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Shimla Manali Tour Package Include shimla trip, shimla trip cost and Other Sightseeing

Shimla

Shimla is an excellent tourist city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. During the British rule, Shimla was declared as the “Summer Capital City” for summer vacations. Known as the “Queen of Hill Stations”, the city is full of natural beauty. And there are numerous tourist attractions in Shimla, known as the Winter Wonderland.

Places of interest in Shimla

The small and beautiful city of Shimla is decorated with beautiful posaras to impress the tourists. Shimla is one of the top destinations for foreign tourists visiting India to enjoy its diverse beauty.

Mall Road: Shimla Mall Road as you walk down the ridge road. Mall Road is divided into two parts. Mall Road has numerous landmarks along with various administrative buildings in Shimla. The experience of seeing the snow fruit on Mall Road is amazing in one word. If you walk along this road, you will see the life of the citizens of Shimla. There is also a variety of entertainment including cafes, restaurants and numerous shops.

The Ridge: Located near Mall Road in the city center, this place is the center of all cultural activities in Shimla. There are several old buildings around this open courtyard, which is made up of a large area. The sunset view here is very enjoyable.

Christ Church: India’s second oldest church, built in 1857, is within walking distance of The Ridge. This church is a famous landmark of Shimla with its historical monuments and religious sentiments. The church, a symbol of neo-Gothic architecture, is more popular for its Elizabethan design and the festive atmosphere around it.

Summer Hill: Located on the Kalka-Shimla railway line near Mall Road, Summer Hill is a popular tourist destination. This hill is a part of the famous seven hills of Shimla from where the panoramic view of the small villa situated between the pine, oak, cedar and fir trees is very beautiful.

Viceregal Lodge: Designed by British architect Henry Irwin in the 18th century, the 130-year-old lodge was the residence of the British Viceroy. The lodge is now known as the headquarters of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. The spectacular Jacobian style building is a historical witness to the various activities of Shimla.

St. Michael’s Cathedral: Built in 185, this church is the first Catholic church in Shimla. The five altars in the church were brought from Italy. Many tourists come here to see the stone carvings in the church and to spend their time alone.

Himachal State Museum: The 35 galleries of the Himachal State Museum are home to various ancient artifacts of Himachal culture, including coins, everyday tools, pottery, jewelery, paintings and costumes.

Johnny’s Wax Museum: The museum houses wax sculptures of various local and international personalities. The entrance fee to the museum is 250 rupees per person.

Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex: Founded in 18, the complex hosted a variety of entertainment programs for British residents. At present there are various types of shows and exhibitions. The church here is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance fee to the complex is 10 rupees per person.

Kotgarh: Located at an altitude of 6,500 m above sea level, 62 km from Shimla, Kotgarh is famous for its apple orchards. There are several attractions including Hetu Peak and Temple, Tanjubbar Lake and Derthu Mata Temple.

Jakhoo: This ancient temple dedicated to the Hindu god Hanuman is located on the highest peak of Shimla, Jakhoo Hill. Located at an altitude of about 2,455 meters above sea level, the temple hosts the annual Dussehra festival, which attracts thousands of tourists.

Kufri: Located 21 km from Shimla, Kufri has Himalayan Nature Park, Kufri Fun World, Mahashu Peak, Shimla Reserve Forest Sanchuri, Shimla Water Wildlife Sanctuary and Nag Temple. There are also opportunities for yak rides in Kufri, skiing from Mahasu Peak and trekking in Chali.

Fagu: Skiing and winter sports are very popular during winter in this place which is 16 km away from Shimla. The Fagur Giri valley offers spectacular views of Shimla and its environs.

You can also visit places like Naldehra and Tattapani in Shimla.

 

How to get to Shimla

From Dhaka you have to take Hanif, Shyamoli or Eagle bus to Benapole. However, Hanif’s service is more popular. You have to cross the border from Benapole and take a taxi to Bangaon railway station at a cost of Rs 40-50. From Bangaon go to Kolkata by local train and go to Howrah railway station. To travel from Howrah to Delhi, you have to buy a ticket as a foreigner from the Foreign Reservation Bureau office. Arrive Delhi and take the metro line to reach Kashmir Gate Station. Buses from different states of Delhi leave from Kashmir Gate station.

If you want to go by train, you have to go from Delhi to Kalka and then to Shimla. Besides, Biman Bangladesh Airlines and SpiceJet have direct flights to Delhi from Dhaka. There are domestic flights from Delhi to Shimla. So you can easily go to Shimla by plane or bus from Dhaka to Delhi.

 

Shimla travel cost

It will cost a minimum of Rs 1,800-2,000 to travel from Dhaka to Delhi. And it will cost 800-1200 rupees to go to Shimla via Kalka from Delhi. It will cost 12,000-15,000 rupees per person to stay in Shimla for 3 nights and 2 days including food and sightseeing. However, the cost of traveling by plane will be more than double. Again, extra costs will be added for adventure rides like paragliding, zip lining.

Where to stay

There are several good quality hotels to stay near Shimla Mall Road, Jakhu Temple. Raj Home Stay, Thiram Shimla, New Sansar Mall Road, Mehdudia Guest House, Hotel Vatika, Kavya Home Stay, Amarvilla Hotel, Adobe Rooms Hotel C Shimla etc. It will cost 550-1000 rupees for two people to stay overnight.

Where to eat

Among the traditional dishes of Shimla, Cha Ghost (mutton with yoghurt), chicken anardana (chicken stew with pomegranate) and dal lamb are especially popular. You will also find good quality food in restaurants like Qila, The Devicos, Baljeeā€™s & Fascination, Cecil. The dishes include falafel, madra (pulses made from a mixture of different spices), dham (pulses, rajma, rice, yoghurt, a special platter of gum), sidu (a special bread), thukpa (noodles soup), babru (pulses) You can eat foods like tamarind chutney and mash dal with adults. The Ridge is a taste of some of the traditional street foods.

Where to buy

Shimla is famous for its Lakhya Bazaar, Himachal European, Lower Bazaar, Tibetan Market and The Ridge Shopping. From here you can buy a variety of local items including woolen fabrics, Himachal special hats, handicrafts, traditional handmade wooden and earthenware items.

Shimla Travel Advice

  • Be careful when walking in the tourist spots located in the mountains.
  • There are innumerable monkeys in the temples which snatch away the belongings of the tourists whenever they get a chance so be careful of small things.
  • Add Manali to Shimla. The cost will be less if you look around and this is popular with everyone.
  • Beware of brokers.
  • Use WHERE IS MY TRAIN, IXIGO, HRTC and UBER for all train and bus information.
  • If you have dual currency, it will be convenient to buy train tickets online.
  • Carry dry food and water bottles with you when traveling by train.
  • The cost will be less if you go to Kalka and book the ticket without booking the toy train ticket in advance.
  • Download the offline map of the places you are going to visit on your mobile.

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