The month of April is the most favorite time for travel enthusiasts to discover new places. At a time when the rest of the country is getting hot, the low temperature in the northern parts of the country, especially in the hilly areas, attracts people. Nestled among the hills 40 km north of Kullu city of Himachal, Manali town is one of the most favorite places for tourists and travel enthusiasts.
Every season in the valleys spreads a different shade. During the month of March-April of the year, the maximum temperature here ranges from 15 to 20 degrees and the minimum temperature is between 5 to 10 degrees, which is like a boon amidst the scorching heat of other parts of the country.
The major places to visit here are Beas River, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hidimba Devi Temple, Mall Road, Old Manali, and Rahala Falls. Apart from this, one can also enjoy adventure sports like paragliding, rafting, and trekking in Shillong Valley.
Best time to visit Manali
March to June :
With the beginning of March here, the freezing cold starts decreasing. The temperature rises between 10 and 25 degrees Celsius. Although Manali is visited by tourists almost all the time of the year, but with the onset of the summer season, the number of tourists starts increasing rapidly. The temperature here is quite low as compared to other parts of the country so that you can enjoy beautiful views amidst the relaxed weather.
July to August :
Manali also receives a good rainfall during the monsoon season. Because here ever – are also instances of occasional landslides. Due to this, the rocky debris on the roads affects the traffic. This is the reason why there is a decrease in the number of tourists in Manali during the monsoon season. It can be called the off-season of Manali. But if you want a cheap trip, then this would be the right time as hotel prices tend to drop significantly during this time.
September to February :
Monsoon is in its last phase here in the month of September and with the onset of October, the cold starts to take effect. During this time the temperature here reaches up to -1 degrees Celsius.
At the same time, the sight of snowfall starts in Manali from December to January. Due to this, the beautiful plains of Manali get four moons in these two major winter months when the high peaks are seen wrapped in a white sheet of snow. You can also enjoy skiing in Manali during snowfall.
How to reach Manali?
50 KM from Bhuntar Airport, Manali . and 10 km from Kullu. It is located in the far south. From here you can reach Manali via National Highway 21.
There is no better way to reach Manali by train. The nearest railway station from Manali is Una at a distance of 250 km. Also, Kirtarpur Sahib is at 268 km and Kalka at 275 km. Even after reaching these places, you will have to use the road for8 to 10 hours.
If you do not want to miss any sights on the way to Manali, then the road can be the best option for you. Delhi to Ambala via National Highway 1, then from there National Highway 22 to Chandigarh, after that via NH 21 you can reach Manali via Kullu. The total distance from Delhi to Manali is 570 km. Which you can decide in 7 to 9 hours. Apart from this, Himachal State Transport buses can also be an alternative to the road route. Throughout the day AC and Volvo‘s buses run.