Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : INR 2500 approx
Timings : 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Tuesday - Sunday
Closed on mondays, diwali and holi
Appointments : shimlawalks.com
Highlights of the walk : Christ, Church, the Gaiety Theatre, the Bandstand, some heritage hotels, old banks, and government offices.
Start Point : Near Christ Church after the Ridge
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Shimla Heritage walk is a guided tour of the Heritage Zone located in hill town. The heritage walk begins at one end of the city and participants walk to every heritage monument in Shimla. One can choose to hire a guide to get more information and hear exciting stories from the British era.
Almost all of the historical monuments in the city are well preserved, and tourists from all over the world visit the city to take a heritage walk. As one explores the Heritage Zone, they will observe the different style of architecture used to build the offices, the castles, the hotels and the cottages. The importance of these structures back in the time is worth knowing.
The Shimla heritage walk is more like a leisurely stroll at one's own pace with or without a guide. It is the best way to explore the heritage monuments when travelling on a tight schedule. The walk usually begins in the morning, and the city landscape, the slopes and the hills make the walk an interesting one under the clear Shimla skies.
The monuments and the scenery add to the beauty of the location which cannot be compared with any other place in the country. The heritage zone has a breathtaking collection of heritage monuments, and the walk is sure to give you a glimpse into the fabulous past of Shimla and must be taken by everyone visiting the city.
Tips : 1. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes while going on the walk.
2. Carry enough water and keep yourself well hydrated.
3. A guided tour should have pit stops. One may want to check with the guide for the entire schedule/ route and the meeting point.
4. Additional expenses may not be included in the cost like tips, entry tickets, camera tickets etc.
5. English speaking guides are available. Do check with the organizers for the same.
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