Shimla is a lovely hill station in Himachal Pradesh, lies at an altitude of 2202 meters over sea level. That is quickly accessible by Road, Rail and by Air
Travel to Shimla from Delhi
Shimla is one of the easiest hill stations to access. There are multiple ways to reach Shimla. Whether it is Delhi to Shimla or Chandigarh to Shimla or if you are heading out from any type of city in the North or any top city across India – Shimla is a destination that is easy to reach. Swantour.com provides you the information on exactly how to get to Shimla easily.
Shimla by Air
Shimla can be easily reached by air. The place has its own airport at a place called Jubbarhatti, which is located at a distance of 23 kilometers from the main city center. Flights from New Delhi, Chandigarh and also Kullu operate an everyday basis.
Nearest Airport: Chandigarh International Airport situated at a distance of 118.3 kilometer from Shimla, whereas Indira Gandhi Airport at Delhi is 358.1 kilometres away.
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Shimla by Train
New Delhi to Shimla train trip is one of the most demanded trains traveling in Northern India though there are no direct trains between the two stations.
The very first phase journey is in between New Delhi and also Kalka, the last broad gauge station on the foothills of the Shivalik chain of mountains. The distance can be covered in 4 hrs time if traveling by Shatabdi Express from Delhi while various other trains take 5-6 hours to get to Kalka.
Delhi to Shimla
|Train Name||Depart Delhi||Arrive Kalka||Train Name||Depart Kalka||Arrive Shimla|
|Howrah Kalka Mail (12311) HWH DLI KLK MAI||21. 00 (day 1) (A)||4:30 (day 2)||Shivalik Deluxe Express (52451) Shivalk DLX EXP||5:40 (day 2)||10:15 (day 2)|
|Himalayn Queen (14095) HIMALYAN QUEEN||05:45 AM (B)||11:10||Himalayn Queen (52455) HIMALYAN QUEEN||12:15||17:15|
|Kalka – New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12011) KALKA SHTBDI||07:40 AM (C)||11:45|
A – Train departs from Old Delhi station, station code (DLI)
B – Train departs from Delhi Rohilla station, station code (DEE)
C – Train Departs from New Delhi Station, station code (NDLS)
Shimla to Delhi
|Train Name||Depart Shimla||Arrive Kalka||Train Name||Depart Kalka||Arrive Delhi|
|Himalayn Queen (52456) HIMALYAN QUEEN||10:30||16:05||Kalka – New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12012) KALKA SHTBDI||17:45||21:55 (A)|
|Himalayn Queen (14096) HIMALYAN QUEEN||16:50||22:40 (B)|
|Shivalik Deluxe Express (52451)||18:15||23:15||Kalka Mail (12312) KALKA MAIL||23:55||6:30 (c)|
These are some popular routes to reach Shimla by Road. These undulating hill roads to Shimla also provide an enchanting experience as the train journey does. Shimla “capital of Himachal Pradesh” is well connected by road with neighbouring states like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, and Punjab.
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- The city nearby to Shimla is Kalka (80 kilometres away).
- Chandigarh attaches to Shimla through the NH-22 (119 km away).
- The national capital of Delhi is 370 km away.
Road Route Options
There are three great routes you can take to Shimla. Find them listed below and pick your favourite.
Route 1: The Ambala Route
Delhi → Panipat → Karnal → Kurukshetra → Ambala → Pinjore → Kasauli → Shimla
Route 2: The Yamunanagar Route
Delhi → Panipat → Karnal → Yamunanagar → Solan → Chail → Shimla
Route 3: The Dehradun Route Delhi → Ghaziabad → Meerut → Muzaffarnagar → Dehradun → Kolar → Barog → Shimla