Chandigarh to Shimla – 115 Km via NH5
Delhi to Shimla – 340 Km via NH44 and NH5
Shimla witnessed the season’s first snowfall on Christmas Day (Sunday, 25th Dec. 2016) and tourists entering here to enjoy their holiday were welcomed by snow! Snowfall happens in India in very specific Northern states only, so people from all over India visit these states like Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir to enjoy the snow fall. The heavy snowfall impacts vehicular movement on National Highway 5 making it difficult for people to reach these hill stations from the central India.
Small Town of Shimla
Shimla is a small City and it is the capital of the Himachal Pradesh state of India. It is located at the foot of Himalayan Mountain ranges. It was the summer capital of British India. There is a narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway line which you can use or best way is to travel from Chandigarh. This place always remains cool and is gifted with natural beauty. The famous Church and Valley-view points are the main places to visit here.
This place has retained its colonial heritage, old buildings, charming iron lamp posts and Anglo-Saxon names. The local market packed with shops and eateries is the main attraction of this town. Wooden crafted and woolen items are a speciality along with Apples and other dry fruits. We will see other interesting places to visit in Himachal Pradesh also.
Himachal Travel Circuit
Starting from Chandigarh, you can complete this travel circuit. Stay at Chandigarh for a couple of days and go to Shimla. Take a halt and Shimla and see the beautiful area around. Move to Manali via Kullu and stay at Manali. On the way back, you can directly come back to Chandigarh, which could be a long journey but the road is very good and you don’t have to stay again in the same towns.
Read about Kullu-Manali-Rohtang Pass