Top 14 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Shimla, India - Updated 2023

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Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is a beautiful city in northwestern India. Set on the Himalayan foothills, this city offers stunning views of nature and many outdoor activities for tourists. Jakhu Hill is a charming mountain area with a Hindu temple, which is a must visit for followers of Hinduism. The city is also home to museums that excite history and culture buffs, such as Army Heritage Museum and Himachal State Museum. For tourists who are into sightseeing, going on food trips, and shopping, Mall Road is the place to go. Looking for fantastic accommodations in Himachal Pradesh? There are plenty of budget hotels and heritage hotels featured in the city. For the best stay, however, browse through this list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Shimla, India.

1. Cozy mountainside abode with large windows (from USD 48)

Travelers who have a preference for scenic views can’t go wrong with booking this warm and inviting property. The home is also within walking distance of several shops and restaurants, making this a great choice for the younger crowd who don’t mind hoofing it to get around. The kitchen is a bit snug but well equipped, so you can use the stove or the microwave to make yourselves a hearty meal.

For those who prefer staying indoors, the living room has a TV as well as a desk for working or reading.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
615 meters (0.4 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
68 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 6 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is cozy with a great view and everything you will need for a good stay
when we asked for a table fan they didn’t have that too
this was super and cost friendly cottage with awesome 360 degree view from bedroom and bathroom
so only putting a fan will solve a big property here
property was clean and tidy
the house was very clean
the rooms are clean the washrooms are hygienic
the place was ready when we arrived and was clean with everything in place
the place was gorgeous clean and located perfectly
mr jai kumar care taker one of the nice host
a special shout out to the care taker
great co operation by staff
the caretaker jai is always ready to help with every small need
amazing place and great care taker jai bhaiya
nice location
beautiful place with a nice location
really organised and neat place and great location
awesome caretaker great location worth every penny
the best thing about this property is its location
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2. Jisha's Homestay (from USD 30)

There’s beauty in simplicity, and this property’s straightforward decors will help you focus on enjoying the majestic scenery of Shimla. Make yourself a nice home-cooked meal using kitchen appliances. From this Airbnb in Shimla, Mall Road is just a quick stroll away, so it’s also possible to enjoy the local cuisine quite effortlessly.

If you’re worried about the cold, the house has heating so you’ll be able to stay warm so long as you come prepared. This also means you can visit during the winter and be able to play in the snow. The bathroom also has a heater so you can still take a relaxing shower even during the colder months.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
1.05 km (0.7 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
97 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
has picturesque views from all the rooms
the living room space was comfortable
it's a very homely and comfortable place to stay and has the right ambience to enjoy the mountains
pawan and gokul will do anything in their capacity to make your stay comfortable
comfortable clean and spacious space with everything that we needed
the rooms were clean pretty and overall an amazing experience
view cleanliness everything is amazing
overall the apartment was fairly clean
the staff was very helpful
great host with an on-site property manager / concierge
the food prepared by the staff was great and the staff are really helpful
mr pawan and his staff went out of their way to help us with our accomodation
pawan and gokul are really helpful throughout the stay
this place is very nicely located
great location extremely nice caretaker mr
pawan’s apartment is beautiful and at a great location
place with beautiful view and near to major attractions (only if you can walk)
all in all our decision to stay at pawan's place turned out to be a great decision
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3. Colonial British-style villa for medium-sized groups (from USD 101)

This Colonial-era abode is the perfect family getaway in Shimla. It has everything to cater to all your needs. These include three bedrooms that are furnished with six double beds to comfortably sleep up to six people. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a TV, a sound system, heating, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area to ensure comfort and convenience.

The place also features a huge outdoor area with a dining set and outdoor furniture that faces some of the most beautiful mountain views you will ever see.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
1.37 km (0.9 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
43 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 6 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
an an old school british era bungalow with serene view and top notch rooms
the bathrooms were neat n clean
house staff is marvelous
the support staffs were excellent
owner is very welcoming
the staff was very quick n responsive
the staff were really welcoming and attended to all our requests
an excellent place to spend vacation
very close to mall road room were clean and well manage
perfect place to go and stay with family
for me it’s a must go place :)
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4. Cozy home near attractions (from USD 39)

If you’re looking to wake up to awesome mountain views from a villa in Shimla, this Airbnb rental is definitely the place to go. The house has three bedrooms, all furnished with cozy double beds to sleep up to six guests. It has Wi-Fi access, cable TV, and a full kitchen to ensure your needs are met during your stay. It also features a balcony with an awesome view of the surrounding mountains.

There are loads to do and see with places like Kufri, Chail, Narkanda, and Moshobra nearby.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
1.22 km (0.8 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
79 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the apartment is clean and is cleaned each day in the morning in your presence
the place is just as shown spacious clean rooms
the owner is very helpful
the host is also very considerate
host is really kind and good
very nice host and caretaker santosh
care taker was diligent and true host mr
the house is located in an extremely safe neighbourhood and is close to all the local amenities
great place away from the bustle of mallroad
the place is simply awesomeits definitely a little bit far away from the centre city i
it's nice and quiet away from the noise
the place is great although a little far off from the city center
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5. Lovely residence with an open-concept kitchen (from USD 66)

A short walk away from this apartment will take you to Mall Road, one of the things Shimla is famous for. It is where you can go on a food trip and a shopping spree. This place is located on the second floor of the building. You can view the Himachal mountain ranges throughout your stay. The place features three bedrooms, three baths, and an open-plan lounge area. It also has an open-concept kitchen with appliances, cookware, and a rustic dining set.

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New Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2.11 km (1.4 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
86 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
basic amenities like heater hot water and slippers is unavailable
stay was comfortable and memorable
excellent stay well maintained apartment
the bathrooms are clean
clean place fabulously comfortable beds and pillows ample towels and responsive service from caretakers
about the place: very clean spacious outlet with three big rooms one dining/ living area two bathrooms
would recommend the place for cleanliness and warm vibes
i specifically liked the decor of your place which was well kept and was squeaky clean
outstanding hospitality and help by caretakers
rachel and dinesh and their staff ensured that my stay was wonderful
the hosts dinesh and rachel were very responsive to our messages
dinesh and rachel are an amazing host
caretaker is also very helpful
a wonderful cozy and neat place located in a nice locality
a great place to spend time with your family
if you are looking for a great stay with perfect beds superb location then this is the one
no expense has been spared to make the space comfortable and calming
please book this place without any hesitation
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6. Sophisticated home surrounded by nature (from USD 132)

Make the most of your Shimla getaway by living in this luxurious home with breathtaking views of nature. The place is modern, bright, and built with large windows that attract natural light throughout the day and treat guests with unforgettable countryside sceneries. It welcomes up to seven guests and features two bedrooms with double beds, a couch, and a floor mattress. The living room is relaxing and sunny, and it has a sofa bed that can be used for sleeping. An open kitchen, a dining set, an indoor fireplace, and a TV are available in this abode as well.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
1.04 km (0.7 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
35 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 3 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is very nice from the room and we fully enjoyed the same
i was a littler reluctant going there with my grandmother but the stay was very comfortable
the apartment is clean and properly made up and all amenities are of global standards
we slept great on the comfy beds and enjoyed playing cards in the beautiful living area
breakfast prepared by tek chand and ram lal is palatable they cater to your preference
the pictures depicting a small clean compact space for family of four
the apartment itself is clean spacious and well-lit
everything was impeccably clean well decorated well presented and just overall amazing
facilities: pros: clean rooms and common area
clean space with all amenities
the host was kind enough to allow us to check in early
warmly welcomed by the host mr
helpful onsite staff ready to cater to your requestscons: none2
overall a great apartment & nice host
the caretaker is very nice and courteous
the location is a beautiful 10min walk away from the mall
location:pros: great location walking distance from the mall road and near some good restaurants
the place is very well located from mall road and its a 10 minute walk
rajan & geetanjali's place was a magnificent well located oasis in the middle of shimla
the neighborhood is very safe and calm
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7. Luxurious loft with a library and meditation room (from USD 84)

Wake up to the stunning sceneries of the Shivalik range every day during your vacation when you make this luxurious and elegant dwelling your holiday home in Shimla. Besides typical amenities, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, this place has a library, an entertainment room, and a meditation room where you can relieve your stress. Whip up culinary masterpieces in the kitchen and set them up on the rustic dining table. You will surely have a lot of fun impressing your travel buddies with your home-cooked meals. A free parking space is a bonus.

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Shimla, HP, India
1.98 km (1.3 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
139 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good nice view from the apartment balcony
good bathroom with all basic amenities
the home cooked breakfast and dinner were amazing and the view from the balcony was marvelous
so many thoughtful touches right down to comfortable lounge chairs and heaters when the weather turned cold
the entertainment room bar and the library makes the house even more pleasing
the place was sparkling clean and very spacious
the property is very clean and tastefully done
the place was clean and neat and well maintained
the rooms and bathroom were clean and ready
the place is well maintained and clean
the host and his family are absolute gentle people
host is very helpful and approachable
outstanding host outstanding space
the accommodation is welcoming along with its owner
thanks for being a great host
easy and convenient location
beautiful house and wonderful location
place is at good location 5 mins ride to mall road
location is great very close to the lift and local bus stop is right there
vinnie’s place is outstanding for a number of reasons
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8. Newly renovated retreat with Wi-Fi access (from USD 61)

This newly renovated apartment is bright and cozy and has amazing views. It is also packed with upscale amenities that will make you fall in love with the place. Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the property so you can update your social media accounts whenever you like. Curl up in any of the two bedrooms with fresh sheets. The living room is a relaxing haven with cloud-like sofas and a lot of natural light. The place also comes with a workspace, heating system, flat-screen TV, and a free parking spot.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
1.02 km (0.7 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
103 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
his apartment is neat and has all the basic amenities
the room exceeded our expectations and was an amazing place to stay for family
there are small notes in each rooms at different places which helped us navigate through everything very easily
there were little notes that he had kept in the apartment which were very helpful
it was sparkling clean
the place is very clean and managed
very clean space and a very warm host
the house is extremely comfortable: hygiene and cleanliness was never an issue for us
the house is very agreeable: cleanliness and tidiness was never an issue for us
amazing host with amazing property
kudos to the host
saurav is a great host
saurav is an amazing host
saurav is a great host we loved our stay
ola is easily available at the location
it's pretty close to the mall road
not only was the house great in itself the location of the house was perfect too
very helpful and an awesome brotherhood amazing place better than expected g8 locationworth stayingmust try
sourav's apartment is probably the best location one can find in shimla
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9. Pet-friendly haven with breathtaking views (from USD 96)

For tourists who are looking for spacious vacation rentals in Shimla that can accommodate a big family, this haven might be the right one for you. It can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests. No one in the family gets left behind, as even your furry friends are welcome. Two bedrooms with two king-sized beds and two sofa beds are featured in the house. There are also two and a half spotless baths with shower essentials. Wi-Fi is available so guests can connect with the rest of the world. Preparing meals throughout your stay is a piece of cake, as you have access to a full kitchen. The best part? You will love chilling on the deck and marveling at the picturesque views of nature.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
1.68 km (1.1 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
51 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the living room opens into a huge balcony with an excellent view of the hills
a great place to stay very well maintained wonderful amenities (games galore) and yummy wholesome breakfast
the stay was comfortable and bunkim and neha beyond cooperative even after the stay was over
and the rooms look as good as what you see in the pictures
the hosts were really great
host is really helpful starting from giving directions to finding you booze
helpful and an amazing host
bankim and neha were great hosts
hospitality of the host was great and they were always ready to assist for any need
the location is ideal with grocery medical shops restaurants and dhabas within walking distance
we had an amazing stay at bunkim’s place
the mall road the central shopping place in shimla is nearby and easily accessible from here
each corner of the house was beautifully made
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10. Family-friendly abode with free parking (from USD 23)

Set in the heart of Shimla, this vacation rental is the perfect holiday haven for tourists, as it is close to shops, cafes, restaurants, and tourist attractions, including Mall Road, Jakhoo Temple, Kalibari Temple, and Lakkar Bazar. It is a family-friendly abode that welcomes up to five guests. Friends and couples may avail of this cozy home. The studio features four beds, a private bathroom with a hair dryer, and a sitting area. Parking space is also available for guests’ convenience.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
1.91 km (1.2 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
192 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rooms food and view from balcony everything was amazing
-everything from rooms to bed linen was super tidy
we had a very nice and comfortable stay
clean and cozy place to stay
bathroom was also clean
the rooms were very neat and clean
house is very clean & has a kitchen also
cleanliness was as expected and they are renovating outside as well to make it even better
mr rajesh is really a great host
mr rajesh is very supportive & a wonderful host
rajesh ji was a great host
nice place nice host
you can request anything to the host for your comfort and the item is provided if possible
also the location is really pretty as far away from the hustle bustle of the main town
we found a much better location and experience for the same
it is a great place to enjoy your vacation away from hustle bustle if town
everything is good either surroundings or location specially the behaviour of mr
after going through all positive reviews decided to book home stay at rajesh ji place
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11. Sleek apartment near Mall Road (from USD 60)

If you are looking forward to an exciting getaway in Shimla with your friends, you might want to check out this spacious apartment. It welcomes up to six guests, and it is conveniently close to Mall Road. Jhakoo Temple is a stone’s throw away from this place as well. Two comfortable bedrooms with queen-sized beds, two baths, and a well-equipped kitchen are featured in this abode. Moreover, it features a comfortable living room where you can chill while surfing the net.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
525 meters (0.4 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
73 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a wonderful apartment with modern amenities in a nice location
kitchens and amenities are good for cooking; two small provision shop nearby is added advantage
the property is a beautiful new 2-room apartment
great place w warm sunshine in one of the rooms
we had a wonderful stay in the apartment
amazing clean n spacious property
the place was clean and tidy
the place was all clean and nicely done
the apartment is clean and nice
very neat and clean and standard apartment
the host is very helpful
the host is really polite and helpful
the hosts are caring and they are always doing their best to satisfy boarders
the host was very supportive he got us local help
the hosts were quite welcoming and gave useful tips about local touring
excellent location and near to shimla mall
anup very helpful and location very strategic
great place for a summer holiday but a little tricky for snowy weather
the location is also very close to the mall road and there is high value for money
good location close by mall road in a quiet area
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12. Quaint cottage with a gym and hot tub (from USD 372)

Mud-plastered walls and rustic furnishings dominate the aesthetics of this quaint cottage in India. Its interior is charming, well-decorated, and well-lighted. It showcases 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, and it welcomes up to 15 guests. Pets are even welcome. The place is huge, you’ll feel like you’re staying in an Airbnb mansion in Shimla.

Guests can also expect a sunny living room, a kitchen, and a dining area. What will surely delight you is your free access to a hot tub and gym. You might also love the idea that the place is gay-friendly. Discounts are given to creative professionals, such as writers, artists, and journalists.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
464 meters (0.3 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
17 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 5 Beds 15 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 15

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the only wish we had was the wifi internet could have been faster
it was beautiful and so clean
satpal ji and the staff took very good care of us and the food was scrumptious
great host who communicates very well
sanjay was a great host and very accommodating
the caretaker sarpal is just the sweetest and most helpful not to mention an excellent cook
satpal is very hospitable and took care of all our requirements with a smiling face
everything about this place is just perfect
its about 6kms from the hustle and bustle of shimla so a perfect quiet homely abode
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13. Comfortable retreat in a serene neighborhood (from USD 53)

Escape to this comfortable retreat in Shimla and make it your holiday abode. It offers guests upscale amenities and a home-away-from-home experience. While staying at this home, you’ll be able to forget the hustle and bustle of the city. The place has one bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a double bed and a spotless bathroom. There’s also a cozy living room, a kitchen equipped with appliances and utensils, and laundry facilities. You can hang out on the terrace where you can delight in breathtaking views of the cityscape.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
1.27 km (0.8 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
107 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from both the room was awesome decor amenities were also at par
well furnished and with a stunning view the place is comfortable
beautiful view we had a very comfortable stay for two
the view from the apartment is great
all the amenities are provided for a comfortable stay
apartment was clean n tidy
the place was clean and nicely decorated
the bathroom is extremely clean and hygienic
the apartment is clean and tidy
the sheets were clean and neat
care taker anita was helpful
the caretaker was also very helpful
the caretaker was very friendly
his daughter was very helpful too
rachit is a great host and very available
location is good too
the place was excellent located away from noise and hustle
the location of the place is amazing a little away from all the city noise
if traveled in your own vehicle then this is an ideal place to be in
great place to be secluded from the hustle and bustle
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14. Homey dwelling (from USD 30)

You will experience a blissful and memorable Shimla holiday if you choose this two-bedroom apartment that gets a lot of natural light and offers lovely views. It is surrounded by pines and gives off a peaceful and relaxing vibe. Five beds are available. The place also comes with a living room, kitchen, and dining set. Wi-Fi and TVs are available as well. Free parking is a plus.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
1.6 km (1.0 mi) from Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
62 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 5 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is free and supports decently fast internet
gracious hosts beautiful view 2 bedroom kitchenette amazon tv and netflix
amenities wise the place is great has enough kitchen utilities a very comfortable living room and bedroom furniture
the living room has antique furniture and beautiful rugs for that old world charm
great hispitality and a very cozy homelike stay that guarantees comfort and lets you chill and relax
interior: fresh clean and has everything required
its a great house with a clean and modern setup
place is very clean
all the rooms were very clean
the place itself is kept very clean and you will have access to whatever you need
deven is a nice host
deven is a kind and helpful host
finally deven was a great host
deven and his parents are gracious hosts
deven is an amazing host and provided exclusive privacy
plus the location is convenient my friend and i will stay here again
the location is nice a quiet spot with a lovely outlook
good comfortable stay mall road is close bygood hospitality
5km uphill walk to "mall road " where you can find the best of eats and everything else
it is walkable to mall road but be prepared for exercise
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Fall in love with Shimla

Shimla is a must-visit city in India, especially for tourists who plan to explore the northern part of the country. It has remarkable temples, gorgeous natural wonders, a vibrant art scene, busy shopping districts, and local culinary delights. It’s landscapes and water forms even provide the best setting for adventure sports. You won’t easily run out of things to do! Come to Shimla and fall in love with its culture and breathtaking views. Use this list of the best Airbnb rentals in Shimla as your guide to choosing the ideal retreat for you.

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Frequently asked questions about the Airbnb vacation rentals in Shimla

1. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Shimla have nice views?

Waking up to fabulous views is easily attainable when you choose one of these rentals as your temporary home: i) cozy mountainside abode with large windows, ii) colonial British-style villa for medium-sized groups, and ii) sophisticated home surrounded by nature, and iv) comfortable retreat in a serene neighborhood.

2. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Shimla (and vicinity) have parking?

To secure a guaranteed parking space at your accommodation, make sure to book a stay at the: i) colonial British-style villa for medium-sized groups, ii) lovely residence with an open-concept kitchen, iii) sophisticated home surrounded by nature, or iv) luxurious loft with a library and meditation room.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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