HOTEL HIIMDEV, SHIMLA
Hotel Himdev is located in the Kachhi Ghatti area of Shimla, The rooms of the hotel are divided into different categories that include Standard Room, Deluxe Room and Suite. In all, the hotel maintains 92 rooms that include amenities such as satellite television, direct dial telephone, coffee/tea maker and mini-bar.
The bathrooms are attached with rooms and are provided with all the necessary amenities. At leisure, guests can indulge themselves in learning yoga from the in-house experts or take a steam bath. Guests need not miss their workout sessions as the hotel manages a state-of-the-art gymnasium. A beauty parlour is also there to serve the guests. The hotel maintains a lavish conference hall, which is capable of accommodating 60 people at once. For theme parties, weddings and other social events, the multi-purpose banquet hall of the hotel is a suitable option. Kid’s play zone, Multi-cuisine restaurant, Mini theatre, Beauty Parlour, Banquet hall, Gymnasium Snuggled in the lap of nature, Hotel Himdev is built to offer a cosy accommodation facility to discerning travellers. The hotel has a restaurant that serves a range of sumptuous delicacies to guests. Besides, guests can also visit the coffee shop or the sports bar. Rides, mini-theatre and outdoor swings are the highlights of the hotel.
HOW TO REACH
Jubarhati, which is about 23 kilometres from the town, is the nearest airport. There are regular flights going from Jubbarhatti to Chandigarh and Delhi. You can easily get a taxi from the airport to get to Shimla or you can ask your hotel to arrange for an airport transfer.
The small railway station in Shimla is just 1 kilometre away from the centre of the town and is connected to Kalka by a narrow gauge rail track. The famous toy train of Shimla goes between Kalka and Shimla, covering a distance of 96 kilometres in about 7 hours. Kalka in turn is the nearest rail head, which is connected to Chandigarh and Delhi by regular trains. You can take the Kalka Shatabdi, which goes from New Delhi Railway Station to Kalka Railway Station via Chandigarh.
If you are driving from Delhi, you will have to take the outer Ring Road towards GT Karnal Road, then turn right on NH 1. After you reach Ambala, leave NH 1 and move on to NH 22 towards Kalka. Keep going on same highway towards Solan and then on to Shimla. The journey usually takes about 6-7 hours depending on traffic.
There are several bus services including Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses as well as private operators connecting Shimla to the major cities in North India. Chandigarh is at a distance of 117 kilometres, Manali at 260 kilometres and Delhi at 343 kilometres. If you are going from Delhi, you can take an overnight air conditioned luxury bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses go in the morning or later at night – timings can vary from season to season, you can check them online before making a reservation.