Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, is located in the heart of the state and forms one of the most famous hill stations of India. With rolling hills and cascading waterfalls, the hill resort attracts a large number of tourists, from the destinations across the world. The city is endowed with tremendous beauty. Being such a popular destination, it enjoys good connectivity with all the major cities of the country. In the lines below, we will provide you complete information on how to reach Simla.
Jubbarhatti Airport of Shimla, located at the distance of 23 kms from
downtown, is the one that connects it with the rest of the country by
air. Shimla has regular flights to all the key cities in and around
Himachal, like Chandigarh, Kullu, and Delhi. In fact, it has daily
flights to Delhi and Kullu. Jagson Airlines also operates a bi-weekly
flight on Delhi-Shimla-Kullu-Gaggal route.
Kalka, at the distance of 96 km, forms the nearest railhead from Shimla.
The duration of journey from Kalka to Shimla, in the toy train, is
around six hrs. Frequency of trains between these two cities is regular.
You can take Kalka Mail from Delhi that takes you to Kalka early in the
morning and from there, one can catch connecting train, on the splendid
narrow-gauge track, to Shimla.
Shimla is well connected by road to all the major towns of state and
other major cities of country. Kalka (80 Kms), Chandigarh (119 Kms),
Ambala (166 Kms), Delhi (370 kms), Agra (568 Kms), Amritsar (342 Kms)
are the major cities tourists can board buses from. Deluxe as well as
ordinary buses are also available from all these places. One can hire