Best Season to Visit Shimla

March to June & October to December is Best Season to Visit Shimla

Shimla, often called as the 'Queen of Hills', can be visited anytime during the year, However, winter & summer from October to June are the best seasons to visit Shimla. winters are bone chilling and the temperatures can fall below zero degrees and this is the perfect time for tourists who like to enjoy with snowfall in Shimla. This is also the best time for honeymooners to witness snowfall and Skiing in Shimla is one of the best exciting winter adventure sport. Summer in Shimla are warm with cool and pleasant evenings and attracts a huge number of tourists. Summer is the good season for adventure activities like paragliding, trekking, camping and rafting.

Peak Season in Shimla

December to January & May to June is Peak Season in Shimla

December to January and Summer is the peak season in Shimla. Most of the tourists planning to visit Shimla in the New year time and hotels are usually expensive during this season. Summer is the busiest season in Shimla to experience pleasant weather and at this time all the adventure activities are crowded with long queues. In Summer season hotels in Shimla are also full and advance booking at least one month before the trip is highly recommended.

Shimla Weather

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Winter Season :

Shimla in winter is a snowy-magical land, and certainly one of the best places to visit in India. The winter temperature can go as low as -2°C. Often called as the 'Queen of Hills', Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and is one of the popular Himachal Pradesh tourism destinations. The winter season kick-starts in the hills in the month of October and lasts till February, making the town a winter wonderland. While it gets too cold at times, these months are ideally the best time to visit Shimla for snowfall. Kali Bari Temple, Annandale and Kalka - Shimla Railway are among the must include places in your Shimla tour packages. The mesmerizing views of the snow covered peaks and gorgeous landscapes are worth witnessing. Christmas & New Year Eve time in winter are among busiest seasons in Shimla that attracts huge crowd and hotels are usually expensive during the season. Besides, Skiing, ice-skating, paragliding, heli-skiing, and more are some of the best things to do in Shimla in winter.

Summer Season :

Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings where the temperature in Shimla is usually around 25°C. Being the ultimate summer retreat, summer is also one of the best time to visit Shimla and it remains an ideal spot for adventure sports. Also, it is known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts. Besides, the Summer Festival that is held every year in the month of May, this famous festival is celebrated on a grand scale. Another most important festivals celebrated in Shimla is Baisakhi (mid April) and Lavi fair that attracts large number of tourists.

Monsoon Season :

Shimla receives heavy rainfall and usually there are chances that landslide may occur during the season. So, it is advised to avoid this season to visit the destination. The most intense rains are at the start of the season (July and August) and gradually fade off through September. Also, Monsoon in Shimla wouldn't be complete without the mysterious fog. During this season, Shimla witness Rhyali festival to keep the rain Gods happy so that the agricultural produce does not get affected.

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