Himachal Tourist Guide

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Fast Facts of Shimla

Area -  50.6 square km (Urban)

Population -  721745 (M: 380244 - F: 341501) Census 2001

Literacy Percentage - 79.68 (M : 87.72 - F: 70.68)

Languages spoken - Hindi, Pahari, Punjabi, and English

Headquarters - Shimla

Altitude – 2130 - 2205 m

Climate – Summer: upto 30°c, Winter: 0°c to 10°c.

Shimla's best season - A town for all reasons and all seasons.

Clothing required - Light woollens in summer and heavy in winters.

Telecommunications - Worldwide links by the net, telephones and fax. Code 0177.

Food available - From South Indian to Tibetan and Chinese to Continental available here in several Hotels, Restaurants, Dhabas and Coffeehouse.

Distance from Delhi – 370 km


By road : Connected to all major cities in India. The hilly track of about 88 km from Kalka to Shimla is one of the finest in the country. Several State run transport buses, ordinary, semi-de-lux, deluxe, air conditioned come direct to Shimla from almost all the towns of North India. Himachal Tourism Development Corporation also runs buses between Delhi and Shimla. Broad well surfaced road connects to kalka, Chandigarh, Delhi etc. Almost each and every part of the state is linked by roads. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation is running its buses covering the whole state. There is huge network of HRTC to cater the needs of the people.

By rail : Broad Gauge track upto Kalka connecting to Delhi, Kolkata and amritsar. Narrow gauge from Kalka to Shimla. Cover 96 km of zigzag route amidst picturesque mountainous landscape through 102 tunnels. Takes six hours.

By air :  Daily flights from delhi and kullu. Airport at Jubbarhatti 23 km from the city. Taxi cabs are available.

ACCOMMODATION : Shimla has accommodation to suit most types of budgets and tastes. However other towns near Shimla mostly have limited options including HPTDC guest houses  which provide comfortable stay at reasonable prices. Details are available from local offices.


STD code                        0177

Police                              100 / 2812344

Hospitals                         2803073 / 2807324 / 2814725 / 2807324

Taxi Stand                       2657645 / 2805164

Bus Stand                        2658765 / 2656326

Railway Station               131 / 2652915 / 2652696

HPTDC Marketing Office 2652561 / 2658302

Airport                              2736835


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