Shimla is blessed with amazing weather round the year, which makes this ‘Queen of Hills’ a destination of choice for couples and families alike throughout the year. Situated at a height of 2213 meters above sea level, the altitude gives Shimla its diverse climatic conditions. Each season brings with it its own variations and its best to know and pack accordingly before you set out for your holiday.  The weather in Shimla is pleasant during the summers; winters see snowfalls and monsoons bring out the lush misty character of the green hills.

Read on further and decide the best time to visit Shimla for yourself.

  • Summer Season (March – June):

Shimla summer

This is a popular tourist season in Shimla as the weather is quite pleasant and perfect for outdoor activities. The weather in Shimla at this time is comfortable and usually varies between 15°C and 30°C. If you are into adventure sports then this is the ideal time to try paragliding, trekking, camping and rafting. Summers are mild and you might need light woolens, especially at night. This is an ideal time for those who have been trying to escape the harsh summers of the plains.

  • Monsoon (July – September):

Shimla green

This is not peak season in Shimla but monsoon brings out the lush character of the hill station. Also, since few people like to travel to the hill station at this time, hotel prices drop down at this time and you can find great monsoon deals. So if sipping a cup of coffee and enjoying the rain on lush green hills is your idea of a holiday – the weather in Shimla in this time is ideal for you!

Do check out the special Monsoon packages for this time at Hotel Willow Banks, Shimla.

  • Winter (October – February):
Shimla: A view of Shimla city draped in snow after heavy snowfall on Sunday. PTI Photo (PTI1_8_2017_000048B)
Shimla: A view of Shimla city draped in snow after heavy snowfall on Sunday. PTI Photo (PTI1_8_2017_000048B)

This is again a popular season for Shimla for people who are looking for snow, which typically falls between December and February. The entire city of Shimla covered in a white layer of snow is a beautiful site to witness! This is the time skiing and ice skating take off in upper reaches. The weather in Shimla during this season is around 8°C and goes down to -2°C. Christmas and New year is a popular choice for most tourists.

Partying the night away in the hills and bringing in the new year is an experience you would never forget! Check out the events at Hotel Willow Banks, Shimla for these special evenings.

During this peak winters, heavy warm clothing including jackets, mufflers, shawls , caps and socks are worn to fight the extreme chill weather. Tourists are advised to wear heavy boots to avoid falling on the snow covered streets of Shimla.

Winters especially January and February  is a popular time for honeymooners.

Tip for Honeymooners: Do check out the special packages we have on offer for your special holiday at Hotel Willow Banks, Shimla. A holiday in the hills along with candle light dinner and couple spa therapy will make this a memorable vacation!

Best packages at Hotel Willow Banks Shimla

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