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Weekend Shimla Tour
Duration : 2 Nights/ 3 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Shimla - Delhi
Day 1 : Delhi - Shimla (390 kms)
Drive for Shimla. Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India.
The hill station was referred to as the 'Queen of Hills'. Today, its well
developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions make it
one of India's most popular hill resorts. Shimla with its secular culture
boasts of many religious places including several Temples, Churches, Mosque
and Gurudwaras. Also you can enjoy various adventures such as Camping, Bungee
Jumping, Cycling, Horse Riding, Para Gliding, Safaris, Skating, trekking,
Wild Life, Yak Riding.
Day 2 : Shimla
Next morning after breakfast take on a city tour to Shimla visiting Annandale,
just 2-km below the Ridge in Shimla, offers a picturesque piece of ground,
charmingly adapted for recreation in the days of the Raj. Today it affords
a pleasant change from the perpetual slopes above.
7-km west of the ridge from Shimla is the Chadwick Falls, which was once
the site of a 67-m aquatic spectacle.
The most prominent building on the Mall is the yellow Christ Church, reputed
to be the second oldest church in northern India. The silhouette of this
can be seen on the skyline for miles around. It was designed by Colonel
JT Boileau in 1844, but consecrated only after 1857. The clock was donated
by Colonel Dumbleton in 1860, and the porch added in 1873.
Churdhar Sanctuary :
Got its name from the Chur Peak, on the top of
which sits a majestic status of Lord Shiva. One is sure to come across a
large number of multi-colored and agile Monals in the adjoining forests.
No visit to the state capital Shimla is complete without visiting Jakhu
Hill. This hill looms over Shimla town and is the geographical nucleus.
The Hanuman temple at the top of Jakhu hill is the highest point in town.
Fagu situated on Hindustan-Tibet Road (22-km), at a height of 2,450m. Fagu
is gifted with some enchanting views.
This picturesque resort located amidst scented forests of chinar,
pine and gigantic deodars was once the summer capital of Maharaja of Patiala.
Chail is built on three hills on the other side of massive Himalayan ranges
spectacular in the sun and snow. Away from hustle and bustle Chail is quit
peaceful and comfortable place to visit. Surrounded by gigantic deodar and
well-maintained Chail Cricket ground is the highest cricket ground in the
world. Several trek routes lead out of Chail up to the Chur Dhar peak and
to Shimla. During winters, skiing is possible at Narkanda. There is also
a wildlife sanctuary 3km from Chail with a limited number of deer and birds.
This is also great hiking country.
At 8,150 ft has some good hiking trails, including the one
to Mahasu peak. Ponies are a convenient way to explore the delightful valleys
and hills. The Indira Tourist Park also offers some delightful views of
the countryside. The Himalayan Nature Park is home to local animals and
birds but apart from a picturesque countryside, there is not much to see
Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : Shimla - Delhi
Day free for leisure. You can opt for adventurous games. Later return
back to Delhi.