Often called as a summer retreat, Himachal Pradesh is best known to provide relief from the scorching heat. It is one of the best travel destinations for both domestic and international tourists seeking a place with pleasant and cold weather. The state undergoes a beautiful transformation in the monsoons and winters. The monsoon season in North India starts in July and usually ends in September while winters last from October to February. In this blog post, we will help you out in deciding the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh. Read on.
Summers in Himachal lasts from March to June and the season witnesses the most number of visitors across the various hill stations. The season is best for sight-seeing, shopping, and visiting the nearby picturesque places which are most easily accessible in summers. Since the climate is in favour, the adventure seekers engage in sports activities such as paragliding, trekking, and camping during this time.
Most treks take place in summers and start from major towns including Shimla, Dharamshala, and Manali. If you visit Himachal Pradesh in summer, you may witness many regional festivals that take place in the season like Maha Shivratri, the Spring Festival, Baisakhi, Doongri festival, and many more. Since the summer season witnesses the most amount of tourists, hotel stay and other services are relatively expensive as compared to other seasons. However, you need not worry if you are a budget tourist as Himachal has a large number of options for budget travellers as well.
The monsoon season in Himachal starts with July bringing enchanting breeze and refreshing greenery all over. Although it is suggested to avoid certain areas of Himachal in monsoon due to landslides, you can always visit the hill stations of Himachal during low or moderate rainy days for bird watching, monsoon trekking, lakes, and gushing waterfalls. Dharamshala, Kullu, Manali, Narkanda, Shimla, and Khajjiar are some of the places which you can visit during this season and enjoy the beauty of nature. You might not be able to experience the adventure activities in monsoon; however, you can take part in certain annual celebrations such as Minjar festival, La Darcha Fair, and a few others every year in the month of August.
If you are a snow lover, winter is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh as almost all of the state receives considerable amount of snowfall and the temperature goes down to freezing levels. The best places to visit in the season are Kullu, Manali, Shimla, Dalhousie, and Narkanda. You get to experience snow activities such as skiing which is a truly unique experience. On the other hand, snow-packed roads may create hindrance at times leading to a loss of connectivity in the state. As this is the off-season, many people prefer to stay away from cold temperatures, making hotel stay and tourist services relatively cheap.
Now that you are aware of the experiences you will have in different seasons at Himachal, start packing your bags for an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for a stay with world-class amenities, Rakkh resort is the ideal place for you. To book your stay at Rakkh click here or simply call +91-88004-09567 or 0124-4908-616.