The economy of Shimla is dependent upon tourist activity; Shimla Local Transportation is therefore planned with the tourist as a core customer.
Shimla local transportation is concentrated in and on the vicinity of the Ring road of Shimla city. The Ring road route covers the Main bus stand, Lift, Chhota Shimla, Kasumpti, Sanjauli, Lakkar Bazaar bus stand, Victory Tunnel and Boileauganj.
Daily tourist buses are run by Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) and to book a seat on one of those buses, you have to visit the Tourist Information Center on the Mall.
Shimla Local Transportation also includes taxis. Taxis are plentiful in Shimla city-and they go everywhere. Please note that vehicles are not allowed in some parts of Shimla.
The position of Shimla city determines the unique Shimla Local Transportation system. The city of Shimla is built on top of a hill and all the major attractions of Shimla like the Mall, Ridge, Kali Bari and Lakkar Bazaar are located on the top of the hill. If you want to visit these places, then the only option is to walk up the steep incline of the mountain slopes.
Himachal Pradesh tourism runs a lift from from Cart road to the Mall.
Last Updated on : 4/11/2012