Town scene | Shimla | India
FROM: £365 pp

Private Tour: Shimla, was the ‘summer capital’ of British India. The natural beauty of Shimla will enchant you, being famous for its stunning sunsets and verdant woods, contrasted with the intriguing English look of the town.

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Trip Highlights

Himalayan Queen Toy Train – Ride the famous journey through picturesque countryside, over bridges and through narrow tunnels to Kandaghat
Shimla - Hill Station, The Mall, Christ Church, Gorton Castle and Viceroyal Lodge


Breakfast daily
One way Himalayan Queen toy train journey Kalka to Kandaghat (1st class non air-conditioned)
Train journey from Kalka to Delhi (air-conditioned chair car)
3 nights STANDARD hotels. SUPERIOR and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Train journey from Delhi to Kalka (air-conditioned chair car)
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture


Day 1

Exquisite scenery toy train journey

Delhi - Shimla. Early morning transfer from our hotel to the Shatabdi Express train to Kalka and then transfer to the Himalayan Queen toy train to Kandaghat. On arrival into Kandaghat you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in Shimla by road. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Shimla

Days 2-3

Independently explore Shimla your way

Free time to explore the city. The ‘summer capital’ of British India sprawls along a crescent-shaped ridge at an altitude of over 2100m in southern Himachal Pradesh. This was the most important hill station in India before independence. The famous main street, The Mall, still runs along the crest of the ridge and is lined with stately English-looking houses. Christ Church, Gorton Castle and the fortress-like former Viceroyal Lodge reinforce the English favour.
Overnight: Shimla  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 4

Shimla to Delhi

Shimla - Delhi. Morning is at leisure and later we drive to Kalka Railway Station to connect with your train for Delhi. On arrival to Delhi you will be met and taken to your hotel or to the airport in time to connect with your onward fight.

If you'd like to extend your stay, we offer a variety of hotels, short stays and add-ons for you to choose from. Please read our best places to visit or best things to see each month for suggested places to visit on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.

For information about visas, top travel tips, best time to travel and much more, browse our travel guide.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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Twin / Share
Single Room
2nd Dec 2021 - 21st Jan 2022
Unavailable during this period.

In Brief

Trip Type
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Standard
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 3
Shimla, Delhi

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