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Shimla is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Thousands of the tourists and visitor spend their vacation in Shimla each year. The economy of the city and the state is based upon the tourism. There are lot of tourist and sightseeing spots in city and areas around the city. It is also one of the important hubs in the world for adventure sports.
Most of the hotels have a travel desk in addition to the front desk, which makes arrangements for the travel around Shimla and areas surrounding the city. They also make arrangements for visiting any nearby place in the state. You can make your own arrangements or you can consult the travel desk of the hotel, where you are staying during your vacation.
One Day Tour from Shimla
Shimla is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India. It was the summer capital of the British India before independence. After the Indian Independence, it was the capital of Greater Punjab for a short while. Today, it is the capital of Himachal Pradesh state since 1976. Shimla is connected with the rest of the country by road, railway and air.
You can travel to Shimla by road from Delhi and Chandigarh. Shimla railway station is just 1 km away from the center of the city. Shimla airport is just 25 kilometer away from the heart of the city. If you want to visit the nearby towns and villages, you can hire a cab or a private taxi.
The transportation authority of Shimla also runs regular commercial bus service to the various places such as Chail hill station and Kufri etc. You can also make one day trip from Shimla to these places, while staying in Shimla.
Shimla to Tattapani Hill Station
If you want to see the miracle of the hot sulphur springs near the cold flowing waters of the river, you must visit Tattapani village which is near Shimla. It is only 52 kilometers far from the Shimla railway station and 25 km away from the Shimla airport. You can get bus, taxi or private cab to visit Tattapani village. You can also make a visit to various Hindu temple in the area which religious significance for the local people. The best time to visit this place is from November to May. The hot and sulphur springs provide relief to the people who suffer from arthritis and various skin diseases.
Shimla to Kufri
Kufri is one of the small and famous hill
stations which is just 13 kilometer far from Shimla. It is located
along the National Highway No. 22. The meaning of the name Kufr is the
lake in local language. It is the highest point in surrounding area. You
can visit several places in Kufri such as Chini Bungalow, Indian
Tourist Park, Mahasu Peak and Kufri Fun World.
You can also enjoy the
Himalayan Wild Life Zoo which has many rare animals and the birds. Kufri
is also one of the most popular places for Skiing in winter.
Shimla to Chail Hill Station
Located just 45 kilometers far from the Shimla city, the Chail hill station is connected with the road. It was the royal hunting reserve of the Patiala state until the Maharajah of Patiala angered British Viceroy with his liaison with his daughter. The Maharajah was banned from Shimla and he shifted the Capital to Chail. Today, you can visit Chail royal palace and the Chail Wildlife sanctuary. The world’s highest cricket ground is also located in Chail and is under the authority of the army. You can hire a private taxi or you can also take a bus to the Chail hill station. You can also stay in Chail as there are various hotels which cover all the price range. The Shimla airport is just 63 kms away from the Chail Hill station.
Shimla to Manali
Manali is just few kilometers away from Shimla city and is fondly known as the cradle of lesser Himalayas. It is one of the popular tourist destinations, which is abundant with the rose’s vines over the houses and the apples orchards. It is one of the most idyllic destinations, where you can also pursue the adventure sports such as river rafting. You can also enjoy the palace over the hills, Roerich art gallery and the ancient temple which is dedicated to Sage Manu.
It is located at the high attitude of 2050 meters over sea levels.
Shimla to Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass is just 312 kilometers away from the Shimla city. You can reach there in 5 to 6 hours. It is a site where you can view various enchanting landscapes. On the way, you can see the lush green surroundings of the Kullu valley and on the other side; you can see the majestic and awesome brown mountains, snowfields and hanging glaciers. Rohtang Pass is located at the high attitude of 4111 meters from the sea level.