Shimla is also known as the queen of mountains is among the best hill stations in India. Shila is among the most visited and gorgeous holiday destinations in India. The exciting place has scintillating scenic beauty thus making it one of the most preferred places for tourists, foreigners as well as honeymooners. Not only people from different parts of India but people from different parts of the world keep on coming here to enjoy the scenic beauty of Shimla.
Places to visit in Shimla
Jakhoo Temple This is a very old temple and is located on the popular hill named, Jakhoo and the precise altitude at which this holy place is located is2,455 mts above the sea level.
Kufri – It is one of those spectacular places in the world that will leave you completely mesmerized.
Indian Institute of Advanced Study It is a regal structure and a must-see place in the city.
The Ridge This is situated in the mall road of the city. These are mature and valued things in Shimla.
Other places to visit are Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Tara Devi Temple, Annandale, Scandal Point, Kali Bari Temple, Green Valley, Shimla Heritage Walk, Himachal State Museum, and many others.
Things to do
If you are in Shimla and are planning to go Skiing then all you have to do is to visit a place called Kufri which is just 13kms away from Shimla. Situated at a height of 2622 meters this place offers breathtaking views and a chance to indulge in this lovely sport.
One thing that you need to remember is that you can only do Skiing during the winter month that starts from Mid November to Mid February. Apart from Skiing you can also stay in tent houses and involve yourself in a host of other activities such as bungee jumping, cycling, and Paragliding.
Overview of Shimla weather
If you are planning to visit Shimla it is best if you plan your trip during the months of September and June. The main reason behind this is that climate during these months is best to visit the place.
Winter (October to February): If you want to see snowfall then this is an ideal time to visit Shimla. It is also the best time to enjoy other activities such as ice skating and skiing. The average temperature considered during these months is 8 degrees Celsius and it can dip up to -2 degrees Celsius. What’s more, it’s also a fantastic time for honeymooners.
Summer (March to June): it’s a perfect moment to enjoy the panoramic splendor of Shimla. The temperature during those months ranges from 15 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. During those months you are able to enjoy activities like biking, biking, and hiking.
During these months there is no snowfall however it can be seen at high altitudes. Monsoon (July to September): It is not considered a good time to visit this place because due to excessive rain there can be landslides in the area.