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Shimla Heritage Walk – In The Footsteps of Raj - 0 Night / 1 Day

A private guided, comfortable and flexible walking tour with a local knowledgeable, expert guide Shimla Heritage Walk takes you in the footsteps of the Raj. Erstwhile Summer Capital During The British India “Simla" saw remarkable building activity during the colonial era, and some of the finest structures of that time still stand over its seven hills where life revolves around the famous Mall Road and the Scandal Point. There could not be a better way to explore experience and admire the British Himalayan heritage Town of Shimla, than to get on your feet and take the Shimla heritage walk- in the footsteps of the Raj through the Architectural heritage zone of Shimla.

Tour Briefing

Duration : 0 Night / 1 Day

Loction : North India- Shimla

Best Season : February to December

Category : History, Heritage and Cultural

Covering : Viceroy’s House, Gorton Castle, Railway Board Building, Scandal Point, Band Stand, Christ Church, Gaiety Theatre, Mall road, Lower Bazzar and many other remarkable heritage buildings.

You can take it : As a private, personalised tour (tour dates would be of your choice)

Special About Tour :

A private guided, comfortable and flexible walking tour with a local knowledgeable, expert guide Shimla Heritage Walk takes you in the footsteps of the Raj. Erstwhile Summer Capital During The British India “Simla" saw remarkable building activity during the colonial era, and some of the finest structures of that time still stand over its seven hills where life revolves around the famous Mall Road and the Scandal Point. There could not be a better way to explore experience and admire the British Himalayan heritage Town of Shimla, than to get on your feet and take the Shimla heritage walk- in the footsteps of the Raj through the Architectural heritage zone of Shimla.

This guided Shimla heritage walk tour provides you a perfect introduction about the history of British arrival and the developments of becoming a small Himalayan village of “Shyamala” to “Simla” making of the Colonial Summer Capital of India and further to known today as “Shimla”. We walk to discover the past and to experience the present through the stories that unfold during our Shimla walks.

On the heritage walk of Shimla, we visit many historical and heritage buildings, each possessing a different style of architecture. We do explore the local bazaars and enjoy the local food with the insight to the culture of the hill station town of Shimla. There are major plans on to beautify and restore these heritage parts of the town with its rich and varied architectural styles.

The starting point of our Shimla heritage walk is from one end of the town either at Viceroy’s House, now known as the Indian Institute of Advance studies or near the Hotel Clarks at one end of the Mall Road.

We’ll start our heritage walk of Shimla from the Viceroy’s house and passing from Cecil Hotel, Kennedy cottage (sight of the first British house in Shimla), State Legislative building (Council chambers), Gorton Castle (accountant general's office), Railway Board Building, Grand hotel (Bentinck's Castel), ), Telegraph office, General Post office building (Connie Cottage), Scandal Point of Shimla, Town hall Gaiety Theater, Bandstand, The Ridge, Christ Church, Mall Road, Combermere bridge and finishes at hotel Clark’s.

Shimla Culinary Cooking and Food Tour India- Dining Experience with a local Family, can also be the part of your Shimla heritage walk where you can have some cooking lessons and dinner with the local Indian family in Shimla, which itself is a unique travel experience.

If required we do provide accommodation using home stay in Shimla at Marigold Home Stay Shimla Marigold Home Stay Shimla

Treat the below Shimla heritage walk- in the footsteps of Raj, walking tour package just an inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you, around your interest and requirements. Summit Safari India will make your tour a memorable and extra ordinary....!

Brief Itinerary : 1 Day Tour

Morning 9:15 A.M to start with the day tour, Shimla Heritage walk –in the Footsteps of Raj you will be met by your local English speaking guide at the hotel lobby who is going to provide you a memorable and enjoyable walking tour around Shimla. We will drive you to Viceroy’s House now known as Indian Institute of advance studies at one end of the town with a local taxi. We will take a guided tour of the Viceroy’s house.

Later continue our Shimla heritage walk, walking under the shades of the cedar tress we pass by many historical buildings, government offices, bank buildings, heritage hotels including the Cecil Hotel, Kennedy cottage (sight of the first British house in Shimla), State Legislative building (Council chambers), Gorton Castle (accountant general's office), Railway Board Building, Grand hotel (Bentinck's Castel), ), Telegraph office, General Post office building (Connie Cottage) to the Scandal Point of Shimla where we will arrive approximately around 1.00 PM.

Enroute there are possibilities to enjoy a local cup of Chai (milk tea), in a local road side shop or have a drink at the hotel Cecil or enjoy coffee at the Indian Coffee house the favourite of the locals.

You will stop for you your tea break / lunch break (45 minutes) at the British Bandstand which is now converted to a restaurant and provides great choice of India food and atmosphere full of locals.

After lunch and a little rest we restart our heritage walk of Shimla and visit the Christ Church of Shimla, the town hall, the Gaiety Theatre of Shimla on a guided tour. We do explore the mall road the main shopping and Pedestrian Street of Shimla with the local Lower bazaar of Shimla. Enjoying the stories of your guide and having the deep insight of the history, culture and food we will finish our tour at the heritage hotel Clarks’ on the other end of the Mall road.

Please Note: The Shimla heritage walk is a day tour programme which covers approximately 5 kms on foot from one end of the heritage zone to the other end of the heritage zone in the town. It’s a very comfortable walking tour around Shimla and takes about 7 hrs to finish- depending on your interest and available time. Walk at a comfortable pace that suits you with a professional English speaking local guide, so you can enjoy your walk and enjoy the information regarding the culture, history and heritage of Shimla that unfold the passage back into time for you.

There are possibilities to shorten the day tour depending on our clients’ interests, and available time.

Shimla Culinary Cooking and Food Tour- Dining Experience with a local Family, can also be the part of your Shimla heritage walk where you can have some cooking lessons and dinner with the locals at their home in Shimla, which itself is a unique travel experience, can be added at an extra cost.

If required we do provide accommodation using home stay in Shimla at Marigold Home Stay Shimla Marigold Home Stay Shimla

This is the tour itinerary for the Shimla heritage walk day tour which covers the heritage zone of Shimla and the local bazzars and we run it regularly. It can be altered & customised as we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time.

You can travel reassured, knowing our vast experience and provide you with around-the-clock support to smooth out anything unexpected. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.

Best Days: Tuesday to Sunday (Gaiety Theatre and Viceroy’s house remain close on Monday).

Grade: Comfortable for all age groups.

  • Walk through the heritage zone of Shimla town- erstwhile Summer Capital during the British India.
  • Learn the history and enjoy the heritage and culture of the town.
  • Enjoy the cup of coffee at the Indian coffee house popular among the locals.
  • Visit many heritage and historical buildings, including the Viceroy’s House.
  • Unfold the story of Scandal point of Shimla.
  • Explore the lanes and bazaars with your knowledgeable guide.
  • Special information about the Kalka Shimla mountain railways and introduction talk about the caste system and the arrange marriage system.
  • Enjoy the Indian, Tibetan, Local Food or snacks with Chai.
Arrangements

Our local guide walks at your pace allowing you enough time to enjoy all the sights in approximately 5 kms/7 hrs, with comfort breaks. Our local guide is going to be very flexible during the entire tour.

You will follow the day tour as a Private tour accompanied by one of our excellent local guide. Travel one way with a local taxi from the hotel to one end of the town Viceroy’s house from where we start our heritage walk of Shimla.

Our local guide walks at your pace allowing you enough time to enjoy all the sights in approximately 5 kms/7 hrs, with comfort breaks. Our local guide is going to be very flexible during the entire tour.

Accomodation

In the last couple of decades Shimla had turned to one of the most favourite and popular tourist destinations of India. To cater to the huge number of tourists visiting Shimla, the town has a large number of hotels to cater tourist of every hue. These hotels are famous for their traditional Indian hospitality and provide services which are at par with the best in the world. These hotels can be categorise as guest house, home stays, Deluxe hotels, Heritage hotels, 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels some of which belongs to Oberio’s group and Radisson. The very famous one in the town is Oberio’s Clarks, Oberio’s Cecil and The Wildflower Hall a little outside of the town.

Accommodation is not included in your day tour, but if required we can arrange the accommodation for you. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s requirement and budget.

If required we can provide accommodation using our home stay property in Shimla at Marigold Home Stay Shimla Marigold Home Stay Shimla which itself is a unique travel experience.

Cloths: Cottons with light woollens

In the last couple of decades Shimla had turned to one of the most favourite and popular tourist destinations of India. To cater to the huge number of tourists visiting Shimla, the town has a large number of hotels to cater tourist of every hue. These hotels are famous for their traditional Indian hospitality and provide services which are at par with the best in the world. These hotels can be categorise as guest house, home stays, Deluxe hotels, Heritage hotels, 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels some of which belongs to Oberio’s group and Radisson. The very famous one in the town is Oberio’s Clarks, Oberio’s Cecil and The Wildflower Hall a little outside of the town.

Accommodation is not included in your day tour, but if required we can arrange the accommodation for you. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s requirement and budget.

If required we can provide accommodation using our home stay property in Shimla at Marigold Home Stay Shimla Marigold Home Stay Shimla which itself is a unique travel experience.

Cloths: Cottons with light woollens, sun hats and a rain cover / umbrella.

Tour Cost

The Cost would be provided on Request

Please Note: The Cost of our each tour is based as per individual requirements, interests and budget of the client. The tour cost depending on the hotel accommodations you choose, food plan, mode of transportation you choose, whether you choose to include Escorted guide throughout the tour or set off on a more independent trip, with local guides available wherever required during the tour. This all we discuss with you while planning your tour and work out the best cost for your tour, accordingly.

We'll work with you until you’re satisfied with every detail of your India Holiday Tour. We'll then manage all your reservations and logistics in India, so that you’re taken care of from the moment you landed in India until your return back. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.

Inclusions
  • English Speaking Local Guide.
  • 1 Bottle of Mineral Water per person.
  • All kind of entrance tickets to visit the Vice Regal Lodge and the Gaiety Theatre from Inside.
  • Seasonal fruits during the walk.
  • One way transportation from the hotel in the city center to one end of the town with local taxi, to start your Shimla heritage walk.
  • Chai in a local shop or a cup of coffee at the Indian Coffee house as per your interest.
  • All kind of taxes and GST.
Exclusions
  • Any kind of lunch during the tour.
  • Any kind of tips to tour escort / local guides/ drivers.
  • Any kind of camera fees.
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or things which are not mentioned In the “Cost Includes”.

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