Shimla, also known as Simla, a city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is one of the top tourist place in India. And also easily accessible hill stations in India. Simla is also referred to as the ‘Queen of Hills’. Manali, which is a grapevine amongst all the tourists, is a mere 6 hours drive in route Bhuntar and Banjar. The distance from Manali to Shimla is approximately 260kms. It is one of the best places to visit and enjoy holidays with family and friends. It is located at an elevation of 2,205 m above sea level.
The main tourist places in Shimla are the Arki Fort, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Scandal Point, Jakhoo Temple and Christ Church.
SHIMLA BY ROAD / BUS
Shimla is well connected with the cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun and Kalka though roadways. There are even regular bus services from the nearby places to Shimla such as Kullu (235 km), Manali (280 km), Delhi (370 km) and Ambala (154 km). From the capital of India, one can even take luxury buses and cabs which will provide a comfortable journey. From Pathankot is approximately 300kms whereas the distance from Chandigarh to Shimla is just 130kms. If you drive from New Delhi to Shimla is approximately 380kms in road. A drive from Amritsar to Shimla has to cover a distance of 310kms whereas from Jalandhar it is 220kms and from Ludhiana is 190kms. The distance from Dehradun in route is approximately 230kms.
SHIMLA BY RAILWAY
The Kalka Railway Station and the Chandigarh Railway Station are the two closest broad gauge railway stations from Shimla, the Kalka Railway Station being the closest one. Both the railway stations connect all the major cities in India. If one who is looking to reach Shimla by train may opt to reserve his tickets on the track of narrow gauge that stretches from Kalka to Shimla. From Kalka station, one can take the pleasure of toy train as well as can hire private cabs to explore the beauty of this city.
SHIMLA BY AIR
Thus one who is looking to reach Shimla by air, the Chandigarh Airport and the New Delhi airport are the closest one. There are regular flights from pune to Chandigarh as well as the domestic airport connects to all other major cities in India.
The Jubbarhatti Airport that is a domestic airport used to connect Shimla with New Delhi. But after the shutdown of Kingfisher Airlines there are no scheduled flights to Shimla.