • Which are the best places for skiing near Shimla? What are its charges?

    Skiing is a much loved adventure activity around the world and even in India, skiing in the undulating terrains of the Himalayas is a much favoured entertainment activity for all the tourists visiting Shimla in their vacation. There are many places in Shimla that offers skiing namely Kufri which is at an altitude of 2622 meters is considered to be a skier's paradise. Mashobra and Narkanda are also popular locations for skiing in Shimla. Skiing session charges starts INR 300/5 USD onwards

  • What are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Shimla?

    Shimla is a beautiful hill station at the foothill of the Himalayas and is characterized by lush greeneries, undulating slopes, valleys, mountains, rivers and snow during winters. Over the years Shimla has become a much preferred destination for honeymoon couples, who apart from local sightseeing of the temples and museums, indulges in a load of other adventure activities like Paragliding, Mountain Biking, Heli-Skiing, Camping, Golfing and Trekking. Honeymoon Couples also visit Shimla to try Ice Skiing during the winter months.

  • What are the timings and charges to enjoy a toy train ride in Shimla?

    The Shimla toy train service runs between Kalka and Shimla offering a grand view of the pine covered hill tops of the beautiful environment. The region boasts of rich flora and fauna, amidst a serene setting. Toy train is the best mode of transport to explore the picturesque places that fall between Shimla and Kalka. Toy trains run every day at their given hours and each train tickets namely Rail Motor, Shimla Kalka Express and Himalayan Queen are priced differently. The ticket rates starts from INR 300/5 USD.

  • Can I do yak ride in Shimla? Is it easy to go for a yak ride?

    Shimla has always been an attraction for tourists, so in order to attract more tourists they introduced yak rides way back in the year 2005. Though horse rides are a common scene here, yak rides also provide an uplifting experience. Yak rides in Shimla are conducted by local Yak owners who take tourists out for a fun ride for duration of 10-15 minutes along the lofty terrains of Shimla. A single ride on a Yak costs only 100 rupees, with an additional 50 rupees for a photograph on the back of the animal.

  • Is trekking to Jakhoo Hill in Shimla easy? What are the things to keep in mind?

    The beautiful Forest Hikes around the vicinity of Shimla is a rewarding experience for all nature lovers. The highest point of Shimla is the Jakhu Temple located atop a hill that houses a 108 tall feet statue of Lord Hanuman which is the tallest Hanuman statue in the World. The Jakhu Hill Trek is a steep uphill climb of 2 kms through the beautiful winding roads across a ridge offering breath taking views at each juncture.  Trekking to Jakhu Hill is extremely easy for people who engage in regular physical activities.

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