Touch-icon-iphone-76x76

DownloadThrillophiliaApp

Book Tour and Activities on the Go!

X
Budget Homestay in Shimla Flat 10% off

Budget Homestay in Shimla Flat 10% off

5.0 126 Reviews
1140
Hilltop Homestay with Nature Walk, Shimla

Hilltop Homestay with Nature Walk, Shimla

5.0 131 Reviews
2498
Hilltop Homestay in Cedar Forest, Shimla

Hilltop Homestay in Cedar Forest, Shimla

5.0 132 Reviews
1799
Hilltop Homestay with Multiple Activities, Shimla

Hilltop Homestay with Multiple Activities, Shimla

5.0 115 Reviews
2270
Tree House in Shimla | Book Online @ Flat 36% off

Tree House in Shimla | Book Online @ Flat 36% off

5.0 127 Reviews
2462
Countryside Homestay in Shimla

Countryside Homestay in Shimla

5.0 126 Reviews
2038
Rustic Homestay in Shimla

Rustic Homestay in Shimla

5.0 125 Reviews
1969
Apple Farm Homestay in Cheog Shimla, Book Online & Get 400 Cashback!

Apple Farm Homestay in Cheog Shimla, Book Online & Get 400 Cashback!

5.0 120 Reviews
900
Adventure Camping in Shimla | Book & Get 1000 Cashback!

Adventure Camping in Shimla | Book & Get 1000 Cashback!

5.0 31 Reviews
1600
Camping with Waterfall Trekking in Mashobra, Shimla

Camping with Waterfall Trekking in Mashobra, Shimla

5.0 154 Reviews
1900
Camping in the Lap of Nature, Shimla | Flat 20% off

Camping in the Lap of Nature, Shimla | Flat 20% off

5.0 121 Reviews
2000
Forest Camping in Shimla | Book Online & Get 1000 Cashback!

Forest Camping in Shimla | Book Online & Get 1000 Cashback!

5.0 140 Reviews
1765
Camping in Mashobra | Book Online & Get 1200 Cashback!

Camping in Mashobra | Book Online & Get 1200 Cashback!

5.0 125 Reviews
1900
Nature Camping in Shimla

Nature Camping in Shimla

5.0 121 Reviews
3136
Camping in Shimla with Trekking @ Flat 36% off | Book Now!

Camping in Shimla with Trekking @ Flat 36% off | Book Now!

5.0 267 Reviews
2459
Camp Stay in Shimla | Book Online & Get 1400 Cashback!

Camp Stay in Shimla | Book Online & Get 1400 Cashback!

5.0 207 Reviews
2400
Trek to Mcleodganj and Triund from Delhi

Trek to Mcleodganj and Triund from Delhi

5.0 212 Reviews
5249
Triund Trek 2020, Mcleodganj | Book @ ₹967 Only!

Triund Trek 2020, Mcleodganj | Book @ ₹967 Only!

5.0 2631 Reviews
1212
Kareri Lake Trek 2020, Mcleodganj | Flat 20% off

Kareri Lake Trek 2020, Mcleodganj | Flat 20% off

5.0 1222 Reviews
4325
Experience Winter Trek in Manali Flat 25% off

Experience Winter Trek in Manali Flat 25% off

4.0 41 Reviews
3849
Kheerganga Trek 2020, Kasol | Book @ ₹1,280 Only!

Kheerganga Trek 2020, Kasol | Book @ ₹1,280 Only!

5.0 1069 Reviews
2007
Prashar Lake Trek 2020, Himachal | Book @ ₹2449 Only

Prashar Lake Trek 2020, Himachal | Book @ ₹2449 Only

5.0 905 Reviews
3112
Kasol Kheerganga Trek 2020, Himachal Pradesh | Get 20% off

Kasol Kheerganga Trek 2020, Himachal Pradesh | Get 20% off

5.0 533 Reviews
3225
Tosh Valley Trek 2020, Himachal | Book @ ₹1280 Only!

Tosh Valley Trek 2020, Himachal | Book @ ₹1280 Only!

5.0 775 Reviews
2237
  • Shimla Resorts

    Club Mahindra Mashobra, Woodville Palace, Zurich Resort, Agyaat Vaas Resort, Willow Banks Mall, Radisson Shimla, Woodsmoke Resort and Spa, Snow Valley Resort and many more.

    Finding the best resorts in Shimla can get challenging with so many excellent options available. Due to its proximity to major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh, the popularity of Shimla among tourists is quite high. Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh which makes it the centre of attraction in the state visitors have a lot of options in activities, with trekking, skiing, and paragliding in Shimla to name a few.

    Once the Summer Capital of British India, Shimla is proud to have some marvellous structures showcasing Victorian-era architecture from the earlier centuries. The city also has some very old Hindu temples with great religious significance, displaying Hamachi architecture, which is frequented by devotees all around the year.

    Along with some truly amazing tourist places like Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Mall Road, Jakhu Temple, etc., Shimla houses of some of the finest resorts in the state of Himachal Pradesh at great locations. With such perfect places like Willow Banks, Radisson, and Snow Valley Resort offering a comfortable stay with world-class amenities, you do not have to bother yourself searching for luxury resorts in Shimla.

    Wherever you go in Shimla, you will find refreshing views of lush green hills, so it totally makes sense to find yourself a room with a view that will incline you towards the idea of visiting Shimla repeatedly.

    With tourist places in such huge numbers, exploring Shimla might tire you which calls for a nice, comfortable place to stay where you would feel pampered. There are some amazing places to stay in Shimla, ranging from luxury resorts at affordable rates to budget stays.


    Travelling to Shimla For The First Time? These Travel Guides are Must Read:

    1) 20 Places you should not miss to visit in Shimla this season.

    2) A Detailed travel guide for trekking in Shimla 

    3) Camps in Shimla that can add thrill to Your trip

    4) Things that You Should NOT Miss to do in Shimla

    5) All the Adventure Sports in Shimla that can make Your Trip Exciting
  • 01Club Mahindra Resort

    Club Mahindra Resort
    Club Mahindra Mashobra is considered to be one of the best resorts in Shimla, nestled between the picturesque valleys and lush green landscapes. The club resort offers great views from all directions. The climate is pleasant, air is pristine and the valley is surrounded by the grand view of the Himalayas.

    Highlights: Great food, spacious suits, and legendary services are the highlights of the Club Mahindra Mashobra. There is definitely no place better than Club Mahindra Mashobra to spend a great relaxing holiday in the hills as it is one of the best luxury resorts.

    Courtesy the scenic beauty and the historic charm, there will never be any dull moments when you stay here in Club Mahindra Mashobra. There are some beautiful churches and temples around the property. You can also opt for adventure activities like rock climbing, skiing, rappelling that are available too near the resort.

    Price:
    Cost depends on the facilities availed by clients.

    Address:
     Gables, Mashobra, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171007
  • 02Woodville Palace Resort

    Woodville Palace Resort
    Image Credit : woodvillepalacehotel.com

    The former resident of Raja Rana of Jubbal, this place is among the best stay options in Shimla. Every bit of the place reminds of the times when Shimla was the Summer Capital of British India with the essence of heritage in its very existence. 

    Located at a short distance of 1 km from the Mall Road, this place is an ideal option to experience the best of Shimla. Formerly a summer palace, this hotel is spread across an area of 4 acres, and the views of the surrounding hills are striking that impress nature-lovers without a fail.

    The vegetarian delicacies that are served here are known for their unforgettable taste which makes the hotel an interesting place for foodies as well. The major attraction in this hotel is a bar called The Hollywood Bar 1930s that houses a collection of signed photographs of renowned Hollywood stars.

    Address: Raj road, Bhawan
  • 03Zurich Resort

    Zurich Resort
    Image Credit : www.zurichresortsindia.com
    Zurich Resort presents a complete 360-degree view of the entire value courtesy of its unique hilltop location at a high altitude of 4700 ft.

    Highlights:
    Zurich Resort is equipped with 24 well furnished and very spacious rooms. These rooms are equipped with several high-end services like CCTV, EPABX, attached bathroom, purified drinking water, 24 hours room service, power backup, doctor on call, parking, security, conference facility and more.

    Price:
     Price of the room depends on the type of rooms as well as the facilities you want in your room.

    Address:
     
    National Highway 22, Kandaghat, Himachal Pradesh 173217
  • 04Agyaat Vaas Resort

    Agyaat Vaas Resort
    The owners of Agyaat Vaas have taken every bit of effort to beautify this place without hampering the beauty of the region. Staying at the Agyaat Vaas is definitely going to be a pleasant and unique experience in every way.

    Highlights: This luxury resort in Shimla offers a range of basic facilities in order to ensure a comfortable stay for all the guests. You can avail activity based vacation packages from the hotel along with the sightseeing tours. These packages are aimed to help the guests reconnect with nature not only at the physical level but also at the mental and spiritual level.

    Price: The price of the rooms is variable and depends on the choice of the room.

    Address: Near Hatu Peak, P.O. Ratnari, Tehsil Kotkhai, Distt. Shimla, Narkand, Himachal Pradesh 171213
  • 05Willow Banks Mall Resort

    Willow Banks Mall Resort
    Image Credit : www.willowbanks.com
    Willow Banks Mall brings is one of the best resorts in Shimla which forth a unique blend of modern amenities in a heritage property. The rooms in the resort are packed with amenities yet will nicely fit in your budget. So, be it your corporate meeting, honeymoon, a family vacation or a power-packed adventure trip, Willow Banks has it all that makes it one of the best resorts!

    Highlights: There are different types of rooms available in the Willow Banks Mall. These include Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Premium and Suites. All the rooms are equipped with tea or coffee maker, Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, cable TV, wooden flooring, 24 hours hot and cold water facility, locker and credit card facility, bathrooms with tubs, and a lot more.

    Price:
    The cost of the room depends on the type of room picked by you.

    Address:
     
    The Mall Road, Near Shimla Central Car parking (Walk along Metropole road for 200m), Near Tourism lift (200m away, turn right after exiting from the lift), Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001

  • 06Radisson Resort Shimla

    Radisson Resort Shimla
    Radisson Shimla presents to you breathtaking views that assure absolute relaxation and calmness. You can opt from the diverse range of rooms such as the business class rooms, deluxe rooms, deluxe suites, and the executive suites. All these rooms are equipped with several high-end services and thus making it one of the best resorts in Shimla.
      
    Highlights: This luxury resort in Shimla is equipped with several key facilities such as spa, outdoor pool as well as the soothing steam are available. Besides these, you also get free high-speed internet during your stay at the hotel. The on-site dining and the annexed lounge assure absolute convenience to the guests.


    Price: Cost of the rooms is variable.

    Address:
     Goodwood Estate, Lower Bharari Rd, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001
  • 07Woodsmoke Resort and Spa

    Woodsmoke Resort and Spa
    Woodsmoke Resort and Spa being one of the best resort in Shimla is a boutique property where the air is fragrant because of the freshness of the pine and the heater, butterflies dance all across the valley and the rhododendrons line the winding trails.

    Yes, it is as beautiful as it sounds. Believed to be an ideal resort, from both holiday and business perspectives Woodsmoke Resort and Spa offers, a great range of facilities to guests.

    Highlights: This luxury resort in Shimla, has about 19 well-appointed rooms in this resort each with an interesting amalgam of wooden floors, stone walls, and the raftered ceilings. The resort has high-end facilities like a spa, conference and banquet hall, business centre, games room, children’s activity cum play area, reading lounge, restaurant, and bar.

    Price:
    Price of the rooms is variable.

    Address: 
     Village Anandpur, P.O Shoghi, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171219
  • 08Snow Valley Resort

    Snow Valley Resort
    Adding to the list of best resorts in Shimla, Snow Valley Resort is said to be one of the biggest Centrally Air conditioned Hotel of Shimla. It has some 72 rooms and all of them are equipped with modern facilities and beautiful views of majestic mountains and the age-old pine trees. This resort offers a fine blend of hospitality and unparalleled services.

    Highlights:
    It is today one of the top holiday accommodations in Shimla that offers a tasteful stay to its visitors. Some of the popular facilities and amenities that can be availed here include Centrally Air Conditioned (Hot & Cold), 24 Hours Front Desk, Running Hot & Cold Water, Taxi Service, Multi Cuisine Restaurant, Power Backup.

    Price: 
    You have an exquisite range of room types to choose from. The cost will be variable depending upon the type of room you pick.

    Address: After Kachi Ghatti Towards Shimla, Ghora Chowki, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005
  • 09Shimla Havens Resort

    Shimla Havens Resort
    Shimla Havens is definitely the most ideal place for anyone who is looking for a perfect escape away destination for rejuvenating themselves. Three words that describe this resort are – Pleasure, Peace, and Party!

    Highlights: There is a diverse range of rooms available for you to pick. These include Garden room, Deluxe room, Deluxe suits, and Presidential suits. Some of the amenities and facilities available at this resort include complimentary use of fitness centre, free Wi-Fi, complimentary tea/coffee maker in all rooms, welcome drink on arrival, and so much more.

    Price:
     Prices vary depending on the choice of room.

    Address: 
    Boileauganj to Summer Hill, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005

    Want something different than luxurious stays? Check here some of the best camps of Shimla and live in the lap of nature.
  • 10The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

    The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
    The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla has been there right since the British Raj. 130 year hence, the resort is still famous for its restored grand heritage, elegance and its much in the talk, the colonial charm. Hence, making it one of the best resort in Shimla.

    Highlights: The Oberoi Cecil is known for its crisp, white facade and smart, green terrace railings. The lobby is done with marble fireplaces that further direct the guests to a comfortable lounge. There are diverse types of rooms as well as activities available for the guests. Bar and Dining services are available. Spa, as well as different activities for keeping your kids entertained, is also present.

    Price: Prices for the rooms are variable.

    Address: Chaura Maidan Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004

  • 11Flag House Resort

    Flag House Resort
    Image Credit : www.flaghouse.co.in
    Flag House Resort is an excellent retreat for all nature lovers who cherish the stunning beauty of the hills with a forest cover decorated with trees like kail, deodar, pine cheel, ban, and others. Situated away from the hustle bustle of the city, peace, as well as tranquility in the lap of the nature, can also be availed through camping.

    Highlights: Facilities like Safe Deposit Locker Facility, Bathrobes, House Keeping, Complimentary Newspaper, H/C Water, Desk, Voicemail, Air Conditioning Room, Wakeup Calls, Television Room, etc are available. 

    Price: Price of rooms start from Rs. 3290/-

    Address: 
    VPO Junga, District Shimla, Junga, Himachal Pradesh 171218.
  • 12East Bourne Resort

    East Bourne Resort
    East Bourne is cradle amongst the 100-year-old deodar as well as oak trees with the colorful and the fragrant rose garden and the green lawns.
      
    Highlights: Some of the key royal comforts offered by this resort include the Ayurvedic health spa, lounge cum library, Sauna and steam, jacuzzi, panchkarma therapy, terrace garden, pool table, multi-cuisine restaurant, a well-stocked bar and more.

    Additional facilities of the conference hall and discotheque are also available. The entire resort has been renovated and every room displays a modern look. For the recreation of children activities like Table tennis, badminton, billiards, disco are made available. Spa, jacuzzi, panchkarma therapy can be availed.

    Price: The price of the rooms depend on the type of room and facilities availed by the customers.

    Address:
     E Bourne Rd, Nigam Vihar, Khalini, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171002.

  • 13Sukhsagar Regency Resort

    The site for the resort Sukhsagar Regency was explored by the Britishers in the year 1994. The motto of the resort is to offer absolute hospitality to its guests. It is well suited for residential conferences, business meetings or simply to unwind with friends or family.

    Highlights: The resort has an amalgam of 50 rooms and suites. Each of these rooms is well equipped with high-end facilities to ensure a comfortable stay for the guests. All the rooms in the resorts are well furnished and equipped with high-end facilities.

    Price:
    Prices of the rooms are variable depending upon the type of room chosen by you.
     
    Address: Circular Road, Upper Kaithu, Kaithu, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171003.
  • 14Barowalia Resorts

    Barowalia Resorts has a pure vegetarian hotel. You can come here alone or with your family and stay here when on a business trip or conference for a comfortable stay.
      
    Highlights: The place has 4 executive rooms, 5 deluxe rooms and 5 super spacious super deluxe rooms. All of them are well furnished and equipped with several high-end services such as Travel Desk, Doctor on call, and Event services, etc. The resort allows bed tea and welcome drink as well as free access to disco and the table tennis court.

    Price: Price starts from Rs. 1760.

    Address: Tourist Complex, Below Kali Bari Temple, North Bank Estate, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001.

  • 15Royal Shimla Resort

    Royal Shimla is a charming, intimate resort that celebrates grace and elegance of the colonial era in the Queen of Hill Stations. If you wish to unwind and enjoy a long and relaxing weekend without compromising on the comforts of the home, this is the place for you. Rooms here are spacious and bring forth splendid views of the mountains and the valleys of Shimla.

    Highlights:
    Besides the basic amenities like the comfortable rooms, additional facilities like spa and gym to keep you active and entertained are also present in the activity room of the resort. In the year 2012, The Royal Shimla won the prestigious RCI Silver Crown for service and hospitality.

    Address: 
    Royal Shimla is situated 21 km from Shimla in the mighty Himalayan ranges at Baldeyan near India's Oldest and Highest Golf Course. 

    Price: The cost of the rooms will vary depending upon the type of room picked by you.
  • 16Wildflower Resort

    Wildflower Resort
    Image Credit : oberoihotels.com

    Wildflower Hall, one of the finest luxury resorts in Shimla, was earlier the residence of Lord Kitchener, the former commander in chief of the British army. This 5-star hotel is distinguished for its grandeur, opulence, and world-class services.

    Enjoy a luxurious stay in elegant rooms/suites furnished with British Colonial-inspired decor and well-appointed with all modern facilities beside gorgeous mountain or valley views. The stay here is not only affluent but provides you multiple opportunities to cherish lifetime moments of a personalized spa, exciting outdoor sports, or private/alfresco dining.

    Address: Wildflower Hall, Chharabra, Shimla 171012.

    Price:
    The price of the rooms depends on the room chosen.

    Highlights:
    -Spa,
    -Heated indoor pool,
    -Outdoor hot tub,
    -Snooker/billiards room, and
    -Well-stocked library like other high-grade facilities that also add stars to the stay here.

  • 17Taj Theog Resort and Spa

    Taj Theog Resort and Spa
    Image Credit : tajhotels.com
    This masterpiece of local craftsmanship not only offers outstanding views of the Churdhar hill but presents an exceptional example of provincial architecture and design. The stay at this one of the miraculous resorts in Shimla promises to be a once in a lifetime experience. Located at the center of various tourist attractions, it also boasts of different in-house restaurants and Theog Junction lounge bar.

    Highlights:
    -A 24 hrs fitness center,
    -Wellness Spa,
    -Kids’ zone,
    -Temperature-controlled swimming pool, and Jacuzzi like facilities are some of the exclusive amenities that make the stay here a comfortable and pleasurable one.

    Price: The price range depends on the type of room (deluxe, premium, luxury, grand luxury, and suite).

    Address: Taj Theog Resort & Spa Shimla, Tehsil - Theog, Shimla.
  • 18Woodays Resort

    Woodays Resort
    Image Credit : facebook.com/woodaysresort

    Known as the 'Boutique Huts Resort', it is a remarkable place to enjoy a luxurious getaway stay in a Nordic/Scandinavian style huts. The panoramic views of Himalayan snow-clad peaks make this resort in Shimla an excellent location to experience tranquil in the lap of nature.

    The stay here in any of the 16 rooms, made of high-grade timber and equipped with plush interiors and furnishing, promises to be impeccable.

    Highlights:
    -24-hour front desk,
    -Kids' zone,
    -Free and secured parking,
    -Multi-cuisine dining,
    -Bonfire,
    -A beautiful garden, exceptional views, and location near the sightseeing spots.

    Price: The cost of a room is variable and depends on the type of room.

    Address: NH-22, near Amusement Park Dochi, Lambidhar, Kufri, Himachal Pradesh 171012.

  • 19Koti Resorts

    Koti Resorts
    Image Credit : kotiresorts.com

    Located on a picturesque hill-top, this resort in Shimla is an epitome of luxury, privacy, and serenity. It proves to be an exceptional retreat for a getaway from the city's hustle-bustle and enjoy an exquisite stay amid the spectacular & mesmeric Himalayan views. It houses 54 elegantly furnished rooms & suites with a lawn with each room extending breathtaking views of the Deodar forest.

    Highlights:
    -Indoor swimming pool,
    -Indoor games, and sports,
    -Kids play area,
    -Spa,
    -Multi-cuisine restaurant, etc., the stay here is indeed a remarkable one.

    Price: The price depends on the type of room you choose as the rooms in the offer are Premium, Deluxe, Suite, and Standard.

    Address: Sadhora, Baldeyan, Mashobra-Naldehra Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171007.

  • 20Shimla British Resort

    Shimla British Resort
    Image Credit : shimlabritishresort.in

    The heritage luxury resort in Shimla presents a perfect place to enjoy the charm and allure of the Colonial era with its Scottish and British architectures and beautiful views of the 'Green Glen'.

    A stay in the resort is definitely something to be cherished forever and allows you to experience the serenity and rejuvenate yourself in the Queen of Hill Stations, Shimla. The resort houses a perfectly cozy room with wooden flooring, and colonial furniture, and modern bathrooms.

    Highlights:
    -Library bar,
    -Kid's recreational area,
    -Open-air restaurants,
    -Tea-lounge,
    -Antique heating system,
    -Fireplace, and smoking outlets,
    -Laundry,
    -Car parking, and many more.

    Price: Price depends on the room (Scottish Villa, British, Royal, Danish Imperial, and Cottage) you choose.

    Address: Annadel Road, near Vidhan Sabha, Himachal Pradesh 171001.

Sightseeing in Shimla

Adventure in Shimla

Trekking in Shimla

Day outs in Shimla

Nature and wildlife in Shimla

Camping in Shimla

Attractions

1488818327_9nov-world-heritage-02.jpg

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.
1488818349_ridge_-_scandal_point_-_shimla_2014-05-07_1215.jpg

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.
1469100263_djds4rce-20wiki.jpg

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 

1463160084_10094536004_3b3e46a3db_b.jpg

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.
1467283510_4098859070_4c60032ecf_o.jpg

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

1469100738_kang-20yatze-2c-20ladakh-20-2-.jpg

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


1469101039_darcha.jpg

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

1463159750_6133008072_fc2147155b_b.jpg

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.
Missing

Arjun Gufa

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

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

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

Best time to visit: It is best to visit the place early in the morning as it gets dark quite soon. You might also consider wearing woolen clothes to the place because it can sometimes get too cold.
1467281109_dalai_lama_e2_80_99s_temple_(2).jpg.jpg

Tsug la Khang (Dalai Lama's Temple)

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

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

Timings- Open from 6 AM to 7 PM

1464591513_1.jpg

Snow Trails Camp

Shimla is an ideal destination, a destination for family as well as for friends, It has number of thrilling things to do and If you are going for camping in Shimla at that point Snow Trails Camp is something that everybody must check once. Campground is arranged at an elevation of 2250 mtrs. above ocean level on Kufri-Chail Road. This is a veritable heaven enriched with incredible common excellence encompassed by elevated snow topped tops and thick backwoods of deodar and oaks.

We have corroded yet agreeable convenience with twin slept with swiss tents, cabins connected with toilets with legitimate running hot and frosty water with a sit out varandah. Investigate the everlasting characteristic magnificence and entrancing society of Himalayas with Snow Trails Eco camps at koti, Neen. You can select Shimla camping packages for Snow Trails Camp from their website. 

Amenities:
 Accommodation, All meals during the stay, Bonfire with light music.

Activities:
Hiking and Trekking, Rock Climbing, Flying Fox, Obstacle Course, Team Building Games, Burma Bridge.

Price:
Rs 2500 to 4000

Approx distance from Shimla:
48.1 KM

Also check: Places that shouldn't be missed to visit in Shimla !
1487074598_5753295101_112d2bd9d9_o.jpg

The Ridge of Shimla

The Ridge of Shimla is known for organizing several government functions and fairs. It is the key venue for all the major events as well as celebrations that take place here in Shimla. Summer Festival that is the most famous festival is held here at the Ridge.

Location: The Ridge of Shimla is an extremely famous tourist attraction that is set in the heart of Shimla. It is situated along the Mall Road that is the famous shopping center of Shimla.

Highlights: The Ridge of Shimla is the hub of all the cultural activities of Shimla. Some of the prominent place of Shimla such as the Lakkar Bazaar, Mall, Scandal Point, Jakhoo hill, etc is in close proximity to the Ridge.

Best time: Open all round the year but since the Summer Festival is held during the months of April or May, one can plan a visit during these months.
1487074860_baboons_cascades_03.jpg

Chadwick Waterfall

The clear waters of the Chadwick Waterfall cascade deep down a gorge at a height of approximately 86 m. What amplifies the beauty of the place is the surrounding hills as well as the thick green trees of Pine and Deodar. After you have had a hectic travel schedule exploring the entire Shimla, you can come back here and unwind. This place will give you ample ‘me’ time.
  
Location: Chadwick Waterfall is situated within the dense and the very beautiful Glen Forest. This waterfall lies at a distance of about 7 km from Shimla and about 4 km from Summer Hill.

Highlights: The place was originally famous as the ‘Chidku Jhaar’ where Jhaar stands for waterfall and in the local dialet ‘Chidku’ means the bird. It is so called because the waterfall is at such a height that only a bird can reach to the top. Britishers gave it the name ‘Chadwick Falls’.

Best Time: Can be visited anytime of the year but it is advised to go there in a group.
1487073972_tara-devi-temple-shimla.jpg

Tara Devi Temple

Tara Devi Temple located in Shimla is definitely one of the most popular tourist attractions here. Origin of the temple can be traced way back to some 250 years. Even today, the temple stands in complete splendor at the top of the hill. It is believed that the Goddess Tara was brought here all the way from the West Bengal.

Location: It is situated at a distance of about 11 kms from Shimla and can be visited while travelling on the Kalka - Shimla National Highway. The temple is set at the top of the hill in Shimla with lush green environs surrounding it giving the restaurant a very peaceful as well as tranquil atmosphere.

Highlights: Visit the temple to browse through the breath taking views of the countryside. If you enjoy the Himalayas and the clean and fresh air, this is definitely your ideal vacation option.

Price: Entry is free.
1464591697_1.jpg

Camp Little Heart Resort

Shimla is a dwelling place for excitement,  Camp little Heart Resort, is an isolated and hidden Wild side nature camp for camping in Shimla. The charming sound of the blowing icy air echoes in the valley and outdoors around such an astonishing characteristic surroundings is a lifetime involvement in itself. As the range has Bhalawag wilderness, Shimla on both sides, a great assortment of uncommon himalayan winged creatures can be seen.

Nighttimes at campground are sentimental, thrilling and energizing. The starlit sky, outline of the mountains, blowing sound of the air and gleaming of bon-flame, this is an extraordinary approach to investigate the outside as it is comprised of some outstanding things to do in Shimla !

Amenities:
 Stay in tents with proper bedding, Neat and hygienic indian/western, Toilets with flush and running water, Buffet meals in a large dining area.

Activities:
Bonfire and Barbeque, Rock climbing, Rappelling, Valley crossing, etc.Trek to the Waterfall/Forest walk, Volleyball, Rugby, Badminton, etc.

Price:
Rs 3000 to 4000

Approx distance from Shimla:
40.7 KM

Do Check: Thrilling places to visit in Shimla !
1469100851_pindari-glacier.jpg

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

Ask a Question

Ask Question

What You Should Know More About

  • Q. What are the best luxury resorts in Shimla?

    1. Woodsmoke Resort and Spa: Located at Shoghi, this marvelous resort is atop a forested ridge and offers 22 luxurious and well-appointed rooms amid panoramic views.

    2. Snow Valley Resort: Known as the biggest AC resorts, it is located at a prime location of NH-22 at Ghora Chowki and promises luxury with Standard, Premium, and Executive suites like rooms and world-class services.

    3. Club Mahindra Mashobra: Another best resort in Shimla, it is known for its Colonial architecture and breathtaking views from all corners. Along with luxurious stay, it also offers lots of outdoor and indoor recreational activities.

    4. Wildflower Resort: Located at the hilltop, it is a delightful retreat for nature lovers and offers mesmerizing scenic views, excellent customer experience along with in-house spa, rafting, cycling, or yoga.

  • Q. What are the best places to visit in Shimla?

    Established amidst majestic hills and stunning woods, Shimla is one of the most visited hill stations in India. Complete with picturesque surroundings, Shimla is refreshing and thrilling with plenty of attractions and adventure activities. It houses many impressive Hindu temples, including Jakhoo Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, etc., which are religiously significant and offer grandeur and spectacular views.

    Besides, there exist a plethora of fascinating places like Mall Road, Gorton Castle, Bantony Castle, Institute of Advanced Learning, Himalayan Bird Park, Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary, Christ Church, and many more. Another not to be missed attraction in Shimla is a ride on Kalka Shimla Toy Train, the most scenic railway journey in India.

  • Q. What is the best month to visit Shimla?

    Shimla is an all-year-round destination and offers a pleasant atmosphere all through the year, however, monsoon (July – September) must be avoided. Travelers flock to this pristine location to enjoy a respite from scorching summers (April – June) temperatures are cool and comfortable. Winters (December and January) are the best time to enjoy chilly weather with remarkable snowfalls.

  • Q. How many days are enough for Shimla?

    To cherish the marvelous beauty of the region, you will surely need at least 2 days and more if you want to visit Kufri too. One day will be complete in soaking in the allure of the attractions like Jakhuu Temple, Himachal State Museum and The Ridge, while the next day you can explore the local handicrafts at the Mall and pay a visit to other remarkable spots like Christ Church, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, or go for a short trip to Kufri.