Shimla FAQ's

These are some frequently asked questions, by traveller and honeymooners.

The best time to visit Shimla is from March to June when the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

The best time to enjoy and witness snowfall in Shimla is during the winters from mid-December to January.

Top places to visit in Shimla include:

  • The Ridge
  • Mall Road
  • Jakhoo
  • Kalka-Shimla
  • Sankat Mochan Temple

Top things to buy in Shimla are:

  • Woollen Materials
  • Himachali Hats
  • Handicrafts
  • Wooden items and traditional artifacts
  • Handmade and wooden tables
  • Sangla Valley – Fishing
  • Kufri and Mashobra – Skiing
  • Chadwick Falls or Kamna Devi Temple – Trekking
  • Bir and Billing in the Kangra valley – Paragliding
  • Narkanda and Kufri – Heli-Skiing

Top things to do in Shimla include:

  • Go on a toy train ride at Kalka
  • Experience rafting at Tattapani
  • Trek to the Jakhu Temple
  • Experience rich history by visiting the Military Museum at Annandale

Shimla is famous for a number of things, but it is known for Jakhoo Hill which is the highest peak offering scenic views.

Food or dishes every tourist should try in Shimla are:

  • Channa Madra
  • Siddus
  • Auriya Kadoo
  • Chicken Anardana
  • Sepu Badi Madra
  • Patore


Shimla has a different culture as compared to other states of India. The culture of Shimla beautifully portrays a balance between modern thoughts and traditional values. It has retained its old charm.


Tourists can reach Shimla using the below-mentioned modes of transport:

By Air – You have Jubarhati which has regular flights to Chandigarh and Delhi. You can take a cab or taxi to reach Shimla from the airport.

By Bus – You have Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses and private buses that connect to Shimla.

By Train – Railway station in Shimla is just 1Km away and is connected to Kalka by narrow gauge railway track.

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