Shimla remains cold, beautiful and enjoyable throughout the year. In October, Shimla looks very special. It is the season of autumn. Sun starts shining again this month, but the cold breeze starts blowing. Different colour of leaves is visible at trees which eventually start falling. Cool breeze jogs your memory, and It is the beginning of winters.
This month Durga Puja starts and devotes from West Bengal visit the traditional Goddess Kali temple at Kali Bari in Shimla. Devotees also visit the Goddess Kali Temple located at Sarahan in upper Shimla.
Temperature in Shimla
Shimla temperature starts falling this month. Days also starts becoming colder with windy and chilling nights. The maximum temperature ranges from 18 O C TO 20 O C, and the minimum temperature starts fluctuating between 10 O C to 7 O C. Sky remains not much cloudy with the least rainfall. You can enjoy sightseeing and outing on a clear day.
|Maximum Average Temperature||17.9|
|Minimum Average Temperature||10.7|
|Average Rainfall in mm||38.5|
In the above table, we have shown the average temperature of Shimla between 1902 to 2000. This data is in degree census, and rainfall is in millimetre.
In the above picture dotted line represents the minimum temperature, and the normal line is the maximum temperature. Lines are slowly decreasing from September month to October end.
Activities in the month
Shimla weather is clear in the month of October, you can see all in and around areas hiring a cab. In this month you would not find much crowd at various sightseeing points like Mall road, Kufri, Naldehara, Chail and Narkanda. It is also a time of Durga Puja, so visiting Kali Bari temple would really worth for Hindu devotees. You can also plan your visit to Sarahan 160 Kms from Shimla. Famous temple of Goddess Bhima Kali is situated at Sarahan. Other than this enjoying various walks e.g. Mall road to Summer Hill, Mall road to Chotta Shimla and Mall road to Sanjauli is still there to try.
In the month of October a major drop in temperature occurs every year. You should not forget your heavy woolens, Jackets and sweaters, otherwise it would be difficult to enjoy your holiday in this cold month.