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Shimla State Museum - The Scenic Attraction And Beautiful Museum In Shimla

Shimla State Museum

In Shimla, the Shimla State Museum is situated atop a hill, above the Chaura Maidan. It resides in the Inverarm, a colonial structure. 1500 meters of hiking are required to get to the colonial mansion that houses the museum, but it is worth it for the rich historical collection on display. A priceless collection of anthropological artifacts, Pahari miniature paintings from the early 19th century, and numismatic coin findings are on exhibit at the Shimla State Museum. All of them serve as tangible proof of Himachal Pradesh's illustrious cultural heritage and historical background.

Best time to visit: Anytime
Things to do: Visit the different galleries, Explore different antiquities, Admire The Paintings, Shop for Jewelry


  • Flight - Shimla Airport is not currently in use. As a result, to get to Shimla from Chandigarh International Airport or Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, you must hire a bus or taxi. Domestic flights operate to and from Chandigarh International Airport from and to a number of Indian towns, including Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar, Chennai, etc. AirAsia India, Air India, Jet Airways, GoAir, IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Vistara are just a few of the carriers that fly there. The closest significant international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, where visitors from overseas can catch a flight. It has connections to both domestic and foreign locations, including Moscow, Sharjah, Toronto, Beijing, Mauritius, etc. Aeroflot, Air Arabia, Air Canada, Air China, and other international carriers use this airport.
  • Rail - The closest railroad stop is Shimla Railway Station. It supports the Kalka-Shimla Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that travels through breathtaking Himalayan paths. Some of the trains that run through the station are the Himalayan Queen, Kalka Shimla Express, and Kalka Shimla Passenger, among others.
  • Road - Shimla has good road connections to many towns across the nation. The closest major metropolis to Shimla is Chandigarh, and National Highway 22 (NH 22) connects the two. Major towns and cities in Himachal Pradesh are linked to Shimla as well. The primary public transportation provider in the region is HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Company), which operates a fleet of buses. Select from premium, semi-deluxe, standard, air-conditioned, and non-air-conditioned buses. Buses to Shimla run continuously from Chandigarh, and there are buses coming to and from Delhi on daily basis.


  • Local Bus - Bus transportation is the most practical means of getting to Shimla. Buses are the greatest mode of transportation in Shimla, whether you want to see the local sights or arrange a trip from Shimla to Kufri. In the city, you can use both public and private buses.
  • Taxi - There are taxis accessible from several locations in Shimla. Private automobiles are not permitted in places like The Ridge and Mall Road, though.
  • Rental - Renting a car is another well-known method of getting around Shimla. Options include chauffeur-driven and self-driven vehicles. If you enjoy riding motorcycles, you can rent a bike to tour Shimla.

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