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Driving Direction to Shimla

Driving Direction from Chandigarh to Shimla

Distance: 129 km
Driving Time: 3.00 hours

Driving out of Chandigarh, take the Madhya Marg and head towards Manimajra.
Follow the sign boards to get on to NH 22 Kalka Road, drive on for another 10 kms before you turn right onto the Bypass Road.
Keep straight onto the Bypass Road for 10 km and take a slight right to hit NH 22 again.
Drive past Dharampur and Dagshai, respectively (23 km stretch).
Keep a lookout for the sign boards to stay on NH 22.
You may stop at Solan on the way for lunch at Annapurna Deluxe Vashno Dhaba, or grab a bite at Mc Donald’s or Dominos.
You can also make a small detour to the popular tourist spots in Solan, top up your car tank at the petrol pump here.
After the break, hit the road again to stay on NH 22, in case you missed out or did not stop at Solan, halt at Kandaghat or Shoghi, as you will find plenty of dhabas along the roadside.
From Shoghi, drive straight till you reach the temple of Tara Devi, halt here for a while to pay obeisance at this temple.
Get on the road again and drive for another 7 kms to reach Shimla.
  

Driving Direction from Delhi to Shimla

Distance: 343 km
Driving Time: 8.00 hours

When driving from Delhi to Shimla, take the GT Road to drive out of Delhi, and then head towards NH 1.
As you pass by Indian Oil Petrol Pump on NH 1, make sure you fill up your car tank before leaving the city.
Continue on GT Karnal Road/NH 1, after about 30 km, you will reach Murthal where you will find a beeline of Punjabi dhabas to stop for food and refreshments.
For those who want to eat in a proper restaurant, there is a place called Haveli, which offers vegetarian Punjabi food with a great ambience – do try a delicious breakfast of hot paranthas with butter and curd, or poori chaana and a huge glass of lassi! After meals, continue straight for another 40 km till you cross through Panipat, a city renowned for its carpets, bed linen, and the popular ‘Pachranga achaar’ (pickle).
Moving ahead on the road, you will cross Karnal, where you can either stop at the Punjabi Dhaba or make a small detour to the Karni Lake, or just drive straight through.
Drive on for next 80 km, via Shahbad, before you arrive at Ambala, from where you have to take a slight left for NH 22.
You may also halt at Ambala for some snacks and refreshments at roadside dhabas or make a detour to visit the Ambala airfield, a memorial for the soldiers who lost their lives in war.
Hit the road again and follow signboards to drive straight on NH 22 for a while till you reach Zirakpur from where you have to follow NH 22 Kalka Road, passing by Chandigarh.
You can either choose to stop for a night at Chandigarh, or drive straight through the Bypass Road.
Keep driving on the Bypass Road for 10 km and take a slight right to hit NH 22 again.
Drive past Dharampur and Dagshai, respectively, a 23 km stretch, and follow the sign boards to stay on NH 22.
You may halt at Solan on the way for a wholesome meal at Annapurna Deluxe Vaishno Dhaba, or grab a quick bite at Mc Donald’s or Dominos.
Solan is the halfway point of your journey; refuel your car at the nearby petrol pump, and you can also make a small detour to the popular tourist spots in here.
Hit the road again and continue to follow NH 22; if you could not stop at Solan, halt at Kandaghat or Shoghi, as you will find plenty of dhabas along the roadside.
From Shoghi, drive straight till you reach the temple of Tara Devi, where you may stop for a while to offer prayers.
Get on the road again and within 7 km you will arrive at your destination – Shimla.
  

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