One of the most sought after hill stations in India, Shimla is a great place to unwind in summers. The lush greenery, pleasant climate, gorgeous mountain vistas and the sightseeing attractions are a treat to the eyes. However, summers in Shimla are perfect for trekking, camping, and rafting. If you’re an adventure junkie, this is the right time to pack your bags for Shimla.
The best way to unwind without exerting yourself physically is by cycling around Shimla. You can spend one whole day cycling at the Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for its varied wildlife, and forested natural preserve.
If flying across blue skies excites you, try paragliding in Shimla. Shimla is blessed with bountiful natural landscapes that look picture perfect from the sky. The best place to experience paragliding in Shimla is in Kangra Valley, located at a distance of 233km and and takes 6 hours to reach.
River-rafting in Rishikesh is passé. This adventure activity offers unparalleled thrill in Shimla. The free-flowing river Sutlej which flows through the city is where this sport happens. The most common route is from Chabba to Tattapani; stretched across 12km, and takes 2 hours to finish.
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While staying in a luxurious property has its own charm, camping under the open night sky is another experience altogether. The best camping sites in Shimla are the RedWood Camp, Mashobra Greens and Kheerganga Camping Company.
Shimla is a trekker’s paradise. There are many trekking trails that help you explore the remotest corners of the city. The best trek routes are to Dhanu Devta Temples, Kamna Devi Temple, Chadwick Falls, Jakhoo Temple and Tara Devi Temple. Most of these are short treks that can easily be undertaken by first-time trekkers as well as seasoned trekkers.