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Kullu Manali Weather, Temperature: All You Need To Know About

In all seasons, Kullu Manali is lush, steep, snowy, and bustling with tourists. Although the ideal months to visit are March through June and around Christmas, some visitors may find it too crowded.

Kullu Manali Weather, Temperature: All You Need To Know About

Sentinel Digital Desk


Manali, the "Valley of the Gods", is a popular tourist destination in Northern India that attracts thousands of visitors each year seeking adventure and luxury. Its mild climate provides a great refuge for anyone suffering from the sweltering Indian summers. Manali is also known for adventure activities like as skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking, in addition to sightseeing. The welcoming ambiance of Manali is comprises of Kulluis (local tribe) in their brightly designed Puttoos (their attaire), Buddhist monks, Tibetan women wearing ankle-length pinafores, Nepali porters, and even the Zanskaris, swathed in fusty woollen gonchas, mingled with souvenir-hunting Indian and Western tourists.


Manali is located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, near the top of the Kullu valley, 280 kilometres north of Shimla and 108 kilometres from Mandi. Manali is located at an elevation of 2050 metres above sea level, along the banks of the Beas River. In the winter, Manali temperature might dip below the freezing point (0°C), necessitating the use of thick woollens. The summer months are moderate, therefore light woollens and cottons are advised. High mountains covered in quiet snows and steep boulder-strewn valleys may be found near Kullu Manali. Thick forests abound, with pleasant breezes and bird music fill the air and make the weather enjoyable. There are wildflower meadows, little beautiful hamlets, and fruit-laden orchards that can be found in Manali.

Best Time To Visit

Manali is a well-known hill station and remains lovely throughout the year. Summers provide a relief from the country's hot plains and are great for sightseeing and adventure activities like as river rafting, paragliding, zip line, zorbing, etc. However, winters cover the area in a blanket of white snow, making it even more beautiful and are ideal for snowfall and snow sports. The weather is extremely cold from September to February, with temperatures as low as minus 1 degree Celsius. The area is completely blanketed in snow in December and January. It's time to go skiing, snow scootering, and other winter activities. The summer months of March to June are hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. Sightseeing and adventure activities in the Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass (which is blocked in the winter owing to snow on the roads) are must-dos at this season. Visiting Kullu Manali during the months of July and August can however, come with risks of landslides and therefore it is best to avoid the wet season.

How To Reach

By Air: Bhuntur Airport in Kullu is the nearnest airport to Manali and is situated at a distance of 50km from he main city. Tourists who prefer and can afford to fly save a significant amount of time travelling and so have more time to enjoy Manali. All of the main cities have flights available for Manali.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Manali is in Jogindernagar, which connects the it to numerous key cities across the country. Manali may also be reached by train from Chandigarh and Ambala. Several modes of transportation, including taxi and bus, are available at moderate prices from the railheads.

By Road: The state bus service in Himachal Pradesh is excellent, and there are regular buses from the area to many regions of the country at cheap prices. The best and most economical method to go to Manali is by car. Manali is connected by road to a number of locations. Delhi to Manali distance is 540 kilometres, whereas the distance from Delhi to Chandigarh, Dehradun, and Ambala, is 305km, 227km, 370km respectively. There are also many private buses that go between the hill station and various parts of the state.

On the other hand, if you are in Manali don't forget to taste the delicious Apples of Manali.

Manali Apples:

The apple orchards in Kullu Manali are regarded as one of the city's highlights. This is due to the fact that apples require chilly temperatures to thrive. After the month of September, the apple fruits are carried to different cities of India and are also exported internationally. If you don't appreciate snow, Kullu-Manali is a must-see during the spring, when the roads are dotted with blossoming apple and cherry trees.

During apple season, apple producers are preoccupied with their crop of apples, anticipating the coming year. The process of picking, grading, packaging, and eventually transporting apples to the wholesale market of apples is carried out during the farming phase. Some apple producers also send their apples to Delhi which is one of the largest markets of Manali Apples, in hopes of getting a better price.

Concluding Note

In all seasons, Kullu Manali is lush, steep, snowy, and bustling with tourists. Although the ideal months to visit are March through June and around Christmas, some visitors may find it too crowded. It is appropriate for all honeymooners, families, and hangouts for children. Hadimba Temple (constructed in 1533 A.D.), Bhrigu Lake, Vashisht Baths, Manikaran, and Manali Gompa are spiritual sites, whereas Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, and, Beas Kund Trek are ideal for adventurers. Other places to see are Indrasan Peak, Manali Zoo, Kothi, etc.

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