Shimla

Buses, for example to Manali and Dharamsala, can be booked in advance or on the day of travel up to a few hours before departure from the government office next to the official tourist information centre at Scandal Point. Many of the buses will actually depart from the new bus stop which is a 30 minute and Rs 10 ride from the old bus station in town near the train station, so just be sure to double check when booking.

Kinnaur
An area located on the international border. Nature at it's best. You'll find a mix of densely forested valleys and deep river ravines here. It's also home to several traditional Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples. According to legend, Pandavas spent part of their exile here.
Manali
Kullu Valley 260 km. An area of hot springs, traditional buildings, and Buddhist monasteries. Jagson Airlines (http://www.jagsonairline.com) flies to Kullu.
Dharamsala
Home of H.H. Dalai Lama and the Tibetan-Government-in-exile. Many Buddhist monasteries in the area.
Kasauli
Kasauli is a small town in the state of Himachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 1,927 m. The town is 77 km from Shimla and 70 km from Chandigarh. It is one of those places that, despite its beauty still has yet to find itself prominently on the tourist's map. In fact, it is very good for all those who yearn to spend some time alone with their family or, for that matter, even themselves.
Chail
43 km. Originally a private reserve created by the Maharaja of Patiala who was banned from Shimla. Now a A 75 acre resort that meanders over undulating hills. Home to the world's highest cricket pitch.
Spiti
A cold mountain desert located in the Trans-Himalayan region is accessible from Shimla, via Kinnaur. It is characterized by surreal landscapes, remote villages, ancient monasteries, and an extremely hospitable culture. India Untravelled organizes environmentally responsible trips (http://indiauntravelled.c...) to the region, together with the local community, including traditional Spitian homestays, local cuisine, guided treks and yak safaris.