SHIMLA-POST INDEPENDENCE

By Shreya → Saturday, 10 June 2017
Shimla District covers an area of 5131 sq. km and is nestled amongst the lofty Shivalik Ranges at an altitude varying between 300 - 6000m. Extending from 77o-0" and 78o-19" east longitude and 30o-45" and 31o-44" north latitude, Shimla is encircled by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, the state of Uttaranchal in the south, Sirmaur, district in the west. 
As per the 2001 Census, Shimla District has recorded a population size of 7,21,745.



ECONOMY:
The Shimla economy is mainly dependent upon the revenue from travel and tourism industry and the agriculture and horticulture in the region. The majority portion of the Shimla people are either placed into the tourism industry or into the administrative department of Shimla. A vast number of the people of Shimla have taken the occupation of either a travel agent, guide or a photographer or something related to the tourism industry like hotels and the restaurants. Shimla's economy is being run to a large extent by the tourism industry that has developed gradually over the years. 
The economy of Shimla is heavily dependent on the growth of the small scale industries. The small scale industries in Shimla primarily includes jute industry, leather industry, food processing industry, wood industry .


TRANSPORTATION SERVICES:
BY MEANS OF ROAD:
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.


BY MEANS OF RAIL:
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.


BY MEANS OF AIR:
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.


Apart from this , there are good  freight services ( both offline and online booking available )  which helps in the delivery of goods across various destinations . With growing digital world  now you can book these services online using various websites like GoodsOnMove which provide you a simple and easy booking service and saves your time , money and hassle!! 
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