Chennai is a sprawling and busy city, but still conservative with deep traditions and culture that can be left in every nook and corner of the city. However, Chennai has a hot and humid climate and people here does not get to enjoy the pleasure of the winter months. To enjoy a pleasant climate, planning a trip to Shimla is a good option.
Shimla, which was once the summer capital of British India, is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the best hill stations in India and every year thousands of people visit this beautiful place. Situated at a height of 2200m, Shimla is the hill-station with rich colonial history. The beautiful colonial architecture, pedestrian-friendly Mall Road and beautiful churches highlight the old world charm.
The beautiful hills, mystical woods, long line of pine and deodar forest ranges, deep valleys, natural springs, crystal clear water rivers and enchanting waterfalls make this place exceptionally beautiful. A walk around the centrally located Mall Road and the Ridge, which is lined up with multiple shops, cafes and restaurants make the trip to Shimla even more interesting. When visiting Shimla, people often visit the nearby town Kufri, a hill-station covered by snow and Chail, the home to the highest cricket ground in the world.
This hill station is a paradise for adventure lovers. While camping and trekking trips are common, one can also opt for scuba diving, horse riding, skydiving, bungee jumping, rafting, hang gliding, ice climbing, rock climbing and lots more. To make your holiday in Shimla hassle free, choose one of the tour packages from Chennai to Shimla. Right from air tickets to car bookings, from hotel accommodation to a customized itinerary, our Shimla tour package from Chennai covers everything.
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The total road distance from Chennai to Shimla is 2,561.8 km. It will take 44 hours via NH 44 to reach Shimla from Chennai via road. As the distance is too much, it is better to reach Chandigarh or New Delhi by taking flight and from there travel to Shimla by road. Chandigarh connects to Shimla through the NH-22 (119 km away) and the national capital of Delhi is 370 km away.
Upon reaching your destination, you can take a car or bus to reach Shimla. Our tour packages from Chennai to Shimla can help arrange the car for your travel. The driver will be waiting for you duly with the car you will choose to ride. Our timely pickup and drop off facilities will ensure that you don't have to wait much and you can enjoy a hassle-free holiday in Shimla. For booking, contact us today!
If coming by train, the nearest station is Kalka, which is 80 km away from the city. It takes around 5 hours to reach Shimla from Kalka by train. This long railway track from Kalka to Shimla goes through 102 tunnels, 87 bridges, sharp curves, gradients and spectacular views of the Himalayas. This narrow gauge track is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Let’s have a look at some of the top attractions in Shimla. Shimla packages include a range of tourist places that include:
Shimla is charming all around the year as each season adds something unique to its beauty. Summers, which last from May to June, are pleasant and make the hill station perfect to escape from the scorching heat of the summer days that most cities of India experience. In winters, which begin from November and lasts till February transforms the hill station to a fairy land.
Avoid Shimla during the monsoon season, which is from July to September, due to unpredictable landslides and poor road conditions.
There are no direct flights between Chennai to Shimla. The convenient way to reach from Chennai to Shimla by air is to take a flight from Chennai to New Delhi then take State Transport Bus from New Delhi to Shimla. From Delhi airport, it roughly takes around 7-8 hours to reach Shimla.
Another option is to take a flight from Chennai to Chandigarh then take State Transport Bus or a rented car. From Chandigarh it will take 3-4 hours to reach Shimla. Jubbarhatti is the airport at Shimla, which is 23 kilometres from the city, but the airport is not functional year around.
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Shimla is well connected with many cities and is just 4 hours from the nearby city of Chandigarh. The city has an airport as well however there aren't many daily flights from here. The railway station connects Shimla with the plans and is famous for the Kalka-Shimla train route, a UNESCO listed World Heritage site.