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Chandigarh to Shimla by Road

Shimla, the much touted hill station is 128 km from Chandigarh. It takes 2 hrs 20 minutes to reach the destination by road. Shimla is renowned for its landscape, the lakes, rivers, the Victorian architect and the serene climate. Those from Chandigarh can best opt on road travel to Shimla to spend the weekends when the summer sun is abrasive or when wanting to relish the snowy winter.

Chandigarh to Shimla by Road

There are air connectivity between Chandigarh and Shimla as Indian airlines and Deccan airlines commute services to the city. As far as rail head is concerned it is only from Kalka that direct train to Shimla is caught. Private and state owned buses also offer services to Shimla.

A Tata Sumo moving through the snow loaded road towards Shimla

Chandigarh to Shimla Distance in Kilometers
: 228 km (SH9 & SH16)
Estimated Time of Journey: 2 hours 20 minutes
Estimated Fuel Cost: Rs. 650 (15 kmpl mileage, 76/L, Petrol)

Driving Directions from Chandigarh to Shimla by Road:

Starting Point: Chandigarh
  1. Direct North 80 m towards the Udyog Path
  2. Pass by the round-about to the Himalaya Marg
  3. Turn left 1.5 km beheading Madhya Marg
  4. Again turn left 2.5 km towards Madhya Marg
  5. After going through 2 round about, take the third exit to Vidhya Path
  6. Traverse in the Dhillon Road
  7. Take left at Bawa streets to the Karoran Road
  8. Take left to the NH 21 A
  9. Travel 58 km by turning right onto SH 9
  10. Continue straight for 11.4 km to SH 16
  11. Take right to about 7 km in SH 16
  12. Will reach Bathla Fancy store, continue to NH 88
  13. Take left at Banswal Hardwares
  14. Take first right  and go 1.3 km to Chaura Maidan Road
  15. Steer left 1.6 km at CPWD office to the Mall road
Destination: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Tourists walking down the street in Shimla

On the way from Chandigarh to Shimla by Road:

Places of Interest:

  • Valmiki Mandir, Sector 38A
  • Shri Vishnu Temple, Dadu Majra
  • Dahlia Garden, Sector 36C
  • ISKCON Temple, Sector 36B
  • Hibiscus Garden, Sector 36A
  • Alliance Francaise, Sector 36 A
  • Sri Sanatan Dharm Mandir, Sector 37C
  • Shree Gorakhnath Mandir, Sector 38B
  • Dhanas Lake, Dhanas
  • Mharishi Balmaki Temple
  • Bhakra Dam, Sutlej River,Rupnagar
  • Shree Bharav Jati Mandir
  • Prachin Mandir
  • Gurkha Fort
  • Scandal Point, Mall Road
  • Rivoli Cinema
  • Christ Church, Ridge To US Club
  • State Library

Petrol Pumps:

  • Bharat Petroleum Petrol Pump
  • Indian Oil Petrol Pump
  • Indian Oil Petrol Pump
  • Bharat Petroleum Petrol Pump
  • Indian Oil Petrol Pump
  • Indian Oil Petrol Pump, National Highway 21A
  • HP Petrol Pump, National Highway 21A
  • HP Petrol Pump
  • Indian Oil Petrol Pump
  • Indian Oil Petrol Pump
  • HP Petrol Pump, National Highway 22
  • HP Petrol Pump, Circular Road


  • State Bank Of India ATM, The Mall
  • Punjab National Bank ATM
  • Bank Of Maharashtra ATM
  • Union Bank ATM, National Highway 22 By Pass
  • Oriental Bank Of Commerce ATM, National Highway 22
  • Citi Bank ATM, The Mall
  • Bank Of Baroda ATM, National Highway 22
  • Punjab National Bank ATM, The Mall
  • Axis Bank ATM, The Mall
  • Indus Ind Bank ATM
  • Union Bank ATM
  • State Bank Of Patiala ATM, The Mall
  • ICICI ATM, The Mall
  • Jammu And Kashmir Bank ATM, The Mall
  • Syndicate Bank ATM, The Mall


  • Kamal Medical Hall
  • Lalit Medicos
  • Yogita Medicos
  • Health Line Chemist
  • Aastha Medical Store
  • Petzone Raman Medical Hall
  • Khanna Medicos
  • Bansal Medical Hall
  • Mintu Medical Store
  • Guru Nanak Medicos
  • MD Medicos
  • Kundla Medicos
  • Sushrut Medicare

Eating Houses:

Some of the popular eating joints on the way are as follows:

Food Paradise
Booth No. 54-55,
Block C ,
Near State Bank Of Patiala ,
Sector 38

Paradise Bakery And Confectionery
Sector 38C

Amarjeet Dairy And Sweets
Sector 38C

Eating Plaza
Sector 38C

Gokul Dairy And Sweets
Sector 38C

Gobind Sweets
Sco No. 80,
Ground Floor,
Near Vishwas Hospita
Sector 38 - C

United Juice Bar
Sector 38D

Mikki Ice Cream Parlour
Sector 38D

Kumar Rasoi
Shop No. 206, C Block , Near State Bank Of India, Sector 37

Sanjeev Chicken Point
Booth No. 12, Ground Floor, Block D , Near Stepping Stone School, Sector 37

Shakti Veg Dhaba
Sco No. 395, Sector 37-C , Near Ryan International School, Sector 37

Lal Sweets & Caterers
SCO No. 172, Main Market , Near Central Bank of India, Sector 37 - C

Lucknow Biscuit Bakery
Sector 42, Attawa Village

Deepak Dhaba
Shop No. 2, Block B, Attawa, Near Mata Gujri Gurudwara,
Sector 42

Katani Vaishno Dhaba
SCO No. 266, Near Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35

Akachan Restaurant
Sector 35D

Katani Sweets
Sector 35D

Jaidka Eat N Drink
Sector 35D

Cafe @ Alliance Francaise De Chandigarh
Next to Hibiscus Garden, Sector 36

Munch & Bite
Quiet Office No. 5, Ground Floor, Sector 35 , Near Amrit Associates, Sector 35 - A

Hotels and Resorts:

Here are a few hotels which you will find in your journey:

Hotel Rajshree
, situated at the Industrial and Business Park in Sector 1 of Chandigarh
Hotel Multitech, 1.7 km from Chandigarh
Hotel Himachal View, on the road leading to Madhya Marg
Komfort Inn, 2.1 km from ISBT bus station
Hotel Kingsley, in Chandigarh Shimla Highway road in Kalka
Hotel Sai, Kalka
Hotel Rose, Kalka
Hotel Kumar Plaza, Kalka
Hotel the Lotus, Kalka
Hotel Garima, Kalka
Hotel Woodland, in Shimla provide ample facilities for the tourists

Have a safe, happy, and sound Road Trip!

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