How to Reach Shimla

Travelers contemplating how to reach Shimla need not worry as it is one of the most visited and easily accessible hill stations in the country. It is situated in the vicinity of the national capital, Delhi and also situated nearby the Chandigarh.

By Air By Air

Shimla Airport or Jubbarhatti Airport, about 20 km from the city, is the closest domestic airport serving this beautiful hill station. However, this airport is only occasionally functional and other nearby airports are Chandigarh Airport and New Delhi Airport. There are regular flights to Shimla from New Delhi and Chandigarh. Chandigarh Airport is well connected to various cities in India including Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar, and Chennai. International tourists can book their tickets to Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Located about 360 km away, Delhi airport is well connected with all the major cities in the world. From the airport, travelers can avail of prepaid taxis or bus service to reach Shimla.

By Road By Road

Shimla is well connected by road with other cities like Chandigarh, New Delhi, Dehradun, and Kalka. A journey to Shimla by road is a visual delight and the hill station enjoys excellent connectivity with New Delhi, Dehradun and Chandigarh through well-maintained national highways. There are also regular bus services to Shimla from Kullu, Manali, Delhi, and Ambala. Several bus services, including Himachal Road Transport Corporation, several private buses, and luxury buses connect Shimla to other towns and cities. You can also hire a cab to reach Shimla from these cities.

By Rai By Rail

Kalka railway station, situated at a distance of around 96 km, is the nearest railhead connecting Shimla to other Indian cities. There are frequent trains available from New Delhi and Chandigarh to Kalka railway station. From Kalka station, one can hire private cabs or taxis to reach Shimla.

The Kalka - Shimla train route is a narrow-gauge railway line that offers stunning views. The Kalka to Shimla train route has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites of Mountain Railways of India. This breathtaking route is mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the steepest rise in altitude in a mere 96-kilometer stretch.

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