72 Hours in ShimlaAre you planning to go for a short weekend tour in Shimla? Shimla, the Queen of the Hills is an ideal destination both for long and short vacation. People from the surrounding states as well as from other cities of Himachal often plan a short trip to Shimla.
If you are among them, then this is the right article to go through. If you are undecided about how to get the most out of your three day Shimla vacation, this article will suffice you. You will get to how you can have memorable 72 hours stay in Shimla.
First 24 hours in ShimlaShimla has more than enough to offer to its visitors and that is why you must get ready to enjoy your first day in Shimla very early. You could never enjoy the charming beauty of hill station with an empty stomach. So, start your day eating the most delicious breakfast, Chole Bhature. The one-of-its-kind taste of Chole Bhature is exclusive to Ram Prasad Choley Bhature Shop at Mall which you could not forget even after years.
Now you are ready to trek up to the most famous temple of Shimla, Jakhoo Temple. The temple has to be in your itinerary not only for its architectural excellence or religious significance but also because you will be able to get the most charming view of the city from this temple premise that is located on the Hill top. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanumana. You will get numerous road side shops selling lemonades to quench you thirst.
When you climb down to the town, you next destination would be one of the finest monuments of Shimla, the Christ Church, that still has the feel of yesteryears. This yellow colored church is visible from miles away and is located in the heart of the town. You will get to know important values of life like charity, hope, faith and fortitude through the frescos beautifully made in the Church premise. After spending some great moments in serenity, you can enjoy mouth watering lunch at Devicos or Baljees.
You could simply wander around after taking your lunch or visit different shops at Mall to satisfy your shopping spree. There is nothing that you will not get at these shops of Mall Road. The lanes and by-lanes of Tibetan Market selling all types of handlooms, crafts and Tibetan items to the fresh fruit items and wooden crafts of Lakkad Bazaar, provide you enough option for buying bagful of souvenirs back home.
Once you are through with energetic shopping, you can now enjoy walking down to the Summer Hill and reach splendid colonial monument of Shimla, the Vice Regal Lodge. You will get mesmerized looking at the sunset from here. If further walking tires you then sit down and relax at any coffee shop and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and the cozy ambiance the shop offers. You will get to taste some freshly prepared bakery items as well.
After such a hectic day, you would surely like to get energized with delicious food. Visit Ashiana & Goofa if you like to go for local delicacies. You can head towards Silver Oak restaurant if you want to satisfy your platter with Mughlai or Chinese dishes. Shimla has numerous restaurants to offer you cuisines of all types.
Now it is time to go back to the hotel and enjoy uninterrupted sleep and sweet dreams.
Next 24 hours in ShimlaAfter having fun-filled first 24 hours in Shimla, you are sure to get much more in the next 24 hours. Make yourself ready for the fun. Have your stomach full with delicious breakfast (you get options like north India, south India or continental) and recharge yourself with a cup of coffee and start for your first destination of the day, Kurfi.
Be ready to enjoy all types of adventure sports like horse riding, skiing, hiking, zorbing depending on the season. Not only that, you will get captivated with the snow-covered mountain ranges, glistening waterfalls and deep valleys. You will also enjoy the nature parks – Mashru Park and Indira Tourist Park located in the close proximity. After adventure activities, it is time for some relaxation. You can have tea or coffee along with light snacks and start for Fagu, a place about 8 KM away from Kurfi.
After you have satisfied your eyes and soul with the beautiful surroundings from Fagu, now it is time to order for an extraordinary lunch at Snow King Retreat. At this revolving restaurant, you will have enthralling views of the entire Shivalik Range. Walk around and let your heart get filled with the enjoyment of watching the natural charm around. You cannot restrain yourself collecting some pine cones which will remind you of this wonderful stay in Shimla.
While your journey back to Shimla, now it is time to enjoy the beauty of famous Chadwick Falls of Shimla. While you are watching the gleaming waters streaming down, enjoy hot tea or coffee from the shops around. After coming back to the town if you still have some energy left, you better utilize it in visiting the local shops and collecting some showpieces to take back home. In between shopping rejuvenate yourself with hot delicious chaats and golgappas at Sharmas. Take your dinner at any restaurant nearby and plunge into your bed for a relaxing sound sleep.
Last 24 hours in ShimlaThe last 24 hours of Shimla has to be utilized to the fullest. Start your day watching beautiful sunrise. Enjoy refreshing breeze, lush green surroundings and blue sky. You can spend the entire day leisurely strolling on the streets, shopping and enjoying the nature around. You can visit Lower Bazaar and bargain for numerous woolen stuffs and local handloom items or peep into the shops of the Tibetan Market to look for authentic Tibetan artifacts and accessories.
If you already had enough of marketing in the last 2 days and are looking for some excitement, you can plan for Naldehra Golf Course on the last day. Naldehra is known for its golf courses, the most beautiful and the highest golf courses in India. If you are not interested in golf, you can try out horse riding or trekking. If you are not an adventure seeker and are interested in relaxing your body and soul then lie down and enjoy the sweet fresh breeze, chirping of birds and swaying of trees. The spectacular views of the valley will stun you and make you feel like being in heaven. You can have your lunch at the restaurant of Golf Course. Getting a packed lunch from your hotel is also an option you can opt fors.
When the sun is getting ready to say goodbye for the day it is time for your return journey but before that make sure you have tried out sizzlers at Fascination and have not missed out a hot cup of coffee at Ashiana. After having your coffee, stroll around for some time and enjoy entire view of lit up Shimla Town.
Pack your bag and bid goodbye to this one of the most charming hill stations of India with a promise to come back very soon. Every time you come to Shimla, you will get to enjoy unexplored beauty of this place and that is what makes Shimla one of the most sought after hill stations of the world.