This beautiful hill station was formed by the British in 1819 and became the summer capital of India in 1864. Shimla or Simla, the hill station seems to have lost much of it's grandeur to mindless expansion of concrete but still boasts of grand old buildings, spectacular mountain views, beautiful walks away from the mall and a center point for exploring this part of Himachal. The various old and new Shimla Resorts and hotels add to the charm of your stay in Shimla and the site is an effort to explore them making your stay in Shimla as comfortable as possible. We have made the reservations of these Shimla hotels as simple as possible for you, you can book them without even moving out of your chair. Shimla resorts is an effort to give you the various resorts in and around Shimla to enjoy.
General info about Shimla
Altitude : 2200 m
Weather : Cold in winter, snow around December end. Cool in summers.
Clothing : Heavy woolens in winter, light in summer nights, none during noon.
How to reach Shimla and Shimla Resorts
Road Take the NH 1 from Delhi to Ambala via Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra. From Ambala take a turn towards Chandigarh and follow NH 22 to Shimla via Kalka.
( For detailed road instructions click here)
Rail : One can also take a train for Shimla up to Kalka and then take the Kalka-Shimla toy train for a memorable journey through meandering rail tracks with quaint little stations on the way.
Air : The airport is 23 km from the main at Jubbarhatti, Shimla and is connected to Delhi, Kullu and Chandigarh.
Shimla Tourist Attractions/What to do when in Shimla
The MallToday, Shimla Mall is where the action is. The road is the heart of tourist activity with rows of shops for things varying from bakery products to clothes, leather goods to old books and various bars and restaurants serving all variety of food Indian, Chinese, Punjabi etc. The place is always bustling with people especially so in the evening. From Cart Road you can take the Lifts to reach the mall by paying Rs. 10/ person. The Mall meets the Ridge, an open area with beautiful views of the mountain ranges and lots of eating joints, horse rides etc. There is also the Christ Church , a symbol of older times with some elegant frescoes and beautiful stained windows on the ridge and a library. There is also the romantic rendezvous, Scandal Point. This part of Shimla is wonderful for a walk as it is more or less a flat walk.
Jakhoo Mandir- Hanuman ki Jai, that's what you say when you climb this hill to reach the Hanuman Mandir at top at a height of 2500m. The hill also gives a good view of the mountain ranges and some chai and pakoras to boot and should be a must visit place once you go to Shimla. Be aware of the monkeys here.
Lakkad Bazar Off the ridge one can visit this one for anything in wood from walking sticks, cutlery, beautiful frescoes and some good keepsakes.
What to buy
In Shimla one can look for things made in whole of Himachal like Kullu shawls, Kinnauri scarves, HPMC juices and jams, walking sticks etc. at Lakkad Bazar, old books at Maria Bros,Mall, leather goods on the Mall and imported good at Tibetan market.
There is no dearth of hotels/ resorts in Shimla but such has become the weekend culture in our busy work schedule that each of us tries to escape from it's monotonous schedule to find solace in the hills, Shimla being close to Chandigarh and Delhi, is full chock-a-block at almost all weekends specially the long ones. The basic idea of the site is to give one an idea about various resort/hotel options in Shimla covering from budget hotels (accommodation) to deluxe resorts and five star properties. Not only that we provide facility to book any of these Shimla Resorts/Hotels by email from any where in India and by phone from Delhi and soon many other Indian cities.
We are also covering hotels/resorts around Shimla like Kufri, Shoghi, Naldhera, Shilon Bagh, Mashobra, Kasauli, Parwanoo, Chail, Barog etc which can easily fit into your itinerary being close to Shimla and making for a fine stopover or main part of your stay around Shimla. So you can choose to stay at Main Shimla or choose an offbeat option in the Shimla region where you can go for any Shimla Hotels or Shimla Resorts.
SHIMLA HOTELS/ SHIMLARESORTS
HOTELS/RESORTS AROUND SHIMLA
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