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Sep - Jun

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Rs. 4,838

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01902 222226
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Weather in Manali

Thu, Jul 18 2019

10.74ºC | 2.65ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

80.86% Humidity

Fri, Jul 19 2019

10.49ºC | 1.68ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clear in night

78.88% Humidity

Sat, Jul 20 2019

12.25ºC | 2.42ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clear in night

77.5% Humidity

Sun, Jul 21 2019

13.26ºC | 4.14ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clear in night

79.38% Humidity

Mon, Jul 22 2019

13.28ºC | 4.76ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

81.88% Humidity

Tue, Jul 23 2019

7.15ºC | 7.15ºC

Clouds from morning to night

91.0% Humidity

Best Time To Visit Manali

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

The best time to visit Manali is either the busy summer season (April through June) or the popular winter season (December through February). Manali is India’s one of the most beautiful hill station who gets its tourists throughout the year. This hill resort is very popular among honeymooners making it a ‘lover’s paradise’. Since Manali offers something for everyone in every season, one can expect all sorts of tourists here, from backpackers to families. Snowfall in Manali occurs between December and February. These months are the best time to visit Kullu and Manali for honeymoon.

Month-wise Weather Details of Manali

March to June (10°c to 25°c): Summer season in Manali is from March to June, which is the best time to visit Manali especially with friends and family. The temperature during these months remains pleasant, just perfect for all sorts of outdoor activities like river rafting, trekking, camping, etc.  Weather in Manali during May is perfect to visit all the sightseeing places with children during their summer holidays.

September to February(7°c to 23°c): Winter season in Manali lasts from September to February. This is an ideal time to visit Manali for those who want to enjoy snowfall. The weather remains cool and chilly and Manali is all covered with a white sheet of snow. Manali weather in December is ideal for honeymooners to spend some cozy moments.

Festivals Celebrated in Manali

Hadimba Devi Fair: This is one of the most important festivals in Manali. The Hadimba Devi Temple is dedicated to the wife of Bhima and the temple is all lit and come to life during the Hadimba Devi Fair. Devotees from all over the world come here to attend this festival during the springtime i.e around April or May.

Doongri Forest Festival: The best part about this festival is that it is solely organized and volunteered by the women. The festival is celebrated at the Van Vihar National Park. The local women dress themselves up in traditional attires and sing cultural songs as a tribute to Hadimba Devi.

Winter Carnival: The best month to visit Manali is during the month of February when Manali is all covered in snow and various winter festivities are in full bloom for the entertainment of the tourists. Cafes and restaurants offer great offers during the winter carnival and various adventurous activities like skiing and trekking.

However, the best season to visit Manali is summers as the weather is quite pleasant and people from nearby states like Haryana and Punjab can be found in abundance who visit the place to escape the scorching heat. Another good time to visit Manali is from November to March as the temperature is very low making an ideal time for honeymooners to visit. Depending on your budget and interest, find the season-wise best time to visit Manali below:


Climate in Manali

Summer Season in Manali

Summer in Manali is considered to be the best time to visit this hill station. It is the best time to visit Manali if you're looking for outdoor activities like trekking, paragliding, and rafting. Unlike other parts of the country, the weather is Manali is very pleasant and ideal for indulging in adventure activities like rafting, paragliding, zorbing and mountain activities. Also, the flowers are in full bloom at this time of the year making it perfect for nature enthusiasts.

Manali is touched by a festive mood in the summers. One can experience the festival of  Basantotsav in the summer month of April. This fair has been declared a state festival by the Himachal Pradesh government. As it marks the beginning of the spring season (and also the tourist season) in the valley, it is also known as Spring Festival.

The temperature in the summers ranges between 10 Degrees Celsius to 25 Degrees Celsius in Manali.


Monsoon Season in Manali

Monsoon is not an ideal time for people to visit Manali. The place receives heavy rainfall throughout this time. Visiting Manali this time of the year can affect plans as heavy rainfalls can make tourists stay in their hotels the whole time. Weather in Manali during monsoon season can be really unpredictable. Nearby places located at higher elevations are prone to thunderstorms and incessant rainfall. Moreover, there are huge chances of landslides during monsoons in Manali. Landslides can lead to damage to vehicles and blocked roads. But if you are looking for a trip with a short budget, this off-season will offer great discounts on hotel room tariffs.


Winter Season in Manali

Winters are a great time to visit the Manali. Visiting this time of the year is usually preferred by honeymooners from all over the world as the place is very chilly. If you want to witness snowfall, then winters are the best time to visit the place. You will get spectacular views of the snow capped mountains in winters.Also, you can be a part of the most awaited festival of the year in the valley i.e. the Winter Carnival. There is a massive participation by cultural groups and students from various colleges of India. The festival is held at 'Manu Kala Kendra' in Manali. This festival surely gives a five-day feast to the visitors.Snowfall in Manali is common between December and February. During snowfall season in Manali, the hotel rates are higher. It is also the best time to visit Manali for honeymoon. The temperature in the winters can go below 0 Degree Celsius, so some good woollens are recommended. All in all, the best time to visit Manali is the time ‘you’ visit the place!


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    • Trip to Delhi

      Manali, Delhi, Mathura, Agra & Jaipur. At Manali, 3N stay was totally disappointed due to waiting for driver (Om Prakash) for pickup from hotel for local sightseeing 3 to 4 hrs delay every day which impacted on our happiness, like that so many other nonsense experienced with driver due to non cooperation, etc...... In fact it was total loss for us & while return from Manali to Chandigarh on last day driver again started playing with us without proper cooperation. When we contact Mr. Naman from Travelloa holidays for the same. After so many discussions with driver, his mood changed. Finally we reached to Chandigarh. Hotel Monarch Residency at Manali was not wrathful, no proper maintenance. We felt happy by visiting Rohtangpass with our own. Except this everything in Manali trip was irritated us. Travelloa holidays excused for the same & trying to resolve by arranging compensation for the loss? Delhi, Mathura, Agra & Jaipur trip was awesome. We spent quality time & enjoyed trip due to proper guidance of driver ( Thankful to Mr. Pawan) & hotel stays. My understanding on travelloa holidays is they are good towards Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, may be other places....but definitely they don`t have right agents at Manali. Thanks to Travel triangle & travelloa holidays for memorable trip.
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      Raviprasad

      Bengaluru, 8 days ago

    • Trip to Manali

      In manalli we had a good time but the travel from delhi to manali as well as manali to delhi become the worst experience in semi sleeper bus.
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      Vidhiya

      Chennai, 9 days ago

    • Trip to Manali

      Very nice experience for my shimala & manali trip. But I have enjoyed very much in Shimala. Hotel Paradise village cottage in Shimla is excellent, excellent behaviour, excellent service & food is so tasty & yammi... I love this paradise village cottage. Very elegant environment in Paradise village cottage specially cleaning and tea is so savour. Evening firebone is so nice experience. Manali hotel is little good as campaired with shimala. Shimala hotel 2 night memory, and rohtang ice play.
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      Vivek Kumar

      5 june 2019, 12 days ago

    • Trip to Spiti

      I would like to share my experience of Spiti Tour with Holidays Icon. Here we come in touch with our tour coordinator Ms. Diksha Bragta, a polite , professional and talkative lady. She never ever fail to respond us during day one to last of our trip. She arranged Excellent rooms and transportation for us... Mukesh, a friendly Driver of Innova Crysta was introvert in nature but faithful to his duty.... Another person from Holiday Icon was Ashwini Verma, a well profit loss calculator. We hire them for 6 day and 5 night tour of Spiti including Chandratal camp. Everything was good and fine at the time of beginning and as per requirements of our planning. Our predecided route was via Rohtang Pass and Kunzum pass, but weather didn't allow us as Rohtang Route was closed ( so before plan the journey make sure Rohtang Route is open or not as BRO official declaration ). Now the complete itinerary was changed to the new longest route via Kalpa , Taboo, Kaza. But during journey we strongly feel that at least 7 or more days are required for Spiti Adventure Tour because less number of days automatically increases the time of travel on hilly roads. We started from Manali and finished it at Manali. Hotels review on Internets are enough to judge their services, Here we are also satisfied with them. On the tribal area of Himanchal there are less number of availability of Hotels so there are no more options to choose better one. The evening and night temperature was falling fast and extremely cold and day temperature was pleasantly good. One of our friend got mountain sickness ( breathing problem ) after altitude of Sangla. We have to rescheduled our plan and Journey near to Kalpa. So we return back to Manali again. During this phase The Holiday Icons rearranged Hotels for us in Manali and we have to pay additional for cancelled hotels in Spiti ( That was actually the total promised cost of Hotels in itinerary without taking their services ). Now the Spiti Tour was completely converted into Manali Trip with additional cost with cancellation of Spiti Hotels. We enjoyed the Manali Locals, Rohatang Pass, Solang Valley, mall roads etc. Now we regret to choose the less number of days for Spiti Tour.
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      Krishna Gupta

      Manali, 12 days ago

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      Travel Agent was full cooperative and well managed all things. Driver was also cooperative and well behaved. Manali hotel honeymoon inclusions was not very nice as hotellers are not well knowledgeable regarding honeymoon inclusions. please see just this matter. otherwise all are good. Rohtang pass nice place sharing cab was full of entertainment.
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      Subhrasankha

      Agartala, 13 days ago

    • Trip to Manali

      We booked himachal trip of 5 days through travel magazine.I would not recommend booking through this agent because the last day driver was very rude and harsh it was really a bad experience to us.Lot of miscommunication and delay after payment of total amount.Hotel rooms were good but very far from main places and the hotel Lotus inn river view in manali does not have lift and they gave us room in 3rd floor.My hubby got leg operation done a year back and we felt it very difficult to claim the stairs everyday thrice(NO BUFFET in the hotel).We paid for Business class bus and he offered normal bus one way the bus journey in that bus was horrible.Agents know that the hotels does not allow early check in though they wont let us know.We paid extra 1000 per room in shimla for 3 hours early check in.
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      Anusha Muthyala

      Hyderabad, 14 days ago

    • Trip to Manali

      Hi, Myself and my wife were on a trip to Himachal ( shimla- Kulu manali- Dharamsala- Dalhousie) for 8 nights and 9 days. Let me give feed back on everything . We paid huge amount for this trip , but what we got is not as per our expectations. 1) Hotels : Hotels in shimla and dalhousie and dharamsala are far from towns. And in shimla literally it took hell lot of time travelling to hotel and city in the huge traffic we have there. Food in shimla and manali is not as good as we expected. But dharamsala hotel is nice in all aspects except the distance . And I am not sure how the selection of hotels from either Travel Triangle or travel agencies happen. 2) While paying money or on itenary you do not mention any details on hill view from rooms , but later we get normal rooms with no hill view. If we ask we get reply that itne pise me itne hoga. After spending 54k just for package I don't think any customer thinks on spending 3-4 k on hill view rooms. Being in a closed rooms does not make any sense after travelling that much distance. 3) And on the travel, most of the things on itenary need us to walk or go through horses and all for which we need to spend again, u should clearly mention that on the itenary that those cant be reached by car. 4)most of the travel is simply wasted on mornings for travelling between Delhi- Shimla 12 hrs, Shimla-Manali 9-12hrs, Manali- Dharamsala 9hrs, Dharamsala- Dalhousie 4-5 hrs, again Dalhousie-Delhi 11-12 hrs, so I cam see almost 4-5 days are completely wasted on travel. Rather you should come with a good plan of organizing the travels by night and arranging local sight seeing something differently. 5) Again on the local adventure activities I can see the local authorities demand huge money with out any proper rate . Travel agencies should have tie up with some of the adventure activities organization's and provide coupons for us for normal price. We didn't perform any adventure stuff due to the huge price they demand. 6) About Driver: He is very nice, professional, humble, good and experienced on hill side driving. 1) Manali Rohtang pass , ofcourse again need to spend huge money from my pocket as there is no proper plan from travel agencies. 2) Natural beauty of Shimla and Manali .
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      Kartheek Gokavarapu

      Hyderabad, 14 days ago

    • Trip to Manali

      Out trip is awesome because of natasha bhardwaj she was plan our honneymoon trip of shimla-manali. She cooperate each an every time whenever we call .thanks to NATASHA & 1 point 5 billion inches . Whole tour
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      Manjeet Singh

      New delhi, 15 days ago

    • Trip to Manali

      The trip was great. Sky high Manali agents were always available on call an helped us sort any issues during the trip. Due to bad weather we had to miss our trek on the first day of our trip, the agents were kind enough to plan and adjust the trek on the last day of the trip when the weather was stable even though it wasn't initially planned . The service provided by the hotel and the camp were also great.
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      Rachita Narang

      New delhi, 15 days ago

    • Trip to Manali

      Great trip managed by Sky High Manali Holidays.. I received your support as per my expectations. It was awesome arrangements handled by agent and they answered my queries on time.
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      Omkar Rajiwdekar

      Mumbai, 15 days ago

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    Yes, April is the best time to visit Manali.

    Snowfall in Manali in December, especially around Christmas and New Year's Eve, is common. It is rare to see snowfall in Manali in November or October. 

    Manali has quite a few markets that have very specific items that you can buy. At Manu Market near Mall Road, woollens are available for sale and are quite nice and quaint. There is also the Old Market that has a lot of souvenir items for sale. The Tibetan Market is a place for Tibetan handicrafts and jewellery. You could also pick up a jar of apple pickle, as it is local and delicious.

    The local language spoken in Manali is a dialect of the Pahari language called Mandiali. However, Hindi works everywhere in Manali as well and most of the locals do understand and speak English as well. 

    The best time to visit Manali is between October-February, during the winter season, when the whole town is covered in snowfall. This is also the ideal time for honeymooners. Summer is also ideal for trekkers as some of the higher trek points become inaccessible in winter. 

    There are quite a few options to go trekking in Manali. The most mainstream yet one of the best treks is the trek to Hampta Pass. This trek is ideal to see thick pine woods and serene valleys.Tourists of all ages can go on the trek to the origin of the river Beas, also known as Beas Kund

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