Nestled in the lap of Himalayas, offering a perfect blend of tranquillity and adventure, Kullu Manali is a popular hill resort thronged by tourists throughout the year. The best time to visit this beautiful destination happens to be either during the summers or winters. Monsoons should be avoided due to heavy rains, which lead to severe road damages and the possibility of landslides.
Summers in Kullu and Manali start from March and last through June. Temperature during this season ranges from 10°C to 25°C, coupled with pleasant weather and bright and colourful flowers in full bloom. Those looking to venture on sightseeing, nature walks and adventure activities like paragliding, river rafting, camping, or mountain sports in the Solang Valley, must plan their holidays during this time of the year.
Winter sets in the gorgeous hill towns of Kullu and Manali by October and continues till February. The much awaited festivals of Dussehra and Diwali are celebrated during this time. It is the perfect time to embark on some cultural exploration. Starting December, the temperature drops to sub-zero, which makes these quaint towns a dreamy paradise characterized by snow clad peaks and mist covered valleys. Not to mention, this time of the year is jam-packed with couples and honeymooners looking forward to enjoying skiing, snowboarding and romantic walks past the snowy alleys. Those wanting to enjoy snowfall, must plan a trip around the end of December - January. This is also an ideal time to embark on trekking expeditions.
July through September happens to be the monsoon season in Kullu and Manali. Heavy rains coupled with road blockages and landslides cause a lot of discomfort to both locals and tourists alike. It is highly recommended to stay away from planning a trip here at this time, without being tempted by a remarkable drop in the hotel and accommodation fares.