Referred to as the Queen of Hills by the British who patronised the quaint hill stations as the summer capital during the Raj-era, Shimla is steeped in colonial history with its glorious age old structures standing testimony to its legendary past. Presently, Shimla tours explore its colonial heritage along with the contemporary comforts that have increasingly made it a commercial hill station. Cheap holidays in Shimla would give you a chance to explore tiny book stores alongside plush world class cafes and majestic age old buildings that stand beside glittering new age hotels. Shimla holidays are incomplete without a walk on the Mall or a visit to the various attractions in and around the town...[+] More
Me and my family had made our first trip with Make My Trip. I would say it was one of the most memorable and enjoyable trip.
I would want to thank the trip leader Sandeep for his commitment to make sure everything went well.
As a feedback i have few things that i would want to inform.
1. Sandeep is extremely energetic and that keeps all going even during a travel intensive trip like this.
2. We were greeted on time at Delhi airport on time and at every junction of travel we were well informed about our schedules.
3. Sandeep made sure that all our accommodations are comfortable. Even though there were challenges faced by Sandeep in Manali due to the mismanagement by the hotel, sandeep made sure that things went smooth for all tourists.
4. We were informed by sandeep on all do's and donts. Also being a tour guide his involvement in various activities and availability makes lot of difference and that helped.
5. There were regular stoppages and sandeep made sure that all of us are made comfortable.
6. All locations where we stopped for lunch were as per Make My Trip guidelines and we had no issues.
Areas of improvement:
Need to provide more inputs feedback about the locations that we are visiting during briefing sessions and while traveling to the destinations. Some knowledge of the geography and history of the destination would help the tourist to connect better. Though there were enough information on approaching, i would suggest it to be more proactive.
Overall Sandeeps' involvement in the trip and his role is highly commendable and much appreciated.
I look forward for another trip with Make My Trip if possible with sandeep as the guide.
I had a good trip. Thanks for all the help and support during my stay. In case I can give you an E-card or so to appreciate you on Make My Trip.
JJ resort was the best stay amongst the 3.
Food was very good in all. Also, behavior of staff was good in all 3. Also, the view was pretty good. However, I liked JJ resort the most as everything was just perfect.
Shimla Travel Packages - Sightseeing/Activities/Places of Interest
For the ideal holiday in Shimla, start your experience from the journey itself. Board the toy train that chugs up to this quaint hill station from Kalka. Admire the lush hillsides on the way and then step on to the platform at the tiny railway station that still retains its oild world charm. Shimla holidays are all about exploring the colonial structures and heritage of the city, starting with the majestic Vice Regal Lodge that houses a museum and lush gardens for leisurely walks. Visit Christ Church, the second oldest church in Northern India and the famous Gaity Theatre, strategically located on the action packed Mall, where honeymoon couples rub shoulders with elderly couples reminiscing their yesteryears. If its ideal viewpoints that youre looking for on your Shimla trip, head to Summer Hill and Annandale, both situated within 5 km of the Ridge. The Jakhu Hill, 2 km away also offers a splendid view of the surroundings and also boasts of a much revered Hanuman Temple. Shimla holiday packages are incomplete without excursions to nearby destinations like Mashobra, Kufri and Naldehra, which are within 20 km radius of Shimla. Another place worth a visit is Chail, 45 km away, where you must visit the Chail Palace, now a government run hotel. Explore more hill stations Kullu Manali, Mussoorie, Gulmarg, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Auli, Darjeeling and many more.. Shimla Packages - Best offers on Shimla Tours & travel packages at MakeMyTrip. Click to book customized Shimla packages & get exciting deals for Shimla holiday packages.