Chandigarh to Shimla

Chandigarh to Shimla distance is 113 kms and its takes approx 4 hrs by road. Out of the 26 reviews shared by travellers, 15% prefer Bus, 21% prefer Train, 61% prefer Car or Cab whereas 3% prefer Flight respectively.

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Himanshu

Chandigarh

"Driving on the hills is risky, always keep left "

7/7
Posted 21 Apr

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

Driving is my passion. I use to drive 800-1000 Km in one stretch stopping just for natural calls and as we carry food with us always. Me and my whole family is found of travelling by our own car and we use to keep our sleeping bags and bag packs with us always in our car. Started from Delhi took them from Delhi Station and reached at Sukhdev Dhaba the best on this highway as you will get all types of food and can fill our stomach with parathas (different types of it with full of butter). Travelled with some soft drinks taken in between. Drove down to Ambala, Chandigarh, Shimla on the highway while we stopped at Timber trail the place where you can take a feel of starting hills and breathe more fresh air here as they provide rope way for their hotel and restaurant up side of hill top ...Read More

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Aditya

Chandigarh

"Good roads; Himalayan expressway deserves applause"

7/7
Posted 2 Nov

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Group

Journey began from Chandigarh. The road from Panchkula is hassle free. Well maintained roads.Then first toll starts at Himalayan expressway. This expressway is better than many expressways on plains. The view is terrific. Just before Kasauli visiting "Giani da dhaba" is a must. Right from the end of expressway to the start of Shimla roads are very well maintained. All types of cars can move without any problems. But make sure your car has enough power to climb on sloppy roads.

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Karan

Mumbai

"Roadway to heaven and a memorable drive "

5/7
Posted 29 Jun

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

As it was the rainy season, I was in Chandigarh for some work, then I decided to go Shimla which is 120 km approx. Journey of three hours from Chandigarh. I started in morning and it was raining, but the climate was pleasant, as I crossed Parwanoo from where the DEV BHOOMI HIMACHAL begins. Rain stopped, but it was drizzling, and I was enjoying my drive on hilly road, and fog was flowing all the way, it looked liked clouds landed on earth to welcome us, and it was feeling of ROADWAY TO HEAVEN, and the feeling was through out the journey, after Dharmpur, there were monkeys sitting on par-fits on sides of road, it was totally Awesome throughout, an it was unforgettable, and proved the tagline of Himachal which says " UNFORGETTABLE HIMACHAL".

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Rahul

Delhi

"Chandigarh to Shimla via Himalayan Expressway!"

7/7
Posted 29 Jan

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Group

We hired Innova to reach Shimla from Chandigarh. We started from Chandigard at 11 am. It took almost 5 hours to reach Shimla. There were few tea and street food stalls, dhabas and shops on the way to Shimla. We stopped near Pandav Gufa and had lunch there. We reached our hotel in Shimla at around 4:30 pm.

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jatinder

Rajpura

"Awesome moment"

7/7
Posted 2 Nov

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

Best time to travel is morning time, when you enjoy a nature beauty more. Travel by own car if you really wanna enjoy beauty of nature in hills and have time then recommend to travel by Toy Train which takes 5-8 hrs from Kalka to Shimla. Advice to book in advance which go through several tunnels around 100 tunnels short and small.

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Journey Overview

Travelling from Chandigarh to Shimla -

By Bus: The Chandigarh to Shimla distance is about 128 km. Shimla is well connected by road and rail. By bus, in around 3 hours, one can reach Shimla from Chandigarh. The top bus operators for the Chandigarh to Shimla route are the PUNBUS/ Punjab Roadways and RSRTC. You can easily travel to Shimla from Chandigarh, as the Chandigarh to Shimla bus tickets are available at affordable prices.

By Train: There is no direct Chandigarh to Shimla train. The nearest station is Kalki and this place connects to almost all major cities of the country. From the Kalki station to reach Shimla, one must take the toy train that lets one enjoy the scenic beauty. Otherwise private cabs and cars can be arranged to reach Shimla from Kalki.

By Flight: There are no direct Chandigarh to Shimla flights. The Jubbarhatti airport is situated 22 km away from Shimla. The place is well connected to various cities by air. Flights are available from Chandigarh to the Jubbarhatti airport. From there taxis, cars and buses are available to reach Shimla. The distance from Chandigarh to Shimla is easily travelled on road.

By Cab/Car: Wondering how to reach Shimla from Chandigarh easily? One of the best ways to reach Shimla from Chandigarh is by hiring a taxi or renting a car. The time taken to reach from Chandigarh to Shimla by road will be approximately 2 hours 20 minutes. This is the ideal way of travelling while going with family or friends as it lets us enjoy the beauty of the nature. Chandigarh to Shimla by car is an exhilarating experience.

Shimla - The Grand Hill Station

Things to Do

The city has grand old buildings, as well as wonderfully charming iron lamp posts. Even today Shimla enjoys the status of being the summer capital of the country. For sightseeing in Shimla, this is one of the best places to escape to during the summer time. Shimla is a colonial time city that has several beautiful heritage buildings and religious places as well. The Mall, Temples, Viceregal Lodge, Chadwick Falls, Himachal State Museum Jakhoo Hill, Annandale, Glen, Summer Hill, Sanjauli, Prospect Hill, Daranghati Sanctuary are some of the must visit places when in Shimla. Other than sightseeing, several adventure activities like trekking, skiing, golfing and fishing also takes place here.

Accommodation

Shimla is one of the major tourist destinations of the state, and due to this, there are several hotels in Shimla. There are many Government Guest Houses as well. Various homestays and affordable hotels are easily available here.


Return: Shimla to Chandigarh

Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 550
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 660
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 660
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 715
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 715
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Top Sightseeing in Shimla

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Recommended for Family Vacation

"Ridge is a place at the top of the hill, the road is plane and open, no entry for vehicle'... Read More - Sagar

Recommended for Hills

"Jakhoo Hill is Highest Point of shimla covered with pine trees and at the top is located t... Read More - Manish Bhatnagar

Recommended for Culture & Heritage

"Shimla was my favorite summer holiday destination in India. I visit there with my friends ... Read More - nithin

Recommended for Romantic Getaway

"Shimla is a great place to visit. There are many noticeable contrasts between the stacked ... Read More - Gauri pandey

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