Private Heritage Walk Tour In Shimla

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Christ Church, Shimla, 453G+P9F, Ridge To US Club, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001, India
    2: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Return Details :
    Advance Study Centre, Bus Stop, Chaura Maidan, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005, India
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Shimla is the most fabulous hill station of India, well-known for its unique beauty and serenity. The landscape at a height of approximately 7200 feet (2200 meters) has a number of attractions, that will tell you a lot about the region. During the walk you will explore a number of old buildings, such as Gaiety Theater, General Post Office, Bantony, Betinks Castle, Imperial Bank, Railway Board Building, Gorton Castle, Knockdrin, Kennedy Cottage,Cecil Hotel, and the Indian institute of advanced study.

Highlights

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Step back in time on a history tour

All entrance fees included

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Meet your tour guide at Christ church (near Mall Rd, Lakkar Bazaarl) to start your walk through the town. Shimla acts as a hub for India's tourism sector. It is also home to a number of colleges and research institutions as well as multiple temples and palaces. The city's buildings are styled in the Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architectures dating from the colonial era.

The heritage walk starts from theChrist Church,which is located at the western shoulder of Jakhu hill and east towards the Viceregal lodge.Shimla has a number of places to visit. Local hangouts like The mall and The ridge are in the heart of the city. Most of the heritage buildings in the city are preserved in their original 'Tudorbethan' architecture. The former Viceregal Lodge, which now houses the Indian institute of advanced study, and Wildflower Hall, now a luxury hotel, are some of the famous ones.

During the walk your guide will take you through anumber of old buildings such as Gaiety theatre, General Post Office, Imperial Bank, Railway Board Building, Gorton Castle, Knockdrin, Kennedy Cottage, Cecil Hotel,and Viceregal Lodge and you will find every building has a different style of architecture with many stories of the past. Your guide will narrate various facts and historyabout the old buildings as you enjoy the nature walk.

The last point of your heritage walk is the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. After learning about Shimla history your tour ends and you can take local transportation by own expense) to your hotel or you can walk back to Christ Church, whichever you prefer.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Local guide

All activities

One way walk tour from Christ church to Indian Institute of Advance study

All taxes

Monument fees in Guide and tickets (option 2 only)

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off is not included

Gratuities

No Transport cost is included from Indian Institute of Advance study to Hotel or Christ church.You have to arrange by own

Entry/Admission - Shimla Heritage Walk

Entry/Admission - Indian Institute of Advanced Study

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 25-Jun-2022

    We chose the 11 am slot. Since the weather was great, it was a wonderful walk. Our guide shalini was very patient and knowledgeable and answered all our questions and doubts. So much history, and she explained very well

  • 20-May-2022

    Sanjay was very knowledgeable and gave us a great perspective into the history of shimla. Loved it very much!

  • 30-Apr-2022

    Raju did an excellent job in bringing the history of Shimla alive. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk and highly recommend him. His knowledge of the local trees and flowers is superb.

  • 23-Apr-2022

    Shalini is Very caring, knowledgeable and has a good communication skill and passion for her work. She is flexible and understands visitor psychology.

  • 04-Apr-2022

    Informative tour... Well expla explained by Guide.we learnt more about shimla .Historical buildings,Shopping and best eating place recommended by Guide. Highly recommended.

  • 19-Mar-2022

    Our walk was a combination of the heritage walk and the Glen forest walk, which was lovely. We visited the Viceroy Lodge first, walked the Glen and then did the heritage walk through Shimla. Our guide, Shalini, was very friendly and very knowledgeable about Shimla’s history and landmarks.

  • 08-Nov-2021

    The tour was excellent. We learnt the history and culture of Shimla. The guide (Raju Thakur) was knowledgeable and enlightened us with a lot of finer details about the region. Overall, we enjoyed the walk (approx 3 hours) and would recommend everyone to try this out.

  • 17-Sep-2021

    Nice experience.understand historical face about shimla.Himachal Bylocals arrangements was great. Must try while you are in shimla.

  • 14-Sep-2021

    The guide, Sunjay, guided us in the historical part of Shimla. We had a very good discussion of heritage buildings and colonial history in Shimla.

  • 11-Mar-2020

    Very informative tours.She explain the historical facts every clear.Its a walk through the erstwhile British Summer capital where one gets to walk through all the heritage buildings built during the British Raj Which stand intact till date ..Although it was rainy day but we enjoy a lot.

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