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Planning a trip to Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

14th May to 20th May, 2024Budget Friendly Flight
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Things to do in Shimla in May

Day 1 - Tuesday 14th, May
Morning -

Arrive at Shimla Airport and check into the hotel. Rest and freshen up.

Afternoon -

Lunch at Baljees, a popular restaurant known for its North Indian cuisine. After lunch, visit The Ridge, a spacious open area in the heart of Shimla, known for its panoramic views of the mountains and colonial architecture.

Evening -

Explore Mall Road for shopping and local street food. Dinner at Sher-e-Punjab, a local restaurant known for its delicious Punjabi cuisine.

Day 2 - Wednesday 15th, May
Morning -

Visit the Jakhu Temple, a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Enjoy the scenic views of the city from the temple.

Afternoon -

Lunch at Himachali Rasoi, a local restaurant offering authentic Himachali cuisine. After lunch, visit the Viceregal Lodge, also known as Rashtrapati Niwas, a historic building with beautiful architecture and gardens.

Evening -

Relax at Annadale, an open green space, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Dinner at Himachali Dham, a traditional feast showcasing Himachali cuisine.

Day 3 - Thursday 16th, May
Morning -

Depart for Kufri, a small hill station known for its trekking and skiing opportunities. Enjoy the scenic drive through the Himalayan foothills.

Afternoon -

Explore Kufri Fun World, an amusement park with activities like go-karting and tobogganing. Have lunch at The Himalayan Cafe, a cozy eatery offering mountain views.

Evening -

Return to Shimla and enjoy a quiet dinner at Himachali Rasoi, known for its delightful Himachali cuisine.

Day 4 - Friday 17th, May
Morning -

Visit the Army Heritage Museum, showcasing the rich history and achievements of the Indian Army. Gain insights into the bravery of Indian soldiers.

Afternoon -

Enjoy a traditional Himachali Thali for lunch at Alfa Restaurant, known for its local flavors. Explore the Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex for a glimpse into Shimla's cultural and artistic heritage.

Evening -

Stroll through Lakkar Bazaar, a market known for wooden crafts and souvenirs. Dinner at Himachali Rasoi, known for its authentic Himachali cuisine.

Day 5 - Saturday 18th, May
Morning -

Embark on a nature walk at Chadwick Falls, a picturesque waterfall surrounded by lush greenery. Enjoy the tranquility of the natural surroundings.

Afternoon -

Lunch at Hide Out Cafe, a charming eatery offering delicious food and a cozy atmosphere. After lunch, visit the Himalayan Bird Park, home to various Himalayan bird species.

Evening -

Enjoy a leisurely dinner at Himachali Rasoi, known for its authentic Himachali cuisine and warm hospitality.

Day 6 - Sunday 19th, May
Morning -

Relax at the hotel for a leisurely morning. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel's restaurant or indulge in room service.

Afternoon -

Explore The Himalayan Aviary Project, a conservation and rehabilitation center for Himalayan bird species. Learn about local avian biodiversity.

Evening -

Enjoy a relaxing dinner at Himachali Rasoi, savoring the flavors of Himachali cuisine and embracing the warm hospitality.

Day 7 - Monday 20th, May
Morning -

Check out from the hotel and head to Shimla Airport for the return flight to Pune.

Afternoon -

Board the flight from Shimla Airport to Pune, cherishing the wonderful memories of the trip.

Evening -

Arrive at Pune and conclude the trip with family, reminiscing about the beautiful moments in Shimla.

Weather in Shimla in Invalid date
Avg Temp13°C to 27°C
Chance of Rain20%

May in Shimla is generally pleasant, with warm days and cool nights. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Shimla

Clothing & Apparel

Light cotton T-shirts -

For comfortable and breathable wear during the warm weather.

Full-sleeved shirts -

For layering and protection from the sun.

Comfortable jeans or trousers -

For casual wear and exploring the city.

Light jacket or cardigan -

For cooler evenings or unexpected weather changes.

Comfortable walking shoes -

For exploring the city and its surroundings.


Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun's glare.

Sun hat -

To shield your head and face from the sun.

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated throughout the trip.

Travel-sized toiletries -

Essentials like shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, and deodorant.

Small first-aid kit -

For minor emergencies.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa (if required) -

For identification and entry into India.

Travel insurance -

To protect against unexpected events.

Local currency (Indian Rupee) -

For purchases and expenses.

Credit or debit cards -

For cashless transactions and emergencies.

Copies of important documents -

Passport, visa, travel insurance, etc.

Good to have

Camera -

To capture memories of your trip.

Travel guide or guidebook -

For information on attractions, history, and culture.

Language phrasebook -

To assist with basic communication.

Universal travel adapter -

To charge electronics with different plug types.

Portable charger -

To keep your devices powered up on the go.


Smartphone -

For communication, navigation, and entertainment.

Laptop or tablet (optional) -

For work or entertainment.

Headphones -

For listening to music or audiobooks.

Travel router (optional) -

To create a Wi-Fi hotspot for multiple devices.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Credit cards, debit cards, and local currency (Indian Rupee) are commonly accepted in Shimla.

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