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an overview of the town of Shimla with building on the hills and blue sky in the background

In this blog, let us delve into the top summer destinations in Shimla, the Shimla Summer Festival, and Summer Hill in Shimla.


Explore the lesser-known offbeat places in Shimla and find your perfect stay at The Orchid Hotel Shimla, blending comfort and convenience for an unforgettable experience.

A scenic view of an aerial tramway above pine trees and mountains

Dive into the enchanting world of Shimla with our guide to the top things to do in this picturesque hill station. From exploring local sightseeing spots to immersing in cultural festivals, Shimla offers a myriad of experiences.

Man riding on the bike amidst the mountains

Experience the breathtaking journey from Shimla to Manali, winding through picturesque landscapes, charming colonial town and the stunning view of the Himalayas. Every moment promises an adventure, making it a road trip to remember.


Shimla covered in show

Experience the enchantment of the New Year in Shimla. Skiing, ice skating, and paragliding await in pristine landscapes.

Aerial view of Shimla

The Queen of Hill Stations, Shimla has a lot to offer apart from its aesthetic of the colonial era. Nestled among the Himalayas, with several waterfalls tumbling down the slopes, witness nature's beauty in Shimla. 

Shimla City view from hilltop

Shimla is a great place for trekking, with numerous trails to choose from, ranging from easy to difficult, making Shimla an ideal choice for seasons and new trekkers.

Aerial view of Shimla

Ready to embark on your adventure-filled Shimla getaway? Book your stay at our hotel now and experience the perfect blend of thrill and comfort.

A road leading the india gate with mist cover in the background

Delhi to Shimla road trip via the scenic Karnal Highway is a route that promises not only picturesque landscapes...

Shimla City view from hilltop

From suitable footwear and warm clothing to important identification documents and well-equipped backpacks, we will cover all the...

Chicken Ananrdana served in copper utensil

Exploring the bustling streets of Shimla reveals a vibrant street food scene, offering a variety of mouthwatering dishes. 

A snow-capped mountain range during daytime

Once regarded as the summer capital of British India, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, also known as the Queen of Hills, boasts...

Tara Devi Temple at Shimla under a clear blue sky

From the majestic Jakhu Temple to the serene Tara Devi Temple, each of these temples in Shimla has a unique history and significance...

Chicken grilled along with veggies on a skewer

Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh is known for its unique culinary scene. In this blog, we will take you through...

Man riding on the bike amidst the mountains

A bike journey in Ladakh can be an unforgettable experience. For ambitious wanderers, winding through some...

Lush green mountain peaks

Shimla boasts incredible weather throughout the year. The snow-clad peaks and the lush green forest is an idyllic haven for retreat amongst...

Lush valleys of Himachal

Himachal Pradesh promises a blissful retreat amidst the picturesque Himalayan peaks. In this blog, we have compiled a list...

The snow-clad mountains of Shimla

A snow-clad paradise that prompts ecstasy gushing through your body with its enchanting views is Shimla. 

Apples hanging from branches at an apple orchard

Known as the "Queen of Hills", Shimla is flanked by snow-capped mountains on all sides. The picturesque hill station is...

Waterfall amidst the woods surrounded by trees at Shimla

Shimla is the perfect summer escape with its cosy atmosphere. The picturesque Chadwick Falls is a great addition to your summer...

View of Shimla from afar

Shimla is one of the most favoured hill stations in North India. We have curated the perfect 3-day itinerary for a complete experience...

Ice skating blades placed on ice

Shimla’s very own ice skating rink hosts a myriad of events and an annual carnival that you just cannot miss!

A spectacular view of the Orchid hotel from afar - The Orchid Hotel Shimla

If you are looking to plan the perfect Shimla itinerary for your family, we might have a few suggestions for fun activities...

An image of India Gate from afar

Explore different attractions near Chandigarh and plan a short trip with your friends and family over the weekend.

Children ice-skating at a carnival

Shimla in Winter is an awe-inspiring sight that serves as an elixir to the mundane events of everyday life. 

The view of a large civilisation on mountains below a bright blue sky

Shimla accommodates a number of wildlife sanctuaries that are home to a variety of flora and fauna. 

A statue of Shri Hanuman Jakhu

Jakhu Hill, standing tall at an altitude of 2,500 meters from the sea level, is the highest point in Shimla. A major tourist attraction...

A couple enjoying the sunset from a jetty

You may have taken hundreds of photos with your love atop the world, but nothing compares to the visionary charm of Insta-ready...