Best Time to Visit Shimla

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Best Time to Visit Shimla

The best time to visit Shimla

We recommend you visit Shimla in the period between March to June. This is the summer season in Shimla and also the best time to visit Shimla. and daytime temperatures are mild and not so hot. Temperatures during the day can be around 15 degrees to 25 degrees Celsius. Nights are cool and temperatures are in the range of 11 degrees to 14 degrees Celsius at night.

Another peak tourist season in Shimla is from October to February. This is the winter season and also the honeymoon season in Shimla. You can enjoy the snowfall during December or January.

Avoid June to September as there are heavy rains and danger of landslides.

Shimla – the Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla is not just the capital of Himachal Pradesh, but also the most famous hill station in North India. This was once the summer capital of the British rulers.

You will still find many British buildings in Shimla such as the Viceregal Lodge, Christ Church, and Gaiety Heritage Complex. But Shimla is also best for Himalayan scenery and mountain views.

Scandal Point, Jakhu Hill, and Annandale are some of the best places for photography and scenery. You can take strolls in The Ridge, go trekking in the mountains, shop on Mall Road, and do many other things in Shimla.

Shimla is even better during winter when you can do ice skating, play with snow, and many other adventure activities.

Shimla in snowfall season

Shimla transforms into an icy wonderland during the winter season. Tourists especially visit Shimla to experience the joys of the first snowfall. Snow is everywhere in Shimla, it is on the roads, the mountains, valleys, and mountain tops.

This is the best time to visit Shimla if you want to do snow-related activities. Skiing and ice skating are two of the most popular things to do in winter.

Though October to February is best to visit Shimla, December is when the snowfall starts. Though some trekking routes can be closed, you can still find adventure walks to do.

You must visit the waterfalls as they are frozen and it is a beautiful sight. Kufri, Narkanda, and Mashobra are some of the top places to visit in winter in Shimla.

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