Best Time to Visit Himachal Pradesh
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Best Time To Visit Himachal
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh is when the weather settles down after a heavy downpour and gusty winds. The best season to visit Himachal, hence, would be the summer season. These months stretch out from March to June and September to December. Himachal Pradesh can be visited at any point during the year, depending on the kind of weather conditions you prefer. If you are a person seeking adventure and sports, you should visit Himachal Pradesh during the winter. However, if you are just an explorer, then summer season is the best time with bounty of attractions and places to visit in Himachal. If you love to see the rain and cherish the aftermath of a heavy shower, you should go in the monsoon season. Himachal Pradesh has all weather activities, which has given a boost to Himachal tourism.
Let’s have a look at our month-wise segregation to help you decide on the best time.
March - June:
With temperature ranging from 9 degree to 37 degree celsius, the period of March to June, i.e. the summer season is the best time to visit Himachal. However, because of high altitude and plenty of forests around, the weather is pleasant here than the mainland; making it perfect for sightseeing and adventure.
Besides that you can also attend some festivals, including Maha Shivratri in Mandi, the seven-day Nalwari Festival, and more.
July - September:
Here comes the season of monsoon in the hills during the months of July to September. With temperature ranging in between 14 degree and 21 degree celsius, the region experiences heavy downpour. Hence, it is advised to make a visit here during the early monsoon period.
However, one can enjoy the celebration of Minjar Festival, Phulaich and other festivals while on a tour this time.
October - February:
The winter season, ie. October to February months are considered as the best time to visit Himachal. Perfect for adventure enthusiasts and newlyweds alike, an excursion to the hill station can be enjoyed at the utmost.
Partake in festivals like: Lohri, International Himalayan Festival and more.
Climate in Himachal
Summer Season in Himachal
The summer months in Himachal Pradesh extend from March to June. These four months let you explore the best of the destination and prove to be the best time for Himachal tour. You can step out whenever you like, only to find the best weather conditions. The sun shines bright and by dawn, the weather becomes slightly cooler. This mix of hot and cool will tempt you into staying out the entire day, eating out and exploring the new and old places of Himachal Pradesh.
Monsoon Season in Himachal
The monsoon season in Himachal often makes it a little inconvenient to travel. You should be extra cautious while driving as the roads tend to be more slippery and must always carry an umbrella at all times. But is making this effort worth it? Yes! Monsoons add a heavenly touch to the hills, adding that tinge of excellence to the gorgeous hills of Himachal Pradesh. Planning a visit during this season will definitely paint a memory in you mind that will last a lifetime.
Winter Season in Himachal
The winter season in Himachal Pradesh is the ideal season for thrill-seekers, all adrenaline junkies must visit Himachal during this time. Skiing and hiking top the list of the best adventure sports in Himachal during the winter season. If you have ever dreamt of experiencing snowfall amidst the gorgeous snow capped mountains, then planning a trip during the winter season in Himachal Pradesh would be the ideal pick.
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Kani's 4 days trip to HimachalIts was a great trip . Travel agent and driver was good and guided us very well. Good memories and good services from their side
Riddhish's 7 days trip to HimachalAll together it was a good experience right from the pickup at the Chandigarh airport to exploring Himachal to our drop to Amritsar on the last day of the trip. We travelled in the month of March (6th to 15th). The driver was efficient and reliable. All the four hotels were good except we had a bitter experience in Golden Apple in Manali. We were supposed to celebrate our anniversary on 8th March in Manali and there were absolutely no arrangements made even though we were told that this would be arranged beforehand, there was a miscommunication between the company and the hotel management. The service was very slow in Golden apple and specially the front desk manager was rude and was absolutely not interested to listen to our concerns. They had a veg buffet and it was repetitive and options were very limited, we also found other guests complaining about the menu and quality of food during breakfast and dinner. We had our anniversary dinner on 9th instead of 8th due to utter mismanagement. Even though there were several calls made by Travel triangle to the hotel manager he was still very adamant to make the required arrangements for our pre-planned anniversary dinner. So finally the food was served in the room after multiple requests, it was a regular veg dinner (nothing special) and a chicken curry (all packed food) and two broken candles and a match box. Is this what we call an anniversary dinner? It was totally ruined and and absolutely disappointing, had a lot of expectations. The cake was horrible and so was decoration in the room. The food quality was again pathetic. The hotel staff in Manali always had this attitude towards us as if we were staying there for free. The food in Dharamsala hotel was definitely not good, but the hotel service and room was pretty good. We had a very good experience in Shimla and Dalhousie. Overall it was a fun holiday.
Niharika's 7 days trip to HimachalThe experience as a whole was good! Was quite impressed with the hotel services at Chandigarh and Kasol. The hotel given to us for Manali wasn't great at all. It was an untidy place and we were also charged a 2% extra tariff on card services. The cab service & driver were excellent.
Dhushyanth's 7 days trip to HimachalEverybody plans their trip through travels to travel tension free but our experience was just opposite. We travelled to manali and shimla with lots of tension because of bag packers tours and travels . They didn't let us travel tension freely . Even though the total amount was cleared cab and hotel people asks for money and the assigned travel agents did not respond properly. Much of the time was wasted due to this money issues. Please do not do this to anybody and next time I would definitely not recommend this travels to anybody. It's a big NO!!!
Yash's 4 days trip to HimachalThe trip went really smoothly. The hotel staff was very hospitable, and we're very cooperative as well.
Inaseetha's 4 days trip to HimachalThe whole trip was very nice. The hotel was good , the cab driver was cooperative and everything was well taken care of.
Dipakshetty's 5 days trip to HimachalIt was very nice trip, Cab Driver was also good & supportive. Overall experience was very good. only we were little dis-pointed with food quality in Dharamshala which was addressed on time.
Ganesh's 6 days trip to HimachalAll and all, it was a great trip and Driver was very professional. Solang Valley!
Gouravdhiman's 5 days trip to HimachalIt was amazing experience to visit manali Tyre ride in solang valley was our best experience
Kunal's 3 days trip to HimachalIt was a memorable trip and all because of travel triangle. All the arrangements were good. The driver was very friendly.He took us to really good places with breathtaking views. Couldn't have asked for more. Can't chose one!! Paragliding in Kullu, fun activities in Solang valley, view from hotel(it was breath taking!!!) Overall trip was memorable!!:)
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The off-season in Himachal starts from March and lasts till April and this is the best time to book tour packages as there are heavy discounts on offer.
The best time to explore Himachal Pradesh is from March to June and from September to December.
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