How to get there
Please do let us know in advance, your mode of transport to Shimla so that we can help you make prior arrangements for taxi / car parking / driver or staff-stay. We do not provide staff rooms or meals.
Ballyhack is located in the heart of Shimla where vehicular traffic is restricted to only those with a car permit. Guests are requested to park their vehicles at the public parking available at the Lift* (an elevator that runs along the height of the hill from Cart Road to Mall Road). From exiting the Lift at Combermere Bridge, the walk to Ballyhack Cottage is 800 mtrs uphill**.
A taxi ride from the station to Ballyhack Cottage is approximately 10 km**. Alternately, you could take a taxi to the Lift (4 km), alight at Combermere Bridge and walk to Ballyhack Cottage (800 mtrs uphill). If you are very fit and enthusiastic you can even venture on a brisk 25 minute walk up to the Cottage from the station itself.
The closest airport to Shimla is Chandigarh. From there the drive up to Shimla is approximately 110kms. Though Shimla does have an airstrip at Jutogh, commercial flights have been temporarily halted.
*Finding parking at peak season can mean a long wait.
**Shimla is situated at over 7,400 feet (2250 meters). If you are not comfortable with high altitude or walking uphill, or are old or infirm, injured or with little children please let us know in advance and we can try and make alternative arrangements for you to reach the Cottage.