Shimla, the beautiful hill station situated on the foothills of Himalayas in Northern India. Shimla is famous for its climate and natural beauty. Shimla has beautiful and charming culture and rich heritage which invites tourist from all over the world. Shimla is located at about 120 km from Chandigarh, 342 km from Amritsar, 380 km from Delhi and 482 km from Jammu. It is well connected by road, rail and air network. There are many options of travelling from the capital city of India to enjoy Shimla hill station tour.
The fastest way of driving is by a flight. Nearest airport is at Jubberhatti, 26 kms from Shimla. It has connecting flights to Delhi and Kullu. Major domestic airlines serve the airport with the flights to Delhi and Chandigarh regularly. Flights from New Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu operate on daily basis. This option is among the most expensive one.
There are no direct trains to Shimla. It is connected by a broad gauge line up to Kalka. From Kalka to Shimla, a narrow gauge line covers 96 kilometers of track. From Delhi or Mumbai you can take a train to reach Kalka. The rail route from Kalka to Shimla on narrow gauge, laid in 1903, is a major tourist attraction. The travel time taken to reach Shimla from Kalka is about 4 to 5 hours. The journey by train crossing 103 tunnels is one of the finest ways of enjoying the scenic beauty.
Kalka is well connected with Delhi by train. Among the major trains are Howrah-Kalka Mail (No.12311), New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express trains (Nos. 12005 and 12011), Bandra-Kalka Paschim Link Express (No.12925) and Delhi Sarai Rohilla Himalayan Queen Express (No.14095).
Shimla is connected well by the national highway NH-22 to all major cities. Regular taxi and bus services are available from Delhi and Shimla. The buses are run by the government as well as private bus operators and the fares range from 250 to 700 rupees per traveler depending upon the type of bus chosen by the traveler. Time period of quest is about eight hours and thirty minutes. Taxi services are available on a seat- basis between Shimla and Kalka. Shimla hill station tour experiences the incomparable beauty and awesome experience of sightseeing to the visitors.