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Parks and Gardens in Shimla

Shimla has abundant natural beauty to take away daily stress and fatigue. Nestled among huge Himalayan Mountains and valleys in between, the city has endless beauty for its residents and the visitors. Apart from the picturesque landscapes, the city houses man-made gardens and amusement parks to help people drain away their fatigue when they come to these parks and gardens and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and try out various rides and adventure activities.

Parks & 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

For the locals as well as the tourists, a relaxing hideaway providing complete entertainment facilities with lots of fun, Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park is just the ideal one. This park is also known as Nagsons Amusement and Adventure Park for it has many adventurous rides for the visitors. The location of the park is in the midst of picturesque surroundings from where visitors could enjoy snow-covered mountains. This amusement park is preferred as an outing or picnic destination by the kids and adults both. Located at a distance of only 16 km from Shimla City, visitors get to feel the difference here in this amusement park. Full with many types of rides and adventure activities, Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park offers a very different amusement option than that of the conventional ones.

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:

  • Go-karting
  • Indoor golf course
  • Bump them cars
  • Boating
  • 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. 

Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park

Some of them are:
  • Rowing
  • Commando Net Climbing
  • Flying Fox
  • Valley Crossing
  • Burma Bridge Crossing

Trained instructors are present to help the adventure seekers to overcome any hurdles during trying out these activities or rides. There are other facilities within the park premise like toilets, coffee shops, eating outlets, gift shops and telescope view. After you are through with all types of rides within the park, you can go and enjoy shopping small souvenirs from the shops within the Amusement Park and enjoy sumptuous food at the eateries presenting dishes from all over the world.

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
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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

Indira Tourist Park is located in close proximity of the Himlayan Nature Park and is basically famous for offering wonderful views of the Himalayan Ranges. With the peaceful and tranquil ambience and pleasant atmosphere, this tourist park is a very common destination for outing for the families with kids, youngsters and others. This park is operated by the Himachal Tourism Department. Parents get a safe and relaxing environment for their kids at the foothills of Himalaya. This Tourist Park is located about 25 km from Chail and is about 16 km from Shimla.

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

The Vice Regal Lodge in Shimla is a heritage place that gets visited by numerous tourists and people from the surrounding places as well. There is a garden within the lodge premise. This lodge is popularly known as “The Rastrapati Niwas” and used to be the residence of Lord Dufferin, then viceroy of India, during the Birtish Rule.  This six-storied building is overlooking a sprawling lawn and huge area with numerous floras, called the Botanical Gardens.

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.

Botanical Gardens Shimla

Location: The Mall
Garden Timings: Sunday to Saturday
Entry Fees: Rs 20 / adult, Rs 10 / video camera

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