The former summer capital of the British in India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties which one can think of. It has got a scenic location, it is surrounded by green hills with snow capped peaks. The spectacular cool hills accompanied by the structures made during the colonial era creates an aura which is very different from other hill.Bulging at its seams with unprecedented expansion, Shimla retains its colonial heritage, with grand old buildings, among them are the stately Viceregal Lodge, charming iron lamp posts and Anglo-Saxon names.
The Mall, packed with shops and eateries, is the centre of attraction of the town, and Scandal Point, associated with the former Maharaja of Patiala’s escapades, offers a view of distant snow clad peaks.
Shimla is ideally located, and though there is an air service to the town, it is best reached by road that takes in the charms of the HIMALAYAN countryside at its best. There is a sense of nostalgia about Shimla, with its old bungalows and their gabled roofs and beautiful gardens.
Best Season to Visit
March to June
This is the best season to visit when plains are burning with high temperature. Climate during this period is quite pleasant in Shimla with temperature in the range 15 to 25 degree centigrade.
December to January
The weather is very cold during this period and its Snow time here with Snow flakes coming from sky, peaks around covered with snow. Tourist wanting to see snowfall and enjoy snow sports visit during this period. Temperature at night falls to 0 degree centigrade and during day time its around 15 degree centigrade. Warm clothing is required in this season and jacket is must to protect oneself from chilly winds. There is great rush of tourists during Christmas and New Year with all Hotels Showing full occupancy. Advance booking is recommended during Christmas period.