When is the best time to go to Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)?

When is the best time to go to Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) are February, March, April, May, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months are April, May and June
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are July and August

Annual weather in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)

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Weather details in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Weather and climate in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)

Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) enjoys a subtropical highland climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) is 76°F (ranging from 61°F in january to 88°F in june). Annual rainfall is 110.4in, with a minimum of 1.1in in november and a maximum of 30.2in in august.
  • Between the months of january and february the climate is correct. the thermometer goes up to 65°F°C and it rains about 19% of the time in february.
  • From march to june the climate is beautiful. the thermometer goes up to 88°F°C and it rains about 10in each month.
  • Between the months of july and august the climate is very bad. The record temperature this month is 94°F and it rains in august about 30.2in.
  • In september the climate is not good. At lunchtime, it's 79°F in average and it rains about 46% of the time in september.
  • Between october and december the climate is beautiful. The temperature rises to 65°F and you can expect to have 1.5in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Himachal Pradesh (Shimla): the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

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Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)

Find out when Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)

  • Very low season in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: July, August and September.
  • Low season in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, October and November.
  • High season in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)
    The number of visitors to Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) is high in: May.
  • Peak season in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)
    The largest number of tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) is during: June and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) month by month

Best time for low prices in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)

Average prices of hotels in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) month by month

Generally, September is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla). So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, April is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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