Bus Station in Shimla

Around 7km from the city by a double-back route, this relatively new but crushingly depressing building incorporates the glass-unit shells of a failed shopping centre. Most departures are from the 1st floor but advance bookings and enquiries are on the ground floor, as are shuttle buses to the Old Bus Station (₹7).

Reached by glass elevator, a hotel on the 4th floor has surprisingly plush modern rooms (rack rate ₹4750, walk-in ₹2500).