Property in Shimla

Property in Shimla

About Shimla

Shimla, or Shimla, is popularly known as a summer refuge. It was a summer capital during the days of colonial rule, and remains so today to escape the scorching heat. The year 1906 was instrumental in making this city what it is today. When the Kalka-Shimla railway line was laid that year, it made the area more accessible.

Shimla had the privilege of being the capital of undivided Punjab until 1971, after which Himachal Pradesh was separated from Punjab. Shimla city is the headquarters of Shimla district. The city has many temples, palaces and colonial architecture, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

Its main industries are agriculture, horticulture and tourism. As per the records of the Himachal Pradesh government, the hilly region is covered with forests in an area of 1,30,411 hectares. Large forests also contribute significantly to Shimla's economy.


The nearest airport is about 23 km away, called Jubbarhatti Airport, which provides flight services to Chandigarh, Delhi, Kullu and Dharamsala. The harsh weather conditions sometimes close the airport so Chandigarh airport is your next best option. Gaggal and Bhuntar airports are also in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Kalka Junction railway station is the nearest broad gauge station serving the city at a distance of about six hours. Shimla has a meter gauge station. The narrow gauge track between Shimla and Kalka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kalka Junction is connected to many major cities of India

National Highway 22 (NH-22) connects Shimla with many towns and cities like Chandigarh, Ambala, New Delhi Road and even Khab on the China border.

Himachal Road Transport Corporation and other private agencies provide various types of bus services to Shimla. Luxury buses are often available on this route.

Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation runs tourist buses daily to handle the movement of tourists. Local buses and taxis are also available for transportation within Shimla.


Shimla Infrastructure

One of the 63 cities identified for fast track development under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. The city has a well-developed road and rail network, making the area easy to access. The city has also inherited a wealth of historical buildings from the British period.

The educational infrastructure is also good with institutes like Institute of Hotel Management, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Himachal Pradesh University and Indira Gandhi Medical College located here. SMCs have used public-private-partnership to improve transportation, public facilities, sewerage and solid waste management.

Infrastructure Projects


Name Of The Project

Impact Areas


Ultra Modern Slaughter House


The Ministry of Food Processing agreed to fund 33% of the project cost up to a maximum of 4 crore.

Solid Waste Treatment Plant

Bhariyal at Tara Devi Totu Bypass Road

A trial run for an improved solid waste management plant is in progress.

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems Project

Police Departments

The state-centric project created an IT-enabled state-of-the-art tracking system.

Shimla IT Park

Industrial Model Township

The state has identified 174 acres of land for the development of this project.



Shimla Real Estate Market

HIMUDA garnered the most number of applications for plots from Shimla, with 11,000 applications coming in under an older scheme. It is clear that affordable housing in a hill station is a worthwhile investment. More housing schemes are being formulated by the state development authority

The upcoming IT Park is going to be equipped with an international gateway for high-speed data communication. More top quality facilities are going to be integrated into the technology park, making it an attractive investment for software technology companies