Tips for Solo travel to Shimla

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Here is your stop if you are searching for a hill station trip. Let’s plan for Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, which has the most scenery & landscape sights. Shimla is a mind-blowing place to visit during vacation time. This place is blessed with natural beauty, hills, lakes and more. Plan your trip to Shimla, where you can get the essence of nature’s beauty, whether planning with your friends or family or simply going alone. The best time to travel to Shimla is May to June and December to January. Visiting alone seems tough, but taking certain precautions can be easier for you. 

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This blog post is for all solo travellers who want to explore Shimla along with taking care of precautions and safety. 

What are the things you need to keep in mind while travelling alone?

Taking a break from your hectic schedule and spending time in Shimla Valley will boost you for further challenges. Exploring Shimla safely and making a memorable trip is very crucial. 

Top 6 Things to Keep in Mind While Visiting Shimla Alone 

Let us discuss those necessary tips to visit Shimla alone. 

  1. Tour documents: All the required documents must be there with you. Identity cards, hotel receipts, etc must be there with you. Again, you need to maintain an itinerary so that you won’t get off track. A printed copy of the itinerary should be there with you.
  2. Aware of the weather: Weather at hill stations is quite unpredictable still, before you plan to visit, you should know the perfect time to be here in Shimla. Again, once you reach here, you need to be updated with local weather conditions every day. So, it would help if you packed your clothes depending on the places you will visit. Again, if you love to see the snowfall, then hiring gumboots is preferred.
  3. Note all emergency numbers: Wherever you stroll, you should keep all emergency numbers handy so that during any problem, you can get assistance. Emergency numbers like the Police, Ambulance, District Control Room, and Tourism information office of Shimla, Manali, Kullu, Dharamsala, etc should be there.
  4. Proper medicines: It is always advised not to eat anything from the roadside or small restaurants, and always keep purified bottled drinking water with you. Certain medicines must be carried with you if you face a sudden illness. It is also recommended not to overeat while travelling to high altitudes. So, before you start, you can contact your regular physician to suggest the medicines required during your journey.

2 Most Important Things You Must Take Care Of

  1. Safe distance: While travelling alone, you should remember that all are unknown surrounding you. So, it is always suggested not to make too close friends with any local person or be rude. If you need to opt for a cab, you should keep track of the cab driver. Do not roam alone in the night if not required.
  2. Avail permission: Some places in Shimla require permission while entering, like Kinnaur Distt. And Spiti of the Lahaul Spiti Distt. Bordering Tibet. You must get permission from the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, Chail Palace. For photography too, special permission is required to be taken. Again, if you are taking part in any kind of adventurous activity such as rock climbing, etc, you should get prior permission from the SDM Police and Tourist Office.

Apart from those, it would help if you kept yourself well prepared with certain necessary items such as sticks, dry foods, matchsticks, ropes, torches, bottled water, mosquito repellent, etc. So, now get ready to visit Shimla alone.

What things to do in Shimla?

If you are travelling in Shimla, these below places are must-visit tourist sights:

  • Tara Devi Temple
  • Mall Road
  • Jakhoo Temple
  • The Christ Church
  • Shimla State Museum
  • Kufri
  • Summer Hills

Besides, you can do many adventurous activities like paragliding, trekking, and camping in and around Shimla. The place gives you a different vibe, and the town offers a mix of cultural, historical, and natural attractions, making it a versatile destination for various preferences. Experience local people’s hospitality and culture. 


A solo trip to Shimla is about finding yourself in the crowd and having a peaceful time. Follow the points mentioned above while planning your solo trip to Shimla, which will help you make your trip memorable. Experience breathtaking views, cultural exploration and moments of self-discovery. It’s also important for solo travellers to find a trustworthy travel agency. Japji Travel Agency will guide you for your Shimla solo trip, and you can easily reach us. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is solo travelling safe for a Shimla trip?

Yes, Shimla is safe for solo travellers, but it needs to take care of safety & precautions.

What is the local cuisine in Shimla?

You can easily taste their local cuisine in Himachal’s restaurant but do not forget to taste like sidu, babru, and kaale chane ki khichdi.

What is the best time to travel to Shimla?

Shimla always has pleasant weather, but does not plan to visit in the monsoon season. 

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