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Welcome to Shimla, the Queen of the Hills, where the air is pure and the vistas are breathtaking. A unique blend of colonial-era charm and natural grandeur unfolds like a beautiful, time-worn book.

Picture this: the morning sun casting long shadows over verdant pine forests, while the distant snowy peaks shimmer in the light. You’re aboard the beloved toy train, chugging along the narrow-gauge track, each twist and turn revealing a mesmerising spectacle of sheer cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and quaint hillside villages.

Yonder’s Shimla

Arriving in Shimla is like stepping into a different era. Elegant colonial edifices line the streets, whispers of a bygone era echoing off their weathered facades. Stroll along the Mall Road, the city’s pulsing vein, where you can sample the local cuisine, shop for artisanal treasures, or simply soak up the cheerful atmosphere.

Shift your gaze upwards, where the sky meets the Gothic spires of the historic Christ Church. As the echoes of the ancient pipe organ fill the air, it’s easy to feel an intimate connection with the generations who found solace within these sacred walls.

Yet Shimla’s past is not solely spiritual. The sturdy Viceregal Lodge stands as a silent sentinel, its imposing walls bearing witness to defining moments of India’s march to freedom. Stepping inside is like walking into the pages of history, the aura of decisions that shaped a nation still palpable in the air.

Venture beyond the city into the undulating orchards that birth the famous Shimla apples. The crunch of the fruit, sweet and tart, is a delectable taste of Shimla’s rich agricultural heritage.

As winter descends, Shimla dons a celestial robe of white. Experience the joy of the season – from a thrilling snowball fight to the delicate dance of ice-skating, or simply the comforting warmth of a steaming cup of chai in the snowy silence.

Yonder’s Shimla, with its rich tapestry of history, nature, and culture, is more than a destination. It’s a melody you hum long after you’ve left, a dance that lingers in your heart, a story that becomes a part of you. 

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Tailor-Made shimla Holidays


Off-the-shelf is off the menu at Yonder: from the moment you first get in touch you'll be in the hands of a senior executive who has spent years getting to know your destination first-hand. Other travel companies might talk a big game about expertise and customisation but, to blow our own trumpet for a minute, we're in a league of our own.

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Whether you are looking for the perfect hotel stay or to create an exciting itinerary tailored just for you, every last detail of your trip with Yonder is carefully crafted, including hand-picked hotels that we adore ourselves

Grand Tour of the North

Grand Tour of the North

14 Days | From £4,495 (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Varanasi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Agra

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The Taj Mahal To Shimla By Train

The Taj Mahal To Shimla By Train

19 Days | From £4,985 (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Shimla, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Agra, Ranthambore National Park

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Maharaja’s Express: Rajasthan & The North

Maharaja’s Express: Rajasthan & The North

16 Days | From £4,695 (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Shimla, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Agra, Ranthambore National Park

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Postcards from our previous clients

David Edwards

We booked our India holiday through Yonder and they delivered from start to finish. From their choice of hotels (all great,...

Dan Lawrence

Used Yonder recently for a holiday to Sri Lanka for my girlfriend and I and I have nothing but positive feedback for them.<...


From the time we first contacted them to when we arrived back from our holiday, Yonder delivered everything and more they p...

Harriet Partridge

Yonder exceeded all our expectations and sorted such an incredible honeymoon for us. Efficient, organised and personable wi...

Our Recommended Accommodation In Shimla

WildFlower Hall

Against the backdrop of Himalayan majesty, Shimla's Wildflower Hall offers a sublime blend of nature and luxury that captivates yet soothes the senses.

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Oberoi Cecil

Step back in time at The Oberoi Cecil in Shimla, a grand heritage hotel that embodies the charm and elegance of the colonial era, complemented by breathtaking mountain views and exceptional hospitality.

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