Shimla Climate








Shimla climate attracts visitors from not only India but also abroad. The salubrious climate of Shimla is highly congenial for the Shimla tour.

Shimla originally used to be the summer capital of the East India Company. After India achieved independence, Shimla was declared the capital of Himachal Pradesh.

The hill station is surrounded by the hilly wealth of some rare flora and fauna. The sight of the rolling snow bound hills in between the white clouds is simply spectacular.

The summers of Shimla stretches from April to June. During the summers, the temperature of Shimla varies between a maximum of 28°C to a minimum of 15°C.

The Shimla weather during summers are very enjoyable as the weather remains mild and one needs to wear light cotton garments and light woolen clothes.

The Shimla climate during the winter is very chilling where the temperature swings between a maximum of 8°C to a minimum of 0°C and may even dip down below that level too.


It extends from December to February. The climate of Shimla in winter is highly dominated by the cold winds from the Himalayas. Snowfall takes place during the end of December when the cold becomes unbearable.

One has to wear heavy woolen garments. During the winters, the ice skating and the winter sports are of major attractions.

The rainy season in Shimla is between July to September. The average annual rainfall in Shimla is about 166 centimeters.

The best time to visit Shimla is either between April to August or December to January.



     


     

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