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Advice what to do for 2days in Shimla

by glendesilva Online Now Feb 1, 2012 at 4:46 AM

Hi, me and my wife and my friend and his (4 of us) plan to fly to Shimla on the 10th of FEB, whats the weatehr?? and we plan to drive or take a cab back to delhi on 11th evening,.. and see some sights on the way...

wat are ur suggestions for our short stay??we arive in shimla aiport at 10am.. how long to the city?? and where should we go for the rest of the day? we like to explore some nature and hills if time permits or some cultura sites.. during the day.. and following morning hours.

how long is the drive back to Delhi?? and how much roughly would it cost..

thanks..

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    Re: Advice what to do for 2days in Shimla

    by anilpradhanshillong Online Now Feb 1, 2012 at 6:32 AM

    1. Weather - Will be cold. Temperature may be from 3-10 degrees Celsius, though the upper temperature may improve during the day if the sun comes out.

    2. The airport is located in Jubbarhatti, 22-odd kms from Shimla. It may take you about an hour to reach Shimla.

    3. All the sights are listed here:

    http://www.hptdc.nic.in/cir0103.htm

    4. Drive from Shimla to Delhi is about 360 kms. It may take you roughly 7 hours to traverse the distance. However, be careful whilst driving down the hills of Shimla upto Kalka. Driving directions would be available at:

    http://maps.google.co.in/

    5. Chail, Solan, Chandigarh are all good options to see if you have the time.

    6. Do check out this link of VT also:

    Simla Travel Guide

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    Re: Advice what to do for 2days in Shimla

    by glendesilva Online Now Feb 1, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    thanks for the tips.. whats the rough cost for 4 poeple to hire a van from Shimla to Delhi, including stop overs at the good locations between?

    and what time would u advice us to leave shimla? towards delhi

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    Re: Advice what to do for 2days in Shimla

    by earthflyer Online Now Feb 1, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    When driving back to Delhi, stop off in Chandigrah and visit Ned Chands Fantasy rock garden. A really bizaaar place with many characters made from everyday rubbish. See my avatar photo, that is from Ned,s chands Fantasy Rock Garden.

    It's worth a stop and popular with indian tourists.

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    Re: Advice what to do for 2days in Shimla

    by anilpradhanshillong Online Now Feb 2, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    1. Sorry, never hired a taxi from Shimla to Delhi so wouldn't know. However, do bargain with the driver/owner of the taxi. Suggest you try to get a reliable taxi with a reliable driver as the hill driving, even for experienced drivers, can be tricky.

    2. Try your utmost to start early, say by 8 am. Will give you lots of time for a slow and steady descent.

    3. If you have the time, you may think of taking the toy train (narrow guage railway) from Shimla to Kalka, like the one between Siliguri and Darjeeling. It's great fun. And if you have booked your train ticket from Kalka to Delhi, it's greater fun.

    4. There are two trains from Shimla to Kalka. These are:

    Shimla-Kalka Express (No. 52454) Dep. 18.25 Arr. 23.20 (Second Class Sitting)
    Shimla-Kalka Pass (No. 52458) Dep. 14.25 Arr. 20.10

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    Re: Advice what to do for 2days in Shimla

    by Alisha1122 Online Now Feb 4, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    In this winter season weather is really very fine to visit Shimla and its related places.The name Shimla derives from goddess 'Shayamla Devi', which is another manifestation of Goddess Kali.The best attractions in Shimla like Ridge, Lakkad Bazaar, St Michael’s, Tara Devi Temple etc.But you take too short time i think need to minimum 3-4 days because after traveling its difficult to see the beauty of Shimla.

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