10 Best Places to Visit in Shimla in March 2024

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Shimla is one of the most beautiful hill stations in northern India offering a multitude of activities to all tourists. The land of snow-covered mountains, old-world architecture, and unlimited tourist spots and activities, makes Shimla one of the most popular tourist places in Himachal. Due to its strategic location in the beautiful landscapes of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is an ideal weekend getaway. Though Shimla is visited all through the year but if you want the pleasant weather in Shimla, not too cold nor much hot, then a trip to Shimla in March can be considered. The temperature is slightly chilled at night, while you can experience pleasant days.

If you also plan to visit Shimla, then check out some of the best places to visit in Shimla in March. But before that have a look at the weather in Shimla mentioned below:

Average Temperature in Shimla in March

The average temperature in Shimla in March on a typical day varies from a high of 70°F (21°C) to a low of 46°F (8°C). In Shimla in March, there is almost a 16% chance of rain or snow on an average day.

Since it mostly feels moderately chilly in Shimla in March, so it is advised to wear something moderately warm like a sweater.

10 Best Places to Visit in Shimla in March 2024

  1. The Ridge
  2. Summer Hills
  3. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
  4. Annandale
  5. Jakhoo Hill
  6. The Scandal Point, Ridge
  7. Chadwick Falls
  8. Mall Road
  9. Pabbar Valley
  10. Fagu

The Ridge
The Ridge

The epicenter of all tourist activities in Shimla, the Ridge is the key attraction in Shimla. The place is easily accessible from all other important spots in Shimla like Mall Road, Scandal Point, the Lakkar Bazaar, etc. The Ridge also serves as the prime location for the significant Summer Festival which is held every year in the month of March or April.

Things To Do in March: Camping, Shopping, Eating

Best Time to Visit: March – October

Ideal for: It is anideal place to shop, eat and enjoy the vibrant nightlife.

Summer Hills
Summer Hills

Summer hill is an amazing place to explore in Shimla in March. Summer hill is a picturesque town located 5 km from the Ridge of Shimla. In the month of March, you will be lured by seeing the hill which is carpeted with rich greenery offering breathtaking views from the top. Summer hill is also a part of the seven hills that make this place a wonderland.

Things To Do in March: Hiking, Camping, Sightseeing

Best Time to Visit: March to October

Ideal for: Trekking and nature walks

Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Advanced Studies

Built by the British, the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies is mainly the summer retreat of the Indian President. The institute was set up to promote advanced studies in humanities and arts in the country. The building is a classical architectural design with an amazing fireproofing system. A visit to the institute in March will present a true example of modern Indian history.

Things To Do: Cultural tour, Sightseeing

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year 

Famous For: Ancient architecture and important information related to British rule


Annandale always remains among the top places to see in Shimla in March. This place was home to several adventure sports during British rule like racing. But now this place is ideal for all golf lovers as it has been converted into a mini-golf course. Watching incredibly beautiful sceneries of meadows located nearby in the month of March is true bliss.

Things To Do: Racing, Golfing, Local sightseeing

Best Time to Visit: March – October

Famous For: Golf

Jakhoo Hill
Jakhoo Hill

Jakhoo Hill is believed to be the highest peak in Shimla, located at a height of almost 8000 feet. Visiting this temple in Shimla in March is heaven for all the nature lovers and pilgrims who come to visit the historic 108 feet tall Hanuman statue here. In the month of March, travelers can also trek to nearby places making it ideal for adventure seekers.

Things To Do: Trekking, Religious tour, Photography

Best Time to Visit: throughout the year 

Famous For: Trekking

The Scandal Point, Ridge
The Scandal Point, Ridge

Commonly referred to as the Scandal Point, it is an ideal location for all-mountain lovers. In the month of March, one can get mesmerizing views of the valley and the snow-covered mountains surrounding Shimla. Moreover, Shimla Summer Festival is also held here. Enjoy a marvelous specter of sunset and sunrise by visiting this place in March.

Things To Do: Witness Summer Festival, Nature walk, Local sightseeing

Best Time To Visit: All-year destination

Best For: Scenic views, Library, etc.

Chadwick Falls
Chadwick Falls

Another major tourist attraction to be visited in Shimla in March is Chadwick falls, which falls from a height of 1586 meters. The dense forest, lush deodar, and pine tree surrounding make the much more enthralling. Visiting Chadwick falls after a snowfall in March is surely a treat to one’s eyes as the place provides captivating beauty and ambiance.

Things To Do: Trekking, for clicking photographs

Best Time to Visit: March – June

Famous For: Trekking, hiking, etc.

Mall Road
Mall Road

Mall Road is one place in Shimla that remains fully occupied by visitors throughout the year. This famous street is a haven for Shopaholics and for enjoying local food. From woolens to beautiful handicrafts to showpieces, one can explore a great variety of anything here at the most affordable prices.

Things To Do: Shopping, for enjoying local food tasting, sightseeing

Best Time To Visit: All-year destination

Famous For: Handicrafts items, woolens clothes, local food

Pabbar Valley
pabbar valley

Pabbar Valley is located in close proximity to Shimla and one can easily reach this place from the town of Theog. The valley is famous for lush greenery, apple orchards, and for perennial streams. One can visit this place after a snowfall, March month is ideal for adventurous activities and for a memorable trekking experience.

Things To Do: Trekking, Sightseeing

Ideal Time to Visit: April – November

Famous For: leisure walk


Located at a height of 2500 meters, Fagu is a beautiful hamlet and one of the most peaceful places to visit in Shimla in March. The place is surrounded by the Himalayan ranges and is blessed with lush greenery and beautiful views. Visit this place in March to witness the huge variety of flora and fauna which further adds to the beauty.

Things To Do: Trekking, Scenic Views

Ideal Time to Visit: April to October

Famous For: Nature walks, relaxation

How to Reach Shimla in March

By air: The city is well-connected to all the major cities around. Shimla Airport, in Jubbarhatti, connects Shimla to nearby places. The other big airports near Shimla include Chandigarh and New Delhi.

By Train: The world heritage narrow gauge railway- Shimla Toy Train connects Shimla to Kalka. This toy train route is very popular among families. Kalka railway station is accessible from all the major cities of India.

By road: Shimla is located almost 300 km away New Delhi, and close to 120 km from Chandigarh. Shimla is well-connected with national highway to all the nearby places.

So why are wasting your time? Book your tour package to Shimla in March with Honeymoon Bug and be ready to capture the mesmerizing views of the place with your camera.

FAQs About Shimla Trip in March

How much will it cost for a trip to Shimla in March?

The overall cost of the Shimla honeymoon trip depends upon the duration, number of places to be covered, kind of accommodation, etc. On average a 2-day Shimla trip in March would cost anywhere between INR 15,000 – INR 20,000.

What can I do in 2 days in Shimla in March?

Some of the options to consider visiting on a 2-day trip to Shimla in March include:

  • Take a toy train ride
  • Shop at local markets
  • Enjoy ice skating (December – March)
  • Visit Jaghu Temple

Is Shimla an ideal destination to visit with family in March?

Yes, Shimla is one of the most preferred family destinations in North India. Travelers can do a lot of things in Shimla in March, they can take a stroll at Mall Road, shop at Lakkar Bazaar, visit Jaghu Hill, etc.

What are the best places to visit in Shimla in March for honeymooners?

Some of the most preferred places to visit in Shimla in March include Chail, Kufri, Mall Road, Chadwick Falls, Naldehra and Shaily Peak, etc.

Can I visit Shimla in March for a honeymoon?

Yes, in fact, October to March is the best time to visit Shimla for couples/ honeymooners. Since the average temperature during these months varies from -2 to 8 degrees Celsius, so there are higher chances of snowfall in the month of December and January.

Does it snow in March in Shimla?

March is the last month to witness snow in Shimla. During 0.5 snowfall days, in March, Shimla receives 21mm (0.83″) of snow.

What clothes to wear in Shimla in March?

Shimla can get cold in March as well. So it’s better not to take any chance and pack warm woolen clothes like jackets, sweaters, Mufflors, and shawls along with you.

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