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Kiomoi welcomes you to, arguably, the most popular hill station in India; Shimla. The capital of the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is the largest and one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. 

When you get the first glimpses of this hill town, you’ll immediately realize why the Britishers chose this sublime location as their “Summer Capital”. 

Yes! Being a hill station, the city witnesses the majority of its tourist footfall during the summer months of March to August. However, the natural setting of the place is such that several Shimla group tours are organized even during peak winters; to witness snowfall. 

So, if you too are looking to book your Shimla holiday packages with family or friends, here’s all you need to know before embarking on your journey. 

Best Places to Visit in Shimla

There is literally no dearth of places to visit in Shimla with a plethora of tourist hotspots available in and around the city. Let’s take a look at some of these recommended places in Shimla to visit with your family. 

The Ridge
You may find it startling that a list of places to visit in Shimla is beginning with not a heritage or a historical site or a place with cultural significance but simply an open space to walk around. Well, that’s because “The Ridge” is a place of prominence when you set out to explore Shimla. Surrounded by colonial-style buildings, the place offers panoramic views of the mountains while allowing you to capture the essence of Shimla's vibrancy.

Mall Road
Most of the hill stations in northern India have a “Mall Road” that is mainly a stretch of road with a sequence of shops on both sides. Shimla’s Mall Road, while not any different, has a uniqueness of its own kind with the charm of colonial architecture that converges with shops, cafes, and boutiques.

Jakhoo Temple
Dedicated to lord Hanuman, Jakhoo Temple is one of the most famous places for worship in Shimla and features in several Shimla vacation deals.  The temple is adorned with a giant statue of lord Hanuman and the view from its open porch will leave you in awe of the overall location. 

Christ Church
While taking a peaceful stroll at “The Ridge”, one historical structure that would definitely get your attention is the Christ Church. Considered to be the second oldest church in North India, it's not just a religious site but a testament to Shimla's colonial heritage. The religious building is an iconic tourist spot in Shimla and is a highly recommended place to visit by all Shimla holiday packages.

Viceregal Lodge
Your stint to explore Shimla is not over until you visit the Viceregal Lodge. Arguably Shimla's most historically significant building, the lodge, which once served as the Indian Viceroy's summer residence, operates as a cutting-edge university complex. Once you are here, you cannot help but admire the immaculately maintained lawns, the grand façade, and the sublime view of its surroundings. This is a perfect place for history and architecture enthusiasts.

No matter what your Shimla vacation deals include or exclude, the one place it will feature is Kufri. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains that provide a scenic view of the beauty of the great Himalayas, Kufri is a winter sports haven and a year-round attraction. All Shimla group tours include at least one full day of visit to this highly popular tourist spot in Shimla. 

Recommended Things to Do in Shimla

Take a Heritage Walk Across the City
Being the “Summer Capital” during British rule, there are a number of heritage sites in Shimla with historical significance. Be it the grand Viceregal Lodge, or the magnificent Christ Church, while you explore Shimla on foot, you will come across several nooks and corners that offer a glimpse into Shimla's colonial past and reflect the evolution of the city as one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. 

Have a Fun Ride on Board the Iconic Toy Train
The iconic Shimla-Kalka Toy Train, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage, takes you through some of the most amazingly picturesque landscapes you will ever come across. This is one of the most recommended activities to do in Shimla. When you are searching for Shimla holiday packages, do make sure that a ride on the toy train is listed in your deals.  

Indulge in Adventure Activities at Kufri
For all those who seek adventure activities, kindly look no further and straight away head to Kufri. From skiing to ziplining, and from tobogganing to paragliding, Kufri offers a plethora of adventure activities for a fun-filled family outing during Shimla vacations. 

Go On a Shopping Spree on Mall Road
Shopping is an essential and non-negotiable part of every holiday, and Shimla is no different. Head to the bustling Mall Road to satisfy your thirst for shopping in Shimla. Skim through the chic cafes and quaint little shops of this vibrant bazaar where you can find local handicrafts, souvenirs, and traditional Himachali attire. Take advantage of exclusive Shimla vacation deals available at the shops.

Indulge in Local Culinary Delights
The Himachali cuisine is known for its distinct flavours and age-old methods of preparing food. When you set out to explore Shimla, make sure you experience the gastronomy of the place as well to have a complete Shimla travel experience. From savouring piping hot Sidu to relishing the spicy goodness of Patande, Shimla's culinary scene is a treat for food enthusiasts. 

 Tips to Make the Best of Shimla Holiday Packages

Best Time to Visit Shimla
While the summer months between March and June are more popular for exploring Shimla, several tourists choose to plan Shimla group tours during the winter months as well to witness the place turning into a winter wonderland.

Strictly Follow the Cultural Ethics
Despite being the biggest city in the state and a popular tourist hotspot, the locals in Shimla still abide by their age-old customs and cultural nuances. Make sure you do not disrespect the norms.

Pack Smartly
Irrespective of the time of the year you are booking your Shimla holiday packages, it is a hill station, and you should expect some level of chill in the air. So, ensure to pack warm clothes and comfortable shoes, as there will be a lot of walking involved while you explore Shimla. 

Pick Your Accommodation Options, Wisley
When you book your Shimla group tours with Kiomoi, rest assured of having a range of accommodation options in Shimla. From budget stays to luxurious hotels, the options are plenty.  

Know About the Languages Spoken
While Hindi is widely understood, the local language is Pahari. Learning a few basic greetings and phrases in Pahari can enhance your interactions with locals and add a personal touch to your journey.

Be Wary of Safety and Scams
Shimla is generally safe for tourists, but it's wise to stay vigilant. Beware of common scams, such as overcharging by local vendors. Ensure that your belongings are secure and be cautious when sharing personal information.

Connect with Locals
One of the best ways to make the most of your Shimla vacation deals is by looking for opportunities to engage with locals. Whether it's striking up a conversation with a shopkeeper on Mall Road or participating in a local festival, these interactions add depth to your Shimla travel experience.


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