10 Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Shimla
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9 Things to Do with your Family on a Vacation in Shimla

Vacations in Shimla: Going with your family on vacations are often lead to many conflicts that where should travel. Here is the best option, Shimla. The capital of Himachal Pradesh. which is a popular hill resort, and topped the list of many travelers.

10 Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Shimla

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10 Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Shimla

It’s easy to see why being easily accessible, a developing infrastructure, appealing tourist spots with a pleasant climate. Shimla offers you everything and makes it relaxing and soothing for your Shimla tour.                                                                                                      


Furthermore, there are some adventures that you can experience in Shimla. Shimla Tour Package include Manali and Amritsar across 7 Days, or the Delhi – Shimla Weekend Tour over 3 Days.

1.Kalka Shimla Toy Train

10 Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Shimla

Kalka Shimla Toy Train is a wonderful experience which you can’t afford to miss. You are highly recommended to take this toy train. It rides between Kalka and Shimla through tunnels and also around the spectacular mountains. Traveling through the scenic stations like Barog, Dharampur, and Solan. Toy train also offers picturesque views to intensify the family vacation experience.                                                                 

A vacation in Shimla is a perfect way to get out of your daily routine for a while. and feel the beauty of such a lovely place in India called Shimla. you should explore as much as they can do possibly. And there’s no better way to experience it than indulging in short treks. Some of the most famous treks would be to Dhanu Devta Temples, Kamna Devi Temple, Chadwick Falls, Jakhoo Temple, and Tara Devi Temple. All these short treks in Shimla will let you explore the city better. Done with family, these treks are also a great way to enhance your bond so that you know each other’s strength and interest.

2.Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

besides, There are several handsome buildings that are the sight to behold. Gaiety Theatre is a shining example of it. Constructed in 1877, the theatre is a testament to fine British architecture. this was a major focus of social life in the hill station.

A testimony to Victorian-architectural excellence. This 122-years old theatre-complex let families look back to the late 19th-century. in addition, it holds performances from some of the greatest legends such as Rudyard Kipling, Baten Powel, Prithviraj Kapoor, and K.L. Sehgal. Shimla Vacation is not complete without it.                                                                                                                                   

this place is comprised of an Amphitheatre, City Museum, multipurpose theatre and also a conference hall. so, An expertly guided tour and the view from the Viceroy’s Box is an absolute must see.

that is why, It is considered as a crucial and renowned center of performing arts for artists, and art enthusiasts from the world over visit the Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex regularly.            

after lots of enjoyment and fun, you will search for restaurants near gaiety theatre for sure, and it is obvious because with so much travel and sightseeing one is bound to get hungry. Anything from a burger or some other fast food, or a filling wholesome meal, it is very necessary to be aware of nearby eating places as it will add some more enjoyable and gives a good taste to the local food.

3. Lakkar Bazaar for shopping

10 Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Shimla

Lakkar Bazaar is a popular wood market in Shimla. It was founded when a group of Sikh carpenters came and settled there from Hoshiarpur. and till now, their community crafts products made from deodars and walnut. It is the glitter to Shimla vacation.

you can get a wide range of pashmina or Kullu shawls, woolens and handicrafts. the bazaar also offers you very popular and tasty aloo tiki and chole bhature. 

Known as for its finely crafted wood items such as walking sticks and interior decorative art. Lakkar Bazaar is the perfect place to take your family for some retail therapy. Located on a narrow road adjoining the Ridge, you may take a walk through the maze-like alleys of Lakkar Bazaar.

This place has perfect gifts to bring back to friends from a small wooden key ring to huge home décor items like cuckoo clocks, the market caters for all budgets, you can shop for a simple souvenir or something fancier.

4. Short Visit to Kullu Manali  – Yak Ride at Kufri

About 16 kilometers from Shimla Kufri is located, which has this intrinsic thrilling landscape. Kufri is known for its splendid landscape and views, it’s also well known for offering yak rides. Yaks are quite rare in India and can be a unique experience and raise the bar for trying something different on a family vacation.                                                                                                         

The Tourism Department of Himachal Pradesh arranges the Yak safari in Kullu and Kufri each year. The most enjoyable season to take the Yak ride is from November to February. During this period, the place is covered with beautiful snow all over and makes the Yak Safari more enjoyable at this time. Yaks are resting during the summer season, but the views can still be enjoyed on horseback. There are also many familiar rides which you can enjoy in Himachal Pradesh which are the Horse Rides.                         

10 Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Shimla

Yak riding is a very enjoyable and fun time. Also, families can simply reach Kufri from Shimla which is just 16 kilometers distance from Shimla. what you have to do is just get a taxi and reach Kufri to experience the Yak Safari of Himachal Pradesh.                                                                         

Grazing is commonly in the highland areas, these majestic animals are also a great source of entertainment at traditional Tibetan Festivals.

5. Hike to Jakhoo Temple

Having several short treks to enjoy in Shimla and hiking up to Jakhoo Temple is a must for travelers to experience. you are implored to take a visit to Jakhoo Temple because it is simply breathtaking.

Balanced on a hill that rises 2455 meters above sea level, this Hanuman temple is one of Shimla’s greatest landmarks. which is flat, wide and cooling from the shade of the hundreds towering pine trees. creates a more tranquil atmosphere of the hill.

10 Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Shimla

The rewards are great views to the north, over the Shivalik mountain range of the Himalayan foothills and west over Shimla.  Offering outstanding views of Shivalik Ranges and the town of Sanjauli, the temple is situated on a stunning hill making a visit highly recommended for Shimla vacation.                                                                                                             

The Temple itself is vividly painted with images of Hanuman and furnished to the outer walls of the temple. While Inside the temple there is a statue of the monkey god as well as the aromatic scent of burning incense.

Outside the outer wall of the temple is a lucky religious bell, if a traveler to the temple rings the bell that person will experience good fortune for the next 3 days. A further highlight which adds to the reasons for a trip here is the imposing one hundred meters towering statue of Hanuman.

6.Attend one or the Other Fair in Shimla

Fair in Shimla

Fairs are regarded as an important part of culture and traditions. There are galore fairs held within the city. they indeed are a great way for families. So that they can add another wonderful experience of a holiday in Shimla.    

It is the most attractive place for tourists.                    

The events such as Lavi Fair, Summer Festival, Rohru Fair, Mahasu Jattar, etc. are arranged every year in a particular season. they can be experienced by the visitors. Each fair having a theme or a tradition. visiting one of these can actually provide a better understanding of a completely different culture.

7.Ice Skating at Circular Road 

Ice Skating

next one is the Ice Skating, obviously an activity which is only applicable if you are holidaying in Shimla in the winter, but this makes for scenic icy views. Shimla is home to an open-air ice skating rink which is overseen by the Ice Skating Club.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The ice-skating rink in Circular road is one of the oldest outdoor rinks in Asia. It’s visited by a  large number of tourists each winter. The Himachal Tourist Department arranges a carnival at the rink.                  

One of the most popular festivals held during this season is the Ice Skating Carnival.  Thought to be Asia’s largest natural ice-skating rink, Shimla lures ice-lovers of all levels. From skiing to figure-skating and ice-hockey, this festival has it all.               

The regular season of ice skating is between December to February. Each day two sessions are held, the first one is in the morning and the other one is in the evening. It can be an enchanting activity especially for the children and is another ‘must do’ in Shimla for adults too.

8.Take a Guided Tour of Viceregal Lodge     

Viceregal Lodge

furthermore, there is A stunning colonial period building is Viceregal Lodge. It is located is 3.5km west of Scandal. Perched on the Observatory Hills Viceregal Lodge, which is also called “Rashtrapati Niwas”.It was built as a home of the British Viceroy Lord Dufferin until the second world war. 

It is having six-stories surrounded by immaculate gardens. Now converted into the Institute of Advanced Study, in this building, there is a state Museum too.

The remainder of the extravagant, grey sandstone building holds a postdoctoral humanities research center, whose immense library occupies the old ballroom.                                                                                                                                      The pristine gardens built for a pleasant stroll regardless so that you take the house tour. A well-guided tour here with family which can help you to understand the rich architecture of the place. Also will increase our knowledge about the history of Shimla.                          

9.Hangout at the Ridge 

Hangout at the Ridge

Ridge visiting is not about to deal with exploring, hiking. However, It is meant to go with the flow so that you can enjoy the ambiance without interrupting. That is why; the Ridge in Shimla is the right place to choose.

Mostly crowded with both locals and tourist it connected the Mall. A great place to hang out with family. The centrally located St.John’s Church and street vendors add to the charm of this place.

It is a wide-open street on the side of Shimla Mall Road. Exclusive artifacts shops and the snow-capped mountain ranges set against an orangish hued sky.

It is one of the famous things in Shimla vacation including shopping. This place is a delight for all kinds of tourists. The old British establishments beckon visitors from all over the world to this center of the beautiful hill station. The Ridge is the most recognized face of Shimla.                      

The Ridge is not just a market place but also the social hub of the city. There are so many cafes, bars, boutiques, shops and restaurants which attracting the huge crowd visiting the famous Mall Road.

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Reference : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimla

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