Explore The Heritage Parts of Shimla with the countrysides while staying with a local family, in a home stay.
On this beautiful relaxed tour I take you to explore Shimla- the India's former summer capital during the British rule in India, famous for its its colonial heritage and pleasant whether. We explore the heritage part of Shimla, ride the UNESCO World Heritage Shimla kalka Mountain railways of India, discover the local fruit market, the spice market of Shimla, Hindu temples, Bhuddhist Monastery, day hikes. The major highlight of the tour is to stay with my family in Shimla in a comfortable neat and clean home stay where you can even join the Indian cooking classes organized by my wife and Heena design is also done on the palms of of female travellers. My stories about religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, Indian culture, marriage system, cast system will fascinate you during the tour.
You will also have a day hike to Shali peak 2, 870 metres (9, 416 feet) is the highest peak in the vicinity of Shimla, where you will have your packed lunch while enjoying the magnificent views of the Central Himalayas.
Day 01-: Local Sightseeing Of Shimla-: We will drive you to Vice Regal Lodge from where we start our walk through the town's Architectural Heritage Zone that brings you close to various architectural sites of British era. Lunch would be in a local restaurant and later we walk through the local markets of Shimla including the fruit and vegetable markets along with the spice market of shimla to catch up the glimpse of local culture.
Day 02-: Today We will take you to visit the Moneky Temple of Shimla, visit the Buddhist monastery, Tibetan old age home, by lunch return to home stay and join the Indian cooking classes and Heena designs on hands.
Day 03-: Shali Peak Day Trek ---Time To Start from Shimla: 07:45 A. M(2. 30 hrs of drive each way and 5 hrs of trek to the Shali Peak and back both sides)
Day 04 -: Today we ride the UNESCO Heritage Mountain railways of Shimla from Shimla to Kandhaghat. Later drive back to shimla and visit the Monkey temple of shimla.
Day 05-: Drop you back at shimla bus station.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The tour stars from the bus station / railway station or we will pick you up from your hotel in Shimla town.
End location: We will drop you back at the Shimla bus station / railway station // back at the hotel.
Duration: 5 days
04 Night's and 05 Days.
Best Time: Mid February To Mid December.
My all tours provide flexibility to the clients and could be customized as per the interest and time availability of the clients.
** Accommodation on twin Sharing for 04 Night's in Home stay in Shimla.
** 01Chiffer driven Air conditioned Toyota Innova/ similar car for all transportation on the entire tour as per the itinerary.
** All bus staion and Railway station arrival / departure transfers.
** Meals Including Breakfast + Lunch + dinner during the tour.
** 01 lesson of Indian Cooking classes during the home stay and Heena design on the palms of our female travellers.
** All kind of entrance tickets to visit monuments, temples, monasteries, Tibetan old age home.
** Train tickets to ride the UNESCO world heritage Mountain railways of India from Kalka to Shimla.
** All kind of hotel taxes including GST.
** 01 mineral water per pax per day.
** My services as a tour manager, escort and a guide during the entire tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 INR - some small daily personal expenses.
* Any Kind of Personal Expenses or things which are not mentioned In the "cost includes".
This tour is quoted for a group of 4 people. If you are traveling in a larger group, please send your inquiry to me and I will send you a quote accordingly. Our all tours could be tailor made and customized as per your interest and available time.
There are no Restrictions , i am Registered Tour Guide and have a valid license By the Tourism department, Government of Himachal Pradesh - India and can guide you freely across my state and North India.