Manali, with its quixotic beauty and salubrious climate, is a preferred holidaying destination and is loved by one and all. Tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas, this enchanting hill station boasts of a landscape that casts magical spells on onlookers. Circuitous streets, girdled with pines and deodars, take you to the lap of this little hill town, where tranquility rests amidst bustling and colorful markets. Add to it, some adrenaline-boosting adventure and you have the perfect reason why Manali should be included in your travel itinerary to the Himalayas. Besides, what make Manali come up with so many tourism delights are its bracing climatic conditions.
Spring arrives in Manali sometime around the month of March. It is during this time of the year that this hill town appears to be most colorful. A visitor will find various colorful fruits and flowers that are typical to this region during the springtime. With multicolored butterflies all around the spring in Manali has a rejuvenating.
Summers in Manali are very cool and pleasant and last from May to June. Because of its high altitude (2,050 m), the hill resort escapes the atrocities of summer heat, to a large extent. Unlike the sultry plains below, the summer temperature here is very favorable. The maximum temperature during the day occasionally touches 25 deg C. During the night, the temperature hovers somewhere around 10 deg C. Summers in Manali remains ideal for enjoying sports like trekking and mountaineering.
As Manali is located near to the snowline, winters remain extremely cold here. However, during these spine-chilling winter months (December, January and February), the place attains heights of its hoary beauty. The snowline comes down and dresses Manali in snowfall and makes the place ideal for skiing and enjoying snowfall. Solang is a great place from skeing and other adventure activities. The temperature can range from from upto 10°C on a sunny day and dip as low as -10°C. Nights are freezing, with temperature often dipping down to sub zero levels. However, extreme winter months are time for rendezvous with bonfires and fireplace naps.
Monsoon begins in July and lasts until August and the place sees heavy spells of rain during this time. The annual rainfall is recorded at 320 cm. Due to incessant rainfall; the place becomes prone to landslides that often lead to various road obstructions. Therefore, a visit to Manali during monsoons is a bit risky, beginning in March and lasting through April, brings lot of flowers and butterflies and poses a delightful picture. The best time to go to Manali is during May and October, but one can visit it during winters too. April to June & September to December is the ideal period for making a trip to the place.