Shimla, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Shimla, India? If you're planning to go to Shimla, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Shimla, India

Based on the climate and weather in Shimla, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Shimla, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shimla, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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  • Travel first aid kit

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  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Shimla, India

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Shimla.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Shimla.

What to wear/what to pack for Shimla, India by month

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January

January in Shimla is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

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February

February in Shimla is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C).

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March

If you visit Shimla during March, you will probably notice that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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April

If you are traveling to Shimla in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

If you visit Shimla during May, you might notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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June

Traveling to Shimla in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you visit Shimla during July, you might notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

August in Shimla is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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September

September is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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October

October in Shimla is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November in this region can be chilly and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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December

If you vacation in Shimla during December, you may notice that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

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