Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla, 309 km (192 miles) north east of Chandigarh and 544 km (338 miles) northeast of Delhi, the national capital.
Manali lies in the North of Kullu Valley. The valley is often referred to as the ‘Valley of the Gods’. Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.
Best time to visit Manali
Summer Season in Manali
starts in the month of March to till June.
Manali weather in May and June draw maximum tourist crowd so it is the best time and best season to visit Manali.
It is the ideal time for trekking, hiking, paragliding, mountain sports, rafting and zorbing in Solang Valley as Manali temperature never soars high and the weather remains pleasurable during the day and cold during the night. Snow can be seen only at very high altitudes.
Monsoon Season in Manali :
Mid – July to Mid Sept.
Best time to visit Manali to experience snow
Snowfall : Mid Dec- Jan
- October to February is the winter season and is considered to be the best time to visit Manali if you like the cold then January is best.
- To enjoy the chilly pleasure of fresh snowfall . The temperature drops down below zero degrees Celsius.
- For winter activities like skiing and ice skating, it is best to come in the between November and February, as snow is a common sight.
Events / Festivals in Manali
The Hadimba Devi Temple also hosts an annual Festival in the month of May, attracting a number of devotees.
The Hadimba Devi Festival is also one of the eye-catching festivals in Manali. People from different part of the state and country especially come during the celebration of this festival and to take part in the big colorful fair which is conducted within the temple complex.
Hotels offer discounts upto 50%
January to March – Less Crowd
Manali looks awesome with snow.