Declared the official summer capital of the British Raj in India in 1864, Shimla is surrounded by forests of pine, rhododendrons and oak. Leaving behind neo-gothic-styled, tudorbethan and colonial eras, Shimla has become a popular destination due to British influence. Although Shimla is a year round destination, the best times to visit are from December to January for a winter stay and April to August for a break from the Indian summer.
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI
Make your own way to your Delhi hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
DAY 2: DELHI TO SHIMLA
Transfer to New Delhi railway station and board the train to Kalka, where you will take the narrow gauge Toy Train to Shimla. (B)
DAY 3: SHIMLA
Enjoy a tour around Shimla including a visit to the Christ Church, the second oldest church in northern India. Walk around Scandal Point and later stop at the Himalayan Aviary, a sanctuary for numerous species of birds. (B,L)
DAY 4: SHIMLA TO DELHI
Visit the Viceregal Lodge located on Observatory Hill. Later you will be transferred to Kalka railway station to board the train back to Delhi. Upon arrival at New Delhi railway station your arrangements end. (B)
#Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year's Eve dinner surcharges apply.