OVERVIEW- Shimla, India's finest hill station in Himachal Pradesh, is the preferred choice for families during summer as it provides some respite from the crazy summer heat of the plains. This is why Shimla was the summer capital during the British Raj in India. Sprawled over an area of 18 sq km, this spectacular town is adorably dubbed as the 'Queen of Hill Stations'. With its features like dense woodlands, gorgeous landscapes and apple orchards, it has also served as the erstwhile summer capital of the British. Lying amidst the soaring snow-clad Himalayan ranges, it is enveloped by lakes and lush green meadows that create a beautiful picture. While summers are warm with pleasant evenings, winters are bone chilling and that is what makes Shimla more momentous. Now the capital of Himachal Pradesh, it is a Hill station up north, offering a great view.
DELHI- New Delhi, capital of India is a mix of the ancient and modern architecture. This 3rd largest city of India unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture, and human diversity. Divided in two parts, Old Delhi & New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India and exerts a beguiling charm on visitors.
SHIMLA- Popularly called the Queen of Hill Stations. It was once the summer capital of the British in 1864 AD. Presently also it is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is a perfect heaven for those in search of tranquility. Nature has blessed this capital city with innumerable gifts and man has used them to make Shimla one of India's best destinations.
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Tour Destination: Delhi - Shimla - Kufri - Chail - Delhi
Travel Duration: 04 Nights/05 Days
DAY 1: DELHI - SHIMLA
Welcome at Delhi. Drive to the Queen of Hill Stations-Shimla. Transfer to the hotel.
Later you can visit the MALL ROAD, which is the main shopping center of Shimla. It is considered as the heart of the town. A vast variety of goods, handicrafts, wools and shawls, pullovers, Tibetan carpets, pickles, and squashes are here to offer. Shimla is considered the best market for handicrafts.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2: SHIMLA
Today visit the beautiful locations of Shimla.
CHRIST CHURCH- Located on the Ridge, the Christ Church is known to be the second oldest church in North India. This pale yellow structure dominates the skyline of the Mall. The stained glasses installed on its large windows enhance its beauty.
JAKHOO HILL- Lies 2 km from Shimla, Jakhoo hill positions itself at an elevation of 8000 ft. This is the highest peak of Shimla from where you can enjoy the charm of its landscape. It houses an old Hanuman temple, which is frequented by devotees from different parts of the world.
SHIMLA STATE MUSEUM- This museum was started in 1974 and serves as a repository of different relics related to art, cultural anthropology and archaeology. The museum secures a collection of 9000 objects that highlight the cultural richness of Himachal Pradesh. It has various galleries, showcasing artwork of various patterns and periods.
CHADWICK FALLS- Cascading from a height of 67 m, this Chadwick Falls stream down from the summer hill. Settled amidst a thicket of deodar trees, it looks spectacular. Travellers can take delight in the bracing environs of the place or simply can go on trekking in the adjoining forested areas.
THE RIDGE- Situated in the heart of Shimla, The Ridge is a spacious area that runs east to west alongside the Mall road. It connects the place at the Scandal point on the west side. The road leading to wooden crafts market is known as the Lakkar Bazaar.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3: SHIMLA
Today go for excursion to nearby places
MASHOBRA- This is a small town, to relax and unwind in the lap of nature where the richness in flora and fauna is in abundance. This lush green place has a myriad variety of wild animals and is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.
NALDHERA- Naldehra is a very quaint and serene town, famously known for its 9 hole golf course. It is the best place for you to visit if you think you can splurge a little. Tou can easily take a walk or hire a pony around the course.
TATTAPANI- Literally meaning hot water in Hindi, Tattapani is a small village famous for hot water springs and the famous Shiva caves.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 4: SHIMLA
After breakfast, drive to Fagu, Kufri and Chail.
FAGU HILL- For enchanting Himalayan glimpses, Fagu is situated on Hindustan-Tibet Road and is gifted with some beautiful views.
KUFRI- 16 kms from Shimla and the winter sports capital. During winter, visitors have the facility for skiing. Kufri is a lovely picnic spot with a beautiful view of the hills around and the snowy peaks. There is also a zoo that delights children.
CHAIL- This is a one of the best offbeat places. The gigantic deodar and pine forest, the beautiful valleys, temples and wildlife sanctuary make it beautiful. Chail is home to several mountain peaks and is considered as the hiker's paradise.
DAY 5: SHIMLA - DELHI
Day free for leisure and later, drive back to Delhi to catch your flights towards onward destination.
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Himachal Pradesh at a Glance
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