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Best Time To Visit shimla

If you are planning a holiday in Shimla? Before making the bookings, you must know about Shimla weather and the best time to visit Shimla. October to February-It is the best season to visit Shimla as the temperature goes as low as -6 degree Celsius. You can experience snow especially in late December around Christmas and New Year. The town bustles with various events and shows around this time as well. If you plan to visit Shimla in the winter season, ice skating and skiing are the must-do activities. We suggest you pack woolen clothes, mittens, scarves, and hiking boots before you go. March to June-This is the ideal season to visit Shimla to avoid the scorching heat. The weather in Shimla is quite pleasant during this time and the minimum temperature is 15 Celsius. For families, June is the best month to visit Shimla as the summer vacations of the kids are going on. Also, adventurous activities like paragliding, trekking, camping, and rafting can be enjoyed by tourists. July to September-It is the off-season in Shimla so you can get hotels at a cheaper price. This season is best to plan a budget holiday. Also, tourist influx is less so couples can enjoy quiet time. Monsoon brings in lush greenery for nature enthusiasts to enjoy a staycation in Shimla during these months.

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  • Theme of Shimla [Hill Station, Romantic, Adventure]
  • You'll love Shimla for [Mall Road, Hills]
  • Watchout for [Inadequate public transport, Crowd]
  • Best Time To Visit
    October - February
  • Altitude 7,238 ft. above sea level

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Holiday Packages In shimla

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    Incredible Himachal Ex Delhi Land Only
    8 Nights, 9 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.23,799
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    Pefrect Shimla Manali Honeymoon Tour - Ex Chandigarh
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,999
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    Serene Shima & Kasauli - Monsoon Special
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In shimla

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    Romantic Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.7,600
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Hill Station Holidays
    6 Nights, 7 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.9,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Honeymoon Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.10,699
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    manali
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    Rs.4,995
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Places to stay in shimla

  • Larisa Resort - Shimla
    Larisa Resort - Shimla
    Shimla
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    Rs.5,500
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Popular Flights To shimla

    • DELDelhi
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air India
      AI-443
    • 05:45 06:35
      Non Stop
    • 00h 50m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,757
    • NAGNagpur
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air India
      AI-642
    • 02:00 06:35
      1 Stop
    • 04h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,759
    • IDRIndore
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air Asia India
      I5-753
    • 07:30 18:50
      1 Stop
    • 11h 20m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,105
    • AMDAhmedabad
      IXCChandigarh
    • Vistara
      UK-966
    • 20:15 08:15
      1 Stop
    • 12h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,880
    • BOMMumbai
      IXCChandigarh
    • Go Air
      G8-2506
    • 17:05 19:25
      Non Stop
    • 02h 20m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,974
    • LKOLucknow
      IXCChandigarh
    • Vistara
      UK-835
    • 17:50 14:45
      1 Stop
    • 20h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,154
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shimla Travel Talk Sharing travel experiences - one story at a time

Jakhu Temple In Shimla And The legend Of Its Hanuman Statue

Jakhu Temple In Shimla And The legend Of Its Hanuman Statue

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Shimla Mall Road - The Ideal Place For Shopping

Shimla Mall Road - The Ideal Place For Shopping

Shopping in Shimla Mall Road with its vibrant shops, diverse products, and scenic views is a dream come true for shopaholics!

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Best Time To Visit shimla

The capital of the beguiling state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is a verdant valley that sparkles with a misty eminence. The former summer retreat of the British, Shimla comes with urbane esthetics and is one of the most well planned cities in the country. Embodying an epic mélange of the rustic and the old, Shimla exudes a vivacious vibe that’s wrapped in captivating beauty.

The winter season, which lasts from October to February, is also considered the best time to visit Shimla. Snowfall occurs around January and the entire city is blanketed with pearly-white snow, enhancing the beauty of Shimla. The ski track at Kufri is the most popular attraction in this season. Temperatures can dip as low as −4 °C, so it is advisable to carry lots of woollens, jackets and warm clothes. 

The best time to visit Shimla is from March to June, when the area experiences the summer season. The temperature ranges between 19°C to 28°C. The weather is very pleasant and most of the people visit Shimla to get a respite from the scorching heat in many parts of the country. The enjoyable weather makes for a perfect time to enjoy sightseeing activities. Shimla Summer Festival is held during this time, hence the light summer is the best season to visit Shimla.

The tourist season in Shimla witnesses a hike during the summer months, which paves way for some furor. Adventure enthusiast can try their hands at a plethora of thrilling activities. Paraglide in the cerulean skies, overlooking the pristine greens or trek the beautiful landscape. Saunter through the lush greens and camp away under the starry canopy or indulge in some white water rafting. Take a stroll down the Mall Road when the city is washed clean by the monsoons or indulge in ice skating when the snow adorns the setting. Apart from the activities, there are also many tourist places in Shimla. Marvel at the largest Hanuman idol in the world at the Jakhoo Temple, or hit the Scandal Point that offers dapper sights of lush greenery. Bathe in the tranquil aura of the Christ Church or devour your being with hot water springs at Tattapani. The Lakkar Bazar is a great place for picking up souvenirs while the Himalayan Bird Park will give you a glimpse of vibrant birds in their full splendor. Soak up the scintillating views of the valley or catch the panorama of exhilarating sunsets at the Ridge.

Hotels in Shimla fit the nuances of every individual! For the mavens of luxury who love a dazzling stay, The Oberoi Cecil will spoil you for good. Clarkes Hotel also offers a luxury-infused stay. Radisson Hotel is another chic choice for a quality over quantity lovers. For those looking to save a few bucks here and there, Hotel Silverine offers an impeccable stay. Hotel Basant and Hotel Prestige Shimla also offer a comfortable stay at decent prices.

If you’re in love with verdant valleys and admire the serenity of quaint towns, away from the madness and the grind of daily life, then book your Shimla holiday package to experience its serene splendor.
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