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Planning a trip to Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

26th May to 30th May, 2024Budget Friendly Flight
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Estimated Budget
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INR 28,500 - 39,200View Breakdown

Things to do in Shimla in May

Day 1 - Sunday 26th, May
morning -

Arrive at Shimla Airport. Proceed to hotel for check-in and rest.

afternoon -

Visit Mall Road for a leisurely stroll and explore local shops. Enjoy lunch at Himachali Rasoi.

evening -

Enjoy a scenic walk through The Ridge and watch the sunset. Have dinner at Baljees Restaurant.

Day 2 - Monday 27th, May
morning -

Take a ride on the Kalka-Shimla Toy Train. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers breathtaking views of the mountains.

afternoon -

Explore the Viceregal Lodge and Botanical Gardens. Have a relaxed lunch at Eighteen71 Cookhouse & Bar.

evening -

Visit Jakhoo Temple to witness the sunset and panoramic views of Shimla. Enjoy dinner at Devicos Restaurant.

Day 3 - Tuesday 28th, May
morning -

Head to Kufri and visit the Himalayan Nature Park. Enjoy the serene surroundings and various Himalayan species.

afternoon -

Have a family picnic at Mahasu Peak and engage in some adventure activities like horse riding or skiing.

evening -

Return to Shimla and dine at Himachali Rasoi for authentic local cuisine.

Day 4 - Wednesday 29th, May
morning -

Stroll through Annandale and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Visit the Army Heritage Museum.

afternoon -

Explore the Gaiety Theatre and take a guided tour to learn about the local heritage and culture.

evening -

Indulge in a delightful dinner at Sher-e-Punjab Restaurant known for its Punjabi cuisine.

Day 5 - Thursday 30th, May
morning -

Shop for souvenirs and local crafts at Lakkar Bazaar. Enjoy a breakfast at Sita Ram and Sons.

afternoon -

Visit Indian Institute of Advanced Study and explore its historical architecture and lush gardens. Enjoy a traditional Himachali meal at Ashiana & Goofa.

evening -

Return to the hotel for packing and rest in preparation for departure the next day.

Day 6 - Friday 31st, May
morning -

Check-out from the hotel and proceed to Shimla Airport for your return flight to Chennai.

Weather in Shimla in Invalid date
Avg Temp15°C to 28°C
Chance of Rain20%

May is a pleasant month to visit Shimla, with warm days and cool nights. You can expect mostly sunny days with a few chances of rain. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Shimla

Clothing & Apparel

Comfortable walking shoes -

As you will be doing a lot of walking and exploring.

Light jacket -

For the cool evenings.

T-shirts -

For the day time.

Jeans or comfortable pants -

Warm socks -


Sunglasses -

For the bright sun.

Hat -

To protect your head from the sun.

Scarf -

For the cool evenings.

Small backpack -

To carry your essentials.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport/ID card -

Cash and credit cards -

Travel documents -

Travel insurance -

First-aid kit -

Good to have

Travel guidebook -

Camera -

Binoculars -

Small umbrella -


Smartphone -

Charger -

Headphones -

Power bank -

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are widely accepted in Shimla.

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Budget for Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
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INR28,500 - 39,200

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
INR 9,000- 11,000
INR 6,000- 8,000
INR 7,000- 10,000
local travelling
INR 2,000- 3,200
INR 4,000- 6,000
INR 500- 1,000
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Always carry some cash as some local shops and eateries may not accept cards.
  • Make sure to book your flight and hotel in advance for the best deals.

*Disclaimer - Please note that the travel budget suggestions provided by Trip Garuda are generated through AI algorithms based on available data and user input. While we strive for accuracy, these estimates may not reflect real-time pricing or unforeseen expenses. We recommend using these figures as a general guide and encourage you to conduct further research and budgeting based on your specific travel requirements.