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    Need suggestion to organise a trip to Shimla

    Interested in planning a trip to Shimla? Looking out for detailed itinerary, and approximate budget? No need to worry. You can go through the suggestions from experts on this page and plan the trip and make it worth your budget.

    I want to organize a family trip to Shimla but I have never done it before. I want my parents and brother to enjoy. So I need your suggestion for the below points, I am planning to take them to Shimla, we are four in number.

    1. Best and affordable hotel to stay in Shimla
    2. Places to visit
    3. What not to miss in Shimla
    4. Best time to visit
    5. Approx Budget to consider (I would like to save and bear all the expense.)
    6. Precaution to take
    7. Tips to plan the trip

    Any other suggestions that you can think, do let me know.
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  • Shimla is a beautiful tourist location in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at an altitude of 2215 m above the sea level.

    There are many options to stay in Shimla from cheap lodges to star hotels. Some of the middle class hotels where rent is of the order Rs 1500 - 2500 per day are - Hotel Eve, Hotel Himland East, Hotel Shingar, Hotel Shidharath, Hotel Sunrise, Gulmarg Regency, Hotel Dalziel, Hotel Surya etc.

    There are many beautiful places to visit here -
    1. Kufri hills - a picturesque natural beauty location about 19 Km from Shimla.
    2. Green valley- Another beautiful place very near to Kufri known for its stunning landscapes and beauty.
    3. Jakhoo hill - This is a hill top in Shimla city and one has to walk rather climb up for half an hour to reach there. A famous Hanuman temple is also there.
    4. Tara Devi temple - A famous temple about 11 Km from the city.
    5. The Ridge of Shimla - It is a central place in the city where lot of cultural activities take place. It is a common hub for the tourists.
    6. Chadwick falls - located about 7 Km from Shimla it is one of the most beautiful place to visit.

    There are many other places which are equally beautiful and some of them will be covered in day tours as well and they are - Observatory Hill, Arki Fort, Gaiety Heritage, Cultural Complex, Viceregal Lodge, Himachal State Museum, Christ Church, Hadimba Temple etc.

    Shimla is a place of breathtaking beauty and splendour. One should not miss the picturesque surroundings and beautiful locations and should plan the tours accordingly. If you are not a nature lover stick to the activities like fair and fun events in the city which are mainly concentrated in ridge area and mall road.

    Best time to visit Shimla is March to May and October to November. It is advisable to avoid mansoon time due to frequent land slides.

    Depending upon your travel plans you add hotel charges plus to and fro train charges plus Rs 1000 per day for food and about 600 per day for local conveyance in Shimla etc. With this you can work out the budget for the trip.

    During travel be careful about your purse and luggage. Keep your debit cards properly secured. Do not eat junk and stale food. Avoid untreated water for drinking. Keep basic medicines with you for emergency.

    Knowledge is power.

  • Here is my suggestion on planning your trip to Shimla
    1. Best and affordable hotel to stay in Shimla
    1. Evoke Shimla Havens Resorts. Price starting from Rs.600. It is a 4-star hotel. They have neatly arranged upscale rooms with attached outdoor activities & a restaurant/bar. It is an affordable mountain resort with all the standard amenities.
    2. Sunrise Villa. Price starting from Rs.1,730. It is a 3-star hotel that offers simple yet beautiful rooms with balconies, excellent mountain views and a garden.
    3. Dev Home Stay. Price starts from Rs.1,605. This is also a nice hotel to consider with nice view and good service.
    4. OYO Vatika Resort. Price starting at Rs.1,800. You get independent cottages to stay. Nice view with a compound to enjoy the scenario.
    5. Toshali Royal View. Price starting at 1,729. It is a ·3-star hotel with traditional styled rooms with attached balconies that open to excellent mountain views. You get restaurant/bar, spa and a game room too.
    All these places will have parking facility.
    2. Places to visit
    There are many places to visit in Shimla. Some of them are the Observatory Hill, Gaiety Heritage, Arki Fort, Cultural Complex, Himachal State Museum, Hidimba Temple etc.
    3. What not to miss in Shimla
    Do not miss The Mall, which is a pedestrian avenue, and make it a point to visit the Lakkar Bazaar, to collect memoirs for your family and friends, while making this trip memorable with those special wooden crafts and toys.
    4. Best time to visit
    Shimla is equally attractive through the year. But if you want to escape the summer in your city, it will remain ideal to visit Shimla between the months of March to May and gain from October to March leaving out the rainy seasons preferably.
    5. Approximate Budget to consider
    Depending upon how many members are visiting the place, it can be calculated. For four people, you can safely round the trip in 50 thousand rupees, but it would be better to add some more for contingency.
    6. Precautions to take
    Always stay in touch with each other through phone. It is better to do as many transactions possible through online. Like when you hire vehicles, prefer Ola, Uber etc. Booking the hotels online will save you a lot of money while it will secure your transactions. Try not to depend on any unauthorized person for any favor.
    7. Tips to plan the trip
    With internet, things have been much easier than before. Start looking for hotels online and by entering the details you can book it online much in advance. If you are travelling by car, as you said you need parking place, plan the shortest route map and follow the google maps on road. If you are taking public transport, then start booking it off as much early as possible.

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