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Best Time To Visit Shimla

Shimla Tourism

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Current weather:

Best time to visit:

Jan - Dec



Ideal Duration:

2-4 Days




Shimla,Himachal Pradesh,India 

Ideal for friends Ideal for couples Family Tour

Weather in Shimla

Best Time To Visit Shimla

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and is also popularly known as the queen of hill stations. Lakhs of tourists not only from India but from around the world, visit Shimla all throughout the year. There are various adventure activities like skiing, paragliding, trekking and other adventure sports that one can do in Shimla. The best time to visit Shimla with family is the summer season when daytime temperatures are pleasant and outdoor adventures are plenty. The best season to visit Shimla for snow is the winter season, which is between November and February. Snowfall season in Shimla begins in late December and lasts through February.



One of the major attractions in Shimla is the Mall road. It is one of the prime locations in Shimla. Tourists can enjoy a walk on the Mall Road in Shimla. Mall Road is a commercial area in Shimla and has many shops. These shops have various traditional produce, handicraft items, and other useful stuff.


Best time to visit Shimla for honeymoon is from March to June. Many honeymooners come to Shimla during this time. Also, one must make sure to make the hotel bookings well in advance during this period, as all the hotels and resorts are bustling with tourists during this period of the year.


Here are some of the important points that the tourists must keep in mind about the best time to visit Shimla.


Climate in Shimla

Summer Season in Shimla

This is the best time to go to Shimla. The weather during this period in Shimla is pleasant. This is the peak season as most of the tourists visit Shimla during this period only. During this period, the average temperature in Shimla varies from 15 to 22 degrees celsius. People should carry light woolen clothes with them, if they visiting Shimla during this time.



Monsoon Season in Shimla

There are a lot of landslides and rainfall during this period in Shimla. So, not many tourists prefer to visit Shimla during this period. This is a lean period for tourism in Shimla and the hotel rates drop tremendously during this period.



Winter Season in Shimla

This is also a peak season for tourism in Shimla. It is the perfect time for people who like to enjoy the snowfall. As this is the winter season, so it snows heavily here. Every year, honeymooners and families gather in the winter season to witness snowfall in Shimla. The entire landscape of this region turns white due to snow in the winter season. Tourists can enjoy snow adventure sports like skiing in Shimla during this period. December is the best month to visit Shimla to enjoy skiing and skating.



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FAQ's of Shimla

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When does snowfall start in Shimla?

Snowfall in Shimla usually begins from December and lasts till the end of February. 

Suggest an easy family trek in Shimla.

The Tara Devi Temple Trek is one of the best treks for a family in Shimla. On this trek, tourists can traverse through the Himalayan mountain ranges with spectacular view of the slopes. Other highlights include the Shimla-Kalka toy train and the vibrant Tara Devi station. 

What are the major tourist attractions for sightseeing?

Mall Raod, Jakhu Temple, Christ Church, Ridge, Viceregal Lodge, Scandal Point, Chadwick Falls and Green Valley are some of the major tourist attractions in Shimla.

Where and what can I buy in Shimla?

Lakkar Bazzar is an ideal shopping destination for people who enjoy street shopping. In this Bazaar you can find a diverse range of artefacts, pashmina shawls, woolens and handicrafts. Dry fruits and the "Kullu Shawls" of the bazaar are also very famous. Other things that one can pick up at the Bazaar include wooden handicrafts, Chinese shoes, Tibetan mats and carpets.

Where can one stay in Shimla?

There are about 500 hotels in and around Shimla, ranging from a five star to three star hotels. Also, there are numerous private and government guesthouses where one can stay in.