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(1) Shimla Kufri Naldehra Sightseeing Tour

From Shimla first travel towards Fagu, on the way see wildflower hall and Indira holiday home, then visit Kufri which has horse rides, yak rides , mini zoo and cafeteria. Then proceed towards Naldehra. Naldehra is famous for its picnic spots in the jungle, horse rides and the famous golf course. On the way back visit Mashobra, Criagnano and fruit research Station if time permits

Taxi Charges For Sightseeing In Shimla These are full taxi fare

Vichle Type Charges including All tolls
Alto Rs 1800 /-
Indigo Rs 2000 /-
Dezire Rs 2200 /-
Tavera / Qualis Rs 3000 /-

(2) Shimla Tattapani Tour

Shimla to Tattapani (51 kms)located on the banks of the river Satluj, famous for hot sulphur springs, enjoy hot bath/ river rafting. Visit Naldehra (Naldehra is famous for its picnic spots in the jungle, horse rides and the famous golf course), Craignano, fruit research station and Mashobra on way back if time permits.

Taxi Charges For Sightseeing In Shimla These are full taxi cost

Vichle Type Charges including All tolls
Alto Rs 1800 /-
Indigo Rs 2000 /-
Dezire Rs 2200 /-
Tavera / Qualis Rs 3000 /-

(3) Shimla Kufri Chail Tour

From Shimla First Go to Fagu, on the way see wildflower hall and Indira holiday home, then Visit Kufri which has horse rides, Yak rides , mini Zoo and cafeteria. From There proceed to Chail. Visit the Maharaja Palace, the highest cricket ground and mall road. Return back to Shimla via Kandaghat.

Taxi Charges For Sightseeing In Shimla These are full taxi charges

Vichle Type Charges including All tolls
Alto Rs 1800 /-
Indigo Rs 2000 /-
Dezire Rs 2200 /-
Tavera / Qualis Rs 3000 /-

(4) Shimla Narkanda Tour

From Shimla go to Narkanda, on the way visit Fagu, Theog and Matiana. Narkanda is 110m Kms from Shimla and is famous for its ski slopes.

Taxi Charges For Sightseeing In Shimla These are full taxi rates

Vichle Type Charges including All tolls
Indica / Alto Rs 1800 /-
Indigo Rs 1900 /-
Tavera / Qualis Rs 2200 /-

Local Sightseeing in Shimla

Shimla is full of tourist attractions that are worth visiting. They may intrigue some with their rich historical legacy and for some, they are the perfect places to indulge in some good photography. Shimla which was summer capital of the British India, and the present capital of HP, The historic town has been blessed with all the natural beauties which one can think of. Shimla is a photographer’s paradise and you will find some of the most picture perfect shots over here. Read on further about the famous tourist attractions of this lovely hill station of India and plan your tour to Shimla. Although winters are amazing here but summer is the best time to visit Shimla. There are many beautiful sights to visit, some of them are as following:

Indian Institute of Advanced Study

It was built in 1884-88 during the British times. It was set up by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 1964 and it started functioning from October 20, 1965. It is a must to see place. This beautiful building is surrounded by spacious gardens and beautiful pine trees. It has best atmosphere for a student. The ambiance is majestic and extravagant. During the Indian independence movement, many historic decisions have been taken in this building. The resolution to separate Pakistan and East Pakistan from India was also taken here in 1947.

Christ Church

Christ Church is Situated on the Ridge.It is the second oldest church in Northern India. It has a very majestic appearance. Its beautiful interior represents faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility. Christ Church is a place all visitors should spend some time in. It was designed by Colonel J.T. Boileau in 1884 and consecrated in 1857. The Church had carried on many changes. The church is open to visitors from Monday to Saturday, between 10:30am to 5:30pm.

The Mall Shimla

It is the prime attraction for the visitors in Shimla. it is the main shopping place of Shimla. There are many restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, Post Offices and tourist offices. The Mall has a number of restaurants that offers a large range of food i. e. from Punjabi and South Indian to Chinese and Continental. Along with this are also a number of first-class dhabas and fast food joints.

People enjoy walking up and down the Mall. The Ridge and Scandal point are the two core meeting points at the Mall. Contiguous to the Mall road are the Tibetian market and Lakkad bazaar.

In evening hours this place looks beautiful with dazzling lights and crowds of people. It is referred to as the ‘heart of Shimla’. Vehicles are strictly prohibited in the Mall road.Main points around the Mall of Shimla are: Scandal Point, General Post Office, Kali Bari Temple, Gaiety Theatre.

Hanuman Temple On Jakhu Hill

Jakhu Hill is the highest peak around. It is 2 kms from Shimla, at a height of 8000 ft. It offers a beautiful view of the city and of the snow-covered mountain ranges around. There is an old temple of Lord Hanuman. If one has to visit this place then be careful of numerous playful monkeys waiting to be fed by visitors.

Shimla State Museum

The State Museum Shimla was established on January 26, 1974. It has a rich display of the state’s cultural, artistic and archaeological heritage, ancient historical sculptors and paintings. It is around 2.5 km from scandal point.The building has interesting architecture. It has a great collection of coins, arms, statues, paintings, pahari miniatures and photographs. There is a ticket for a small amount and the museum is open from 10 am to 1.30 and from 2pm to 5 pm. It is closed on Monday and gazetted holidays.

Summer Hill

This place is situated at a distance of 5 km from the Ridge. Summer Hill is situated at a height of 6,500 ft. It is surrounded by Shimla-Kalka railway line. The prestigious Himachal Pradesh University is situated here.


This place is known for big beautiful playground surrounded by beautiful trees. Annandale is 2-4 km from the Ridge. It is at a height of 6,117 ft. It is all time most wanted spot for cricket, princely game of polo & picnics.

Tara Devi

Tara Devi has a temple of goddess of stars on crest of the hill. It is around 12km from the Shimla bus-stand.This place is at a height of 6,070 ft. This is a perfect place for a person wanting harmony, peace and beauty of nature.

Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman

One of the most visited place by tourists as well as local people of Shimla , Sankat mochan is a popular Hanuman temple is located here. This place gives a beautiful view of Shimla and mountain ranges around.


Mashobra is one of the perfect picnic spots around Shimla. It is around 12 km from Shimla. People enjoy walks amidst oak and pine trees in and around Mashobra. There are many beautiful holiday resorts around this place.


Naldehra is about 23 kms from the Shimla town. It offers a well groomed Golf course; undulating hills and giant conifers, make it a unique spot for picnics. Here you can find the regular bus and taxi service. Also one HPTDC Restaurant, Hotel Golf Glade and Golf Club.

Wildflower Hall-Shimla in the Himalayas

This place is around 13 kms from Shimla town. Wild Flower Hall is one of the best Hotels in best location of Shimla. 13 kms away from Shimla, It is the seat of maintain flowers affords a magnificent view of the mighty Himalayas and perennial snows. Because of salubrious climate, romantic surroundings, in and around Wild Flower Hall, Lord Ripon returned here from time to time which was the residence of Lord Kitchner who was responsible for the landscaping of the gardens.

Oberoi Windflower Hall is well known for offering best and impeccable hospitality. It is located 8,250 ft above the ground level. This 5 star property is counted among the leading resorts across the world. It is surrounded by lush greenery and mountains. One can enjoy the beauty of the nature and hospitality to the fullest.

Places to Visit in Kufri Fagu Valley

This place is around 16 kms from Shimla. It is well known for its ski slopes, Commands good views, Potato Research Station. Kufri has a mini zoo amidst dense forest where a rare breed of wild animals species commonly found in natural habitation. It is spread over an area of twenty hectares of land. We can also see ‘Monal’ the State bird of Himachal Pradesh. The other animals of this zoo are Brown Bear , Tibetan wolf and Barking Deer. The other wild animals zoo are leopard, black bear, Samber, Ghoral, Himalayan Thar, Yaketc.

Chail-one of the exotic tourist places in Himachal

This place is about 43 km via Kufri and 62 km via Kandaghat from Shimla. Chail, at a height of 2,250 metres. Before Independence, Chail was the summer capital of the Maharaja of Patiala. The green forests around Chail are filled with many species of birds and deer. It is a best place for a honeymoon and in search of isolation or to organize a conference. There are beautiful sightseeing places.

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