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Arriving in Shimla, India

Cheap flights to Shimla make it easy to reach one of India's treasured cities. Most Shimla flights land in Chandigarh Airport, as it is the closest international airport to the city. You may have to take a connecting flight to Shimla from one of the larger cities in India. Chandigarh Airport is roughly 125 kilometres from Shimla, but it is easy to acquire transportation directly into the heart of the city itself. From the airport, you will be able to take a taxi or a bus to your next destination. While it will be a bit of a trip going over 100 kilometres via cab, you'll be treated to a great glimpse of the countryside on your trek to Shimla. 

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Getting Around Shimla

Cheap flights to Shimla will take you to a truly gorgeous destination. Once you'll land, you'll discover several different options for getting around town, such as taxis, busses or even bicycles. It's easy to hail a taxi to trek to the tourist spots or attractions, or you can just catch one of the many public buses that cross the town. There are also several tourist buses available; these buses will head to attractions like the Lakkar Bazaar, the State Museum, and St Michael's Cathedral. Check and book your travels online before you head out to Shimla. It's also a great walking city, so remember to pack a good pair of shoes.

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Main Attractions in Shimla

Shimla flights bring tourists to an incredible natural paradise. Take the time to see the breathtaking sights in and around Shimla - particularly the Chadwick Falls waterfall or the peak at Jakhoo Hill. If you're travelling to Shimla with children, the small - but very worthwhile - Shimla Zoo is a short trip away, featuring some incredible and rare animals like the snow leopard, the Tibetan wolf and the Himalayan brown bear. There are many artifacts and works of art to be seen at the State Museum, and plenty of shows at the Gaiety Theatre. For the sports enthusiast, there are plenty of golfing and skiing options nearby. Your cheap airfares to Shimla result in priceless sightseeing opportunities.

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Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Shimla

Shimla may not be the nightlife capital of India, but there are still some options if you want to blow off steam after a day seeing the sights. Be sure to try some of the very potent locally-brewed alcohols, and stop into the Lobby Lounge or the Footloose disco for some partying. There are also several very good local restaurants - head into Cecil or the Honey Hut Restaurant featuring delicious honey-based cuisine and an unforgettable dining experience. If you're looking to shop while visiting Shimla, head out to the Lakkar Bazaar for some of the amazing, locally-crafted wooden treasures. The Mall Road area also offers some amazing shopping options to spend savings from your cheap tickets to Shimla.

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Flight stats for Shimla - did you know?
  • Shimla Airport is the closest major airport to Shimla.
  • Shimla Airport (Shimla, India)
    • Right now, 2 airlines operate out of Shimla Airport.
    • Every week, at least 8 domestic flights depart from Shimla Airport.
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