Places to Visit on Your Journey to Shimla

Shimla is at a distance of about 120 kms from Chandigarh.Excellent network of roads are there and all are linked with each other. Tourists planning to visit Shimla can choose the journey by road and experience stoppage at many beautiful places before reaching Shimla. One can also enjoy a six hour journey by Toy Train from Kalka to Shimla. Kalka is about 25 kms away from Chandigarh.

Journey to Himachal begins at Parwanoo which was a small little village a couple of decades ago, and now Parwanoo has grown into bustling industrial township. Parwanoo is known as the southern gateway to Himachal. Tourists can experience the warm hospitality by having a comfortable stay in Hotel Shiwalik near Parwanoo. Hotel Shiwalik has a range of rooms and cuisines. Adjoining the highway there is cafe and a beer bar. Kalka is hardly 2 kms from Shiwalik Hotel.

As the road moves deeper into the hills on the side comes the delightful little town Kasauli. Kasauli is a small hill station full of timeless charms with attractive cottages , gardens and orchards. Kasauli has been famous since the British era for its beautiful location and soothing environment. One can visit the Christ Church in Kasauli, Monkey Point, Hanuman Temple, Central Research Institute in Kasauli. In one of the old bungalow is the Hotel Ros-Common providing fantastic stay facilities for the visitors.It has all the grace of colonial house that it once was.

As we return from Kasauli to National highway that we come close to the place known as Barog. This place has grown over the year from mere stop over the highway. Hotel Pine wood lies in Barog. The hotel has variety of rooms and suites. Complete with comprehensive facilities for conferences.

Another finest destination one can visit on the way is Chail. Chail is famous for Asia's highest cricket playground built during the British period. Chail was the retreat of Maharaja of Patiala who spared no effort to create a magnificent mansion. Palace of Maharaja in Chail has now turned to Palace Hotel. Lawns, grounds, the views are wonderful. There are several hike and walk trails. Chail's Palace hotel has rooms , suites and variety of cottages and huts. Conference facilities are there. Palace Hotel has an open air cafe, billiards, a children's park and well stocked beer bar .

Hotel Destination lying just on the side of National highway in the Kandaghat sub-division of Solan district is a fantastic 3 starred hotel. Giving a view of a palace, Hotel Destination provides a luxurious stay for the visitors.

Moving up from Kandaghat, one will cross Waknaghat having the renowned Jaypee University. Heading you will come across the Shoghi region which is just 13 kms away from Shimla. Driving the curvy roads to Shimla, one can have the view of famous Tara Devi Temple on the Shimla hills. Entering the boundaries of main Shimla shows a drastic change in vegetation. Pine trees are suddenly replaced by tall Deodar trees. One can have a fantastic view of Shimla from Sankat Mochan Temple.


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