Main Languages: Pahari is widely spoken but most locals understand Hindi quite well. Locals including shopkeepers also understand English upto an extent.
When to Go: Shimla is a perennial holiday destination. Each season reveals a different character of the town. While summer months in Shimla are pleasant and truly a relief for mortals from the plains, winter is when you might witness an unpredictable snowfall! Monsoon brings forth the lush and romantic face of the town. Anytime is good for this inviting retreat!
Local Transport: Given its hilly terrain, taxis are the ideal means of transport in Shimla. While buses connect the town to nearby places, for commuting within the town, you’ll need to rely on either cabs or your feet. Walking is a good means of exploring Shimla as quite a few areas are closed to vehicles.
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR) 1 USD is approximately 48 INR
Voltage: 230V / 50Hz
Time Zone: Indian Standard Time (UTC +5:30)
Location: Spread over Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas