The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh depends on the kind of experience you are after. For example, visit it during the winters, and you will have the opportunity of enjoying the snowfall. Planning a trip to Himachal during the summers is great if you are looking to explore all that which makes it famous, from its valleys and monasteries to various kinds of water sports. During monsoon, however, landslides makes exploring and sightseeing a challenge. Here, we tell you what you can expect during the summer, monsoon and winter seasons in Himachal Pradesh.
Summers in Himachal start from mid-April and last till June. In some places like Chamba, Mandi and Dharamshala, the temperatures go as high as 35 degree celsius. During the same time, Shimla, Dalhousie and Kinnaur enjoy pleasant weather, with the temperature not rising above 27 degree celsius. Water sports, trekking, visiting the monasteries, exploring the valleys and lakes, and any sightseeing in general, is best enjoyed during this season.
Do not expect a lot of things to do Himachal Pradesh if you visit it during the monsoons. Rains cause frequent landslides, and driving on the roads is both challenging and dangerous at times. The monsoon season starts from July and extends till September. A lot of activities, including trekking, is out of the question. Of course, the landscape, especially after the rains, are a soothing sight to the eyes. You may even be able to visit a few places, but apart from that, you will not be able to do much during this time.
Himachal receives a large number of tourists during the winters. The winter season starts from November and lasts till March. There are places where the temperature drops as low as -8 degrees celsius. Places like Shimla, Dalhousie and Narkanda receive snowfall, much to the delight of tourists. The famous Rohtang Pass, remains inaccessible. However, there are a variety of adventure sports to be enjoyed, including skiing in Kufri and Narkanda.