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  • There are plenty of exciting things to do in Shimla including trekking, river rafting, ice skating and shopping from the Mall Road of Shimla. Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh is located at a distance of 342 km from the national capital, Delhi, and is among the most visited tourist destinations in India.

    Shimla is a popular summer destination. A large number of tourists travel to Shimla during summers, evading the scorching sun, just the way Britishers did when Shimla served as the Summer Capital of British India. The pleasant climate of Shimla is just one of the many reasons why it is among the most preferred tourist destinations. Other reasons being plenty of great places to visit and numerous activities to do in Shimla.

    Shimla is popular as an adventure getaway because of the plenty of adventure activities that are available here. From amazing trekking expeditions to lazy walks on the Mall Road, there is a wide array of fun things to do on a Shimla trip to meet your urge for activity.

    The trekking options in Shimla range from strolls into Pine and Oak forests to exhilarating treks to summits with stunning panoramas. Other popular activities you must experience in Shimla are paragliding, camping, river rafting, etc.

    Leave behind the monotony of your busy urban schedule by trying some activities in the refreshing atmosphere of Shimla. If you do not wish to limit your travels to sight-seeing, Shimla is the place to visit where the options are boundless.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Shimla:

  • 01Go Trekking in Shimla

    Go Trekking in Shimla
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    Trekking is popular in Shimla as the mysterious and the beautiful ranges of Himalayas are just the right sites for you to try your hand at trekking.

    Location: Trekking can be tried at several undulating terrains as well as hills in Shimla. Some of the popular and common routes for trekking include:

    Shimla - Luhri - Ani - Khanag - Jalori Pass - Jibhit - Banjar
    Shimla - Narkanda - Hattu Peak - Chaupal - Kedi - Halau - Kandol - Koti - Chakrata
    Shimla - Narkanda - Khadrala - Sungri - Devidhar - Rohru - Shimla
    Banjar - Bathad - Sarahan - Arsu - Rampur - Shimla

    You can check here the list of best treks you can opt-in Shimla.

    Highlights: Treks usually vary from each other and one can pick the length of the trek depending on the time and the capability. There are several shelters as well as the rest houses that have been set for the tourists to rest and re-energize.

    Cost: Variable and depends on the length of the treks.

    Best Time: December to February.
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    The true essence of a beautiful hill station can really be experienced in an outdoor accommodation in nature. Since Shimla serves as an excellent base for many trekking expeditions, camping is among the popular things to do in Shimla.

    Despite being a home to a large population, Shimla still possesses thick vegetation. The hills of Shimla are laden with Pine, Oak and Deodar forests that make the atmosphere soothing and apt for camping.

    There are some perfect campsites in Shimla, offering magnificent views of the green hills around. You can pick a campsite among the major ones like Shoghi, Sarahan, Sandasu, and Chirgaon. Camping in Shimla is a must-experience activity for every adventure enthusiast or nature lover visiting Shimla.

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    About the Activity:

    - Adventure camping in Shimla is going to prove to be one of the best offbeat experience that one can have in the Queen of the Hills. A place where you can stay and have fun doing multiple activities on the premises is something that you will find really worthy of experiencing.
    - This camping stay in Shimla offers luxury camps with a horde of outdoor activities to participate in. The tents are all spacious with attached washrooms and running water facilities. They are well equipped with everything one will need to make their stay comfortable and memorable.
    - The activities offered at the property are trekking, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, Carrom, Chess, Ludo, Zipline, Commando Bridge, Tyre Bridge, Monkey Crawl
    - To make your evenings more fun, the camp even organizes a warm bonfire with music, so you can sing along or dance to the tunes of it.
    - Arrive at the campsite to begin the experience. You will be checked in and can freshen up in the meanwhile.
    - Post this, lunch will be served. After this, you can participate in the activities that have been particularly arranged for you.
    - Spend time having fun before settling around a bonfire in the evening with light music and light snacks. This will be followed by an amazing dinner,  with options for both veg and non-veg, and an amazing night at the deluxe camps.
    - Wake up the next morning and get your breakfast before checking out and bringing the experience to an end. You can move onto your return journey.

    Check-in - 12 Noon
    Check-out - 12 Noon

    *Note- The activities in the camp are weather dependent. Some of them may get called off if bad weather persists.
  • 04Camping in Shimla Off the City Flat 32% Off

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    About Shimla:
    A popular holiday retreat in Himachal Pradesh which is well studded with lush green zone, brilliant views and heartwarming people is what defines Shimla. The city is popular among most of the travelers all around the world and calls them again every time they want to relax in abode of heaven.

    About the Camp:
    The campsite is gracefully settled in the woods of Pine and Deodar and the lush green expanse soothe the people who choose to stay here. The green expanse is mixed with high mountains at the backdrop and a children playground in the site keeps little ones busy.

    About the Stay:
    11 tents are present on the campsite which can accommodate 2 people at a time. In case you need, it can contain even 3! A maximum of 33 people can stay here at a time.
    CHECK IN TIME: 12:00 PM
    CHECK OUT TIME: 12:00 PM

    About the Activity:

    You are welcomed at the site with hearty smiles where you can settle yourselves with comfort in the tents.
    - After this, you are free to visit Mall road and shop for new items to take back home. Spend your time here and have lunch at your own expense before you return back by 4.00 PM.
    - Have some rest and get ready to hop for various activities like rappelling, zip-lining, rock climbing etc. Once you are done with them, come back to the camp and enjoy the bonfire with some snacks.
    - Retire for rest of the night after having a delicious dinner and snugging into the tents.
    - The next morning will welcome you with breakfast and trekking trip before you check out and say a happy goodbye.

    How to reach?
    The campsite is situated in Shimla, around 9 km from The Mall Road. Guests can reach here by their own vehicles or hired vehicles to the place. Once you book, detail directions guide will be shared to reach the place.

  • 05Cottage Stay in The Woods Of Shimla Flat 28% Off

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    About Shimla:
    Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and offers great view, pleasant weather and beautiful bazaar for shopping to its guests. Along with some hot fritters, you can visit church while enjoying valley views around.

    About the Stay:
    Get ready for a beautiful stay in midst of forests which are fabricated with perfect privacy and high-class services. These cottages near Shimla are set in dense forest of oak and pine trees. Interior furnishings exude a warm and jungle ambiance – simple yet stylish and elegant.
    - Not only comfort, cafe is hosted is highly experienced chefs who are brilliant in taste of various palettes and would not let you go away anywhere for your favorite dishes.
    - So, just book your favorite variant, depending upon the group size and people and dive in the jungle with perfect solitude to calm self.
    - The property offers 11 deluxe mud-finished cottage having large singles bed in each, 6 super deluxe pine cottages having private sit-out, 2 family suites with large sit-out and surrounded by trees and 1 deluxe suite having 2 large bedrooms having common living room in between.
    Check-in time: 2 P.M.
    Check-out time: 11 A.M.

    How to reach?
    You have to drive 13 kms ahead of Shimla to reach Shoghi to be at this property. Guests should come in their own vehicles or hired vehicles to the place. Once you book, detail directions guide will be shared to reach the place.
  • 06Forest Camping in Shimla's Junga - Flat 15% Off

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    About Junga:
    A local town near Shimla which is situated on an elevation of 5100 feet is called as Junga. It is around 26 km from Shimla and is surrounded by green hills with snow-capped mountains and has a forest cover of kail, deodar, pine, cheel, ban and other trees.

    About the camp:
    The camp is located in the upper reaches at an altitude of 5100ft. Moreover, it is situated amid dense pine forests and is in close proximity to the Shimla, Chail etc. Extraordinary holiday awaits you under starry nights and sunlit mornings at this camp.

    About the Stay:
    The stay encompasses 20 tents which can be accommodated on double sharing basis easily and has en-suite toilets and bathrooms for your comfort. A total of 40 people can stay here at a time.
    Check-In Time: 11:00 AM
    Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM 

    About the activities:
    The activities include indoor games like chess, carom, outdoor games like badminton, football and nature walk around the site. You will also be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked in home style.

    How to reach?
    The camp is around 35 km from Shimla bus stand and can be reached by cab or taxi. You will be given exact details right after the booking confirmation.
  • 07Shopping at Lakkar Bazaar

    Shopping at Lakkar Bazaar
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    Any vacation or holiday to Shimla is just incomplete without Shopping at Lakkar Bazaar. Lakkar Bazaar is an ideal shopping destination for people who enjoy colourful street shopping.

    The Shimla’s Lakkar Bazaar is famous especially for its woollen apparels. In the Bazaar, you can come across a diverse range of artefacts, pashmina shawls, woollens and handicrafts for you to pick from. Dry fruits and the "Kullu Shawls" of the bazaar are also very famous.

    A popular eatery here in the Lakkar Bazaar is the Sita Ram. It serves the best sumptuous ‘chole bhature’ to satiate your hunger post shopping. Other things found at the Bazaar include wooden handicrafts, Chinese shoes, Tibetan mats and carpets. Shops also house handmade shoes, woollen caps and dolls.

    Best Time: April to August and December to January is the best time to visit this Bazaar. The bazaar stays open from morning till midnight.

    You can also go for local sightseeing in Shimla near the Bazaars.
  • 08Indulge in River Rafting

    Indulge in River Rafting
    River Rafting is one very popular adventure sports in Shimla. The free-flowing rivers of Shimla offer the most ideal conditions for river rafting in the city. 

    Location: The river Sutlej that flows near Shimla offers great options for river rafting. The very popular whitewater rafting place in Shimla is carried out from the Chabba to Tattapani. The length of this stretch is 12 km and takes about 2 hours to challenge the much rapid and aggressive Sutlej river.

    Highlights: This adventure sport is usually carried out on an inflatable rubber dinghy.

    Best Time: The summer months are believed to be the most ideal time for river rafting in Shimla. River rafting during the monsoon and the winters are strictly prohibited.

    Cost: Variable and depends on the length of the duration and the track you choose for rafting.

    Difficulty Level: May seem tough in the beginning thus proper training and security equipment are mandatory.

    Check here: Some of the best packages of River Rafting in Shimla.
  • 09Paragliding


    If you have ever dreamed of flying, Shimla is the place where you can come and make your dream of flying come true. Due to its perfect hills, ideal for paragliding, Shimla serves as an excellent paragliding destination and makes it a mecca of thrill seekers.

    The vistas of the mighty mountain ranges you can witness during the activity are enough to make it an unforgettable experience. Try this activity in Shimla to shoot up the level of adrenaline running through your blood.

    The best place in Shimla to experience the exhilarating fun of paragliding in Shimla is Kangra Valley. Fly gracefully over the enchanting valley of Kangra and land like a champion on its meadows on your next visit to Shimla.

    Go through the list of different packages for Paragliding so that you can choose the best one for you.
  • 10Cycling in Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cycling in Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary

    If you are looking for the Shimla tourist places that would provide you with a peace of mind, walking or cycling around the Shimla water catchment wildlife sanctuary would be the right choice for you.

    While tourists visit this place often, the deep green forest doesn’t allow many people to gather at the same place together. Hence, tranquillity exists in the air and you can cycle around peacefully without anyone to disturb.

    The silent forest gives people an experience of a lifetime as they get exposed to the intertwining fir, pine, cedar, deodar, spruce, and oak trees. Besides, more than 300 species of plants and animals surviving in the forest would come to your notice while your cycle riding journey.

    Due to the vast stretch of unique flora and fauna, the sanctuary is often termed as the bliss of mother-nature, or the jungle paradise. It’s a perfect place for nature lovers.

    Location: Shimla water catchment wildlife sanctuary is located north to Kufri, East of Shimla, and adjacent to the national highway 22.

  • 11Hike to Jakhoo Hill

    Hike to Jakhoo Hill
    Jakhoo Hill is the highest point of the city. It is covered with the Alpine trees. On the top of the flat hill is the colourful Jakhoo Temple as well as the newly built Hanuman statue.

    Said to be the favourite escape for the visitors who enjoy calm and peace, you just need to be beware of the criminally minded monkeys who are ready to rob food from the visitors.

    Location: In order to reach the hilltop, you’ll have to walk for approximately 30 minutes. Thereafter, there is a pleasant route that will direct you to the Jakhoo Hill.

    Highlights: The summit of Jakhoo Hill Shimla is some 2,455m and about 200m higher than the central ridge of Shimla. Temple at the Jakhoo Hill is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman who is believed to be the Hindu monkey god. Monkeys clearly rule the Jakhoo hill.

    Best Time: Ideal to visit during winter months of November to March. Open Daily.

    Planning a trip to Shimla? We have some of the most affordable tour packages to Shimla. Book them before the prices hikes.

  • 12Enjoy Natural Ice Skating in Shimla

    Enjoy Natural Ice Skating in Shimla
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    Ice skating is said to be one of the most popular adventures sports in Shimla. It is known that Shimla has one of the largest ice skating rinks in India.
    Highlights: To the surprise of many, Shimla is the only ‘natural’ ice skating rink of India. This is the reason why this largest open-air rink, tends to attract both tourists as well as local, alike.

    Best Time: Ice skating in Shimla usually commences in the month of December and goes on till late February. During this time, the skies are clear and the weather is cold thereby ensuring undisturbed sessions of ice skating.

    Cost: Cost will depend on the length of the session. Sessions of ice skating take place twice a day i.e. both in the morning as well as in the evening. The rink offers membership in both short-term as well as long-term basis.

    Safety: Equipment like a cap, knee pads and skates are needed for the ice skating.
  • 13Visit the Shimla Ridge

    Visit the Shimla Ridge
    The Ridge is a wide open area situated in the center of Shimla. It is hands down the most popular place in Shimla and is popularly called the ‘heart of Shimla’ because of its location and the liveliness you can experience here.

    Situated along the shopping center of Shimla, the Mall Road, it serves as the hub for numerous cultural activities in Shimla. The major attractions of Shimla like Jakhoo Temple and Christ Church can be seen from here. This is also a great spot for clicking selfies.

    You can come and relax here after a shopping-spree to witness the beautiful city in all its glory after the sun goes down from this spot located at a height of 7234 ft. Count yourself very lucky if you get to witness the snow-covered ridge after a snowfall because that is a heavenly sight to treasure.
  • 14Experience the Ride on Toy Train

    Experience the Ride on Toy Train

    There’s a special kind of joy involved with riding toy trains. These trains are available only in the Himalayan regions. And Shimla is one of the most important hill stations among such places where you can enjoy a thrilling toy train ride.

    During your toy train ride, you would cross slopes, will be able to look down the hill slopes from high altitudes, observe the tranquil nature accompanied by the local flora and fauna, and many more.

    Shimla sightseeing would be incomplete if you miss a toy train ride in the town. The Kalka-Shimla toy train journey will take you on a ride where you would cross the green forests, scorched hill slopes, ancient post office and other things.

    While the ride will be gentle, you would often come across the rough tracks where a slight rocking in the train coaches would give you the ultimate thrill in hilly slopes.

    Timings: Shimla toy train ride can be enjoyed throughout the year. However, while in the winter seasons the toy train tracks lay covered with snow, it’s still the best time to enjoy toy train ride in the town.

  • 15Take a Walk in Kuthar Fort

    Take a Walk in Kuthar Fort
    Kuthar Fort is placed in the undying serenity of the Himalayas and is one of the best places to visit in Shimla to get into the history. The fort spans an area of about 52.8 square kilometres and is located in the middle of the exotic background, pools as well as the beautiful gardens.

    Location: Kuthar Fort is located at a small distance from both Arki and Subathu that are both an hour away from the Shimla airport, Jubbarhatti. Situated in Solan, the fort is one of the key attractions here.

    Highlights: Some sectors of the fort are as old as 800 years however there are some new sectors that have been built and are a mere 8 decades old. Stretched in the large area of the region, there are a number of fresh-water springs flowing through here. It is surrounded by different picturesque locations such as the Gurkha Fort from Subathu, Kunihar, and Kasauli hill station.

    Best Time: Open all year round.
  • 16Johnnie’s Wax Museum

    Johnnie’s Wax Museum
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    Shimla, the land of charm, has now come up with a new museum known as Johnnie’s wax museum. It was established by the company MBM brothers in the initial months of 2016. The main purpose of the wax museum was to put wax statues of famous personalities into the display. 

    So far, the museum has put 16 wax statues of different personalities starting from Bollywood stars to Hollywood celebrities, and from Indian to international sports personalities. Some of the statues include famous personalities such as Daniel Radcliffe, Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Lionel Messi, Tony Stark, and more. Most of these statues are crafted by artists who work in the famous museum of Madame Tussauds, London.

    Fees: Adults need to pay Rs 250/- person to take entry whereas, for children below 5 years, entry is free of cost.

    Location: Johnnie’s wax museum is situated at the Willow Banks estate, Bemloi, in the capital city of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

    Highlights: Interested tourists can now get a wax replica of their hands by paying Rs 450/-.

  • 17Summer Hill

    Summer Hill
    Summer Hill is an exceptionally beautiful tourist spot in Shimla. It is situated at an altitude of 1283 meters. The area is beautified by the serene beauty of quiet hills that give it a nice and breathtaking aura.

    Location: Located on the way from Shimla to Kalka, Summer Hills is just about 5 km from the Ridge Road of Shimla. The place is surrounded by the serene beauty of quiet hills, which give it a breathtaking aura.

    Highlights: This is an ideal place for those who wish to take a leisurely walk amidst the tranquillity of Mother Nature. The hilly trees of pine and deodar add to the beauty of the place. Snow clad mountains make it an ideal romantic gateway.

    Best Time to visit: Summer Hill is open all around the year courtesy its pleasant climate. However, the best time to visit the place is during winters when the weather is cool and humid.

    Planning a trip with your partner? Check out the best romantic tours to Shimla to ornate the trip with more love.
  • 18Chadwick Waterfall

    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.
  • 19Kiala Forest

    Kiala Forest
    Kiala Forest is located in the valley of Kotkhai in Shimla and is one of the perfect Shimla tourist places. Definitely, an interesting place to visit, the forest is beautified with the lush green vegetation as well as many indigenous animals.

    The forest is said to be an ideal destination for all the wildlife enthusiasts as well as nature lovers. A number of visitors from a different place both far and near come to this to bask in the natural beauty.

    Highlights: Kiala Forest boasts of rich foliage and wildlife. Photographers, as well as visitors, can click incredible pictures of the beautiful landscapes as well as the animals in their wilderness. Bathroom facilities are available here. Those who wish to store their luggage and baggage can make use of the lockers as well as the storage facilities available here.

    Best Time: Open all around the year. Ideal to visit during the daytime one can plan a visit to the Forest during months of March to October.

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    Factual Information:
    - Make your stay comfortable and luxurious while you decide to take a getaway in Shimla from an urban lifestyle. The property is well settled in plains of Himalayan foothills and surrounded by green valleys and high hill tops. 
    - A contemporary architecture with beautiful interiors will be your companion when you stay here.
    - From deluxe to super-deluxe rooms, you will find an immense pleasure of enjoying modern amenities, complimentary tea/coffee and breakfast right in your hands.

    Check in time: 2.00 PM
    Check out time: 12.00 PM

    About the Stay:

    The property consists of 42 Rooms in total that can take up to 210 people.

    How to reach the stay?

    The property is located on periphery of Shimla markets, about 6 km. It is well connected by all-weather road and easy to reach by a car drive.

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Roopkund Lake Trek

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Season: August - October
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Max. Elevation: 5020 m
More Details: Guide to Roopkund Trek
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Kalka–Shimla Railway

The 2 feet 6 inches narrow gauge that takes the trains through the mountainous stations from Kalka to Shimla has a lot of admirers all over India. Thus Kalka- Shimla Railway secures its place intact among travelers of Himachal Pradesh. The relishing views of the hills and valleys of Himachal Pradesh seem to be more charming while you make a journey in one of the trains along this railway track. It was built in 1898 to connect Shimla with other parts and it is recorded that during the construction of this system, there were 107 tunnels and 864 bridges through the course of the track as well. Though the system is years old, it emerges out to surprise the visitors of Himachal still.

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.

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
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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.

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


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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Padum-Darchha Trek

The Padam Darchcha Valley trek is an exhilarating experience. The trek involves a long trek from Darcha which is situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh to Padam, located in the mystical land of Zansak. Besides the thrill and excitement of trekking in the snowy slopes of the Himalayas, the trekking trail allows you to enjoy the beauty of the initial trail from Manali to Leh.

You can visit interesting Hindu temples in Manali which speak volumes about the history, culture and traditions of the region. This trek is a beautiful combination of adventure and sight-seeing and hence can be called one of the most exciting experiences of trekking in India.

The trek begins at Chalang Tokpa, from where you will move on to Ramjak and Chumikanakpo. The trek from Ramjak to Chumikanakpo will give you a fabulous trekking experience by testing your strength and skills. From here you will move on to Lakong and pass through Kurgiak and Purne before reaching Padam, Leh. The most interesting change that you will notice on reaching the destination is the transformation of the landscape.

Best Season: June - September
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Max. Elevation: 5080 m
More Details: Guide to Padum Darcha Trek
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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.

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.

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


Key Monastery

The trekkers to the Himalayas never miss out Key Monastery located in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. A beautiful Tibetan Gompa pronounced as Kye Gompa, is at an altitude of 4166 meters. Considering it as the biggest Buddhist monastery in Spiti Valley, many tourists and travelers add a visit to Key as a major event in their travel itinerary, always. The walls of the monastery narrates the stories of Chinese influence which is evident in the paintings and murals and the 14th century monastic architecture is well presented on those walls. There are three different floors inside, each one has a variant purpose, the underground one has kept as storage room, and one with rich paintings and murals dating back to the old centuries and one is consisted of Assembly Halls and cells for monks.

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. 

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

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

Rs 2500 to 4000

Approx distance from Shimla:
48.1 KM

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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.

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 !

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

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

Rs 3000 to 4000

Approx distance from Shimla:
40.7 KM

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Mashobra Greens

Mashobra is found very far from the swarmed city Shimla. Camping in Shimla is the most ideal approach to have the experience in the lap of the nature. Camp Mashobra Greens is and experience camp situated at height of 7650 ft above ocean level on the Shimla - Naldhera interstate, Mashobra is 12 kms from Shimla, It takes 7 - 8 hrs drive to achieve Mashobra from Delhi.

Mashobra's Apple Orchards are extremely well known. Mashobra Greens is arranged at wonderful area and an extensive cedar-shaded trail, crossed by modest streams, circles around the Mashobra Greens. Mashobra is an impeccable spot to free yourself.

 Accommodation, All meals during the stay, Bonfire with light music. Toilets with flush and running water, Buffet meals in a large dining area. 

Activities: Rappelling, Jummaring, Flying fox, Treasure hunt, Burma bridge, traversing, Commando bridge, Valley crossing, Jungle trek, Rope balancing.

Price: Rs 6000 to 10,500

Approx distance from Shimla: 12 KM

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