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Nature Walk in Shimla

Pens & Brushes

The Price for Nature Walk in Shimla is

Rs. INR 5000/-

The price mentioned for Nature Walk is for  1 – 4 people traveling together. For Extra Person INR 700/- per person.

Call us to book your Nature Walk in Shimla and enjoy the Nature with us. This Nature Walk in Shimla will introduce you to Shimla through a local.

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Nature Walk in Shimla

We were the first ones to explore and design this Nature Walk in Shimla and we named it Pens & Brushes.  Pens, because it starts from the house of Rudyard Kipling, and Brushes because it ends at an Art Gallery. Kipling was an eminent writer who spent about three years of his youth in Shimla, initially in a house called Tendrils. The Art Gallery where this Nature Walk ends has been established in the name of a legendary artist from India, Mr. Sanat Chatterjee.

This Nature Walk in Shimla brings you directly in touch with the hill villages, brooks, rivulets, meadows, grasslands, and forests. This is an amazing experience in the closes vicinity of Shimla where you do not feel that you are in town and still you are in the forest. The traditional way of living of people in the rural areas is very close to Shimla.  


  • A well-conversed English Speaking Guide/ Local Explorer who knows Shimla as his best friend.
  • A Mineral Water bottle for everyone.
  • Light refreshment.

  • The price shown on the right side is only for the Walk.
  • Rest everything is optional.
  • Entry Ticket to the Galley.
  • Walk slowly and observe.
  • Please be on time.
  • The best Views and photos can be covered during the daylight.
  • During the monsoon month, July – September there can be torrential rains. Kindly carry a rain cover with you.

Detail Itinerary

Kipling's House

You will be surprised on reading the name of this Nature Walk n Shimla – Pen and Brushes. We have named it so because this walk is a blend of Heritage, Nature, Culture, and, Art. Pens because it begins from Rudyard Kipling’s House and Brushes because it ends at an Art Gallery, made in the name of a legendy artist Mr. Sanat Chatterjee.

Gol Pahari - A Haunted Hill

Gol Pahari or a circular hill is a public park now but the legend says that the place is haunted by the ghosts of some soldiers who can be seen parading through the forest, sometimes even during the day. This is also the first point on the Nature Walk in Shimla that gives you the feel of the forest. The pines here are shady and thick

A Meadow and another Village

This meadow is a grassy plot for the cattle of the village. Hardly any foreigner ever came to this side of the town. Have a break here, and enjoy the drink and the light refreshment that your guide has brought for you. It is nice to sit on the grass here and look around to understand the direction of Shimla from here. After taking some rest, you have to walk downhill again to cross a rivulet and another village.

The Art Gallery

We shall finish our Nature walk in this art gallery after the tour of the gallery, we drive back to Shimla and drop you at your hotel.

General information

 Time to start Nature Walk

  • 09:30AM to 03:00PM

  Schedule for Nature Walk

  • Every day except during monsoon months and on snowy days.

  Closed on

  • Monsoon Months: 15th July – 20th September. During the monsoon, there are a lot of leaches near the water channels so we avoid doing the walk during those months.
  • Snowy Days: Please check the weather: During this Naturel Walk we shall be walking on the north face of the hill and so during the winter the snow remains for a longer period on this side.

  What to see in Nature Walk

  • Kipling’s House, Remote Villages, Local Lifestyle, Pine Forest, Rivulets, Grasslands, Meadows, Himalayan Slopes, Art Gallery.

 Group Size for Nature Walk

  • 1 to 8 (Private Tour)

  Call or WhatsApp

  • +91 7018703170

Geographical Information


  • Start from: 2,276 m
  • Descend to: 1,800 m
  • Finish at: 2,000 ,


  • Spring: March-May
  • Monsoon: July – September
  • Autumn: October – November.
  • Winter: December – February.

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  • The warmest month of the year is June, with an average temperature of 20.9 °C | 69.6 °F.
  • January has the lowest average temperature of the year. It is 5.6 °C | 42.1 °F.
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 Inclines and Declines

Ups and Downs. Hilly trail. Forested trail.



  • Hilly: Basically we shall be walking on a trail that leads through the natural areas. The terrain is a blend of up and down and also there are some narrow pathways. A walking pole is recommended. 

 Traffic on road

  • No Traffic on this walk. Only initially we have to cross a traffic road otherwise you will be lucky if you see any cars on this trail. The tranquility of the forest to such a close proximity of the town will surprise you.

Other Information

Tour Type of this Nature Walk

  • All our tours are Private Tours, and so is this.

Bring for this Nature Walk

  • Camera, Walking Shoes, Sunglasses, Sun Screen, Umbrella on a rainy day, Rain Cover, Sun Hat, Personal medicine (if any), Warm Jacket in Winter.

 Transportation for this Nature Walk

  • Transport is definitely required to do this walk. Kindly let us know in case you need to have your own car, otherwise, you can add it to the cost at the time of making your booking for this walk.


  • Go to the woods, Public washrooms, Art Gallery.

Call or WhatsApp s for booking

+91 7018703170

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