One of the most famous hill stations in India, Shimla has a lot to offer to people of every age group visiting the city. What even boosted Shimla’s popularity further was shooting of various bollywood movies here. You can witness the beauty of mall road in the movie ‘Jab we Met’ or even in the superhit ‘Tamasha’. So, if you want to visit Shimla from Delhi, it’s best that you come by train as it gives a whole new perspective to your journey. Take a train till the Kalka station and then continue your journey to Shimla from the station. Just keep the train ticket availability as the journey takes 10 hours. Here are some of the things you visit while in Shimla.
Ice Skating: Ice skating is said to be one of the most prominent adventure sports in Shimla. Shimla reportedly houses one of the biggest ice skating arenas in India. To the astonishment to many, Shimla is the only “natural” ice skating arena of India. This is the motivation behind why this biggest outdoors arena, has a tendency to pull in tourists from all over the world. Ice skating in Shimla as a rule begins in the month of December and goes ahead till late February. Amid this time, the skies are clear and the climate is frosty consequently guaranteeing undisturbed sessions of ice skating.
River rafting: Rafting is one exceptionally prominent adventure sports in Shimla. The rivers of Shimla offer the best conditions for river rafting in the city. The stream Sutlej that flows close to Shimla offers awesome options for river rafting. The exceptionally prevalent white water rafting place in Shimla is completed from the Chabba to Tattapani. The length of this stretch is 12 km and takes around 2 hours to challenge the much fast and forceful Sutlej waterway. This adventure sport is typically completed on an inflatable rubber dinghy.
Trekking: Trekking is well known in Shimla as the baffling and the lovely hills of Himalayas are just the right places for you to attempt your trekking. Treks for the most part fluctuate from each other and one can pick the length of the trek contingent upon the time and the capacity. There are a few shelters and the rest houses that have been set for the travelers to rest and energize.
Bird Watching: To do some Bird Watching in Shimla, one must get up at wee hours and drive towards the Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary to have some mind boggling bird watching experience. SWCS, and also a couple of other bird sanctuaries, permit bird viewing in Shimla. Some popular and must see birds in the these sanctuaries are Chakor, Kalij Pheasant, Black and Brown Partridge, Thrushes, Bulbuls, Woodpeckers, Parrots and Himalayan Magpie.
With so many things to do in Shimla pack your bags now and get ready to travel the wonder. Even if you have checked the train ticket availability and not finding tickets, pin your hopes on the PNR prediction as most of the times they get confirmed.