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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What tips one need to keep in mind while visiting Shimla?

Kapil Gumasta DEC 10 2012
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The age old adage goes as, when in Rome do as the Romans do, but for this you need to have a little insight about the place to avoid feeling lost. We understand your apprehensions about how the things are going to be in an unfamiliar land. Sideline your worries and all you need to get lost in is the pristine beauty of Shimla. Here are a few tips that will surely prove to be of great help:


  • Being a hill station the weather is generally below the moderate level. When travelling in summers, cotton clothes will do the needful but do carry light winter clothing as nights are cold.


  • Shimla is at high altitude, so the roads are carved from the mountains and are curvy. Those suffering from motion sickness, back pain and headaches do carry your prescribed medicines. Also do not forget to keep cold and cough medicine, a change of weather may make you need it.


  • For all the shopaholics, you might need to hurry as the markets in Shimla open at ten in the morning and are close by five in the evening. You can shop till five and enjoy the rest of the evening exploring the miraculous beauty of Shimla.


  • For dining, the restaurants in Shimla are open late till eleven in the night, so finding food after a day long of sightseeing  will not be a problem.

  • Though credit cards are accepted by most of the shops, it is advisable that you still carry some cash with you.


  • Parking becomes a problem during the peak season so it's advisable that you leave your car parked at the hotel itself and walk up to the places you want to visit.


  • As Shimla is very popular among the tourists Hotels get filled up in no time and finding a place to stay becomes a problem. We would advise that you call up the hotels before leaving and confirm your booking.

These are a few tips that may come handy!

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