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Leh to Shimla Flights

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You can now book your flight tickets on Adani One. It provides you with a complete airfare schedule and helps you find the cheapest flights. Book your Leh to Shimla flight tickets and enjoy great deals, discounts, and cashback.

You will find flights from major airlines here, including IndiGo, Go First, Air India, and SpiceJet. Just select your preferred date and time and get a range of flights to choose from. You can also consider booking a round-trip ticket for bigger discounts.

Currently, there are no direct flights from Leh to Shimla. Instead, you can take a direct flight to Delhi or Chandigarh. Both these cities are well-connected to Shimla by road and rail. Delhi and Chandigarh are also the closest international airports to Shimla.

Flights from Leh to Shimla


About Shimla Airport

Shimla Airport (IATA: SLV) is situated in Jabarhatti, Himachal Pradesh. The airport was built by cutting mountains and levelling the surrounding terrain to accommodate a 1230-metre runway. Initially, only private jets were permitted to land at this airport. However, it now has direct flights to Delhi and other major airports.

Shimla Airport is also used by government institutes to train pilots. The airport has only one terminal that operates flights to major Indian airports. This airport also serves as a landing point for VIP private planes. It is located around 13 km from the nearest railway station and 17 km from the nearest bus stand. It is important to note that the airport has not started complete operations since the pandemic.

Shimla Airport
About Shimla

Shimla, previously known as Simla, is a popular tourist destination in northern India. Nestled in the southwestern ranges of the mighty Himalayas, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla also used to be the summer capital of British India. There are several theories on how the city came to be known as ‘Shimla.’ According to one theory, the name comes from ‘Shyamala Devi,’ a Hindu deity whose temple once existed here.

Perhaps what makes Shimla so appealing is that despite being one of India's most popular tourist destinations, it has still retained its old-world charm. There are plenty of colonial-era buildings in Shimla, which add to the city’s exquisite beauty. The city also houses several reputable colleges and universities, making it an educational hub in Himachal Pradesh.

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Annandale is a famous tourist spot, around 3 km from the Ridge. A flat terrain, Annandale is used as a playground for cricket, polo, golf, and other sports. This place also served as a playground during British rule. Several sports and entertainment activities were organised here during those times.

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Kalka-Shimla Railway

The Kalka-Shimla Railway (KSR) is a 96 km long track connecting Shimla with the northern plains. This route is serviced by a toy train and is also called the ‘toy train line.’ The Kalka-Shimla Railway track takes 5 hours to cover the distance from one station to another. The ride is replete with mesmerising views, tunnels, bridges, and stations.

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Kufri is a tiny hill station located about 15 km from Shimla. Situated at an altitude of 9000 ft, Kufri is the perfect place for skiing, trekking, horse riding, and yak riding. Some must-visit spots in Kufri include Himalayan National Park, Kufri Fun World, and Indira Tourist Park.

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The Ridge

The Ridge is situated at the centre of Shimla. Connected to all the important spots in Shimla, the Ridge is something you cannot miss. This vast open area is located right next to Mall road and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges.


About Leh Airport

Late Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IATA: IXL), also known as Leh Airport, is named after Kushok Bakula Rinpoche. It is a domestic airport renowned as one of the world's highest airports due to its elevation of 3,256 m above sea level.

Hand luggage is not allowed at this airport due to various security concerns and regulations. Due to security concerns at the airport, travellers are also required to identify their check-in luggage even after it has been scanned. This airport is well-connected to the country's main cities.

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About Leh

Leh is the joint capital and the largest city of the union territory of Ladakh. It is nestled in the Himalayas, at an elevation of 3,520 metres above sea level. You can see the confluence of the mighty Indus and Zanskar Rivers in Leh, which is a sight like no other.

The city of Leh is a heaven for those who like adventure activities. Summer is the best time to visit, and winters are unsuitable for visiting due to excessive snowfall. It serves as the starting point for the world-famous Chadar Trek. This trek covers most of the territory covered by the snow-frozen Zanskar River. Tourists will also pass through several areas where the ice is very thin during this trek. Leh is a prominent Buddhist hub with many notable monasteries, making it a popular tourist destination.

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Khardung La Pass

Khardung La, also known as the 'Gateway to the Nubra and Shyok Valleys', is one of the world's highest motorable roads, at 5359 m above sea level. It is located around 40 km from the capital.

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Magnetic Hill

A hill with magnetic qualities, Magnetic Hill, is located around 30 km from Leh on the Leh-Kargil-Baltik national route. Its magnetism is so powerful that it can pull a neutral automobile up a steep slope.

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Nubra Valley

One of the most beautiful sites in Ladakh is the Nubra Valley, located 150 km northeast of Leh. This valley, located at an elevation of 3048 m above sea level, serves as the confluence of the Shyok and Siachen Rivers, bordered by white sand deserts.

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Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Lake, also known as Pangong Tso or Hollow Lake, is located at an elevation of 4,350 m. Pangong Lake is considered to be the highest saltwater lake in the world. It extends to about 160 sq km, one-third of which is in India, while two-thirds are in China.

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Shanti Stupa

Shanti Stupa is a white-domed Chorten situated on a mountaintop near Chanspa, about 5 km from Leh. It is one of the most popular tourist sites in Leh because of the spectacular view it offers.

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Tso Moriri Lake

The pristine Tso Moriri Lake is located in a remote corner of the greater Himalayas. It is often regarded as India's biggest and one of the world's most beautiful alpine lakes. It seems to be a gift from nature since it is situated at an elevation of more than 4000 metres above sea level in rough terrain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the features Leh is well-known for are steep mountain passes, thrilling adventure activities, incredible vistas, Buddhist monasteries, and festivals. Leh is also known for Pangong Lake, which is considered the highest saltwater lake in the world.

Leh is a town in northern India that is part of Ladakh, a union territory in India. The city is located in the upper Indus River valley.

In addition to its magnificent hillside hikes surrounded by pine and oak trees, the hamlet is also recognised for its excellent angling and fishing opportunities. The Mall, the Ridge, and the Toy Train are all renowned attractions in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh.

The airport code for Leh is IXL, according to IATA.

SLV is the IATA code for Shimla Airport in Himachal Pradesh.

Yes, there are many duty-free shops at Shimla Airport offering cosmetics, chocolates, perfumes, and liquor.

A regular bus service connects various points in Shimla city to the airport. You can also take a taxi to the terminal building.

Different airlines have different rules about carrying food items on flights. Please check the airline's policy for more information on carrying food items on your flight from Leh to Shimla. In general, you can carry dry food items. However, the food should be properly packed and spill-proof.

Six days are enough to visit and explore Shimla. In addition to going to snowy mountains, Shimla offers activities like river rafting, river crossing, paragliding, and zorbing.

The hill station of Shimla is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, pine, and deodar forests. It is away from the hustle-bustle of the city, and it is where you can see nature in all its glory.

Since Shimla receives a significant amount of snow during December and January, it has become a popular vacation spot for people from all over the globe who appreciate snow and winter sports.

The best time to visit Shimla is from May to June and December to January. 

English and Hindi are the dominant languages spoken in Shimla, and some of the population also speaks Punjabi. Additionally, the locals also speak several native dialects of Pahari. 

The best time to visit Leh is during the summers, from April to June. 
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Airport Information

Shimla Jubbarhatti, Himachal Pradesh 171011

Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, NH 1D Leh Jammu and Kashmir 194101