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  • Snow Fall in Shimla
  • Shimla, India

    1. 1. How to Reach Shimla, Himachal Shimla was coined by the British as ‘the queen of hills’. From the time of the British Raj to these days, it continues to remain one of the favorite Hill stations in India. The charms of Shimla still work wonders. Shimla is easily accessible from Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Kalaka and other major cities. In summer, mass migration away from the scorching heat of plains inundates the town. During Monsoon the crowd is bearable. City Time (Hours ) K.m. Delhi 10 Hours 372 Ambala 4 Hours 155 Chandigarh 3 Hours 119 Kalka 2 Hours 98
    2. 2. Gifts from Shimla Handicrafts Shimla Handicrafts include Kullu Shawls, stoles mufflers, pullan, gloves, caps, paintings, rumaal, footwear, jewellery, jackets, carpets and tweet coats. Genuine handicrafts can be purchased from Himachal Emporium, The Mall Shimla. Wooden articles The lakkar Bazaar near ridge has been the popular place for purchasing wooden articles like key chains, mementos, wooden toys, wooden Kitchen items and more. These products are made by a small group of Sikh carpenters who settled there a century ago from Hoshiarpur Punjab. Wooden walking sticks are the most famous items famous. fruit products Also known as the fruit basket of India, the region in and around Shimla happens to be a leading producer of fruit based products like Pickles, Juices, Jams and lately, Wines. Minchy fruit products manufactured by Minocha Industries have their manufacturing facility and outlet on the national highway at Shoghi. Minocha Industries has a wide array of products, ranging from fruits juices to pickles and lately, wines. Their products are sold at discounted prices in their outlets.
    3. 3. Temples in Shimla • • • • • • • • • • • Jakhoo temple Shimla Dedicated to lord Hanuman is located on the Jakhoo Peak the highest peak in Shimla ( 8000 feet above MSL). This temple is 1.5 kilometers from the Ridge. Sankat Mochan Temple Dedicated to Lord Hanuman is located near Tara Devi station about 5 kilometers from Shimla on the Chandigarh Shimla National Highway. Kali Bari Temple located near the Mall road about half a kilometer from Scandal Point. This temple is famous with Bengali tourists. Tara Devi temple This temple is located on the top of Tara Devi hill. Three is a diversion on the right at Shoghi 13 kilometers before Shimla while coming from Chandigarh. The temple is 5 kilometers from this diversion. Kamna Devi temple located on the prospect hill about three kilometers from Shimla. Prospect hill has an elevation of about 2200 mts. above the sea level.
    4. 4. Make a tour by Toy train Kalka to Shimla is a narrow gauge railway track having a length of 90 kilometers. It is more than 100 years old world heritage site and tourists coming to Shimla do not want to miss its ride. As the trains running on this route are Small in size they are also called toy trains. The track is famous for its 103 tunnels and Trains on this route can be booked in the same as other trains on the IRCRC website online. The train takes five and a half hour to travel from Kalka to Shimla due to hill terrain. The following is the Shimla Kalka toy train time table. Please note that most of the trains are in the early morning and there is no train after 12:00 noon. IF you are arriving at Kalka in the evening from Delhi you will have to take a Hotel near bye Kalka and start the next day morning to enjoy this heritage train ride.
    5. 5. Kalka to Shimla Toy Train Timing Train Number Name From 52456 Himalayan Queen Kalka 52457 SML KLK Pass 72451 Departure To Arrival 12:10 Shimla 17:20 Kalka 04:00 Shimla 09:20 Rail Motor Kalka 05:10 Shimla 09:50 52452 Shivalik Deluxe Kalka 05:30 Shimla 10:15 52454 SML KLK express Kalka 06:00 Shimla 11:05
    6. 6. Shimla Kalka toy train Timing Train Number Name From 52456 Himalayan Queen Shimla 52458 SML KLK Pass 72452 Departure To Arrival 10:30 Kalka 16:10 Shimla 14:25 Kalka 20:10 Rail Motor Shimla 16:25 Kalka 21:35 52452 Shivalik Deluxe Shimla 17:40 Kalka 22:25 52454 SML KLK express Shimla 18:25 Kalka 23:20
    7. 7. During peak tourist season two additional trains are run by the India railways. Train No. Name 02452 02454 Departure To Arrival Kalka Shimla Shimla Spl 15:50 Kalka 21:10 Kalka Holiday Shimla Spl 09:25 Kalka 15:20 Train No. Name 02451 02453 From From Departure To Arrival Kalka Shimla Kalka Spl 07:00 Shimla 12:10 Kalka Holiday Kalka Spl 12:45 Shimla 06:10
    8. 8. Tourist spots in Shimla There are a number of tourist spots around Shimla, the most popular of them is Kufri. Other than Kufri there are Fagu, Mashobra, Naldehra, Tattapani, Narkanda and Chail hill stations popular among the tourists. Kufri :Situated at a distance of 13 kilometers from Shimla and 26 kilometers from Sunrise Villa this place is famous for its scenic beauty, snowfall and winter sports in winter season and horse and Yak rides. Mashobra :It is on the way to Naldehra 11 kilometers before Naldehra. On the hilltop there is a small villa surrounded by a big garden called Carignano close to Mashobra and offers excellent views of the area. Naldehra:Famous for its forest walks, horse rides, scenic beauty and golf course, Naldehra is 22 kilometers from Shimla and 35 kilometers from Sunrise Villa. Naldehra boasts of the oldest 9 hole golf course in the country. The well groomed Golf Course is a lovely verdant, perhaps one of the finest and sporty in India.
    9. 9. Tourist spots in Shimla Tattapani:Tattapani is 51 kilometers from Shimla, 64 kilometers from Sunrise Villa. The road passes through Mashobra and Naldehra. Tattapani is at a lower altitude (656m), Located on the banks of the river Sutlej there are hot sulphur springs believed to have medicinal value. Tattapani is also famous for white water rafting. Narkanda:Narkanda offers a spectacular view of higher snow ranges. An uphill trek (8 km) through deodar woods leads beholder to Hatu Peak famous for ancient Hatu Mata Temple (3475 m) which is now connected with a motor-able road. During winter, under the aegis of HPTDC, skiing is also conducted here. Kotgarh and Thanedhar, Himachal’s apple heartland famous for delicious apples are located in the vicinity of Narkanda. Chail:Chail is 45 kilometers from Shimla, Chail is famous for the palace hotel, cricket ground and wild life sanctuary.
    10. 10. Stations DISTANCES BETWEEN MAJOR DESTINATIONS Distance (Kms) Shimla - Mandi 421 Shimla - Dharamshala(via Mandi) 270 Shimla - Dalhousie 336 Shimla - Sangla 230 Shimla - Nako 324 Shimla - Kaza 421 Shimla - Khara Pathar 085 Shimla - Hatkoti 109 Shimla - Kasauli 075 Shimla - Nalagarh 139 Shimla - Renuka 165 Shimla - Palampur 235 Shimla - Tabo 374 Shimla - Sarahan 175
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