Here are some of the attractive destinations from Shimla, that you can explore –
Chandigarh – Established as the first planned city in the country, Chandigarh is filled with some amazing tourist attractions to explore. Well connected with the hill stations in the north, you can easily find a Shimla to Chandigarh taxi to reach the destination. Lying on the foothills of the Shivalik range, Chandigarh experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year, which is perfect for touring through its attractions. Also considered a layover for tourist planning to explore other alluring destinations in the north, Chandigarh’s energetic vibe, eating places and shopping arcades are also equally worth experiencing.
Manali – A 6 hour drive from Shimla, this beautiful hill station is a great place to unwind and try adventure sports like paragliding and trekking. Dotted with some cozy resorts tucked in the remote corners of the green valley, Manali is perfect way to get away from the noise of the city. Some of the most visited places in the town includes Hadimba Temple, Beas river, Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass.
Dharamsala – Another 6 hour drive from the city of Shimla will take you to an enchanting location of Dharamsala. Famous for its Buddhist influence, you’d find several monasteries, schools and marketplaces run by the Buddhist authorities and the hill station is also home to his holiness, the Dalai Lama. Dharamsala is also home to the famous cricket ground, run by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association and has witnessed several big matches. For shopaholics the markets of Dharamsala offers some of the best local handicrafts, clothes, bags and shoes, majorly manufactured by the Buddhist monks.
Delhi – A drive of a little over 5 hours would take you to the national capital. You can either take a bus or a Shimla to delhi taxi to reach the destination. Delhi’s one of the major tourist bases for exploring the splendid hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Delhi’s historic wonders and modern amusements offer an exciting experience for the people living in the hill station. Delhi’s also home to several prestigious educational institutions, colleges and multinational companies, thus you can notice the younger generations from Shimla coming to the capital for studies and finding better job opportunities. Some of the famous attractions in the city include the Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Humayun’s Tomb, Jantar Mantar and Agrasen ki Baoli.
Mashobra – A mesmerizing hill station, Mashobra falls within the Shimla district and is famous for its picturesque locales. If you’re one of those, who only visits hill stations to get away from the chaotic life of the city, Mashobra is the place to be in. Located in the famous Indo-Tibet road, the hill station was established by Lord Dalhousie in 1850. With a pleasant climate throughout the year and abundance of scenic locations, you’re guaranteed to find your mental peace here.