Shimla Travel and Hotels in Shimla
That’s good. I am going for Shimla travel. Now we are at Indira Gandhi International Airport with world class services and Lounges like ITC green Lounge. I reached 2 hour before flight time from my home to Delhi airport via Uber Cab. I had booked tickets via Paytm which had offered me 1200/- discount on my Airindia ticket booking. Google flights is also searchable for air travel timing and price. Getting tickets, luggage submitting, security checking are very important parts on airport. we should reach early before flight time because all formalities, checking etc.. take time. Make sure to keep your original Id.
When i reached at flight lobby, noticed that flight was half an hour late because of weather conditions. I was passing time, eating chips and cold-drinks. Soon announcement be made and i boarded the plane.
This was AirIndia flight from Delhi to Shimla which took only almost one hour to reach shimla airport. Really Shimla Weather is very pretty and have a wonderful peace, surrounded by mountains. Its weather make you feel very special, nature loving. i departed from Shimla Airport and booked a cab. Finally i reached to Mall Road (the Main Center) of Shimla. Mall road is a famous place where all markets, hotels, ATMs etc.. can be found easily.
As i got off the cab, many agents approached me for hotel bookings. I had not already booked a hotel, so i was also needed hotel room. I choosed an agent and he took me to a hotel at Mall road. Hotel was very good with affordable prices and most important it was on the main center of shimla. There are many famous hotels like Hotel Marina, Hotel Radisson Jass, Hotel Oberoi Cecil.
A brief description about shimla
The capital and largest city of himachal pradesh, Shimla is surrounded by many famous cities like Solan, Sirmaur, Mandi. It is also like a host, travel to many cities – Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, McLeodganj. British India Government was also attracted to beautiful climatic conditions of shimla. It is situated in the dense forests of Himalayas. Shimla was the summer capital of British India. After independence, Shimla became capital of Punjab and later of Himachal Pradesh. The colonical architecture, multiple temples, churches and a natural environment attract tourists. The famous attractions of shimla- Viceroy Lodge, Jakhoo Temple, Christ Church, Mall Road and the Ridge. Shimla host the mountain biking Race, largest ice skating rink in south asia. Shimla is also an educational hub with popular institutes like Indian Institute of Advance Study, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla Public School and Himachal Pradesh University.
Stay in Shimla
Yeah! i reached to my hotel room after paying some amount. I opened the gate, put down luggage and lay down on bed after closing gate. After two hour i got up and refresh. I reached to Mall Road because it was nearby my room. It was the winter season at 4:00 pm. That area i was standing, called The Ridge, center of city where from Christ Church, Town Hall etc. can be easily seen. Christ church is a beautiful church. The Ridge is a large open space and a hub of cultural activities. Till 10:00 pm (almost 6 hours) i wandered on the street of mall road (a famous shopping market), along with side roads to see culture, architecture of shimla. There are many shops, ATMs, Hotels, Restaurants , Food Points. Himachal pradesh tourist office is also beneficial on route and tracks of shimla.
At a Punjabi Restaurant (Sher-e-Punjab) , i did dinner and came back to The Ridge. It was night attraction of this place with lights stunning and far mountains scenes. No cigarette, any smoking is here. Traffic is banned from the central part of town. Very clean with no pollution and air is pure, giving natural relaxation, walking is pleasent. I had to go back to my room but was not willing to leave this place. After clicking some photos with my mobile, i returned to room.
Visiting Shimla and Nearby Tourist Places
Next day i planned to visit all nearby tourist destinations. I contacted a tour operator to visit complete shimla. He showed me some packaged, i choosed one of them and after one hour he came with his car outside hotel. I visited Naldehra Golf Course. tourist are not permitted to this golf course, can only have a distant view. There are two seperate entries, one by walking and other by horse. Go by own would be better with viewing scenery than riding horse. Then I visited famous fun park – Hip Hip Hurray with varoius adventure activities Burma Bridge Crossing, Rock Climbing, Flying Fox, boating, Various rides, Indoor golf and video games. Also visited Shimla Water Sanctuary, occupied with himalayan cedar trees. There are a great number of birds.
Famous Personalities related to Shimla
Preity Zinta, Celina Jaitley, Ashish Mohan, Muhammad Hanif Ramay, Meghna Pant, Jamila Massey, Anupam Kher, Rubina Dilaik, Hamid Ansari, Ruskin Bond, Hamid Karzai, Neetu Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Naina Lal Kidwai, Amrish Puri, Meera Nair, Ratan Tata, Siddharth Chauhan. Also local radio stations of 95.0 Big FM, All India Radio and DD Shimla are attractive points of shimla.
Transport in Shimla
I had reached via Air Travel to shimla. Shimla Airport is 23 km away from main city. Regular flights to delhi operates here. Chandigarh Airport is also there, 115 km away from city shimla. There are also many ways to reach shimla. By road, shimla is connected to many major cities. By train, you reach Chandigarh Railway station and book a cab directly to Shimla. Kalka Shimla Railway is also a transport medium and famous tourist attraction point. It is a world heritage site alongside Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. This was my beautiful Shimla Travel.