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Best time to visit Manali

Winter sports at at Manali
Tourist visit Kullu Manali throughout the year as different seasons offer different type of enjoyment to visitors.

Here are some tips to plan your visit to get best out of the seasons at Manali

Dec - Jan - Feb

  • These are the winter months, you can enjoy snowfall at Manali itself. Distance hill peaks will be covered with snow so you will get a good view. There will be less water in river but stay away from river as water will be freezing cold. You can experience snow in Manali town and enjoy walking on snow at Mall road.†
  • There will less traffic in most of the tourist places and best time for honeymooners.
  • Sky will be clear and blue.
  • Best time for Photography.
  • Roads up to Manali from Delhi, Chandigarh, Kullu will remain open but beyond Manali towards Leh roads will be closed.
  • Rohtang Pass will be closed
  • Daytime temperature can go up to 7 degree and night it will be less than 0 degree, can drop up to -5.
  • Carry heavy woollen dress.
  • Chances of snowfall : High
  • No Apple on trees, you can get at market only.
  • Outdoor activity : Skiing , Paragliding, Zorbing, horse riding
  • Accommodation : You will get discount at hotels but between 25th Dec to 3rd Jan you need to book in advance and donít expect any discount.
  • Fall in temperature : Be prepared for low temperature and occasional road block due to heavy snowfall, don't venture into remote areas unless you are comfortable in cold conditions.
  • Snowfall at  Manali

    March - April

  • Before the summer season this time is best time for photography as weather will be fine with clear sky, there may be occasional snowfall in March.†
  • Best time for honeymooners, off - season so less tourist.
  • Sky will be clear and blue.
  • Best time for Photography.
  • Clear Road up to Manali but beyond Manali towards Leh roads will be closed.
  • Rohtang Pass will be closed
  • Daytime temperature go up to 10 degree and night it will be around 1 degree.
  • Carry heavy woollen dress.
  • Chances of snowfall : less
  • No Apple on trees, you can get at market only.
  • Outdoor activity : Skiing , Paragliding, Zorbing, horse riding
  • Accommodation : Till May month you can get discount in hotels.
  • Be prepared for low temperature.
  • Manali best time to visit

    May - June

  • This is the Peak tourist season, better to book package including hotel in advance. Try to escape from hot weather in plane areas and enjoy cool climate with your family at Manali.†
  • Enjoy the nature with your partner. Rush season.
  • Sky will be clear.
  • Good time for Photography.
  • Clear Road up to Manali but beyond Manali road will open towards end of May.
  • Rohtang Pass will open towards middle of May
  • Daytime temperature go up to 25 degree and night it will be around 10 degree.
  • Carry light woollen dress.
  • No Chances of snowfall at Manali but you can experience at Rohtang pass
  • Not a Apple season , small size fruits can be seen on trees.
  • Outdoor activity : Paragliding, Zorbing, horse riding, river rafting
  • Accommodation : No discount in hotels , better to book in advance.
  • This is the peak tourist season of Manali.
  • Rain at Mall road Manali

    July - Aug - Sep

  • This is the monsoon time so rain will be there and this is also apple growing time. Less tourist will be there at Manali in this season.
  • Enjoy the nature with your partner.
  • Sky will be cloudy .
  • Not so good time for Photography.
  • Occasional landslides can stop the traffic. Road condition will be bad due to rain.
  • Rohtang Pass will remain open but but it depends on weather conditions
  • Daytime temperature goes up to 20 degree and night it will be around 10 degree.
  • Carry light woollen dress including rain protections .
  • No Chances of snowfall at Manali but you can experience at Rohtang pass
  • Fresh apple you can get around September , take some photos inside apple gardens.
  • No much Outdoor activity depending on climate : Paragliding, Zorbing, horse riding
  • Accommodation : Good discount in hotels.
  • Due to landslide roads can close any time.
  • Apple at Manali

    Oct - Nov

  • Starting of winter , few patches of snow will be there on distance peaks. All roads towards Leh , Kaza will remain open till last week of October.
  • Enjoy the nature with your partner.
  • Sky will be clear.
  • Good time for Photography.
  • All roads to Manali will remain open. Hill roads beyond Manali towards Leh , Kaza will remain open till end of October.
  • Rohtang Pass will remain open till end of October
  • Daytime temperature goes up to 20 degree and night it will be around 10 degree.
  • Carry light woollen dress.
  • No Chances of snowfall at Manali or Rohtang pass
  • Apple season is just over so buy from market only.
  • You can go for Paragliding, Zorbing, horse riding
  • Accommodation : No much discount in hotels. Due to holidays in October hotels will have high occupancy
  • Due to holidays in October, hotels will have high occupancy
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