How to Reach Shimla by Road, Train and Flight and Also check places near to Shimla

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Shimla is well-connected with all major cities in India making it easily accessible. it has been made sure that getting to the city and around is convenient for tourists.

Reach Shimla By Flight :

Jubarhati, which is about 23 kilometres from the town, is the nearest airport. There are regular flights going from Jubbarhatti to Chandigarh and Delhi. Tourists can easily get a taxi from the airport to get to Shimla

Reach Shimla By Road :

There are several bus services including Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses as well as private operators connecting Shimla to the major cities in North India.
From Delhi : 343 Kms
From Amritsar : 365 Kms
From Chanidgarh : 117 Kms
Haryana and Punjab are very well connected to Shimla by road.

Reach Shimla By Train :

The small railway station in Shimla is just 1 kilometre away from the centre of the town and is connected to Kalka by a narrow gauge rail trackFrom Kalka railway station, Tourists can board Toy Train or Rail Car to reach Shimla as the railway line is narrow.

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Best Time to visit Shimla

Summers (March to June) - Pleasant and perfect for trekking, camping, and rafting.

Winters (October to February) - Shimla are popular for snowfall and snow activities.Especially for those who wish to enjoy the snow should visit inbetween December-February.

Monsoon (July to September) - Tourists should avoid to visit in this season as due to heavy rainfall and the high possibility of landslides

Places Near Shimla


(Distance from Shimla : 16 Km )

Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. Kufri is one of the most sought after holiday destinations, and more so for couples.It is famous for its trekking and hiking trails. Adventure-seeking travelers throng Kufri in winters to enjoy skiing and tobogganing along its snow-covered slopes.

Kufri is also the venue for annual winter sports festival held in February. Organized by the travel and tourism department of Himachal Pradesh, the festival is a major attraction with tourists.

Best time to go Kufri : The best time to visit Kufri is in summers, between April - June. However tourist may also visit the place between December - February to enjoy snowfall and skiing.


(Distance from Shimla : 45 Km )

Chail is a quiet hill station close to Shimla.It was founded by the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh. Chail is known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace.It is located at a height of 2250 meters above the sea-level, and located just 45 km away from Shimla. Chail Wildlife Sanctuary attracts a large number of nature lovers and wildlife photographers

Best time to go Chail : October to March and April to September are considered best.

Tourist Attraction in Chail : Chail Palace, Kali ka Tibba, Gurudwara Sahib, Chail Wildlife Santuary, Sadhupul lake and Sidh baba ka mandir.

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(Distance from Shimla : 57 Km )

Tattapani village is located in Mandi district at a distance of 57 km from Shimla and 29 km from Naldehra. Tattapani is famous for hot spring water coming out by the side of Sutlej River. Locals and tourist enjoy this hot water bath which is reach in Sulphur and believed to have high medical value and good for skin. Tattapani is a quaint area nothing short of a wonderland. Tourist who loves river rafting will love this place

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(Distance from Shimla : 62 Km )

Narkanda, at 8,100 feet, 440 km from Delhi and is a two hours drive from Shimla. It is slightly higher than Shimla (7,400 feet). Surrounded by forests and woodlands, Narkanda is a quaint little town in Shimla district which is popular for skiing in winters. It is an ideal getaway for people who seek to relax in an undisturbed and tranquil location, far away from the bustling city life.

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The place is famous for its apple and peach plantations. Narkanda is on the National Highway connecting Shimla to Kinnaur (the old Hindustan-Tibet road to Shipki La) means that there is never a shortage of buses connecting one with Shimla.

Best time to go Narkanda : The best time to visit Narkanda is during the winters.


(Distance from Shimla : 72 Km )

Kasauli is a hill station that was developed by the British Empire during its peak period in India. Lush green forest with Dense timbered woods, Kasauli is perched in the Solan district in the charming state of Himachal Pradesh. Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, An enchanting hill station with lots of colonial charms.Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, away from the rush

Tourist Attraction in Kasauli : Sunset Point, Christ Church, Kasuali Brewery, Manki Point The Mall, Krishna Bhavan Mandir, Gilbert Nature Trail

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