Two Day Itinerary For Shimla.
There could be no better way to start your morning than to sample the finest Choley Bhature of Shimla at Ram Prasad Choley Bhature Wale. Known far and wide for its lip smacking Choley Bhature, its best to head here for breakfast as all his fare is polished off by noon.
After the hearty breakfast, take the trek up to Jakhoo Temple and work off your calories on the way. The trip up the hill and back is going to take about an hour and a half, leaving you famished, so we advise you to have a lemonade from the numerous vendors outside the temple before heading back. Make sure you get the lemonade made in mineral water to avoid an upset tummy later.
Once you are back at the Mall, take a look inside the Christ Church, paying special attention to the beautiful frescos depicting the virtues of Faith, Charity, Hope, Fortitude, Patience and Humility. Also, don’t forget to sit in the balcony and enjoy views of the Mall Road from here.
When all the exploration has made you hungry, head to one of the restaurants that dot the Mall Road and have a great meal. We recommend The Devicos, Baljees and Fascination, but if any other restaurant catches your fancy, do eat there and tell us how it was!
You might want to catch some zzzs before you start your evening time exploration and yes, your itinerary does have time for that as well! Feel free to get back to your hotel and power up for your remaining exploration in Shimla.
Once you have recharged your batteries, head to the Summer Hill for a long walk and explore the magnificent Viceroy Lodge which is surely going to transport you into a world of fantasy. When you walk do make it a point to pause and watch the sun go down the hills. This beautiful sight is sure to stay with you for a lifetime.
End your day with dinner at Silver Oak having Chinese or Mughlai food, or head to the twin restaurant of Ashiana & Goofa and sample some traditional Himachali food. The delicious food will double your sleep quotient after the tiring day you have had and we are sure the night is going to get some thick sleep for you!
On your second day in Shimla, head to Kufri for some sporting fun. Located at a distance of about 18 kms from Shimla on National Highway No.22, Kufri is thronged by tourists for adventure activities like hiking, skiing, horse riding and zorbing amongst others. Enjoy beautiful views of forest covered mountains, snow capped peaks and splashing fountains while taking a stroll in the numerous parks here like Himalayan Nature Park, Indira Tourist Park and Mashru Park.
Once you have had your dose of adrenalin at Kufri, you can head to Fagu Top for some relaxation, which is at a distance of 8 kms from here. Have a delicious lunch at the Revolving Restaurant at Snow King Retreat while enjoying the panoramic 180 degree views of the Shivalik Range, an experience which is one of its kind in Himachal. Take long walks enjoying the unspoilt natural beauty of Fagu and make sure you collect some pine cones on the way, they make beautiful showpieces for your home!
While heading back to Shimla, take as detour and head to Chadwick Falls, a famous tourist spot in Shimla which you must not miss. Sip steaming tea from the local vendors while you enjoy these beautiful falls cascading down in silvery sheets of water in the midst of mountains covered in thick green foliage. If you still have the energy for fun, take a splash in the icy cold waters!
Still not tired? Head to the Mall Road and do some strolling, looking, bargaining and shopping. While you are at it, do try the famous Gol-gappe and chaat at Sharma Ji’s, if the idea of street food makes your mouth water!
We recommend you close the day early as by the end of your second day of exploration, you would be tired. Have a great journey home with fond memories of Shimla!
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