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Shimla is on the must visit places map of most tourist destinations and is a popular getaway among Indians and international tourists alike. Places near Shimla are a perfect amalgamation of hill stat (Read More)ions, trekking spots, and wildlife sanctuaries. Tourist places near Shimla provide a perfect weekend getaway for laid back vacationers or adrenaline fuelled adventurers alike.

Here is the list of 22 Places to Visit Near Shimla

1. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Skiing in Kufri Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak Yak Rides

Kufri, located at a distance of 20km from the main city of Shimla, is a popular tourist destination known for its ski slopes, Kufri Zoo and as starting point of treks. You can also enjoy go-karting at the Kufri Fun World, which has the highest Go-Karting track in the world.

Distance from Shimla: 14 km

Best Time: November to March

11 Kufri Attractions

2. Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Chail, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Chail Palace Hotel Chail Cricket Ground Chail wildlife sanctuary

Chail is a quiet hill station close to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees. Chail also offers various trekking and camping options for adventure enthusiasts.

Distance from Shimla: 41 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

11 Chail Attractions

3. Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh

Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Reserve Forest Sanctuary Craignano WildFlower Hall Hotel

Mashobra is a lush green expanse in Himachal Pradesh, tucked away at a height of about 7700 feet, ensuring minimal human obstruction in the course of nature to provide you with the purest and liberating experience of your lifetime.

Distance from Shimla: 10 km

Best Time: April to June

10 Mashobra Attractions

4. Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Skiing in Narkanda Hatu Peak Tannu Jubbar Lake

Surrounded by forests and woodlands, Narkanda is a quaint little town in Shimla district that is popular for skiing in winters. Narkanda also has various trekking routes.

Distance from Shimla: 60 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

11 Narkanda Attractions

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5. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Monkey Point Mall Road Gilbert Trail

Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, away from the rush.

Distance from Shimla: 72 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

12 Kasauli Attractions

6. Solan, Himachal Pradesh

Solan, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Kasauli Nalagarh Palace Shoolini Mata Temple

Located on the Punjab-Himachal Border, Solan lies on the lower ranges of the Himalayas and is more of an industrial town with various industries.

Distance from Shimla: 46 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

17 Solan Attractions

7. Barog


Situated at a height of about 1560 m, Barog is a town in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. In case you’re visiting Shimla during the monsoons and are looking to trek, camp, and visit nearby spots, Barog should be on your bucket list.

Distance from Shimla: 52 km

Best Time: July to September

8. Jibhi, Tirthan-valley

Jibhi, Tirthan-valley

An offbeat place in Himachal Pradesh, Jibhi is untouched by industrialization and surrounded by nature. The dense pine forests, tranquil freshwater lakes and pristine temples make this place worth visiting. The cosy Victorian-style cottages in which you can stay are an added bonus that makes you feel as if you are living in the Victorian Period.

Distance from Shimla: 155.5 km

Best Time: March to May

9. Sirmour, Solan

Sirmour, Solan

Sirmour is a calm and tranquil district where still more than 90% of people live in villages. The locals are very close to nature and hence this place is untouched by industrialisation. Sirmour includes towns of Nahan, Paonta Sahib and Suketi and offers travellers picturesque landscapes, rocky hills to trek, serene lakes for boating and beautifully built temples. 

Distance from Shimla: 150.7 km

Best Time: April to November.

10. Naldehra

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Naldehra is small yet mesmerising hill station and one of the top tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. It is a perfect heaven for tourists looking for natural scenic beauty and want to get away from the hectic city life. The tourist destination is famous for its greenery, Golf Course and plain view of the mountains filled with thousands of pine trees.

11. Theog

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A quiet escape and one of the less crowded attractions of the state, Theog in Himachal Pradesh, warmly wrapped in the arms of the mighty Himalayas, has everything a popular hill station can give you minus the tourist rush. 32 km away from the main town of Shimla, Theog makes up for a beautiful weekend getaway in the hills, comfortably located in the lap of nature. It is also considered one of the most favourite camping site options for campers.

12. Tattapani, Himachal Pradesh

Tattapani, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Hot Water Spring River Rafting in Tattapani Shiva cave

A popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, Tattapani is a quaint area nothing short of a wonderland. Almost 60 kms away from Shimla, it treasures several attractions lying amid nature in its best form. Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, it is famous for rafting and its Hot sulphur spring is believed to have curative properties

Distance from Shimla: 55 km

Best Time: October to June

9 Tattapani Attractions

13. Chindi, Karsog Valley

Chindi, Karsog Valley
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Chindi is a small village that sits quietly in the lap of nature at 1850 mts in Himachal Pradesh. Packed with apple orchards and enormous pine and deodar forests, one can also find several small temples near the village. Located in the Karsog Valley, around 87 km from Shimla and 107 km from Mandi, Chindi is known primarily for different temples.

14. Shojha, Himachal Pradesh

Shojha, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Waterfall Point Jalori Pass Serolsar Lake

Shojha is a small village sitting quietly in the middle of the wilderness and panorama. Its untouched beauty might be just the thing that you need to relax and unwind. Located amid the Banjar Valley, the village is dotted with several temples made of wood.

Distance from Shimla: 57 km

Best Time: April to June

5 Shojha Attractions

15. Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh

Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Kandaghat Trekking and Hiking Tara Devi Temple

While Shimla is being flooded by tourists every year, a serene, calm and epitome of beauty lies near it, waiting to be discovered. Shoghi, a small hill station just 13 Kms. from Shimla is abundant in natural scenic beauty and a large variety of flora and fauna.

Distance from Shimla: 9 km

Best Time: October to June

12 Shoghi Attractions

16. Nahan, Himachal Pradesh

Nahan, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Renuka Lake Suketi Fossil Park Trekking in Nahan

Away from the buzzing crowd of the city, Nahan is a perfect romantic getaway. Lying among the lofty Shivalik range overlooking lush green fields, dirt free roads and clean streets, this small hill station serves as an ideal holiday destination.

Distance from Shimla: 133 km

Best Time: April to September

20 Nahan Attractions

17. Fagu


Situated at an elevation of 2500 meters, Fagu is a serene snow clad hamlet. Nestling in the majestic Himalayan Range in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Fagu is a perfect place to get away from the hustle bustle of the city. This place looks magical as it is always enveloped in snow and fog. The clouds are so close to the surface that at times it feels as if you are walking on clouds. This quietude and tranquil place is bountiful in scenic beauty and proffers magnificent views of nature. The verdant trees, snow clad mountains and lush green fields make Fagu a must visit place to relax and unwind.

18. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon capital

Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon capital
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Known For : Old Manali Solang Valley Jogini Waterfall

Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness -  Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty.

Distance from Shimla: 244 km

Best Time: October to June

50 Manali Attractions

19. Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Timber Trail Cable car Ride Fruit orchards

This is a place where one can enjoy the captivating ambience of a hill station and hustle-bustle of a city. Situated on the border of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, this small town offers beautiful apple orchards and delicious fruit products.

Distance from Shimla: 84 km

Best Time: March to May, October to November

11 Parwanoo Attractions

20. Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : River Crossing Serlosar Lake Jalori Pass

The land of untouched and mystifying beauty, Tirthan Valley is a destination with a plethora of delights. Lying nearly 3 km from the entrance of Great Himalayan National Park, this place is abundant in adventurous activities and a paradise for nature lovers. '

Best Time: Mar to June, October to November

8 Tirthan Valley Attractions

21. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Bhagsu Falls Namgyal Monastery Bhagsunag Temple

Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Its culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence.

Distance from Shimla: 244 km

Best Time: October to June

42 Mcleodganj Attractions

22. Chandigarh, Punjab - India's first planned city

Chandigarh, Punjab - India's first planned city
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Known For : Sukhna Lake Rock Garden Elante Mall

Chandigarh, a union territory that is the capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana is a subtle and ideal definition of the word 'city'. In a culture that includes instances of both traditional Punjab as well as modernity, Chandigarh is a pretty town resembling a morning dream which is sure to flatter you with its innocence and pleasantness.

Distance from Shimla: 113 km

Best Time: August to March

51 Chandigarh Attractions

A lot of tourists first visit Shimla and then combine top places near Shimla for a perfect short trip. It offers its travellers a mix of tourist attractions ranging from Hill Stations to Lakes to Wildlife sanctuary. Some of them can even try the various picnic spots near Shimla which are rife with people every other weekend. Also get a taste of the local cuisines and festivals while visiting the best tourist places near Shimla. These places take 1-2 day(s) and make for a perfect weekend getaway from Shimla. Escape to these places around Shimla and explore them if you haven't.

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What are the best places near Shimla within 100km?

- Tattapani
- Chail
- Kasauli
- Narkanda
- Solan
- Mashobra

Which are the best places to visit near Shimla in January?

Kufri, Mashobra, Narkanda, Rhoru are all great places to visit near Shimla in January. 

Is 2 days sufficient for Shimla?

A 2 nights and 3 days trip is sufficient to explore most of the popular attractions in Shimla and also partake in adventure activities. 

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