Declared the official summer capital of the British Raj in India in 1864, Shimla is surrounded by forests of pine, rhododendrons and oak. 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.
Short Stay itinerary
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 to enjoy at your leisure.
DAY 2: DELHI TO SHIMLA
Transfer to New Delhi railway station and board the Shatabdi Express train to Chandigarh. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your Shimla hotel. The afternoon is free to enjoy at your leisure. (B)
DAY 3: SHIMLA
After breakfast enjoy a ride on the narrow gauge Toy Train. This afternoon tour Shimla, visiting Christ Church, the second oldest church in northern India. Later walk around Scandal Point and 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. Your arrangements end upon arrival at New Delhi railway station. (B)
# Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.