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Shimla Tour Packages

Shimla, an evergreen touring choice destination has been successful in retaining its colonial charm, rich heritage and Shimla tour packages will let you explore them all deeply. Needless to say, Shimla was the favourite child of the Britishers to escape the scorching summer heat. Lying in the backdrop of Himalayan range and comfort of mountains in Himachal Pradesh, this locale cannot be left unvisited.

How to reach Shimla? Have an easy flight from Chandigarh or New Delhi airport as this city is well connected to all the major cities. Board the toy train from Kalka and experience what harry potter did! Not connected with Hogwarts, though this train has abundant connectivity from all the major areas of India. Shimla is approximately 350 kilometres away from New Delhi and 118 kilometres away from Chandigarh in case you are planning for a bus or a car trip.

Often nicknamed as the Summer Capital, it is also cold enough to give you a nose burn in winters, such is the contrasting beauty of Shimla. 
Apart from the great history which is lesser known to today’s generation woven here, Shimla tours also offer you a modernized gala time. The traditional folk music and dance particularly displayed on new year eve leave you with no other option of celebrating the great 365! You can also choose to be on gothic mode if tales of childhood ghosts in Shimla still haunt you, go read the books being sold and hear tales being floated in the air by the locals and taste the past with Shimla tour packages.

March to the end of June is considered a perfect time for outdoor lace-up adventure roller coaster with Shimla tour packages. The monsoon season sees a drop in visitors, however, if lonesome hikes in peace with drizzling water please you, opt to go on Shimla tours in the month of August. The winters! Accounts for your gorgeous filming and snowy pictures, recall the Bollywood love songs while humming them throughout the Shimla Tours. Opting for Shimla tour packages in the cold months is a worthy decision.

The scattered list of what to do around this one of a kind destination starts from the kingly walk from the scandal point to live the legendary tales of viceroys. Also in the modern era now, you can choose to hang out at this place casually. The Swiss styled designs and Scottish architecture will undoubtedly make you appreciate the Englishmen and their impeccable constructions amongst which the Viceregal Lodge tops the architectural standards.

The Shimla- Kalka toy train ride will take you in a magical land comparable to Hogwarts as you jiggle through numerous tunnels, bridges, and curves. Next, the Kufri lush greens will mesmerize you all along the way with Indo-English architecture lawns enhancing the greens. Imagine there is so much to walk for and make you wonder what a simple leisure activity at Shimla Tours has to offer you apart from the renowned Mall Road shopping street. Keep the craving alive to know more!

For the tourists seeking some adrenaline rush, there are uncountable activities to do with Shimla Tour packages at Shimla Tours. Choose from the adventure menu of paragliding, trekking or camping in Bir valley. Bir caters to every kind of tourist needs and activity preferences with a mix of thrill and leisure at temples and philosophical institutions. Trek at Triund, or hike at Indrahar Pass if you wish to go beyond Shimla.

Seeking a perfect sunrise or sunset view at Shimla Tours? Visit Chadwick falls, falling from an altitude of 1586 meters, it gives away an enthralling sight. If photography is your forte you will be greedy for shooting a timelapse here for sure!

The Madame Tussauds displaying lively wax models of Indian and international icons will make you crazy enough to click photographs with your favourite personalities and legends. The Shimla state museum is another must visit in Shimla tours if history and archaeology are your forte. Gaze at the scriptures, coin collections, paintings, sculpture, and books. Happy reading!

If visiting Shimla on Christmas Eve or otherwise cross your heart at the second oldest church of north India. Holy be thy name! The Shyamalan Devi temple or the kali bari temple is another devotee attraction. Be aware of the monkeys throughout the way. Protect your food and yourself!

Himalayan Bird park is a nature’s gift for birdwatching enthusiasts. Grab your camera and roam around the peaceful wilderness. The spectrum of colors flying around you will make you awestruck. Strolling to grab some souvenirs? Lakkar Bazar Or the Tibetan market are your saviors stocked with cute wooden toys, economical and good quality woollens. For quickie picks they are a must visit.

If tired searching, you can grab quick snacks from the local food stalls. Maintaining the old world charm Shimla offers an unmatchable balance between its roots and modernization. Influenced by European colonialism it is a great destination filled with flair and enthusiasm. Pick up a Shimla tour package for an easily accessible and distinctive holidaying experience. Welcome to Shimla!

Popular Packages

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  Delhi- Shimla- Manali Trip by Car 6D 5N ₹ 14500 4.0 star View Details
  Paragliding, Short Trekking and Camping in Bir Valley 2D 1N ₹ 4500 4.0 star View Details
  Sightseeing Tour of Himachal with Golden Temple Visit 10D 9N ₹ 122000 3.0 star View Details
  Himachal Tour with Vaishnodevi Temple Darshan 11D 10N ₹ 134400 3.0 star View Details
  Tour of Himachal Pradesh with Amritsar and Chandigarh Visit 11D 10N ₹ 127200 4.0 star View Details
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Attractions

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Key Monastery

While Himachal Pradesh is home to a dozen different monasteries, this spectacular place is not just the biggest, but also the oldest one around. A must visit tourist place in Spiti Valleythe Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys.

A wonderful example of monastic architecture and decorated with beautiful paintings, murals, manuscripts, and wind instruments – the Kye attracts history and cultural buffs round the year. If you are seeking spiritual enlightenment, the monastery is home to a large number of nuns, monks, and lamas who receive their religious education here.

If you plan to visit during June-July, you’ll also get to witness the beautiful festival involving Chaam dancers, lamas and a devil made out of butter!

Location: Spiti Valley, Lahul.

Best time to visit: May to October.

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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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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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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
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Traveller Tales From Shimla

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Rahul Singh

30 November 2016

Beauty can't be described in words but pictures do very well.

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Deepesh Chaturvedi

18 December 2018

My idea of celebrating the new year is always in the mountains, only now I have started taking packages from Thrillophilia for the quality it maintains in every tour. I celebrated the onset of this yea

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Niranjan Pothuvaal

18 December 2018

Amazing experience in Shimla with Thrillophilia. Well organised and very cost-effective. The services were amazing, and food was delicious. We also did some rafting and trekking along beautiful mountai

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Dinesh Mukhopadhyay

18 December 2018

We did the amazing trek of Naldehra in the morning with scenic beauty all around and reached the campsite.. the night was all about bonfire, food drinks and music... amazing affordable package by Thril

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Adhrit Mahajan

18 December 2018

Since I'm not really into clubbing, I found this way of celebration the most appropriate option for me to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Moreover, Shimla is absolutely pretty during this time o

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Amritambu Kocchar

16 December 2018

A must go place in Shimla. It is really amazing. Camping was incredible. What I fell in love with was the mountains in the surroundings. Also, the greenery made me so happy and content. There was a dif...

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Chinmayananda Iyengar

06 June 2015

This 7 night trek was a dream come true for all of us and we had a truly amazing time with all our friends. The serenity of the hills is beyond compare and we will never forget this trip for a long tim

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Dev Narayan

07 May 2015

How easily we forget ourselves in the luxury of city life…something I realized while I was in Bhabha Pass, what a place, and how happy the people who live there were…give yourself a break and re-discov

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Aditya Singh

04 May 2015

Fun, adventure, thrill and mental peace...everything is there in the Bhaba Pass trek. It truly opens the doors to the gorgeous beauty of Himachal Pradesh. While the duration was not long enough, there ...

What You Should Know More About Tours in Shimla

  • Q. Which are the most adventurous trekking tours in Shimla?

    Trekking is a great way to enjoy the deodar-covered mountains of Shimla. There are many adventurous routes here suited to beginners as well as advanced trekkers. Some of the best trekking trails in Shimla include:

    •        Shimla to Dhanu Devta Temples
    •        Shimla to Kamna Devi Temple
    •        Shimla to Chadwick Falls
    •        Shimla to Jakhoo Temple
    •        Shimla to Tara Devi
    •        Trekking up Hatu Peak
    •        Shali Tibba Trek
    •        Fagu to Chharabra Village Trek

  • Q. Which are the best biking tours in Shimla?

    Cycling in the mountains is an exhilarating experience. There are several routes in Shimla that you can enjoy a bout of cycling on. Apart from Shimla, India has some amazing bike riding tours that are the dream of many bike riders.   There is an option of taking your bicycle for a short run as on these-

    Short distance tours:

          -  Shimla to Mashobra- 13 kilometres
          -  Shimla to Kufri- 17 kilometres
          -  Shimla to Green Valley- 17 kilometres

    Or you can immerse yourself in the magnificent beauty of the mountains as you appreciate the tough mountainous routes as on these-

    Long distance tours:

         -  Shimla to Kharapathar- 77 kilometres
         -  Shimla Narkanda- 62 kilometres
         -  Shimla to Tattapani- 51 kilometres
         -  Shimla to Chail- 55 kilometres

  • Q. Which are the campsites in Shimla?

    Camping in the mountains of Shimla is an experience unlike any other. The rush of adventure that camping brings stays etched in your memory forever, filling your days with adrenaline every time you revisit the memories. Some great places to enjoy camping alongside some other adventure activities in and around Shimla include:

    •        Camp Potters Hill
    •        Wanderers Camp
    •        Avalanche Adventures Shimla
    •        Jupiter Camps
    •        Snow Trails Camp
    •        Camp BodhiSatva
    •        Camp Little Heart Resort
    •        Red Wood Camps
    •        Mashobra Greens
    •        Camps Jungle Livinn

  • Q. Which are the different jeep safari tours in Shimla?

    There are many glorious locations in the Himalayas that make for scenic and spellbinding experiences that stay with you forever. Starting from Shimla, there are many locations that you can head to in order to enjoy some magnificent days in the mountains. A jeep safari tour encompassing all the great destinations in the Himalayas is a unique way to immerse yourself in the beauty around you. Great jeep safari tours in Shimla include:

    •        Shimla to Manali Jeep Safari
    •        Shimla to Kinnaur Jeep Safari
    •        Shimla - Spiti - Leh Jeep Safari
    •        Shimla - Kinnaur - Kalpa – Spiti – Manali Jeep Safari
    •        Shimla - Spiti - Manali Jeep Safari
    •        Shimla- Sarahan – Sangla – Kalpa – Nako – Tabo – Pin Valley – Kaza – Manali Jeep Safari

  • Q. Which are the famous sightseeing tours in Shimla?

    There is so many wonderful sights to be marvelled at in and around Shimla that there can never be a dull moment during a trip to the hill station. Some of the best sightseeing in and around Shimla includes:

    •        The Ridge
    •        Kalka–Shimla Railway
    •        The Mall Road
    •        Jakhoo Temple
    •        Tara Devi Temple
    •        Summer Hill
    •        Kali Bari Temple
    •        Himalayan Nature Park
    •        Chail Sanctuary

  • Q. Should I trek to Shaily peak? What’s so special about it?

    The Shaily peak trek is one of the most challenging and rewarding treks near Shimla. Located about an hour’s drive away from Shimla, the 8 kilometre trek takes you through dense forests and reveals a magnificent view of the Himalayan ranges from the peak. Close by rests the Mahakali Lake.

    The challenge of the Shaily trek comes from the terrain- the trek is extremely steep and challenges the fittest of people. Trekking the 8 kilometres can take between three to six hours, depending upon your fitness levels. Since the trek is so exhausting, it is recommended only for people with good fitness levels.

    However, the good news about this trek is that it is also accessible on horseback and by car. This allows people of all age groups and fitness levels to enjoy the views from the top.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy ice rink skating in Shimla?

    Shimla has one of the biggest open-air ice rinks in India, and this is the best place to go ice skating when in the hill station. Located on Circular Road, the Shimla Ice Skating Rink is a popular tourist place in the winter months. So enjoyable is the experience of skating here that the authorities organise an annual Ice Skating Carnival on the rink every January. Skates can be rented for a nominal rate at the rink.

  • Q. Which are the best river rafting sites in Shimla?

    Located approximately 51 kilometres from Shimla lies the scenic district of Tattapani- a place which draws hordes of tourists to the adventure of its river and the warmth of its hot springs. Tattapani is the best place to go river rafting in Shimla. Operators can easily be found on the route to the river. The currents in the river and strong and adventure lovers will revel in the might of the water. Once you are done with this adrenaline filled activity, you can head over to the hot springs and relax your tired muscles in the soothing water.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy a toy train tour in Shimla?

    The Kalka–Shimla Railway is the only toy train in Shimla, so you can enjoy it when you are planning a trip to the hill station. The toy train weaves through lush green mountains covered in scented deodars and chugs through dark and narrow mountain tunnels, blowing its shrill whistle at every corner it passes. The train ride from Kalka to Shimla takes approximately 5 hours while the ride from Shimla to Kalka takes around 4 hours. It is a beautiful and memorable experience, though you may find tickets hard to procure during the in-season months. To avoid such a situation, you can pre-book your tickets online.

  • Q. Which are the best walking tours in Shimla?

    Walking in Shimla can be a very pleasurable activity. The roads are clean and easy to traverse and there is a lot you can see around the city. The best way to explore Shimla is on foot since traffic might make travelling slower in a car. The best walking tours to enjoy in Shimla are:

    •        The Ridge Walk
    •        The Mall Walk
    •        Jakhoo Temple Walk
    •        Tara Devi Temple Walk
    •        Sankat Mochan Temple Walk

  • Q. Which are the best areas for a shopping tour in Shimla?

    Shopping in Shimla is a wonderful activity since there is so much variety to explore there. Beautiful woollen garments, exclusive wooden artefacts, interesting Tibetan curios, and much more can be had at the shops that are scattered around the hill station. Some of the best places around Shimla to indulge in shopping are:

    •        The Mall, Shimla
    •        Lakkar Bazaar
    •        Lower Bazar (Subzi Mandi)
    •        Himachal Emporium
    •        Tibetan Market

  • Q. When is the best time to tour Shimla for its various fairs and festivals?

    Shimla is a city that enjoys its parties. There are many fairs and festivals held in the city throughout the year, which turn the city into a place of joy and excitement. If you are looking to visit Shimla during its festivals, there is a variety of choice available to you.

    The months from September to January in Shimla are filled with a riot of colours. A succession of festivals is celebrated here at this time starting from Navratri and followed by Diwali, Christmas, and New Year. The city is a beautiful and excitement filled place to be in during these months. And the chill in the air only adds to the enjoyment.

    Since ice skating is such a popular affair in Shimla, the city hosts an annual Ice Skating Carnival every January too. This carnival is a great way to enjoy the cultural sights and sounds of the city and see it glow with ice and excitement. The Lavi Fair is another very important fair in Shimla and is held in late November. Many cultural shows are organized in Shimla at this time. The Bhoj fair is also held here in November and attracts thousands of people from all over the country.

    However, if you wish to go to Shimla in the summer, the Shimla Summer Festival is a good festival to build your itinerary around.

  • Q. Which are the nearby places to visit while touring Shimla?

    Shimla is an interesting place to spend time in. There are many great places to see and many wonderful markets to visit within the city itself. But there is a lot more to Shimla than the places inside it. The district of Shimla Is vast and full of marvellous locations that are worth visiting when you are in Shimla. Some of the best places around Shimla include,

    •        Chail
    •        Kufri
    •        Mashobra
    •        Himalayan Nature Park
    •        Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary
    •        Fagu
    •        Matiana
    •        Narkanda

  • Q. Can I go on a road trip to Ladakh from Shimla? How long will the journey be?

    Yes, you can go on a road trip to Ladakh from Shimla very easily. It would be an adventurous undertaking, and a long one. But the sights you will see along the way will make every minute of the journey worth it. The journey can be divided into two stages:

    Shimla to Manali- 250 kilometres approx.

    Manali to Leh- 480 kilometres approx.

    If you wish to enjoy stopovers, you can stop in between at Kullu on the way to Manali in the first stage of your journey. On the second stage, you can enjoy stopovers at Gulaba, Khokhsar, Keylong, Jispa, or Sarchu apart from other small villages on the way.

    The entire distance you will cover from Shimla to Leh is well over 700 kilometres. It will take you at least 3 to 4 days, and quite possibly more, to drive all the way up to Leh, first because the terrain is challenging and secondly, because of the many beautiful places you will wish to stop by on the way.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy paragliding and zip lining activities on my Shimla tour?

    Adventure activities in Shimla are a pleasurable way to add zest to your holiday. Paragliding and zip-lining are popular activities in Shimla and can easily be enjoyed in the following places:

    •        Mashobra
    •        Kangra Valley
    •        Kufri
    •        Shivapuri