Shimla needs no introduction after all it is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and also the largest city of the state. Shimla is always on people’s mind whenever it comes of taking a vacation in the mountains. It is a vacation hub for all Indians and was declared as the Summer Capital of British India. It was earlier the capital of Punjab after independence but then later became a part of Himachal Pradesh. The city is a center for commercial, culture and education of the state. Shimla is a major tourist destination for Indians as well as the foreigners visiting India. There are many attractions to pull crowd towards itself. The Kalka-Shimla Railway line is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts many tourists from worldwide. The railway line is an engineering marvel which crosses through 806 bridges and 103 tunnels. It is also listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the steepest rise in altitude in distance of 96 km.
The road connectivity of Shimla is really commendable. It is connected with all major cities and towns within the state and outside. The National Highway 22 connects Shimla to Chandigarh which is the nearest biggest city. If you want to go via air, the nearest airport is 23 kms from Shimla and it is connected only with Delhi flights. The biggest airport nearby is in Chandigarh which is 116 km from Shimla.