Shimla – The beautiful hill station which attracted film makers since 1960s

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The 1960  Hindi movie Love in Shimla brought the tourist destination Shimla to limelight. The sleepy hill station started attracting more tourists. The lush green land,, the snow, British colonial buildings and the Toy train offers much for the tourists and movie makers. Some of the movies made in Shimla includes:

  1. 3 Idiots
  2. Jab We Met
  3. Main Tera Hero
  4. Tamasha
  5. Black

Location: Himachal Pradesh, India

Destination type : Leisure destination

History of Shimla

  1. In 1806 Bhimsen Thapa of Nepal invaded Shimla area
  2. After the war during 1814-1816 British East India Company took control of Shimla
  3. Shimla became summer capital of British in India in 1863 by then Viceroy of India John Lawrence
  4. With the opening of Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway line in 1903, Shimlas accessability and popularity increased
  5. After Himachal Pradesh state was formed in 1971, it became capital of Himachal Pradesh

Activities for tourists at Shimla

  1. Stroll and shop at The Mall road where Bang Bang and 3 Idiots where shot
  2. Trek to Jakhu temple where the shooting of movie Tamasha happened
  3. Visit Woodville palace hotel which was shown as the bunglow of Michelle McNally in the movie Black ( other movies include Badal and Kudrat )
  4. Take a ride in Shimla -Kalka heritage train where Jab We Met, Tamasha and Love in Shimla were filmed
  5. Visit Town Hall which is shown in movies like Main Tera Hero and 3 Idiots

How to reach there


Eventhough Shimla has an airport 29 kms away from the city , major airport nearby is Chandigarh airport 123 kms away. It has flights to :

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Banglore
  4. Chennai
  5. Thiruvananthapuram


Kalka Railway station 90 kms away is the nearest broadgauge railway station. It has trains to :

  1. New Delhi
  2. Ambala
  3. Barmer
  4. Katra


Best time to visit Shimla are summer months. If you want to see snow Jauary is the best time

Season Average temperature
Winter season (October to February) 3°C to 11°C
Summer season (March to June) 7°C to 32°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Chandigarh ( 113 kms away)
  2. Kurfi ( 13 kms away)
  3. Solan ( 46 kms away)
  4. Chail (45 kms away)
  5. Tattapani ( 51 kms away)

Some hotels in Shimla with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Hotel Mayur

Best Nest

Misty Meadows Green

Hotel Hilltop

Vanvaas Homestay

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