Best Time and Season to Visit Shimla in 2020
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Nestled in the Himalayas, and like most hill stations, Shimla shows different colours as the seasons change. The best time to visit Shimla differs on what sort of landscape you wish to witness, and what sort of experiences you want to have, for there is something new and unique in Shimla all year round- be it during the snowy winters or the lush green monsoons.

During the spring, the temperature is at its most pleasant. With the bright red rhododendron flowers in full bloom, most treks around Shimla are popular during this season. As the summer months approach, the days get hotter and make for the perfect reason to escape to this destination for respite with rivers to take a dip in the fresh glacial waters.

Monsoons have their own charm, painting the valley bright green and the skies fiery orange during sunsets. Winters bring on a thick blanket of white fluff, making for perfectly lazy days under the crisp air of warm winter sun.

Here are the best seasons to visit Shimla:

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Shimla in Winter

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Shimla in Winter
During the winter months from November to February, Shimla turns into a winter wonderland! With frequent bouts of snowfall every other day, Shimla often sees around 15 to 30 inches of snow during winters. From just marveling at the powdery white sights around, or going out and goofing around making snowmen and having snowball fights, to even hiking in knee deep snow, Shimla is a snowy paradise for every winter lover.

Things to do: The famous Shimla Ridge is especially a spectacular sight to see during the winters. While the roads, trees, and the beautiful church are all covered in complete white, the spirit of the people is as high as ever. With colourful umbrellas over everyone’s head, there’s isn’t a moment of dullness or inactivity in Shimla, whether it may rain or snow! You can see people going about their daily routines like no big deal, and tourists flocking to get a view of the peaceful white calmness that takes over the city.

Another big reason why Shimla is a tourist hotspot even in winters is because of its annual Winter Carnival! The city organizes a festival where everyone comes together and takes part in fun-filled activities. And for thrill seekers, snowy Shimla is a godsent gift! Be it snowboarding or skiing, ice skating or paragliding, these activities really boom up during these freezing months.

While experiencing snow is something people tend to remember forever, it must be remembered that nights can get especially harsh during these months. It is important to layer yourself up in enough warm clothes, and don’t venture outside when the weather is turning out to be bad. A lot of road accidents also happen because of careless driving on icy roads, so make sure you take all necessary precautions before heading out to have fun!

Temperature: Shimla experiences an average of 10 degrees Celsius in winters during the day and an average of -4 degree Celsius during the winter nights.
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Shimla in Summer

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Shimla in Summer

Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh and most famously known as the Queen of Seven Hills, was also once the summer capital of India. The Britishers loved Shimla’s cool summer climate and the relief it provided from the strong summer heat in the rest of the country. Summers in Shimla are perfect with bright sunny days and cool nights. The temperature does not go to the extremes during the entire day and the months of April to July are as blissful as any summer can be, making it the perfect summer vacation spot!

Dense alpine forests and snow clad peaks glistening in the sun make it perfect for long leisurely strolls through the interiors of the city. And with the weather gods in your favour, what better time is it to visit Shimla than summers!

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: With the flowers in full bloom and the warmth of the sun above, not only are summer days extremely beautiful in Shimla, but the clear summer nights in the mountains also give stargazers the perfect opportunity to spot the Milky Way Galaxy and other bright stars and constellations in the sky.

The most popular activities in Shimla during summers is trekking. Whether it is a short hike to Jakhoo Temple, or a two days’ trek to Hatu Peak, the weather is as good as it will ever be during this time of the year, making it perfect to get some blood pumping in the outdoors! The summers also make for the perfect time to walk across the Mall Road and feast in some freshly brewed beer in the state’s first-ever microbrewery, or go from café to café trying out their various shakes and mocktails!

Temperature
: The average temperature in Shimla during the day is about 28 degree Celsius, and the average temperature during the night is 19 degree Celsius.

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Shimla in Monsoon

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Shimla in Monsoon

If you are a mountain lover, you swear by the fact that the real charm of mountains can only be witnessed during the monsoon season. As the Rain Gods go all out on the Himalayas, their true beauty comes out, and the spirit of people lights up. The monsoon months in Shimla usually begin in June and go on till August, and with mist taking over the landscapes, and the lush green of the jungles dominating the vistas, Shimla in monsoon is a sight to see.

Things to do: One of the best things to do on a monsoon morning in Shimla is to wake up early and warm yourself with a cup of piping hot tea in one of the cozy cafes in the city. With astounding views of the valley and some goodness in a cup, there’s nothing better than a hot breakfast on a cold rainy morning!

Or if you’re just not an early morning person, take a bus to Sanjauli- the Old Shimla- and take longs walks as the smell of fresh rain slowly rises from the earth and fills your senses. Walking through these muddy trails in jungles dripping of rain feels just like a Ruskin Bond book! Another wonderful sight is the Toy Train that runs through Shimla. With the rains bestowing us with cool showers, curl yourself up in a seat in the train and spend hours looking out the window, marveling at how beautiful nature can be!

Temperature
: The average temperature in Shimla during monsoon is 22 degree Celsius during the day and 14 degree Celsius during the night.

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30 November 2016
Excellent
Beauty can't be described in words but pictures do very well.
It was the best experience of my life I have visited many places but this place was amazing because of its environment there was a lot of snow this trip have a good impact on my life, we get away from the daily hustle-bustle of city I enjoyed this trip very much I really love this place and I want to visit it again.
Shimla and Manali was fabulous and the tour was also good. I have no complaints with the package. everything mentioned in the package was provided
One of my best lifetime memorable trip to Shimla, it was just beautiful than I had expected. And all thanks to Thrilophillia for the wonderful hospitality and the arrangements.
Had a wonderful experience with Thrillophilia, the hotel was comfortable, food enjoyable. Shimla is a beautiful city. The stay provided was excellent with good food and best service.
06 January 2020
Excellent
Shimla and Manali are the perfect winter destination in India and being from Surat we took a flight to Delhi and from Delhi, we did a road trip to these 2 beautiful hill stations. All the hotels provided during the stay were very comfortable and food was awesome. Solang Valley is a must-visit destination to play with the snow. Me and my family had really good time on our Manali Shimla tour from Surat. Thanks to Thrillophilia and our driver Mr. Hari.
24 December 2019
Excellent
We, 4 friends, visited Shimla from Bangalore to experience some snow and adventure in the Himalayas. It was very well planned trip and Priyanka from the Thrillophilia helped us in every possible way to customize the tour as per our requirement. We had a lot fun in Shimla and Manali and looking forward to plan such more trips in future.
Shimla Kullu Manali tour package has been a great experience. The trip organizers are very passionate adventure lovers. They are a fun team and made the whole trip absolutely exciting and fun-filled.
It was a wonderful experience when I visited Shimla for the first time. It was a peak winter in Shimla. The journey was very comfortable as well as full of site seeing. After reaching Shimla we had a very good time when we visited Kufriand many other places, would love to book again with Thrillophilia.
The trek was amazing just, everything was perfectly managed by Thrillophilia and we just enjoyed it. we were 6 in total and they did it well. We were satisfied with all the things like the meal, stay and other activities we did there. Highly recommended.

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