Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is characterized by scenic beauty that attracts people from across the world. Shimla lies at Shivalik foothills and was discovered by the British people during the 19th century. The small town of Shimla is enveloped by excellent views of the snow-clad mountains of Himalayan Ranges. It has an array of the finest hotels, shopping places, ancient temples and other attractions.
Shimla is well linked by road, rail, plane and bus. Different tour operators take care of the trip that includes the travel expenses, hotel reservation etc. The main airport in Shimla is located at the Jubbarhatti that lies at about 25 kilometers from the main city. This airport is always is a busy hub with different flights to/from Shimla. The commercial services offered at this airport are restricted to only six flights per week that operate to and from Delhi. Airline companies that provide services from Chandigarh are Jet Airways, Indian Airlines and Air Deccan. However, it is recommended to confirm the schedule of flights to/from Shimla as there might be some change in the departure or the arrival of the flights due to climatic conditions.
After getting down at the Jubbarhatti Airport one can hire a pre-paid taxi or other local transport service for further travel. Daily flight services are scheduled to\from Delhi and the advance booking for the same can be made in New Delhi itself or at Shimla’s Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation office.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/07