Tailor Made Walk Through Shimla


This walk takes you British era Buildings, Local and less explored places to eat, Local history Shops, Views of Lush green forests and a lot more. The thrill lies in the experience.

Sanjay Verma
Hosting 10 Experiences

START/ END LOCATION Indian Institute of Advance Studies/ Woodville Palace
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the schedule.
Capacity This price covers 1 Person (Ask for Group Discounts)
INCLUDED
Expert English Speaking Guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees / Gate Passes Local Transport
Food Cost

About the Experience

Special Customized Walk through Shimla, exposing yourself to the galore of British Architecture, Lush Green forests Scape and Getting Photographed in your candid moments.

This walk takes you British era Buildings, Local and less explored places to eat, Local history Shops, Views of Lush green forests and a lot more. The thrill lies in the experience.

If your Hotel is Nearby, we’ll walk to our first avenue incase you love to walk. Or, we’ll hop on to a taxi (charged extra). If you prefer to reach all the places of interest vis this vehicle, we can hire it for the day.

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Hour 1: Departure

We begin our walk from the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.

The building that houses the institute was originally built as a home for Lord DufferinViceroy of India from 1884–1888 and was called the Viceregal Lodge. It housed all the subsequent viceroys and governors general of India. It occupied Observatory Hill, one of the seven hills that Shimla is built upon.

Walking around the structure and gardens at a moderate pace. Sightseeing includes the guided tour inside the building (Entry Ticket charged extra at location).

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Hour 2

Walk towards The Mall Road visiting various british era structures on the way while I explain the history of each one of them and why they’re of importance. Most of the structures are in good shape, even renovated by the Indian Government and house local administration. We have a choice of savour Local Cuisine at a restaurant dedicated to local food and boasts of local etiquette and cultural stories. (food charged extra)
3

Hour 3-4:

Visit to The Christ Church on The Ridge, Visiting Local Historians and stores keeping historical artifacts, maps,, books and more for sale and display on The Mall Road, Walk through The Mall Road and Scandal Point getting enriched with the tales and history.
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Hour 4-5:

Evening Tea at Woodville Palace. Walk to Woodville Palace, located 7000 feet above sea level and half a mile away from the Shimla mall, has its share of timeless romantic history. Its history seeks to trace the grace and grandeur of the Indian Kings as well as the lifestyle of the British Raj.
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Sanjay Verma

I am a native of Shimla and I was educated in the town. My frequent visits to my village brought me closer to the nature, rich culture and the sense of appreciation I have held since my childhood. After completing my academics, I started an an Adventure Consultancy in Shimla, worked for Oberoi Group as an Naturalist/Historian and presently working at a travel and tour agency as Product Manager. This all allows me to guide travellers from all around the globe in North Indian Himalayas.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
December 1, 2016

Anuj Sharma was my local guy who knew that I had just 1 day in Shimla and I am so glad that he was there to show me places that I never knew existed in Shimla.He knows all about the place,and made sure that I go back with the best memories.From advanced studies to lakkad bazaar to Mall Road and eating the best Himachali dhaam,me and my friends had the time of our life.This local guy is no ordinary guy,he is smart ,talented and blends with your group.We talked about Himachali culture,sang Himachali songs and how Shimla is so special as we walked through the roads.i am so glad I had my local guy else like most tourists I would have ended up walking up and down the Mall Road not knowing there is so much to do in these hills.❤️️

February 7, 2017

experienced real shimla. The host took us to the right places with complete historical background, for which shimla is known for. Made best use of time. Would love to go back and try out more experiences. Great going Localguys.

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July 4, 2018

Well, I must say it was a “paisa vasool” trip, I have in shimla lot of time but this made me a fan of Local guy’s concept. I am really impressed the way I got connected to the place. Thanks a lot to solve my cross-purpose about shimla through this service. I wish I got a chance to explore all your trips.,..,,.,., highly recommendable.,.,., lots of love !!!!

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