One of the most popular hill stations of the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is located at a height of 2202 m above sea level. Its location, as well as its weather, makes it a tourist spot for almost all the seasons.
In summers, the weather there is pleasant and you can spend your vacations here. In winters, people come here to enjoy the snowfall.
(Courtesy: Jakhu Ropeway Shimla)
According to me, the best time to visit Shimla is from March to June. The temperature is between 15 to 30 degree Celsius and you can enjoy picturesque views everywhere. It’s the perfect time to indulge in sporting activities like trekking, paragliding, camping, and rafting.
The places to visit in this season are Chharabra, Naldehra, Kufri, and Narkanda. Christ Church, Glenn, Jakhu Temple, Woodville Palace, and Tara Devi Temple can also be visited around this season.
If you want to enjoy snowfall, the best time to visit the place is from October to February. The temperature at this time ranges from 0 to 17 degree Celsius, and hence the time is just ideal for skiing and ice-skating.
The snowfall all over will give you beautiful scenes to capture as memories. The flights and buses can get delayed during this time due to the peak tourist season and heavy snowfall, but all in all, the place is worth visiting around this time.
July and September are not at all ideal to visit Shimla as the place witness heavy rainfall along with landslides. The lush green views and sublime sceneries can be enjoyed during this time, though. Also, if you want to have a cheap trip, this time is the best as the hotels and resorts are cheapest during this season.