7 Restaurants / Dhabas to Halt on Chandigarh – Shimla Highway for Good Food & Superb View

On a weekend, what comes to the minds of the people of Chandigarh?

Party…Chillout…Drive uphill…

Well, if you are one of those kinds, then slip into your travelling shoes, wear your comfy outfits, look out for your stylish hats and shades and head towards the NH22 the will take you to the queen of hills, Shimla. Though Shimla is just a few hours drive away from Chandigarh but you need to take halt to eat and to refreshen up for the further journey. Read on some really fantastic places where you can stop by to eat and rest while going from Chandigarh to Shimla.

Timber Trail Resort

It is a thrilling place to pull over your car and take some respite from driving while gazing some really tranquil hilly areas around it. The restaurant on the deck of the resort is simply awesome and serves multi cuisine food with a serene view making the place perfect for dates, romantic dinners and family outings.

Cost for two: Rs 1000 approx

Address: National Highway 22, Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh 173220

Timing: 8 am to 11 pm

Haveli Dharampur

Go to Haveli in Dharampur and you will be enthralled by its rustic look and delicious Punjabi food. Its grand village-style ambience and the welcome statues of the villagers on its entrances will compel you to take a selfie at this place. Serving authentic Punjabi cuisine, Haveli is best suited for families and large groups.

Cost for two: Rs 500 approx

Address: NH22, Dharampur, Himachal Pradesh 173209

Timing: 8 am to 11 pm.

Giani Dhaba, Dharampur

Just a few meters away Haveli is Giani Dhaba that is famous for serving delicious non-veg food. Located on the Kalka-Shimla highway at Dharampur, chicken curry, chicken pickel, lemon chicken and paneer dishes are must try here. The service here is very quick and you can enjoy your food whilst sitting and gazing hilly view outside.

Price for two: Rs 250- 350 approx

Address: National Highway 22, Dharampur, Himachal Pradesh 173209

Timing: 9 am to 9 pm

Ishar Sweets

This sweet shop is jam packed round the year and tourists halt by its shop to have famous Ishar Kesar kulfi, pakode, samose, Chana bhatura and variety of namkeen and sweets. The snacks here are worth every penny spent and its location gives you a panoramic view of the hilly terrain. You can end your snack with natural juices of HPMC whose stall is adjacent to it and buy some achaars, jams and squash along with you to home.

Cost for two: Rs 200 approx

Address: NH22, Jabli, Himachal Pradesh 173220

Timing: 9 am to 7 pm

Mc Donald near Jabli

If you are looking for a sophisticated eating place with clean restrooms then stop by Mc Donald’s drive thru near Jabli. Dine in or get take away their classic burgers and shakes, this place is economical and best suited for families, couples, those who are travelling alone and bunch of friends.

Cost for two: Rs 500 approx

Address: NH22, Dharampur, Himachal Pradesh 173209

Timing: 8 am to 11 pm

Kulche wala near Destination resort, Kandaghat

This is local vendor that sells really delicious chana kulcha and golgappe near Destination resort in Kandaghat. Though there is not any sitting arrangements but this cheap roadside thella is thronged by many tourists as the kulchas are served in their cars itself. Till the time Kulche wale bhaiya readies your order, you can click some pictures with a lovely Himalayan backdrop.

Cost for two: Rs 50 approx

Address: Shimla Hills, Kalka Shimla Highway, Solan District, Kandaghat, Himachal Pradesh 173215

Timing: 9 am to 5 pm

Raste..ch, Solan

Rasteechh is situated in Dharampur, Solan on the Kalka- Shimla highway that is best known for its home cooked fresh food, chai, pakodas and maagi. The dhaba is spread across a small area but offers you a great view of the hills while you are enjoying your food. Try their special biryani, kadhi-chawal and rajma-chawal.

Price for two: Rs 500 approx

Address: Dharampur, Solan – 173209, Shimla Highway, Nh-22, Near Indian Oil Petrol Pump

Timing: 7 am to 10 pm

Other than these you can also take a break at Sundaram, Sagar Ratna and Cafe Coffee Day that you will pass by on NH22 from Chandigarh to Shimla.

So, whenever you are next heading to Shimla on weekends or long vacations, pull over your car on these places and multiply the fun and excitement of your journey by soaking yourself in the lap of nature while having yummylicious food.

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Yamini S. Verma

A dreamer and a go-getter, this is how she defines herself. With seven- plus years of experience in Journalism, Yamini has worked with various publications in print and online. With an inclination towards photography, she dreams to go on around the world tour someday and capture the beauty of nature through her lens. You can write to her at hello@chandigarhmetro.com
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