3 Lakes in Shimla in 2020 (With Location & Best Time)
COVID-19 : SHIMLA is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 27 Oct 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to SHIMLA?

Entry is open from all domestic destinations in India.

  • Face masks are compulsory when going out in public
  • COVID-19 test is not required on entry to the state, however, thermal screening shall be done for all passengers entering the state.
  • Containment zones to remain in lockdown till 31st of August 2020.
  • No night curfews are active in Shimla
  • All supermarkets, parks, malls and attractions are open with strict COVID-19 prevention norms in place.
  • Social distancing to be followed mandatorily when out in public.
  • 14 days of Institutional Quarantine is mandatory for travellers arriving from any Red Zone districts outside Himachal Pradesh
  • Passengers having ILI (Influenza Like Illness) symptoms are also to be quarantined in a government facility for 14 days. 
  • For passengers arriving from red zone districts outside of Himachal Pradesh, carrying a COVID-19 negative test report from ICMR authorized lab, not older than 48 hours from the date of departure,14 days of Home Quarantine is allowed.
  • All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App.

Flights to Shimla Airport are available from Delhi


No train service available


Inter-state entry of private and government buses in restricted in the state, however, intra-state bus services are functioning in the city from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. with 60% passenger capacity.

Local Transport
  • HRTC and private buses to operate with a maximum of 60% capacity
  • Public transport to be operated from 7 AM to 7 PM

Tourism units are safely open and allowed by the Government and follow proper COVID safety measurements. Therefore, tourists will have to follow the guidelines while visiting any place. Travellers are advised to practice good personal hygiene to ensure their safety.     

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Shimla Lakes

Tani Jubbar Lake, Karyali, Dhillon Pond.

An epitome of allure, Shimla lakes are tourists delight with pristine waters and charming landscapes. Located at beautiful locations these lakes are refreshing and are surrounded by a plethora of attractions and a serene environment. These lakes must be included in your bucket list of must-do things in Shimla, as the allure of the lakes will surely leave you with wonderful memories to cherish forever. 

But, sparkling lakes in Shimla, including Tani Jubbar Lake, Karyali, and Dhillon Pond, present perfect locations to enjoy the serenity or complete rejuvenation amid nature's lap. Here you can indulge in an array of thrilling activities ranging from fishing, swimming, boating to short sightseeing cruises, or cultural attractions hosted by nearby resorts. So, why wait, plan a visit to any of these extraordinary lakes in Shimla district and enjoy one of the lifetime experiences.

Here is a list of lakes in Shimla:


Tani Jubbar Lake

Tani Jubbar Lake

Enjoy some precious self-indulgent moments or make some beautiful memories with your loved ones at this beautiful lake in Shimla. It is one of the most visited lakes in Shimla and offers plenty of opportunities to entice your senses or get soaked in the spirit of adventures.

Its scenic environs of flourishing apple orchards and towering pine trees create a picturesque ambiance for peace seekers, photographers, or adventure enthusiasts as well. A majestic shrine dedicated to Naag Devta is also located near this lake which is also a grand place for Hinduism followers.

Location: Thanedar, Shimla, 172030, Himachal Pradesh.

Best Time to Visit: Summers proves to be the best time to visit when the weather is delightful with comfortable temperatures.



Located on Chhota Shali hillock, Karyali Lake offers a peaceful retreat to its visitors. It is another natural Shimla lake that certainly deserves a visit to explore its unmatched beauty and make memories that will last forever.

The waterbody shines like a big emerald in the Sun when viewed from the top of the peak and is indeed an excellent location to spend some beautiful moments with your lover, spouse, or family. It is also recognized as a  perfect getaway location near Shimla to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate. Lots of thrilling activities are also available here for adventure enthusiasts.

Location: Karyali Lake, Basantpur, Shimla.

Best Time to Visit: Summer season is the best time for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, etc. Winters are good for enjoying snowfall and winter sports.


Dhillon Pond

Another popular Shimla lake, Dhillon Pond is an ideal destination for nature fanatics and peace seekers. Its picturesque environment offers plenty of possibilities to photographers as well. Moreover, the natural water body is believed to possess religious significance as well.

A multitude of tourists flock to this serene lake to get respite from the city's hectic life and spot some rare Himalayan birds, animals, flora, and fauna. The lake and surrounding area experience pleasant climate conditions throughout the year but to enjoy trekking, wildlife watching and other activities summers prove to be the best time.

Location: Kotkhai, 171202, Himachal Pradesh.

Best Time to Visit: Winter season from November to February is to experience an extraordinary scenic elegance. For activities, summers are a good choice.

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30 November 2016
Beauty can't be described in words but pictures do very well.
03 January 2020
Place is good. If you are expecting a break from city life. It was organized very well. The food has options and games are interesting. Perfect place to be in nature.
16 January 2020
I visited last week with my family. the stay was very comfortable, the food provided was delicious. Staff was also very helping. We enjoyed hike to Pabbar River and guided pine forest walk. The room was very clean. We enjoyed the view from our room.
17 December 2019
Scenic beauty with all the modern amenities that makes it a perfect weekend getaway. Me and my friends loved our trip to Shimla and the stay at this resort. We booked the property through Thrillophilia due to their best prices as it was our first time we were bit afraid yet received the instant confirmation and everything was the best provided.
17 February 2020
I didn’t know about this resort but a friend of mine has suggested this resort and suggested to book from Thrillophilia and I am very grateful as they have the best price online. I have loved their Valley view rooms and spa. Overall amazing experience.
15 December 2019
Had the best day there with my family. We enjoyed every moment of our stay, especially the hiking. The food provided was delicious with quite a variety. All thanks to the Thrillophilia for providing such a user friendly online booking platform with discounted deals..
13 February 2020
It is a village style resort between the lush green apple orchards. Experiencing Khaddu lifestyle was totally a different and new thing for us. Thanks to Thrillophilia for combining stays with such amazing inclusive activities at the best online deals.
15 November 2019
It was a gift from my side to my parents for their 25th wedding anniversary. On special request, the staff has arranged a cake and had also arranged a small decoration room to celebrate the evening for my parents. They were very friendly and I loved their hospitality. Thank you Thrillophilia for providing instant booking confirmation.
19 February 2020
The location is perfect for nature lovers. We enjoyed the view from our hotel rooms. The breakfast buffet was delicious. It is indeed a well-maintained property.
07 November 2019
Thanks to Thrillophilia fro arranging this awesome trip package with stays and complimentary activities. I loved and enjoyed the sightseeing tour to Kufri with this comfortable stay package.

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People Also Ask About Shimla

  1. What are the best places to visit in Shimla?

    Shimla is one of the most beautiful destinations in Himachal Pradesh and boasts of ethereal landscapes, rich heritage, Gothic Victorian architectures, holy shrines, and local handicrafts and art.

    1. Holy Shrines: Kali Bari Temple, Jakhu Temple, Christ Church are some of the magnificent sites in Shimla that not only possess religious significance but are examples of design and beauty.

    2. Heritage Attractions: Christ Church, the Gaiety Theatre, and Viceregal Lodge like heritage buildings must not be missed in Shimla as these are masterpieces of the British era.

    3. The Mall: A pedestrian avenue with an array of shops selling locally made wooden toys and crafts surely deserves a visit.
  2. What are the best resorts to stay in Shimla?

    1. Snow Valley Resort: One of the best resorts offering a unique combination of luxury, hospitality, and prime location of NH-22 at Ghora Chowki. It offers a diverse range of rooms including Standard, Premium, and Executive suites as per your budget.

    2. Zurich Resort: Located at the hilltop, it offers mesmerizing scenic views and excellent customer experience. It also provides Jungle treks (free) and guided nature walks.

    3. Woodsmoke Resort and Spa: Dwelled atop a forested ridge at Shoghi, it is one of the remarkable places to enjoy a luxurious living amid panoramic views.

    4. Club Mahindra Mashobra: Exceptional services and a great combination of elegance and class is an intimate retreat to its customers.
  3. What is the best time to visit Shimla?

    Shimla experiences a pleasant atmosphere all through the year but gets very crowded in summers and winters. The summers (April-June) provide respite from harsh heat as the temperatures are cool and comfortable. Whereas, winters (December-January) are best to enjoy snowfall and winter sports activities.

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