Shimla Day Hikes

Shimla Day Hikes

An Overview

Route

Forest Road Walk-Summer Hill/ Kamna Devi Walk-Glen/Annandale Walk-Jakhu Temple Walk-St. Bede’s Walk

 

Altitude

2,205 m/7,234 ft

Trek Length

Depends upon you

Duration

3 Nights/4 Days

Difficulty Level

Easy

Best Season

Throughout the year

Facts

  • Shimla was declared the summer capital of India in 1864 by the British and before that; it was a part of Nepal.

  • Shimla is home to the legendary mountain biking race MTB Himalaya which is regarded as the biggest event in South-East Asia. 

  • Shimla got its name from a Hindu Goddess ‘Shyamala Devi’ who is another incarnation of Goddess Durga.

  • The train route from Kalka to Shimla has more than 806 bridges and 103 tunnels! Better connectivity means more opportunities to visit the beautiful hill station of Shimla! The Kalka-Shimla railway route is recognized as a World Heritage Site and is described as the ‘most authentic mountain railways in the World’ by UNESCO itself

  • Here is a Chotta Shimla and New Shimla both in Shimla. You can experience old-world charm and glimpses of British Raj here!

  • On your way to viceregal Lodge, there is a stretch of old wooden houses known as Yarrows where Muhammad Ali Jinnah once lived.

  • You can buy handmade Chinese shoes if you place an order in advance from stores like Tatung, Hopson or Fook Chung. Bet this was one of the unknown facts about Shimla.

  • Shimla is home to South Asia’s only natural ice skating rink.

  • There is a Scandal Point at the Ridge which marks the spot where the Viceroy’s daughter and the Maharaja of Patiala used to have a romantic rendezvous in colonial times.

  • Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies – IIAS Had Power Supply Way Back in 1888.

  • Shimla is Located on 7 Hills; namely-Prospect Hill, Observatory Hill, Summer Hill, Inverarm Hill, Bantony Hill, Jakhoo Hill and Elysium Hill.

  • Shimla is one of the Youngest Cities in the Country.

  • The Town Hall was built In 1888. It is an Earthquake-proof building.

  • The corridors of IGMC are believed to be trolled by a gang of ghosts. They push you around and sometimes even make the lift stop for hours. They might even call out your name, people say. The Chudail Baudi near Nav Bahar Beckons All Single Men. Your car will slow down on its own and your back seat might be occupied by a lady in a white saree.

  • Shimla is the Birthplace of Anupam Kher, Prem Chopra, Balraj Sahni, Priya Rajvansh.

  • The Jakhoo Temple Shrine, Believers Say, Holds the Footprints Of Lord Hanuman. 

  • The Maria Brothers Have In Its Custody The “Arya Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita” Of 16-17th Century Compilation In Tibetan Script.

  • Auckland House School Is The Only Girl School In India To Introduce Scuba Diving.

  • The Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling Monastery in Sanjauli is one of its kind in India. There is only one other in Tibet that teaches the practice of ‘Kalachakra. ‘

  • BCS Shimla Is One Of The Oldest Boarding Schools In Asia. The school has been operational since 1863. They actually have a closed door in the building from where 100 Muslims students left at partition.

  • The First Road Of Shimla Was Constructed In 1828.

  • The Mall was actually called the ‘Thandi Sarak’ in the British Era.

  • You will get no food in Shimla after midnight.

  • From the North Side of Ridge the rainwater drains into Sutlej River and is carried into the Arabian Sea, Southside drains into the Yamuna and flows to the Bay of Bengal.

Short Itinerary

Day 1
Delhi to Shimla via car/bus. Arrival in Shimla. Briefing about the location and the hills around. Dinner and Night stay in Shimla.
Day 2
After breakfast, day hike to Inveram hill, Observatory hill, Prospect hill, Summer hill, Kamna Devi, Advanced studies, Annandale and Glen along with the refreshments in between. Dinner and night stay in a good hotel.
Day 3
After breakfast, day hike to Jakhoo hills alongside forest walk and back to the Mall road via St.Bede’s college along with refreshments in between. Then evening walk through Mall road, Lakkar bazar, Bantony hill and finally visiting the famous Kalibari temple. Dinner and night stay in a good hotel.
Day 4

After Breakfast, departure from Shimla via car/bus.

Heavy Group Discounts Available.

Accommodation, activities and meals included in the trip.

Contact us for Detailed Itinerary.

We can customize the Itinerary according to Your needs.

Number of Days and sightseeing to Hatu Peak, Thanedar, Kufri, Naldehra, Solan, Shali Tibba, etc. and other nearby places can be added to the trek at an additional cost. Sightseeing to these places can be arranged depending on the road conditions during that time.