Shimla is capital of the Himachal Pradesh State. Shimla has an average altitude of 2200 meters above sea level. Shimla is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. Shimla is surrounded by dense forest of deodar, oak, rhododendron and pine trees. Shimla is blessed with magnificent landscapes, superior snow peaks, green valleys, delightful lakes, action-packed rivers, various temples and flourish meadows. Shimla is also popular honeymoon destination. Shimla is famous for its Victorian architectures. Total population of Shimla is 150,000.
Agriculture and Tourism is major source of income for people in Shimla. Britishers designated the Shimla town as the summer capital of India. Buildings on the higher levels of Shimla has Victorian style, while lower level buildings has Indian style. Traffic is not allowed in Mall road. Shimla has very peaceful hilly atmosphere with dense forests. During winter Shimla has snowfall every year. During winter temperature of Shimla is average -5 C to 10 C.
The Mall Road (Shopping and Old Architecture), Viceregal Lodge (Institute of Advanced Studies), Summer Hill, Shimla Ridge (Cultural Activities), Jakhoo Hill, Scandal Point, Lakkar Bazaar, Botanical Gardens, Taradevi Temple and State Museum and Library.Places to Visit near Shimla
Naldhera (Small town with the highest golf course in the country), Tattapani (hot water springs), Mashobra (Small village with dense forests), Craignano (picnic spot), Kufri (Ski and trekking), Chail (Natural beauty), Jakhoo Hill, Glen (Picnic Spot), Summer Hill (Beautiful Hill), Chadwick Falls (Waterfalls), Prospect Hill, Sanjauli (Natural Beauty) and Daranghati Sanctuary.Shimla Tour Itinerary (8 nights/9 days) Day 1:
Meet our representative at Delhi Airport / Railway Station and transfer to hotel at arrival in Delhi. Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast, discover the Delhi. Morning visit the 400-years-old Jama Mosque (the largest in India) and local market. Later visit Red Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In the afternoon enjoy drive through Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President's Palace) and India Gate (a war memorial arch built in honor of Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World War –I). Explore the famous Humayun's Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Qutab Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site- the tallest brick minaret in the world, at 238 feet). Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to railway station for your train to Haridwar (Shatabdi Express 06:50 hrs). Meet our representative at arrival in Haridwar (11:30 hrs). (Later enjoy in Haridwar sightseeing after arrival. Haridwar is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. Haridwar is an ancient city and it is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world. Here you can closely experience India's complex culture and various Hindu rituals. Haridwar is also one of the four cities where Kumbh Mela is organized. Visit Mansa Devi temple by cable car. After lunch visit Daksh Temple. Later visit Har Ki Pouri (Ganga Ghat) for famous Ganga Aarti, and continue your drive to Rishikesh. Check in to the hotel at arrival. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning before breakfast meet yoga instructor and learn about breath awareness exercise and stretching exercises. After relax breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Rishikesh. Rishikesh is one of the holy cities in India. Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is gateway to the Himalayas. The spectacular River Ganga is like pert of the city. Rishikesh is a place visited by several yogis and sages. They lived and practiced hard penance here. Rishikesh is world famous as Yoga capital of the world. Visit Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Bharat Mandir. Evening enjoy Ganga ceremony at Parmarth Niketan. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.Day 5:
Early morning again start your day with yoga and meditation class. Later proceed to Shivpuri town (26 kms far) for Rafting in River Ganga. Visit Vashistha cave for meditation. Vashistha was Guru of Lord Ram who meditated here. Later enjoy 18 kms Rafting and reach Rishikesh. Later enjoy Bungee Jumping in evening. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.Day 6:
Early morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Shimla. Shimla is famous for its natural beauty and tranquility. Shimla is one of the most picturesque towns in north India. Shimla is characterized by show-clad hills, lush green valleys, rivers, dense forest and cool pleasant weather. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.Day 7:
Morning after relax breakfast, enjoy full day sightseeing of Shimla. Enjoy the cool atmosphere of Shimla. Visit Taradevi Temple, Jakhu temple, Chandwick waterfalls, Mall, Ridge, Lower Bazaar and famous Kali Temple. Apart from this regular sightseeing you can also just relax your self. You can enjoy little walk in the jungle. Feel your self close to the nature. You can explore pahadi culture of Shimla. Meet the local people and know their lifestyle and culture.Day 8:
Morning after relax breakfast, enjoy full day excursion to Fagu. Kufri, Naldhera and Tattapani. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.Day 9:
Early morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Delhi. Check in to the hotel at arrival in Delhi. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.