Best Places To Visit In Shimla & Around December

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Shimla in December is like an experience in the ultimate heavenly adobe with snow clad mountains and tress all around. More than the day views that will take your breath away, it is the chilly cold nights of Shimla that you will enjoy more. Especially if you like the bonfire and hot soup in the snow clad mountains. Skiing and enjoying the ultimate experience of some memorable moments is what Shimla brings for you. If you do not want to be there in snow, travel during early December and if you love the snow feel go for the Christmas season in Shimla. Let’s take a look at which places to explore, when in Shimla-

Shimla city

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Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and one of the most travelled hill stations in India. The reason being the scenic beauty and the warmth of its people. There are several places to explore here like the Jakhoo Temple, Christ Church and certainly the shopping alley called the Mall Road. Mall Road is the most famous place for shopping and there are some beautiful souvenirs here for you to take home as a memory for yourS loved ones.

Attractions: Scandal Point, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, The Shimla State Museum

Stay: The Oberoi Cecil, Radisson Hotel Shimla, and Hotel Silverine

Head to Himachal- You can stay in Shimla and post that travel to the majestic mountains of Himachal, which is very near the place. You can experience skiing, paragliding, and other adventure sports with snow capped mountains all around. There are some really good holiday packages inclusive of airport transfers, cab, resort, sightseeing, and meals to Shimla, Manali, Kasol, Dharamshala, and more.

Mashobra

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It is situated amidst the Reserve Forest Sanctuary of Shimla. Simply heaven on Earth this place is like a hibernating ground where you can seek ultimate solitude and peace amongst the scenic beauty. This is one of the most recommended places for you to visit in Shimla during December. Adventure seekers can go for skiing and other fun activities. The place is affordable and splendid. A must visit.

Attractions: Skiing, trekking, and rappelling

Stay: Club Mahindra, Mashobra Greens, and Hotel Rock Heaven

Kufri

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You all must have heard of this place located just 16 kms away from the central city of Shimla. It is insanely famous during the winters due to the ski slopes and mesmerizing views and snow clad areas that it has to offer. There are no end to adventures here. I must say it is a happy place for snow lovers.

Attractions: Horse ride, skiing, and Himalayan Nature Park

Stay: Royal Tulip Shimla, Galleu Hill Resort

Narkanda

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Located in Shimla district, it is a small town that converts into a ski resort during December. It is just a 2 hours drive away from Shimla city. Narkanda is situated at a higher altitude than Shimla (7,400 feet), which gives it an even better view of the valley. Another added advantage of travelling here during winters is that HPDC conducts skiing courses here during December since 1980.

Attractions: Horse ride, skiing, and Himalayan Nature Park

Stay: Hotel Snowflake, The Wilderness, and Seetalvan Orchard

Rohru

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A lesser travelled place to visit near Shimla in December is Rohru. Its apple production is something that has helped it gain much popularity in Himachal Pradesh. The town is located along the Pabbar River that is popular for trout fishing. If you visit Rohru during the first half of December, you can easily practice trout fishing but after that  the town gets whitewashed with snow and it is impossible to fish during that time.

Attractions: Trout fishing, trekking, gliding and visit the Shikru Devta Temple

Stay: The Chanshal, Hotel River View

Summer Hill

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Summer Hill in December offers an escape from the hustle & bustle of the city life. It is surrounded by the deodar trees and snow clad mountains. It is the best romantic getaway with some amazing views to capture.

Attractions: Monorville Mansion, Dhilon Pond, Annandale

Stay: Merchant Hotel, Cambridge Lodge

 

 

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