A 10 minute drive but a world away from the crowded Mall area,
Sunnymead is situated on the edge of an Oak and Rhododendron Reserve Forest.
The estate abuts the arterial Cart Road, and is right below the erstwhile Viceregal Lodge.
A short walk from the main Railway Station and the new Interstate Bus Terminus,
it is conveniently situated both to explore Shimla and its surrounds,
as well as to relax and do nothing…

The house itself is a short walk down a hill path. The road is not motorable to the front door.


Sunnymead to Railway Station – 1.2 kms
Sunnymead (walking from the bottom of the estate) to the Interstate Bus Terminus – 700 metres
Sunnymead (by car) to the Interstate Bus Terminus – 2.2 km
Sunnymead to Victory Tunnel – 1.8 kms
Sunnymead to Local Bus Stand on Cart Road – 2.2 kms
Sunnymead to Lift(for the Mall) – 3.1 kms
Sunnymead to Boileauganj (local market) – 1.2 kms



Currently no flights operate out of Shimla’s Jubbarhatti airport.
The closest airport is the new Chandigarh International Airport at Mohali (130 km/3.5 hours from Shimla).
Connecting transport via train, bus and hired car is easily available.


Kalka, Haryana is in the foothills of the Himalayas and is a large, well connected rail head.
This is where passengers must change from the broad to the narrow gauge historic “toy train”
thereby getting a chance to experience what is perhaps the loveliest way of getting to Shimla.
This little train from Kalka was given UNESCO World Heritage status in 2008.

There are two good trains on this track –
Shivalik Deluxe Express (Train no. 52451) from Kalka (Departure 05:30 am) – Shimla (Arrival 10:15 am)
Himalayan Queen (Train no. 52455) Kalka (Departure 12:10 pm) – Shimla (Arrival 17:20 pm)
The above trains connect with trains from Kolkata (Calcutta), Delhi and other parts of the country.
The returning train from Shimla Railway Station starts conveniently at 10.35 am.


Shimla is easily accessible by road from Delhi (360 kms/8 hours) and Chandigarh (128 kms/ 3.5 hours).
The route from Delhi largely follows the ancient and historic Grand Trunk Road.
The 8 lane National Highway 44 (previously NH 1 GT Road) gets you to Ambala, from where you continue along the National Highway 22 (Hindustan Tibet Road) to Shimla, bypassing Chandigarh.
This highway is littered with pitstops offering clean toilets and food.
It is relatively easy to get long distance taxis and luxury air-conditioned buses
from both Delhi and Chandigarh.