Why is October an ideal time to visit Shimla?

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Shimla is the quintessential Queen of the hills. Although Shimla is popularly known as the summer capital of British India, it is safe to say that planning a trip in October will be the most refreshing change. Now, that monsoon season is over, Shimla has turned into a lush green lawn. If you are traveling with your family, October will not disappoint you. Shimla will indeed turn out to be the perfect getaway for the elderly and kids. We here highlight the reasons why you should plan a trip to Shimla in October.

The View    

The view is absolutely spectacular and it is a delight to see the clear sky. With the monsoon rains, the dust and pollution are washed away, making a visit to the tourist spots a definitely thrilling experience. Being most underestimated season to visit, Shimla is hardly crowded during this season. Take the 5 minutes Jakhu ropeway ride to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Himalayan hills while paying a visit to the temple. If you can shell out more time, then the 5.5 hours toy train ride till Kalka will be a fun experience with your family too.

Weather

Winter is just commencing in October and the weather is pleasant with an average of 13 to 17 degrees. Since the season lies amidst the extremes, the weather is moderate and comfortable. In evenings, you will experience the fresh cool breeze and the musty fragrance of the fall foliage. While peak summer season could be extremely crowded, October is a relatively peaceful time to spend your vacation. It is neither very hot nor extremely cold making it comfortable for all.

Outdoor activities

For adventure sports and activities like trekking and camping, the weather is perfect. With several camping sites in Shimla, it is a fun vacation spot amongst youngsters and college students. The cool breeze and bonfires amidst nature will indeed make for a memorable stay.

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