Parks and Gardens in Shimla
Shimla has Botanical Garden, Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park and Indira Tourist Parks that are visited by numerous local people during weekends and vacation time and tourists also come here in great numbers during their stay in Shimla.
Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park
The total area of this park is about 5000 sq. m and the entire place is pristine and is free from any kind of pollution. The lush green surrounding makes the place soothing for the eyes too. The park is situated at an altitude of 8500 ft.
The various rides that visitors could enjoy here are:
- Indoor golf course
- Bump them cars
- Ice skating during winters
- Double swing
- Helicopters for the kids
- Condola wheels
Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park has many indoor games such as Virtual reality games and air hockey available for the visitors.For the adventure enthusiast, the above rides and games are not the only option. Many adventurous activities can be enjoyed by the adventure seekers at this park.
Some of them are:
- Commando Net Climbing
- Flying Fox
- Valley Crossing
- Burma Bridge Crossing
Location: About 500 m to 1 km from Kurfi Bazar
Towards Fagu on the National Highway 22
Phone no.: 9817 627 855 / 0177 645 0993
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Park Timings: From 10 am to 7 pm from Monday to Sunday
Entry Fees: Rs. 100 for every person,
Rs. 160 for every person (go-karting is included),
Rs. 350 per person (common rides are included)
Coming to this amusement park in your own vehicle is the best option. But if that is not possible regular buses are available from Lakkar Bazar to Kurfi. From the bus stand the park is hardly 5-10 minutes’ walk. Ample car parking facilities are there for the visitors who come here in their private vehicles.
Indira Tourist Park
Children love to ride on the yaks and get photographed. There is opportunity for horse rides as well. Kids and adults can enjoy horse riding through the northern part of the park. There are eating places and an HPTDC operated café, Lalit Café within the park premise to help you satisfy your platter. Visitors can also satisfy their shopping spree with scattered shops within the park premise, most of them located opposite to the parking place. The park also houses a beer bar where you can enjoy drinking. Kids would love to visit the ice cream parlor of this park and try out their hands in playing interesting video games in the video games parlor within the park premise.
Location: At Kurfi, Near Himalayan Nature Park
Park Timings: 9 am to 6 pm from Sunday to Saturday
Entry Fee: Rs 10 per adult / Rs 5 per child
Botanical Gardens Shimla
Oak and Deodar trees are scattered within this garden and many water plants are also found here. As this garden is full of trees, plants, shrubs and others, you get to see many types of bird here. The Botanical Garden, at the heart of the city with its lush green surrounding and peaceful ambience of this garden is not only a perfect place for nature watch but is the ideal place to shed off your stress and stress of hectic life and breathe in some fresh air.
Location: The Mall
Garden Timings: Sunday to Saturday
Entry Fees: Rs 20 / adult, Rs 10 / video camera