How to Reach Shimla



This page gives an account of various means of transport in order to reach Shimla. Shimla, the traveller's paradise amazes the tourists with enchanting mountain lakes, lush green valleys, beautiful temples and monasteries, snow peak mountains, and fast flowing rivers.

About 360 km from the capital city of Delhi, Shimla is well connected by air, rail and buses.

Located about 2,196 meters above the sea level, there is no direct train to Shimla. Toutists have to come up to Kalka that is about 96 km from Shimla. From Kalka there is availability of toy trains that takes about 6 hrs to reach Shimla. 3-4 trains run daily from here to Shimla and vice-versa.

Shivalik Express(toy train) is luxury train having good pantry facility that operate frequently in the Shimla city. Tourists also travel through Rail car. The trains pass through 103 tunnels on their way to Shimla. Tourists can get trains to kalka from all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and so on.

Shimla is well connected to all the major cities of India by road. Tourists can opt for the Deluxe and Luxury Buses from the capital, Delhi or from Kalka to reach Shimla. These buses passes through the National Highway 22. Reaching Shimla by bus service is both safe and economic and they operate on time.

Another option to reach Shimla is by air. Shimla airport is receives Archan Airlines, Indian Airlines and Jagson airlines on regular basis from Dharamshala, Chandigarh, Kullu and Delhi.





Last Updated on : 29/05/2013




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