Best time to visit Himachal Pradesh
Climate, in general, remains pleasant all through the year in Himachal. Himachal is a very developed tourist hub and its easy accessibility from the capital of India that is Delhi makes it a very popular tourist haunt. The activities such as trekking, paragliding, camping, hot air ballooning and water sports such as rafting can be best enjoyed during the summer months.
Summer months of Himachal Pradesh (March to June), summer months are considered ideal to visit the charming hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. The weather remains at its pleasantest best during this time and provides heavenly refuge from the excruciating summer heat of the Northern Plains of India. The maximum number of people plan their vacation during this time to the hills. Schools close down for the summer vacation. Trips can be planned at leisure. Thus Himachal sees a huge number of both domestic and international tourists during the summer months. The prices of hotels might shoot up and be prepared to walk through busy mall roads. The most popular destinations of Himachal such as Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Dharamshala, and Dalhousie are quite crowded during the summer months. But that should not deter the enthusiastic travelers because Himachal Pradesh is extremely developed as a tourist hub and offers all kinds of options for luxurious, mediocre and budget travelers.
The monsoon months of June, July and August are best avoided as the mountain roads get slippery and also Himachal is known for landslides. Monsoons transform the mountain slopes green and fresh and make the landscape look breathtakingly beautiful. But it is not advisable to tour the hillsides in monsoons. The activities such as paragliding, trekking, and mountain climbing also come to a standstill and so adventurous souls will be left disappointed.
The autumn months of September to November are again ideal for enjoying the beauty of Himalayas. The various religious festivals and holidays such as Dusshera and Diwali provide ample scope of planning holidays to this part.
The cold months of December to January sees the frosty white snowfall. The Christmas and New Year holidays beckon the spirited tourists to the heart of Himachal. Temperatures fall below sub-zero at certain places and winters are chilly. The skiing and ice skating adventures unfold for the sports lovers.