Best Time To Visit Manali
Manali is a hill paradise with untainted, infinite beauty of everlasting gorgeous Himalayan ranges and a persistent charm that clings the mountain ranges throughout the year. The summer season is especially pleasant in Manali when the temperature ranges between 10 and 25. The winters are definitely chilly with the minimum temperature plunging to sub-zero levels. Winters attract a lot of tourists This is an appropriate time for tourists to enjoy heavy snowfall in Manali but there is also the apprehension of getting trapped in snowfall and getting cut off along major routes due to excessive snowfall. Manali is situated quite high and so has the splendour of heavy snow cover and as the high Himalayan peaks reflect the sun’s rays Manali looks flamboyant. The attraction of visiting Rohtang Pass is primarily important during Manali visit. But Rohtang Pass remains inaccessible due to snow cover between the months of January and April. So tourists who are keen on Rohtang Pass should avoid the winter months for a successful visit to the gorgeous and world famous Rohtang Pass.
Manali in Winter (September – February)
The monsoon starts to fade away by September and the winter starts setting in from October. Manali starts witnessing snow and the temperatures go down to as low as -1 degree Celsius. December to January is the ideal time to enjoy the snowfall and the spectacular beauty of this place. It is the perfect time for adventure enthusiasts and the honeymooners.
The Manali Winter Carnival marks the greeting of New Year in the state of Himachal. The ritualistic endeavour started in the year 1977 and has now become an inseparable part of the culture of the place. Ski competition is a special attraction of this ritualistic local affair. Apart from that tourist can also enjoy dance and song performances by local bands, enigmatic food fests, street dramas or enactments, folk dance performances, adventure sports and a lot of fun and rigmarole. Watch the brilliantly white snow-covered Manali landscape, feel the soft fluffy snow reaching the ground and heaping and piling up softly and silently. Catch the nip in the air, the frozen beauty of this hilly town while the temperature drop to below zero degrees.
Manali in Summer (March – June)
Summer feel sets each year in Manali from the end of March. But Manali being at a very high altitude, the climate remains pleasant throughout the summer season and is an inviting destination for tourists far and near. The summer temperatures range from 10 to 25 degree Celsius. The flowers bloom and give a rich hue to the vales and mountain sides. Outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking and leisure walks calls for solace and peace. River rafting, paragliding and a host of other adventure activities attract a lot of brave hearts to this part of the mountains. When the Rohtang Pass opens up in the month of May, there is an additional influx of beauty loving and peaceful tourist folks from the plains.
Manali in Monsoon (July – August)
Manali can be visited after a long journey across various mountain ranges braving the steep mountain slopes and the rugged terrain apart from the winding roads. Thus when in monsoons there is abundant rainfall, the mountain roads get converted to treacherous terrains with the possibility of landslides that close down the routes indefinitely and keep the local people and tourists stranded at places for days or even weeks. Monsoon period witnesses heavy rainfall in Manali which tends to lead to landslides. Hotel prices drop considerably and tourism as a business gets monsoon hit and sees an yearly low.