KPYM Himachal: Shimla Discovery Tour: India’s Urban Frontier

Shimla Discovery Tour: India’s Urban Frontier

Shimla, India

KPYM Himachal

Non-profit organization

3-4 hours
From$31 USDPer person

100% of host revenue is invested back into the local community

KPYM Himachal was founded in 2000. It was started by a team of mountain people, with one classroom, providing lessons for children in the local community.

Tour Highlights

  • Traverse India’s chaotic and vibrant urban landscape and help fund educational programs.
  • Tour Hindu temples dedicated to various gods and famous historical sites in the center of Shimla.
  • Follow winding paths through bazaars and markets and sample the local cuisine.

All proceeds from this tour go towards education projects and women’s empowerment programs.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Everyday, except on Holi and Diwali national holidays

  • Start Time

    10 am

  • Duration

    3-4 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Hindi

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Clothing that covers your shoulders and knees.

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 100

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Visit the the heart of Shimla and experience the vibrancy and adventure hidden in tangled alleyways and crowded bazaars. Begin your day like the locals, with a cup of chai tea at the local shop. Our passionate and experienced group of guides will take you across the broad spectrum of Indian society. Visit the city’s famous monuments and temples. Observe the traditional Hindu rituals at a temple dedicated to various Hindu gods. Then, share a home-cooked meal with a host family.
The Shimla heritage tour will take you through the vast varieties of Indian culture, eat food from street vendors, wander chaotic streets and alleyways. Then, see the legacy of British imperialism at the British Raj and learn about India’s struggle for independence.
If you’re looking for an authentic Indian experience, then this is the tour for you!

5 Visitor Reviews

  • April 20, 2016

    I Spent a lovely day discovering Shimla and Its rich history. Was my turn guide Mehar Singh and his knowledge of Shimla Was vast. I have a keen interest in British history and Shimla Did not disappoint- as the summer capital of the British Raj it boosts Many British made buildings. Also the bustling markets of Shimla exposes oneself to many different smells, sights and noises. Definitely recommend this tour with KpyM Himachal (Wahoe) !!!! thanks a lot

  • January 3, 2016

    I loved the lunch stop - we were able to meet a local woman in her home and to hear from her about living in India and in Shimla. Also, the Punjabi food was delicious! =)

  • January 6, 2015

    It was my first time in beautiful India and and it was an amazing trip I'll never forget. My friends and I did a Rajasthan-Tour for two weeks and we experienced so much that I still need time to comprehend. We were everday in a different city. It should have been stressfull, but I've never felt once uncomfortable. It was certainly all because of Wahoe India Travel. Not only did I learn a lot of the indian culture, but I also made some new friends there. Mehar and his team took really good care of us.

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Tour Start Address

Regal building, ground floor, near sher e Punjab dhaba, lakkar Bazaar Shimla 1, Shimla, HP, India

More About KPYM Himachal


Our mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the science, culture, communication and information.

Main Programs

  • Manage girl's empowerment programs and educational centers.

  • Fund community development projects.