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Shimla Tour Packages

Nestled in the serene mountains of Himachal Pradesh lies the beloved city of Shimla, the hill station par excellence. Reigned supreme as one of the best hill stations in India for several decades now, some of the best Shimla Tour Packages and their beauty and importance have in no way diminished over the years. Many beautiful memories have been woven in these magical mountains carpeted with sweet-scented deodars, and the promise of many more hangs in the air. Shimla is a wonderful vacation destination whether you wish to indulge in a long and lazy holiday or in a short and quick one.

There are many tourist places in Shimla that you can explore when on vacation in the hill station. Several ancient temples stand proudly in the environs of Shimla. Full of an eternal calmness and peace, these temples instil happiness in those who visit their ancient halls. Time and timelessness intersperse beautifully here and thereby enrich the places. Waterfalls and quaint villages are other tourist places in Shimla that you can explore for a fun and contentment-filled vacation in Shimla.

Shimla is a wonderful destination in and of itself, but it is also a great place to start a comprehensive tour of Himachal Pradesh. Many important and enjoyable destinations are located close to Shimla, and the good roads add to the pleasure of driving long distances through the mountains. You can embark on a variety of different tours to destinations close and distant from Shimla whether on a bike, bicycle or car. This will allow you to completely immerse yourself in the mountains for several peaceful days.

In whichever way you choose to explore and enjoy Shimla, you will come back with lasting memories, and a yearning to go back for more, to explore the enriching and enthralling places covered in the Shimla Packages.

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    Delhi- Shimla- Manali Trip by Car
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    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 scale will give you the most astonishing time.Both Shimla and Manali extend the unlimited splendours they carry always including the old buildings, streets, local markets and a lot more.Give away your heart the finest tour moments amidst the majestic Himalayas.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip that is inclusive of pick up and drop off at Delhi.Check-in and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

    Very Good 4.0
    40 ratings

    Starting from

    14500


  • d2 Days n1 Night

    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. 

    Very Good 4.0
    38 ratings

    Starting from

    4500


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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.  

    Very Good 4.0
    39 ratings

    Starting from

    1800


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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.

    Very Good 4.0
    36 ratings

    Starting from

    1100


  • d10 Days n9 Nights

    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 tour with Golden Temple Visit.Firstly, you will reach Shimla the capital which was once the summer capital of British India and it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway.Then you will cover Manali, a high-altitude Himalayan resort town which has the amazing Beas River in its background.Also, make your vacation extremely stunning with a visit to Dharamshala, a hill station acting as the home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile.Have the expansive sight of Dalhousie, yet another hill station in Chamba district and finally comes Amritsar where the renowned Golden Temple is situated.This package includes food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the whole tour.

    Good 3.0
    37 ratings

    Starting from

    122000


  • d11 Days n10 Nights

    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 part in a sightseeing tour.12 day long tour would brief you the magical charm the state holds with the help of its villages, valleys, lush green forests and the limitless Himalayan ranges.Starting from Delhi, the tour covers the original glamour of Shimla, Manali, Kurfi, Rohtang Pass, Dharamshala, Dalhousie etc.Vaishno Devi temple visit the remarkable highlight of this package, however, all the major landmarks and iconic possessions of Himachal will be included in the list.This package includes food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the whole tour.

    Good 3.0
    33 ratings

    Starting from

    134400


  • d11 Days n10 Nights

    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 completely dedicated to sightseeing in and around Himachal would show you the best sites, attractions, temples, old buildings and the natural spectacle in an extensive way.This tour would cover Chandigarh and Amritsar as well apart from Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala and Dalhousie.The local sightseeing would also be done that will help you go through the unpredictably beautiful culture and the lifestyle of Himachal people.Wind up the tour on the 11th day post breakfast with a sack of awesome memories.This package includes food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the whole tour.

    Very Good 4.0
    35 ratings

    Starting from

    127200


  • d10 Days n9 Nights

    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 opportunity waiting for you. A 10 day long sightseeing tour of Himachal Pradesh covering all the possible attractions in the state.You will be taken to Shimla on the first day from Delhi and then the tour begins.Manali, Dharamshala, the panoramic beauty that can be captured from Kurfi, the historical sights and the tea garden in Dalhousie and the beautiful places in and around Chandigarh are indeed stunning.On the last day you will be dropped off at Delhi to conclude the tour with amazing memories.This package includes food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the whole tour.

    Good 3.0
    34 ratings

    Starting from

    117200


  • h5 Hours

    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 Innova.There are a lot of great places for you to visit in Kufri. Most notable are Mahasu Peak, Indira Tourist Park, The Himalayan Nature Park, Bhima Kali Mata Temple and Kufri Zoo.The high altitude combined with the serenity of the place makes it a great tour location.Do visit the local market to shop till your hearts content.This is a 5 hour tour and the itinerary is up to you to decide.

    Very Good 4.0
    41 ratings

    Starting from

    1100


  • h8 Hours

    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, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.There are a lot of great places for you to visit in Kufri. Visit Mahasu Peak, Indira Tourist Park, The Himalayan Nature Park, Bhima Kali Mata Temple and Kufri Zoo among others.This is a perfect tour to escape the humdrum of the city and indulge in nature's quiet beauty.Do visit the local market to shop for souvenirs.This is an 8 hour tour and the itinerary is up to you to decide.

    Very Good 4.0
    23 ratings

    Starting from

    1800


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    Chail
    h5 Hours

    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 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 and Gurudwara Sahib among other places.Do visit the local market for some souvenir shopping. Relish in this 5 hour activity that is bound to leave you with a lot of great memories.  

    Very Good 4.0
    40 ratings

    Starting from

    1100


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    Shimla
    d11 Days n10 Nights

    About the Activity:Head out for an adventurous trip to explore the Himachal and get a chance to explore the incandescent beauty of this region.Start your tour after reaching Shimla and get transferred to your hotel. Check into the hotel and freshen up.Soak in the amazing beauty of the region which boasts of many structures with a colonial look and feels.Marvel at the sight of majestic snow-capped peaks and thick forest cover. Visit Kufri and explore the amazing beauty here.You can also indulge in an array of activities like trekking, hiking, and skiing. Enjoy a soothing mule ride at to the Mahasu Peak.Explore the beauty of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Mall road and Rohtang Pass. Continue your sightseeing tour to Manali.Visit the Hadimba Temple, Old Manali and Manu Temple and Vashisht Temple and also explore the Pahari type houses in Old Manali.Continue your tour to Dalhousie and visit Panchpula, home to many water springs. Explore the Subhash Baoli, Bhulwani Mata Temple and stop by witnessing the stunning views of Bakrota Hills.Proceed your sightseeing tour to Dharamshala and there visit the colourful temples and gompas, Kangra Museum, Dal Lake, St. John's Church and the Art Museum.After exploring Dharamshala return back to Chandigarh for your return journey.Before returning visit places such as Sukhna Lake, Capitol Complex, Rock Garden and Open Hand. Conclude your tour after getting dropped back at your desired location.

    Very Good 4.0
    28 ratings

    Starting from

    31000


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    Lahaul - Spiti
    d10 Days n9 Nights

    About the Activity:Spiti valley otherwise called the "Center Land" is a Trans-Himalayan territory circumscribing with Tibet at an normal height of 4000 meters. Once you reach Chandigarh around noon hop into Innova/ Scorpio/ Xylo to embark on this sightseeing tour.This trip takes you through the most elevated motor-able towns and passes with beautiful lakes and 1000 years old society.You shall drive through the Trans Himalayan deserts of Spiti valley ending your trip in Manali on the 10th day.Experience the 10 day trip like never before which covers the east most parts of Himachal like Sangla and Kalpa in deserts of Spiti valley.

    Very Good 4.0
    39 ratings

    Starting from

    32085


  • d11 Days n10 Nights

    About the Activity:Spiti, fondly referred to as ‘Little Tibet’ is known for its snow-capped peaks and natural surroundings. This 11 day Spiti Valley tour promises a trip of a lifetime.On arrival at  Manali in your own Royal Enfield motorcycle on 17th July 2016, check into hotel and freshen up for a briefing session, followed by an introduction.In the following 11 days of your tour you'll journey from Manali via Chandratal, Losar &Kalpato a beautiful Sangla valley, Shimla and many more.Ride the most dangerous road which is arguably the 137 km stretch from Kaza to Gramphoo  through rough unshaped roads.Cross Chandra River  which is the most fascinating sight of SamudraTapu glacier, North Dakka glacier, South Dakka glacier and Silver glacier.Your trip enables you to  visit multiple location like the ancient monasteries, temples and many more that are more than 1000 years old.Join this Adventurous Ride to the Spiti Valley with Challenging Roads, Untouched by the modern world and unpolluted mountains of Himalayas.Once you reach Shimla, which is the end of this amazing trip.   

    Very Good 4.0
    29 ratings

    Starting from

    28999


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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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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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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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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 Tours in Shimla

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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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Harsha Bhatt

11 February 2015

Conquering the 4850m peak was like a dream come true for me. Comapred to my other treks; Pin Parvati, Hemkund and Roopkund, I would rank this one as the best. I was luck enough to join the trek at the last moment and once it started, it took me high! Those who haven't experienced the Pin Parvati, can enjoy magical views of the peak while in this trek. Pretty much difficult...so better be prepared for any kind of obstacle.

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Pulkit Gurnani

14 April 2015

After we gave a thumbs up to the Bhaba Pass trek in Himachal Pradesh, we all were like what to and what not to do! Its difficulty gradient were a bit challenging for us. But, 'where there is a will, there is a way' got proved and we finally completed the trek so nicely. A huge amount of the entire credit goes to the experienced crew of guides. Their encouragement and support made it possible for us.

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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 were challenges within the trek. One has to be careful at certain places and then they can enjoy the charm and appeal of this trek as much as they want.

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Anagha Gunjal

08 April 2015

If you are an adventure freak then trust me Bhaba Pass is definitely your cup of tea. I’m really glad that I took this trip. Hills, rivers, natural bridges… perfect ingredients to spice up the adventure thrills. I’m definitely ready for a second trip, only once my legs stop aching.

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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-discover yourself. I did!

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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 time.

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Kashyapi Rana

13 November 2014

Bhabha Pass Trek was a really nice experience. However, what seemed to be a moderate level trek felt a little complicated. Thanks to the climate changes. The trek itinerary was scheduled nicely for 8 days starting from Manali back to Manali. It started on a great note. However, there was some unexpected rains plus a lot of hassles due to the rain. This also messed up the tent stay a big time. That being said, this trek was nevertheless nice and good experience overall to cherish.

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Dhanpati Bhat

15 October 2015

Bhabha Pass Trek is another nice trek that anyone who is visiting Manali can take. It is a splendid experience.

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