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Best Time to Visit Manali


Every time we plan to move to a new place, the first question that strikes our mind: Is this the right time to visit this particular place? Well, this is one of the very obvious questions because no one would love wasting their time and money on a not-so-worthy decision.

So, here I am with a place where you can visit throughout the year except for monsoon. Manali is surely one of the most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh and the best time to visit Manali is either the busiest summer season or the snowy winters.

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Best Time to Visit Manali

This lover’s paradise has something for everyone, whether you’re on your honeymoon, on a solo trip, or you’re on your backpacking trip. Thus, depending on your convenience, budget, and interests, you can select the best season to visit Manali.

Manali, Shimla

Manali in summer (March to June)

Let’s get started with the best time to visit this charming hill station. Unlike any other part of the country, the climate in Manali remains quite pleasant, whereas the temperature keeps dancing between 10ᵒ-25ᵒC.

Also, if don’t just want to spend time wandering around in the area, try out a few adventurous activities like rafting, paragliding, zorbing, trekking, and other mountainous activities.

This is the season when the place looks bright, fresh, and the flowers are in a full bloom that makes it one of the ideal places to visit for all the nature enthusiasts.

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In fact, Manali in summers is in full festive swing that makes it a must for you to attend the festival of Basantotsav that happens during the month of April.

Since summers are approaching and there are possibilities that you might select this place for a small vacation.

If yes, then ensure that you visit some of these places as well like Vashisht Baths, Hadimba Temple, The Beas Kund Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, and Van Vihar.

Manali in winter (September to February)

Any couples out there who are thinking of a perfect place for their honeymoon or maybe you just want to spend some quality time with your loved one, Manali can be taken into consideration.

The season is the great time to witness snowfall and some mind-blowing vistas of snow-clad mountains.

The bets time season to pick for visiting the place is between Decembers to January when the temperature usually hovers around subzero.

Also, this is the season when everyone is waiting for the most-awaited winter carnival where a lot of cultural groups and students from different colleges take participation.

This 5-day festival is held at Manu Kela Kendra and besides this, you can even visit some breathtaking sites that include Kullu, Nehru Kund, Jogini waterfall, Chandratal Baralacha Lake, Rahala falls and much more.


Manali in monsoon (July to August)

Here comes the season that is usually not recommended to pay a visit to the place as it receives heavy rainfall throughout the season.

From July till mid-week of September, the place becomes prone to frequent landslides that further blocks most of the roads that might affect your vacay mode as you need to stay in your hotel rooms for most of the time.

Talking about the temperature and weather during these months is quite unpredictable. Though it is advised to stay away from the place during monsoons, however, if you have no issues in taking a risk and want to enjoy a short budget trip, the season can be taken into consideration.

Also read: Best places to visit in India in June.

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Ashutosh Bhatt

Hey! A wayfarer this side who is absolutely obsessed with exploring new places, making new friends, have seen many cultures and colors of the world. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if I say that I have covered 17 countries, 50 states and still counting.


  • June 8, 2019 at 1:03 pm
    Utrkarsh minhas

    Is October good time to visit Manali?

    • June 10, 2019 at 8:26 am
      Ashutosh Bhatt


  • June 8, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Is it really worth visiting Manali during monsoons?

    • June 10, 2019 at 8:26 am
      Ashutosh Bhatt

      Yes! but sometime it can be dangerous too 🙂

  • June 8, 2019 at 1:09 pm
    kunal kapoor

    I visited this place during summer and i m glad that it didn’t disappoint me

  • June 8, 2019 at 1:14 pm
    Suman jain

    I really love the article. I live in delhi and i believe that i can visit this place with my friends during summer,.#weekend sorted
    thanks for sharing:)

  • June 8, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    I really love the article and i will surely visit to manali atleast once:)


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