Distances from Shimla

Shimla District lies between the longitude 77º-0″ and 78º-19″ east and latitude 30º-45″ and 31º-44″ north. It is bounded by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, the state of Uttaranchal in the south, Sirmaur, district in the west. The elevation of the district ranges from 300 to 6000 meters. It was formerly the summer capital during the British Rule. The town of Shimla is built over several hills and connecting ridges. The important hills are  Jakhu(8050 ft), Prospect Hill (7140 ft), Observatory Hill ( 7050 ft), Elysium Hill (7400 ft), and Summer Hill (6900 ft).

The city is spread over an area of 25 square kilometers. Though it seems small, the hills and undulating terrain surrounding it give it the look of a majestic hill station.

Distances from Shimla

Location

Distance Kms

Journey Time

Kalka

80

03:00 Hours

Chandigarh

119

04:00 Hours

Ambala

166

05:00 Hours

Delhi

370

09:00 Hours

Dharamshala via Mandi

270

09:00 Hours

Dharamshala via Hamirpur

235

07:00 Hours

Dalhousie

345

11:00 Hours

Chamba

401

12:00 Hours

Kullu

235

07:00 Hours

Manali

280

08:30 Hours

Kasuali

 075

02:30 Hours

Road infrastructure in Himachal Pradesh

The geography of Himachal presents considerable challenge to the development of transport infrastructure. Nevertheless, the state has made significant progress in road connectivity in the last few decades. Himachal at present has the highest road density among all the hill states of India. Although Himachal also has three airports and two narrow gauge rail tracks, roads remain the main mode of transport in Himachal.

In addition to the National Highways, the state also has a large mesh of highways and village roads. Most tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh such as Shimla, Manali, Dharamsala etc. are well connected by roads. Some of the roads in Himachal are seasonal and get closed during winters and monsoons due to heavy snowfall, landslides and washouts.

The Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh has the highest road density in India.

The government-owned Himachal Road Transport Corporation runs a network of buses across the state and Himachal Pradesh being a major tourist destination, there is no dearth of private buses and taxis.

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