Day 02: Chandigarh - Shimla 4 h 55 min (113.8 km)
After breakfast, drive to Shimla. Once the 'Summer Capital of India' under the British rule, Shimla is a picturesque hill station featuring dense forests, pleasant climate, rapid torrents and splendid architecture. It is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh, but was the capital of Punjab for some time. Owing to its snow-capped mountains, pleasant climate, serene environment and meandering streets, Shimla is often referred to as the 'Queen of the Hills'. It is located at an elevation of about 2200 m above sea level. Tourists flock this town all across the year from different parts of the country and abroad to witness its natural beauty and enjoy a range of adventure activities on offer. Being an all-weather destination, this hill station is one of the favourite tourist locations of the country.Shimla is not only renowned for its natural beauty but also it has a unique history and culture. There are renowned temples, palaces, museums and wildlife sanctuaries that attract tourists from all over the world. The distinctive features of Shimla make this city an ideal place to visit. After arrival in Shimla, check-in at the hotel and enjoy your evening at leisure. You can go out for shopping at the local market nearby and buy items of your choice. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.