1. Travel across the green hills on a toy train
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The toy train is the highlight of attractions in Shimla. The Kalka – Shimla toy train ride is truly an incredible experience for all nature lovers. The train crosses the lofty mountains and evergreen vistas. Peep from one of the windows of the train and you would feast upon the incredible views that are one of their kind.
Consider yourself to be lucky if it gets gloomy while you are riding the toy train. Also, tunnel no 33 falls en route, which will send across chills down your spine, as it is one of the top 25 most haunted places in India.
2. Shop at Lakkar Bazar, it is specifically for those planning on budget shopping
Be it a leisure family vacation or a special honeymoon, Shimla is clearly the first choice of Indians. As you plan a trip to Shimla, the exciting outdoors and mesmerizing surroundings would leave you enchanted. But one can’t overlook the bustling crowd of Shimla.
And when the darkness falls, Lakkar Bazar is the place to go. it is here that you find the long stretch of shops on either side of the road and they offer some of the finest woodwork artifacts at a nominal price. Besides, you can also buy cheap winter wears.
You can also find quite a bit of souvenir and gifts for your loved ones. Special mention to local handmade shawls and Nehru jackets, don’t forget to check ’em out!
3. Go ice skating at Asia’s only open-air ice skating rink
If you are in Shimla on a vacation, then visiting ice skating rink is a must. Visit this place when winter is at its peak and you get to experience the best. every year thousands of tourists flock to Shimla to enjoy this incredible activity in the Himalayan land.
For most of the time, people can find plenty of ice which is formed by the special technique firstly used by the British. The thick forest and stunning surroundings keep the rink shaded and the low winter temperature prevents it from melting. And that’s how you make the best of your Himachal holiday packages.
Tariff: INR 200 approximately, timings: 8 am to 11 am & 5 pm to 8 pm
4. Go rafting at Tattapani for an adventure in Shimla
Tattapani is an offbeat destination located 50 km from the Shimla city center, and it is a wonderful treat for all the nature lovers out there. The place located on the banks of Sutlej river is distinguished for its natural hot springs and lush green outdoors. You can also plan to go rafting at Tattapani which is one of its kind thrilling experience for thrill seekers. Also, if you are planning an exciting weekend getaway, nothing is going to beat the idea of being here. Come rejuvenate your soul once again. The price is INR 1 500 per person.
5. Witness the magnificent Chadwick waterfalls
Nature and its serenity can be found in almost every corner of Shimla. 7 km from the city center, in the Glen Forest, Chadwick waterfalls is nature’s perfect escape to get rid of the bustling city crowd. Come here and spend some moments of tranquility in the warm embrace of nature. Start your day with an excursion to Chadwick Falls. This part of Shimla is meant specifically for nature lovers.
Come here and spend some moments resting in nature’s solitude. It’s just perfect here.
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