Shimla

Shimla, India
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by Manisha jahi
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Climate & Best time to visit Shimla

Climate in Shimla:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
4
6
6
5
7
10
17
16
8
2
1
2

Best time to visit Shimla:

Summer (April to June): Summers in Himachal Pradesh are pleasant and serve as a relief from the scorching heat in other parts of India. Daytime temperatures range from 15-30°C (59-86°F) in most regions, making it an ideal time for tourism and outdoor activities.

Monsoon (July to September): Himachal Pradesh receives moderate to heavy rainfall during the monsoon season. The region's lush greenery owes much to this rainfall, but it can also lead to landslides and travel disruptions in certain areas.

Autumn (October to November): After the monsoon, the weather becomes cooler and clearer. Daytime temperatures range from 10-25°C (50-77°F), and the skies are generally clear, making it a beautiful time to visit.

Winter (December to March): Winters are cold in Himachal Pradesh, especially in higher elevations. Daytime temperatures range from 0-15°C (32-59°F) in most regions, and nights can be much colder, often dropping below freezing. Snowfall occurs in higher altitudes, attracting winter sports enthusiasts.

Money & Prices

Currency in India:

Indian rupee (INR)

How expensive is a trip to Shimla?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
1.85 USD
Fast food meal:
3.71 USD
Mid-range meal:
3.09 USD
Bottle of water:
0.36 USD
Soft drink:
0.35 USD
Cappuccino:
1.03 USD
Local Beer:
1.73 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.25 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.26 USD
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

India general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type D (Old British 3-pin)

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