Hotels in Shimla

Hotels in Shimla

More About Shimla

Shimla also known as Simla, is the capital and also the largest city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, located in northe India. The climate in Shimla is predominantly cool during winters and moderately warm during summer. Hotels in Shimla have all the facilities required for a very comfortable stay. Snow clad glorious Himalayas, flowing fresh greenery and loud waterfalls are some of the highlights of dreamlike Shimla. Spread across seven hills in the northwest Himalayas lies Shimla, which was once the summer capital of colonial India. The dreamlike city of Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India. The people of Shimla are informally called Shimlaites. With largely multinational crowds, a variety of festivals are celebrated here. The Shimla Summer Festival, held every year during peak tourist season and lasting 3–4 days, is celebrated on the Ridge.

The highlights of this event include performances by popular singers from all over the country.

With a large number of 5 star hotels this place is home to luxury within nature. 5 star hotels in Shimla include Clarkes Hotel, Radisson Hotel and Wildflower Hall Hotel. The rooms are spacious, elegantly fuished and many of these offer spectacular views of the mountains around Shimla. “The Mall” is one of Shimla’s most visited destinations, as it is the main shopping street in town. It consists of restaurants, bars, clubs and offices to mention a few.  At an altitude of 2,205m it has an range of 5 star hotels. With amazing sightseeing spots such as “Shimla State Museum”, “Jakhu Hill” and “Summer Hill”, to mention a few, Shimla is unique for it’s glorious history. There are quite a few 5 star hotels in Shimla to choose from. There’s no lack for luxury. Places of interest are Jakhoo Hills, The Ridge, Summer Hill, The Shimla State Museum, Daranghati Sanctuary, Annadale and Chadwick Falls. Along with the picturesque beauty and the comfortable climate of the hill station, there is no reason not to visit this beautiful city. There is a beautiful location, Mashobra - only 13 km’s from the city from where the view is impeccable.

There are 4 star hotels in Mashobra as well. 4 star hotels in Shimla are Chail Villas, Hotel Silverine and Flag House Resort. Amenities include Wi-Fi, Concierge, restaurants and 24 hours room service. Shimla hotels have a repute of being one of the best in the category of hill stations. Winters lend a carpeting of snow whilst the other seasons, are perfect for tourists as well. Visiting any hill station is fun, but visiting Shimla is double the fun and frolic. The winter chill, the warm accommodations such as 3 star hotels, the view and the sightseeing spots. It’s tempting for every tourist as it has everything available and at that height. The rarified air is a treat and so are the beautiful locations to visit, such as ‘Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex’, ’Himachal State Museum’ and ‘Kotkhai Palace’ to mention a few. Apart from that this is one of the best destinations to unwind and relax. Rejuvenating and recharging one’s batteries is essential.

Shimla has a number of 3 star hotels that will match your budget. Their amenities include a considerable measure of the character that marked Shimla's architecture. Period fuiture and artifacts have been tastefully blended with mode facilities. A remarkable manifestation of the colonial style of architecture the rooms are a beautiful mix of ease, elegance, class and comfort. 3 star hotels in Shimla include Alpine Heritage Residency, Asia The Dawn and Bridge View Regency. They not only provide a variety of amenities but are also very cost-friendly. An entire family or a romantic couple, anyone can visit this paradise. There is something for people of all ages. Children to grown up adults and even elderly people can enjoy this special getaway. Truly mesmerizing this destination is a must visit, especially when the entire country has the summer season going on.

Places Of Interest

Jakhoo Hills

The highest peak of the hill station, located at an altitude of 8500 feet above the sea level. This place is visited not only for awesome view of stunning Himalayas. But also by pilgrims. There is an ancient Jakhoo Temple, where a mammoth deity of Lord Hanuman, the chief deity of the city, is worshipped.

The Ridge

This place is the centre point of the city giving you an astonishing view of the mountain peaks around. It is a wide space that runs from east to west along the famous Mall Road. The Scandal Point on the west is another tourist attraction.

Summer Hill

Situated at the height of 1283 meters above the sea level, this hill is also called Potter’s Hill. In the past potters use to come here and collect the clay to make pots. This hill is a part of the cluster of seven hills. Hence, you are sure to witness spectacular view of the valley.

The Shimla State Museum

Built in the year 1974, in order to preserve the cultural richness and manifest fascinating past of the city. It is located at Mount Pleasant. The colonial style building amidst well manicured lawns is a beautiful sight. The collection here is awe-inspiring and eclectic, includes sculptures, paintings, handicrafts and coins.

Daranghati Sanctuary

A must spot in Shimla, it was a hunting reserve for the royals butdue to its rich wildlife it was recognised as sanctuary in 1962. It is 150 kms from Shimla and is spread across 167.40 kms.

Annadale

The only golf course and heli-pad of Shimla, Annadale was once upon a time the playground of British. It is one of the star attractions of Shimla and is located 4 kms away from The Ridge.

Chadwick Falls

Surrounded by dense forest, pine and deodar trees fenced around, it is a place where you are sure to be enchanted. It is 7 kms from Shimla and is falling from the altitude of 1586meters. If you are at Summer Hills, Chadwick falls are 45 minute walk away.

How To Reach

Air
The Shimla airport offers connectivity with both Delhi and Kullu. Also, the Jubbarhatti airport is 23-km from Shimla and major domestic airlines cater their services from here to Shimla. One can catch direct flights from Delhi. Chandigarh also well connected with Delhi by many domestic flights, and

Road
A network of efficient and well-maintained roads and National Highway 22 links the town with Chandigarh. Chandigarh is well connected to New Delhi by road.

Rail
Indian Railway makes reaching Shimla extremely convenient. Kalka is the nearest major railhead which is connected with Shimla on the narrow gauge. The city boasts of three railway stationsincluding the ones at Summer Hill and Totu (Jutogh) respectively.

Best Time To Visit

As it is beautiful throughout the year, Shimla can be visited throughout the year. July and August are to be avoided though, owing to monsoons. Summers are cool and pleasant. Winters, on the other hand, are an adventurer’s delight.