©

Shimla trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Holiday Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Shimla

Sightseeing Nature Historic Sites

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around. The former summer capital of British India during the time of the Raj, Shimla was chosen on account of its climate and scenery, with the city today drawing in the crowds for the same reasons. Another reason to take a holiday in Shimla is to see the city's landmark buildings, which bear the hallmarks of colonial British architecture and dot the largely pedestrianized city center. A polite and welcoming introduction to the mountains that surround, Shimla trips usually form part of a wider tour of the region. Use our India family vacation planner to plan your trip to Shimla and other destinations in India.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Shimla

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities in Himachal Pradesh:
Nature, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Nature, historic sites, wildlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Where to stay in Shimla

A tourist destination since the days of the Raj, Shimla has plenty of accommodations to choose from, whatever your style and budget. Take a look along The Mall and The Ridge in the town center for the bulk of what's on offer, with everything from hostels to hotels available. Some particularly grand hotels take pride of place on the outskirts to the northeast and west, offering luxurious, large rooms, and extra facilities, such as pools, restaurants, and spas. These high-end options also provide extensive views of the Himalayan landscape.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Best Deals Guaranteed

Recently planned trips to Shimla

5 days in Himachal Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in North India BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Amritsar, Shimla & Chandigarh BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Shimla BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in India BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Himachal Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Shimla BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Shimla BY A USER FROM INDIA December, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: December, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Shimla BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Himachal Pradesh BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Shimla BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Himachal Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA November, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: November, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans