Shimla to Institute
On arrival at Shimla either at Railway Station or Bus Station or Taxi Stand near Tourist Information Office near a place popularly known as Victory Tunnel, one will have to reach Fairlawns either by hiring a Taxi or in local Mini Buses. If one chooses to travel by taxi (or in own car), the driver should be instructed to drive to HIPA, Fairlawns, located on Shimla-Mashobra Road. The place is 12 Kms. From Railway Station/ Taxi Stand. It takes about 30 minutes to HIPA and charges for Taxi range between Rs. 175/- to Rs. 200/- approximately at present..
Shimla is connected to Delhi by Air. Jagson Airlines operates 1-2 flights from Delhi to Shimla during summers. The flights are however not very regular and one should confirm beforehand about the schedules and availability. The aircraft lands at Jubbar-Hatti airport which is about 32 Kms. from the Institute. Taxis are available to reach the Institute from the Airport.
Another (and certainly much more dependable and regular) option is to travel to Chandigarh airport which is about 120 kms from Shimla and is connected by a number of regular ‘Indian’ and ‘Jet’ flights with Delhi. Taxis or buses could then be taken up to Shimla and the Institute.
Shimla is connected by a narrow gauge railway line with Kalka which is 102 Kms. from Shimla and 30 Kms from Chandigarh. Kalka is connected by a broad gauge line with the rest of the country and a number of convenient rail connections are available. The train journey from Kalka to Shimla takes about 5 1/2 hours against about 3 ½ hours by road yet it is considered quite an experience as the train winds its way through 103 tunnels and passes through some extremely picturesque landscape.
Shimla is well connected by road with Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ambala and all other towns in Himachal Pradesh. A.C./ luxury buses as well as ordinary buses of HRTC and H.P. Tourism Development Corporation are available round the clock to reach Shimla.
Booking for Buses/Taxis can be made from Delhi at the HPTDC Marketing Office, Chandra Lok Building, Jan Path, New Delhi-110001 or from Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation office at the Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Delhi. For further details please see
Indicative Route Map to the Institute