One Day Shimla Sightseeing Trip by Cab

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Anciently known as Devbhumi (Abode of Gods), Himachal Pradesh is a state with the abundant natural beauty of the great Himalayas. It is believed that Himachal Pradesh is the perfect destination for every traveler and nature enthusiast as they can rejuvenate their souls amid its high mountains and pleasant climate.

Shimla or the Queen Hill is the capital city of the state of Himachal Pradesh which has been attracting tourists from around the world since time immemorial. Its famous Mall Road, City Library, churches and British architecture continue to impress and lure its visitors.

This hill station capital certainly has a lot more to offer and to make sure that the traveler in you gets the best experience amid the surreal mountains, the top car rental companies in Shimla are offering you 1 Day Shimla Local Sightseeing Tour by Private Car.

The comfort of a private car will make your one day trip easy and convenient on the hilly roads. It will prove to be the most affordable way to explore the beautiful city and load your bag of memories.

The car will pick you up from your doorstep to commence your Local tour around Shimla. We have selected the most popular and picturesque places on your one day tour which you shouldn’t at all miss and which will give you the essence of the city in the best possible manner.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Shimla Local Sightseeing Tour Package by Car

  • Full Day Shimla Local Sightseeing Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Tara Devi Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Army Museum, Jakhu Hill/Temple, Lakkar Bazaar, Ridge, Church, Mall Road, Scandal Point, Kali Bari Temple
  • Trip Starts at 9:00 AM
  • Trip Ends at 5:30 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Shimla Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

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  • Receive a handy city guide cum itinerary for the tour
  • Start your memorable Shimal tour

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The best time to organize a one day Shimla tour is ideally during the summer months. Tourists visit this beautiful city between April to June to escape the heat of the summers. Monsoons are best avoided since the showers may hamper your sightseeing plans. The weather starts to get chilly after September, and the city may experience some snowfall in December and January.

If you enjoy cold and snow, then do make it a point to set off on our Shimla local tour during these months. Our one-day sightseeing package will take you to all the places in Shimla namely, Tara Devi Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Army Museum, Jakhu Hill and Temple, Lakkar Bazaar, Ridge, Church, Mall Road, Scandal Point and Kali Bari Temple.

The cabs in which you will be touring Shimla are equipped with AC, GPS, and sound system. Comfortable seats, large luggage space, and spacious leg room makes sure that your trip is stylish as well as comfortable. Our rates are pocket-friendly, inclusive of miscellaneous charges and exempt from hidden fees.

Itinerary for your One Day Shimla Local Sightseeing Trip

Pickup from your Shimla Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism PlaceSuggested
Tara Devi Temple30 mins
Sankat Mochan Temple30 mins
Indian Institute of Advanced Studies30 mins
Army Museum30 mins
Jakhu Hill/Temple50 mins
Lakkar Bazaar (Walking Tour)40 mins
Ridge (Walking Tour)50 mins
Church (Walking Tour)30 mins
Mall Road (Walking Tour)50 mins
Scandal Point (Walking Tour)30 mins
Kali Bari Temple30 mins

Drop at your Shimla Hotel by 5:30 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Shimla or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Shimla fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in 1 Day Shimla City Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home in Shimla
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Shimla Sightseeing Package?

  • Entry fee for tourist attractions in Shimla
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to see! A Quick Guide to Shimla Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Shimla Local Sightseeing tour package.

1. Tara Devi Temple, Shimla

Tara Devi Temple, Shimla
  • Must See / Things to Do: A morning visit to the temple for a gorgeous view of the sunrise over the hills and the Sunday langar.
  • Timings: 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Tara Devi Temple, Shimla

Our one day Shimla local tour starts with Tara Devi Temple, situated 11 km from Shimla amid the lush verdure of its surroundings, this temple is a source of Tara Devi’s power and spirituality for devotees. Built 250 years ago, the temple promises to give its visitors a divine experience with the snowy mountains in the backdrop.

There are many fascinating anecdotes associated with this temple which will undoubtedly amuse the history buffs. A delicious weekly Langar takes place every Sunday when food is distributed among people. Besides that, the temple organizes a huge fair during Navratri and Ashtami during which there are celebrations in honor of Goddess Tara.

One should not miss it if visiting during these times. This abode of Goddess of Stars offers a majestic view of mountains below, and one is sure to get enchanted seeing Shimla from such elevation.

2. Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla

Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla
  • Must See / Things to Do: Visit the Prasad shop for some spiritual souvenirs and visit the temple during Aarti timings to witness the traditional prayer offerings.
  • Timings: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla

Situated on the Shimla-Kalka highway, Sankat Mochan temple is your next destination and one of the most popular tourist attractions of Shimla. Posed amid the majestic Himalayan range, the temple gifts you a tranquil and soulful time. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the temple presents a perfect environment for meditation and introspection.

Even though majorly dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the temple also has idols of Lord Rama, Shiva, and Ganesha in separate complexes. The temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is built in South Indian architectural style and is worth a visit. Every Sunday, it holds Langar in its huge hall for distributing Prasad.

One portion of the building is rented out to people to conduct marriages and other sacred rituals at a nominal price. What might interest you is that the temple also boasts of an Ayurvedic clinic and thirty clean toilets for public utility.

3. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, shimla
  • Must See / Things to Do: Visit the flower garden nearby and take a tour through the Viceroy Lodge.
  • Timings: Tuesday to Sunday – 9:30 AM – 3:15 AM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Monday Closed.
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Indian: Rs. 40/- per person || Foreigners: Rs. 85/-
  • Website: Indian Institute of Advanced Studies

Established in 1965, Institute of Advanced Studies set an example for India’s growing predicament towards research and development in the field of natural sciences, art and culture. Apart from the high academic standards the institution stands for, it is indeed a visual treat too.

The architecture of the place is inspired by the European Renaissance Movement and was designed by architect Henry Irwin. Being one of the most important landmarks of Shimla, it holds a lot of tourism value too.

Tours inside its famous Rashtrapati Niwas are actively organized twice in one hour with a guide who has perfect knowledge about the history of the place. Interestingly, few of the significant events which happened here are Shimla Conference (1945) and Cabinet Mission (1946).

4. Army Museum, Shimla

Army Museum, Shimla
  • Must See / Things to Do: Visit the Greenhouse to see the cactus plantation and the golf course nearby.
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Monday Closed
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Army Museum, Shimla

After a steep walk down from the ridge to the huge flat grassland, you’ll reach the Army Heritage Museum which is surrounded by reserved forest area with good treks. This place enlightens you about the army repository and makes you proud of the several achievements of the Indian army.

One is sure to learn a lot about the glorious journey of our Indian army and the evolution of its warfare through this museum. It is definitely a knowledge gaining hub amid the magnificent laps of nature. Do not forget to carry some form of identification here as it is needed for entry.

5. Jakhu Hill/Temple, Shimla

Jakhu Hill/Temple, Shimla
  • Must See / Things to Do: Take the ropeway cable car to get to the top and enjoy the brilliant views.
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (subject to change according to temple rituals)
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Jakhu Hill/Temple, Shimla

Your next stop is the Jakhu temple which is situated at the top of the Jakhu hill, 2 km from the Ridge and an uphill climb through the beautiful Deodar trees. Located on the highest peak of Shimla, Jakhu temple offers a resplendent breathtaking view. Legends say that Lord Hanuman rested on the Jakhu hill while returning to place the mountain at its original site.

The temple is a highly revered religious place for pilgrims and is a hotspot for monkeys which accept eatables from the visitors. The temple showcases several paintings and statues of Lord Hanuman and Lord Rama. The way to temple is 2.5 km long, and many visitors use ponies to get there. It is a famous site for photography.

6. Lakkar Bazaar (Walking Tour), Shimla

Lakkar Bazaar (Walking Tour), Shimla
  • Must See / Things to Do: Buy some traditional woolen garments with the authentic embroidery and designs.
  • Timings: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla

Your next place to explore is the Lakkar Bazaar which has several shops selling amazing wooden handicrafts. There are many shops selling woolen clothes too in this area. Few of the most famous objects to buy here are Kullu shawls, wooden toys, walking sticks and Tibetan carpets crafted in Kinnaur.

You’ll find great projects from the food processing industry of Himachal here, jams and squashes to name a few. Along with wooden handicrafts, you’ll find dry fruits and natural herbs here as well. Visitors often take wooden items back home as souvenirs. You’ll surely enjoy shopping here for the diverse options it offers.

7. Ridge (Walking Tour), Shimla

Ridge (Walking Tour), Shimla
  • Must See / Things to Do: Take photographs of the cultural diversity and gorgeous colors of the traditional sights in Shimla.
  • Timings: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Ridge, Shimla

Your visit to Shimla is incomplete without a pleasant walk on the Ridge which is a large open area located at the kernel of the city. It is the hub for all the cultural activities and events of Shimla. The ridge is traffic-free main street which runs throughout the city. Visitors spend a lot of time walking along the ridge and exploring shopping and eating stores around the city.

You will surely have the best time along the ridge and will often chance upon fascinating old colonial architectural buildings and fantastic views in a hassle-free atmosphere. The most famous Summer festival occurs here in May and attracts tourists from far off places. Moreover, there’s always a vibe of festivity going around the ridge will definitely lift up your spirits.

8. Church (Walking Tour), Shimla

Church (Walking Tour), Shimla
  • Must See / Things to Do: Spend some time among the shelves of the ancient library and light a candle at the church for it is much respected.
  • Timings: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Church, Shimla

Near the Ridge, is the popular Christ Church which is yet another spectacle of marvelous architecture. It took 11 years to get erected and is considered to be the second oldest church in North India. A beloved landmark of Shimla, it is flocked by devout followers from all over the country.

This edifice stands tall with its glory and beauty amid the grand mountains, producing a surreal and appealing view. It is definitely worth a visit if you are traveling to Shimla. Right next to the Church is the town library that was built in the year 1910 by James Ransome. It is designed in the typical Elizabethan style and consists of a great collection of books and ancient scriptures. It is yet another fantastic element of Shimla.

9. Mall Road (Walking Tour), Shimla

Mall Road (Walking Tour), Shimla
  • Must See / Things to Do: Visit the Wake and Bake Cafe on Mall Road.
  • Timings: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Mall Road, Shimla

Shimla is blessed with its extremely happening Mall Road. A frequent hangout spot for visitors, it is here that you’ll come across some exquisite cafes, bookstores, bakeries, vibrant city culture and its locals with the pleasant weather.

The famous Kali Bari temple is also located on the Mall road which welcomes several devotees. The Gaiety Theatre which was opened in 1887 and has seen performances by many celebrities is another charm of the Mall Road. The Town Hall of Mall Road along with several other buildings on this road will remind you of the pre-Independence buildings.

The shopaholic in you will get amazing deals and items to purchase on the Mall Road. You are certainly going to load your shopping bags and hungry stomachs.

10. Scandal Point (Walking Tour), Shimla

Scandal Point (Walking Tour), Shimla
  • Must See / Things to Do: Take a selfie here with your significant other!
  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Scandal Point, Shimla

Next, you will walk to the Scandal Point which is located at the western edge of the city and is the convergence point of Ridge Road and Mall Road. The pleasant small square is situated behind the bazaars of Shimla and gets its bizarre name from an intriguing and gripping story which can only be loosely based on facts.

The story involves the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh who was regarded as a charismatic and charming character and the impressionable daughter of the British Viceroy. This place will certainly arouse your curiosity for its interesting and vivid anecdotes.

11. Kali Bari Temple (Walking Tour), Shimla

Kali Bari Temple (Walking Tour), Shimla
  • Must See / Things to Do:
  • Timings: 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Kali Bari Temple, Shimla

Points to Note

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Shimla tour package. This 1 day Shimla tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Shimla and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Shimla tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Shimla sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.

Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Shimla tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Shimla Tour package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, Rs.9/km and Rs.90/hour.
  • For Indigo, Rs.12/km and Rs.100/hour.
  • For Innova, Rs.15/km and Rs.125/hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, Rs.18/km and Rs.200/hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, Rs.20/km and Rs.300/hour.

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