For those who have been frequent visitors to mountains, for those who visit less frequently, and for those who like to go on family vacations, Shimla – the Queen of Hills never disappoints.
The beauty of the erstwhile summer capital of India is that it has a great mix of the contemporary infrastructure and modernity and the old world woods feel. The colonial infrastructure, the prevalence of art and culture, and the warm people make this place one of the most cherished hill stations in the country.
A weekend getaway to Shimla has almost become a cliché of late but what adds to the beauty is the off-beat places like Solan, Chail, Kufri, and other villages which can also provide the experience of solitude in the woods. This itinerary helps you explore this place like no one else.
Shimla is an ideal place to walk and perfect for any wanderlust soul. It is the perfect place for long walks with your partner too or if you are a solo traveller. For all you foodies, there are many cafés in the city which give you a lot of options for food. There is also the option to explore some religious tourism here.
When to Travel?
Shimla is the quintessential hill station which can be visited both in the summers and winters and in Monsoon it looks especially good. For those who travel to hill stations in the summers, it provides great relief from the scorching heat.
For those who look for snow in the winters, it gives you a lot of options with temperatures going well below the 0-degree mark. So the best time to visit Shimla is December and January.