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Shimla in 3 Days - Things to see and do in Shimla in 3 days

Published: 15/07/2013

Planning on visiting Shimla? Find out how to spend 3 days in Shimla and make the most out of your Shimla trip.

Eminent for its stunning sunsets and verdant woods, contrasted with the captivating colonial charm that creates an ambience found nowhere else in India, the natural beauty of Shimla endows with a fantastic break to catch up with the environment. Cushioned amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges and surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures Shimla abounds in natural beauty and looks picture perfect. Most fittingly claimed as the summer capital of the state Shimla has always been a great tourist attraction. A traveler reviews this beautiful town as, \'the sight of the mountains and trees and the clouds entering through your window will simply take your breath away. It is one of the quietest places to be at\'. Your 3 day trip will take you onto the windy slopes of the country\'s highest natural barrier whilst you will be confronting nature in its purest form and reliving the township of the bygone eras. We lay out a summarized itinerary that enables you to touch its most scenic dimensions within your limited time span.

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Day 1 in Shimla - Board the Himalayan Queen Toy train from Kalka to reach Shimla and have the most dramatic and scenic ride to be cherished for a life. The trip offers stunning views, with the line passing through an amazing 103 tunnels. It\'s a heart stopping view as it has the steepest rise in altitude in a distance of 96km. On arriving at the railhead transmit to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure. Spend the evening at the main shopping centre of the town, The Mall is the hub of Shimla\'s social life. You should have at least one walk down the Mall with the pedestrian access road loosely resembling an English small town market place . Whether you want to go shopping, get something to eat or watch people go about their schedules The Mall is a popular place for people to meet and talk. You can also take a stroll down the Lakkar Bazaar famed for wooden items made from softwood and also take a halt at the State Emporium that offers many handicrafts and handloom items. Spend the night at your resort amidst the cool refreshing air of Shimla.

Shimla tour packages - Online booking of a tour package in one of the Shimla hotels will provide deep discounts on accommodation, dining and some sightseeing.

Day 2 in Shimla Have a laid back morning and post an energizing breakfast move out to visit The Ridge, the center of Shimla\'s cultural and social life and an excellent place to view the surrounding mountains. Spend a few hours at this plot full of lush vegetation and panoramic scenic beauty. If you are lucky enough you can be a part of the Summer Festival, most famous festival held at the Ridge that sees the entire town come alive with colors and a flurry of activities. Proceed to Annandale , just 2-km below the Ridge, passes through thick deodar woods to reach a large open clearing. The picturesque piece of ground had been gracefully adapted for recreations today bestow a pleasant change from the perpetual slopes above. Move towards the Chadwick Falls that rests 7-km west of the Ridge. The falls was once the site of a 67-m aquatic spectacle and makes for a pleasure trip. Retire to your rooms and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 3 in Shimla Soaking in the misty morning of Shimla wake up to a rejuvenating and delightful day. After a refreshing breakfast pay a visit to the Jakhu Temple that offers breathtaking views of the mountains and the splendid town. Located atop the Jakhu hill and dedicated to Lord Hanuman the temple resting on the highest point in town is a highly revered religious place of Shimla thronged by tourists in huge numbers. Proceed to visit the Christ Church, Northern India\'s second oldest church. The stain-glass windows, representing charity, faith, patience, fortitude and humility, and the 19th century organ are particularly remarkable. The fresco that surrounds the chapel window is a standing significance of Victorian architecture left behind by the British. Retire to your rooms and have the rest of the evening at leisure. If your energy spirits are steered high you can pay a visit to the Tara devi famed for the temple of Goddess of stars. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes and green trees the temple holds significance as a holy pilgrimage flocked by tourists the year round.

Devicos a multi-cuisine restaurant serves exquisite recipes. Baljees is an ideal hangout for breakfast or a quick lunch while shopping at the Mall.

Hotel Sangeet (Rs.1000, Hotel Sunrise Villa (Rs.1200), Hotel Sukh Sagar (Rs. 1350) and Hotel Honeymoon Inn (Rs. 3275) are some of the good Shimla hotels that have received wide acclaims from our travelers.

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