Himachal Pradesh is blessed with spectacular hill station, Shimla. Millions of tourists visit Shimla during different months in a year since Shimla is a year-round destination in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is frequented by leisure travelers and honeymooners. Most of the visitors prefer to visit Shimla during snowfall due to its pleasant weather and a wide range of activity options. Due to its extreme beauty during snowfall, people from around the world flock to this astounding destination of Himachal Pradesh.
Snow fall month in Shimla
Snowfall happens in Shimla when monsoon retreats from the Mediterranean Sea. A fixed date or month is not available for the monsoon retreats in Shimla. But, generally, Shimla sees snowfall from December to January. Snowfall mainly starts in the last week of December.
There are 5 to 10% chances of snowfall during the first week of December in Shimla while in the 2nd and 3rd week of December, the snowfall occurs between 20-30%. In the first 2 weeks of January, there is a chance of 80 to 90% snowfall. Snowfall will considerably reduce in the months of February decreasing to 10 to 20% chance. The crowd increases during winter carnival at Mall road. Ice skating rink is the second attraction to do ice skating in snow season.
Temperature during Snow in Shimla
The average temperature during this season goes from 8 degree Celsius to -2 degree Celsius. There is different taste of Christmas and New Year during this season. This is the time when ice skating activity starts in Shimla.
There is a lot of snow at shaddy areas of renowned Mall Road and Lakkad Bazar during the snowfall in Shimla. Narkanda, Kufri, and areas near Tara Devi temple are filled with snow during snowfall season in Shimla. While staying in these areas, it is better to accommodate in hotels with the room heater.
What to wear during snowfall season in Shimla?
You should wear thick and more clothes when visiting Shimla during snowfall season. Hoodies, mufflers, shawls, jackets, caps, socks, gloves and snow boots are must-buy items while visiting Shimla in snowfall. If you cannot afford to buy snow dresses, you can also hire them on the way to
Shimla to enjoy a snowfall to the fullest. Some vendors offer snow clothes, ski dress, and boots on the way to Shimla. You can also rent in the areas of Shimla. It is advisable to negotiate with the vendors while hiring the snow clothes. There are fixed a standard rate for the snow clothes. Make a note of the recent price and do not pay more than that.
The weather is completely unpredictable in Shimla. There might be a sunny day on the 1st day and the next morning can be snow-clad Shimla. Shimla is enchanting in all the seasons. But the best one is the snowfall.