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Weather Conditions In Shimla
  • Weather During the Year
  • Best Season to Visit
  • What to Wear
  • Best time to Visit
Weather During the Year:
Winter are cold and chilly winds from the upper Himalayas makes the place really cold. Around Christmas or last week of December Shimla gets snowfall. Temperature varies from 15 ~27 degree celsius in Summers and in winters its in the range 0~17 degree celsius.

Winter here lasts from November to February, with temperatures rising to a maximum of 8°C and a low of 0°C or even low. Winters are cold due to the chilly winds from the upper Himalayas. Heavy woolens are recommended for this season. Around Christmas, Shimla experiences snowfall.

The best time to visit is between April to mid-July and mid-September to the end of October, which is the peak season. Avoid the monsoon months, from mid-July to mid-September, when the roads get slick and the highway slippery.

Shimla receives an average annual rainfall of 166 cms.

Best Season to Visit Shimla :
Shimla can be visited throughout the year, as each season has its charm. The snowfall during the winters attract many tourists and accommodation can prove to be difficult.  In the summers one can escape from the scorching heats of the plains and can enjoy the cool breeze at Shimla and in its vicinity.  In summer, Shimla has the attraction of excellent walks and treks against the backdrop of the scenic beauty of wooded ravines, flowers and pines. Mall of Shimla becomes alive once again with tourists strolling and shops tastefully decorated and various exhibitions, craft fair etc. organised at locations on the mall.

In winters, it is home to winter-sports and an ice-skating carnival. Today, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and a favorite for filmmakers who wish to incorporate its scenic romanticism in their movies. Shimla is a stark example of the diversity that India offers to tourists.

What to Wear in Shimla:
Being Hill station the weather is almost cool at Shimla. Warm clothes are required throughout the year. The summers are marked by rainfalls. The nights of summers are cool and light warm clothes are required during this time. In the Winters Pullovers along with Warm Jacket is necessity. One has to take good care of shoes as most of the places are visited on foot, and slopes of Shimla are very steep. In the winters and mainly during snowfall shoes of firm grip are required , so that walking on snow becomes easy.

Best Time To Visit Shimla:
April To August & December To January

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