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About Himachal
Himachal is a scenic montage of breathtaking experiences. Alpine meadows, snow capped Himalayan massifs, tranquil lakes…it’s all here. In fact, thanks to its unique topography, himachal allows you to experience more, explore more and live more.
PILGRIMAGE: bajreshwari temple, baijnath , jwalamukhi temple chamunda devi temple, bhimakali temple, naina devi temple, chintpurni, renuka temple. Trilokpur, baba balak nath temple.
ADVENTURE: skiing, river rafting, water skiing,kayaking, paragliding, mountain climbing, trekking, mountain cycling [raid’de’himalayas].
WILDLIFE: simbalbara sanctuary, manali sanctuary, renuka sanctuary, kalatop khajjiar sanctuary, nature parks, churdhar sanctyary, daranghati sanctuary, maharana partap sagar sanctuary chail sanctuary, great Himalayan N P. , majathal sanctuary……….. and much more.
Indian Railway to Shimla
The hill railway of india are widely scattered and varying in character.
Bound on the north by the greatest of mountain ranges, the Himalayas and by the notable detached ranges such as nilgiri in southern india. And the western ghats overlooking the west coast, the grandeur of hill railways in india is unmatched.
A steam engine hauls the train up slowly, huffing and puffing all the way.
The heritage and history beckons the travelers worldwide.
You can book Kalka shimla train tickets with us.
A hill town high above the satluj once ruled an empire stretching from afghanistan to Burma. Shimla lies in the south-western ranges of the Himalayas at a attitude of 2,397 meters extends along a ridge with seven spurs. Shimla is only 9.2 Kms from east to west.Shimla is on the top of 7 hills named Prospect Hill, Summer Hill, Bantony Hill, Observatory Hill, Elysium Hill , Inverarm Hill and Jakhoo Hill. The topest peak is Jakhoo hill @ 2,454 metres. Shimla is also called Shimlaites. The Shimla Summer Festival held every year during peak tourist season for 3 to 4 days at the ridge .Unveil the romance in the hills of himachal .

There are number of tourist attraction of Shimla like The Ridge,The Mall road, Viceregal Lodge, State Museum and Wildflower Hall .Further down the city one can visit Naldehra(nine-hole golf course),Kufri in winters (19 Kms), Lakkar Bazaar, Tatta Pani(55 kilometers) famous for Hot sulpher springs.Shimla is often visited by devotees from nearby towns and states to visit temples of Shimla like Kali Bari temple, Jakhoo Temple, Sankat Mochan and Tara Devi temple,Gurudwara near bus stand and Church on the mall road are the attraction of shimla.

shimla is quite cool in winters and a bit warm during summer. Temperatures typically range from −4 °C (25 °F) to 31 °C (88 °F) round the year.
in the 18th century East India Company had made shimla the Summer capital of British India Company
Location :- state captital shimla is at 6810 feet in the shivalik hills,in southern Himachal pradesh.
Shimla Distence from Major cities
88 Kms north-east to Kalka,115 Kms NE from Chandigarh,234 Kms NW to Dehradun,342 Kms north of Delhi.
By Air : Shimla,s Jubbarhatti Aairport is connected by three weekly flight by Jagson Airlines,Bhunter Airport Kullu and Chandigarh airport are the secondary options.
Rail: Well connected by rail from Kalka even from delhi by Kalka Shatabdi and Himalayan queen(Toy train).
By Car : Well connected by car on the Hindustan Tibet road NH22. Mumbai ex -

   
  • THE RIDGE : Just walking up the mall

    Shimla Main Street. Arguably the oldest of the all in the Anglican Christ Church,where the vicar once preached a sermon gainest “the enormity of the crinoline”.A little way down the mall is the Gaiety theater,the place for amateur theatricals during the Raj.The Theater is tiny,just 9 roes deep.at the end of Mall promenade also lies Scandal Point, a memory of shimla,s once libertine lifestyle. Once as chic as any street is the Empire,the Mall is just a memory now.But even today it is one the longest stretches of open air,purely pedestrain shopping in the world and forms the core of the notified “Heritage Zone” of Shimla.The horse rides and Ice creams draw children.close by is Lakkar Bazar of Shimla(Famous for wood work) with several souvenir shops.There,s an ice-Skating ring at the slope below scandal point.

    Jakhoo Hill

    Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla dedicated to Hanuman.Jakhoo temple is on 2.5 Kms east from The ridge,Shimla at a hight of 2,456 m.One can visit world's tallest statue of Hanuman at 108 feet at the highest altitude of over 8100 feet directed by Sunit Tandon in 1950. Jakhoo Hill,towering over the ridge,is shimla, shighest point, with Hanuman temple on the Top.The Sunrise and sunset are especially magnificent during the Mansoons.En routr to the temple is Rothney Castle,The residence of AO Hume,the founder of Indian National Congress.Jakhoo tempe is easily assessable by road.one can visit Baba Balak Nath temple just in front gate of Hanuman temple in same complex. Tip : Beware of monkeys here

    Observatory Hill :-

    Observatory Hill is one of tallest hills that shimla is built upon. The building was originally built as a home for Lord Dufferin, Many historic decisions have been taken in during British Raj . The Simla Conference was held here in 1945.The old Viceregal lodge in shimla is the most resonant of old structures in shimla. After independence Viceregal lodge building was renamed as Rashtrapati Niwas and later used for summer retreat for the president of India.Today, Viceregal lodge d houses the Indian Institute of Advanced studies,one can still explore around the main hall and a small museum which are accessable on a nominal ticket. One can also visit St.Michael,s Cathedral church was built for the town,s Roman catholic community by Lord Ripon on hours walk from Mall .A little ahead is Gorton Castle, secretariat of the Imperial government of India.Further on ,Himachal State Museum has a display of the state,s art and culture and archaeological heritage.
  • Shoghi:-

    Shoghi is the smll village 14 Kms south to Shimla at 5,873 ft above the sea level.If you are engaged in serch for paradise in Himachal Shoghi is the place. once you get to the top of this hill, you can revel in the Knowledge that you are experiencing a small, unassuming piece of heaven.Shoghi is an ideal place to chill.Indulge your camera; read new books; take up birdwatching;turn off your mobile and listen to the sound of the forest.one can visit Tara devi temple just 11 kms south of shimla at a hight of 6073ft,temple is 500 years old and heavy crowed in month of October and November.The 360 dg views of shimla from the top are vary rewarding .one can also visit the village temples in Anij Village.The Hanuman temple here stands on the edge of the village.Kali temple is also vary famous ,its also a great picnic spot.you can book accommodation in shoghi in camps ,huts and the Jungle retreat . Accommodation In Shoghi Park wood forest retreat Sunrise villa Oakwood Hamlet Hotel good luck

    Mashobra :-

    Mashobra is located 14 Kms North of shimla.This tiny Raj-era retreat is at a hight of 7,7700ft.Mashobra was the first choice of British officials and their families for relax and picnic. There are still landmarks of British era buildings, The retreat and wildflower Hall built in 1880.there is not too much in mashobra except ogle at one stunning bungalow. Pickles and jams are specialty of Mashobra.The best time to be here at sunset,when the bright orange sun adds a golden tinge to the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Dene,s foly today,s Hemkund,that is the official summer residence of the Punjab Governor. one can visit St. Crispin,s church the symbol of glory. The drive from Mashobra to Bekhalti is one of the prettiest in the region. The 18 Kms road meets Theog and Seog, a reserve forest with towering cedar trees.A 7 Kms walk inside bring you to a water reservoir buit in 1901.A well situated Forest rest house is welcome break for tea. Mashobra has plenty on offer for kids too. they can enjoy pony rides or go biking on the Bramain-Basantpur Road,Sipi fair is organized every year in june best place to pick up traditional woolens.Book your stay in Mashobra with skylink,s best resorts .There are also camp site in Mashobra for outdoorsy .
    Where to stay Wildflower hall
    Periwinkle
    Garden resort
    Camp Nature trail
    Whistling Pines Resort
    Koti resorts

    Naldehra :-

    Naldehra is situated 30 Kms north east of shimla.Naldehra is located t 6706 ft,host the world,s highest golfcource,set amidst pine forests just off the Hindustan-Tibet road.You will never get such a high teeing of anywhere else I the world,a 18 holes golf cource.Naldehra gets his name from ;Nag+Dehra translates into the adobe of the king of snakes”.one can enjoy horse riding in naldehra.you can,t get too picky here:there,s just a handful of hotels and the rate card jumps wildly between them.one can do rafting in Chabba in satluj river, jus t 18 Kms from Naldehra.Chabba is the starting point for 11 kms river rafting till tattapani.Skylink orgenise rafting in satluj river in just 1000 Inr per person . Shaily peak ha s a trekking route (23 Kms).from Khantnol,the base for the steep climb to the peak,its roughly 8 Kms,you can also hire a pony.Tattapani is the other beautiful location on river satluj,The name tattapani is due to hot sulpher springs on satluj river.one can visit to the ancient,lingam-dotted cave,750 m away discovered in 1950,also known as Lord Shiva own resort.
    Stay Hotel rock haven
    The Chalets Naldehra
    Hotel Golf Glade
    Narkanda-The Cherry Capital
    Narkanda is 64 Kms northeast to shimla at a height of 8884 ft on Hindustan-Tibet road .Narkaanda is best place for Mountaineering,s skiing.Adventure tourism in shimla is finally beginning to take off here.the snow often falls short of its usual 20 ft run,in which case stop driving to Kufri.it,s a cool relief from the scorching summers of the plains, good plce to explore temples and apple country and for beginners to have a go trekking. one can vist old Mahamaya temple at Kachehri,7 Kms away on NH22.Hatu peak is for those short on breath and patience, but want their sip of adventure.At the top of Hatu Peak,there is a little temple Hatu Mata.In June you can pick up the best himachali black cherries in Narkanda. Getting there Air-Jubbarhatti Airport
    Rail :Till Shimla
    Road: Narkanda is 64 kms further east to shimla vie Dhalli,Kufri,fagu,Theog on Hindustan –tibet Road on NH22.
    Stay
    Hotel Hatu
    Tethys Narkanda resort

    Kufri :-

    Kufri is 14 Kms east to shimla in Southern Himachal Pradesh in Shivalik Hills.with tourist descending on shimla in droves every summer and winter,kufri has become gateway from the getaway.the main destination in kufri in winters is ski resort Kufri found itself capturing the public imagination with its snowy slopes,myriad adventure sports opation sylvan views and multitudinous orchards,in Kufri,acation beckon louder,trekking,skiing,trekking,toboggaaning,camping,rock climbing,horse rides and temples spots.Most of the action is centered on Mahasu Peak for snow sports,rides or simply the tourist throngs that gather there.Mahasu peak is always crowded with tourist for different stages of falling, sliding and skiing.one can visit Kufri Amusement park,The Kufri Zoo,Children,s park and a small market are located at Chini Bungalow,in the opposite direction, There is small Shiva temple at the top . A short walk downhill from Mahasu Peak brings you to Kufri,s other big draw,its Amusement park famous for his five rides,one can enjoy adventure in kufri at the highest Go-karting track kufri. Get your photograph in ethnic Himachali clothes at Indira Tourist Park. You can take a horse ride at Mahasu Peak or at Deshu Peak,there,s always a Yak ride at Mahasu Peak and Chini Bungalow,no need to feer as they are pretty obliging.
    Stay
    Hotel Snow view Shelter
    Kufri Holiday Inn
    Kufri Pacific
    Galleu Hill Resorts
    Snow King Retreat
    Ras Resorts
    Hotel Peach Blossom

    HatKoti :-

    Giri Nandini- Doughter of the Mountains
    Harkoti is a tiny settlement right on the rivr Pabbar,at the begaining of the Pabbar Valley surrounded by the Dhauladhar Range,at a height of 4,593 ft. Shronitpur –High Sanctum Saranan is in district shimla,140 Kms north east shimla and 482 Kms North east of delhi.sarahan stands at 7100ft,with the snow-bound shrikhand mahadev peak rising before it,and the satjuj river in the valley below.Through it lies within the border of shimla district,as part of the erstwhile bushehr state it has a great affinity with Kinnaur. The Name Sarahan is derived from shronitpur,so named as sati,s ear is said to have fallen here,making it one of the 51 shatipeeths in the country. one can visit Bhimakali temple on the old Kamru fort near Sangla. Things to see and Do Sarahan is a hilltop village ,Bhimkali temple is the main attraction of Sarahan. Padam Palace