Best Season to Visit Manali

April to June & October to December is Best Season to Visit Manali

Manali is famous as a Honeymoon destination which can be visited throughout the year. However, winter & summer from October to June is the best time to visit Manali. Winter is the best time for honeymooners as well as families to witness the snowfall in Manali. This is also the best season to experience the famous winter carnival festival and the number of activities has increased during this season. summer is a good season to visit Manali and the weather is very pleasant, it is usually crowded with a large number of tourists in summer. Also, participating in adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, Paragliding, rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking is an unforgettable experience.

Peak Season in Manali

December to January & May to June is Peak Season in Manali

December and summer are peak seasons in Manali. December (around New Year) is the best time to experience the snowfall and attracts a huge crowd at this time. Summer is the busiest season in Manali with a high number of tourists visiting this beautiful hill station to spend summer vacation. Hotels are very expensive in summer and recommended to book your hotels before one month.

Manali Weather

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Present Temperature in Manali

Winter Season :

October to February is the winter season and is considered to be the best time to visit Manali to enjoy the fresh snowfall and the spectacular beauty of this place. The temperature drops down below -1°C, so make sure you carry enough woolens to keep yourself warm, especially for the chilly nights. Tourists arrive in huge numbers to enjoy the snowfall and pursue winter sports like skiing and skating. Manali also hosts an exciting Winter Carnival in January each year. Hotels are also usually expensive during this season and advance booking is mandatory.

Summer Season :

During summer(March to June), Manali has a charm that is incomparable with bright, colorful flowers in full bloom and a pleasant climate with an average temperature of around 25°C. The weather stays pleasant in the day and turns cool at night. This is the busiest season in this picturesque hill station as it serves a platter full of outdoor activities, which include river rafting, paragliding, trekking, and camping. The famous Rohtang Pass is open during this time and also, the famous Hadimba Temple Festival is held annually in May here. Hotels are usually expensive during summer and advance booking at least a month ahead is suggested to plan a hassle-free summer vacation in Manali.

Monsoon Season :

Manali experiences monsoon in the months between July and mid-September when the hill station receives an average of 200 mm rain. Traveling through Manali during monsoon can be a bit difficult as the hill station experience torrential rainfall, which triggers frequent landslides, thus blocking most of the roads. This is the lean tourist season in Manali. It is advisable to stay away from this place at this time, without being lured by the tremendous fall in the hotel prices.