Shimla derives its name from Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the goddess Kali, whose temple existed in the dense forest covering the Jakhu Hill in the early 19th century. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and was also the summer capital in pre-Independence India. Covering an area of 25 sq km at a height of 7,238 ft, Shimla is surrounded by pine, deodar and oak forests.
Enjoy a heritage walk through Shimla’s Victorian-era architecture, labyrinthine bazaars and lengthy pedestrian shopping mall. Don’t cause too much trouble taking in the town from Scandal Point, a large, open square; keep in mind that Shimla was a retreat destination for Mahatma Gandhi, who frequented a Georgian mansion in Shimla’s suburbs from the mid-1930s to ’40s.
The weather is pleasant for most of the months with tourists flocking especially during the summer months. The winters are cold with some days of snow from mid-December till February end.
Shimla is well connected with many cities and is just 4 hours from the nearby city of Chandigarh. The city has an airport as well; however, there aren’t many daily flights from here. The railway station connects Shimla with the plans and is famous for the Kalka-Shimla train route; a UNESCO listed World Heritage site.
Check in to hotel, refresh and rest for some time. In the Afternoon, proceed for half day city tour visiting Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies, Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu temple. Overnight stay at hotel at Shimla.
In the morning after breakfast visit the Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow caped mountains amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 2500 meters and a very popular ski resort during the winter months. Later visit to Naldehra
Evening back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Shimla.
Morning breakfast and proceed for the sightseeing of Shimla town. Stop at toy train station take ride till Summerhill- Driver will pick you up from Summerhill and visit State Musuem & Vice Regal Lodge.Later, proceed To the famous shopping place of Shimla town. The Mall & The Ridge, local Sightseeing, Rest time free for Leisure Or shopping in Mall Road. Overnight at Shimla.