Manali is a wonderful summer destination for one and all. We suggest a few spots to look out for there:
Summer is at its very peak throughout the country, and it is but natural to look for a quick respite from the heat. The ideal thing to do now would be to plan a quick break to one of the cooler destinations in India and it will be tough to think of a better option than Manali in Himachal Pradesh.
The scorching heat in the rest of the country makes the summer pretty much the best time to visit Manali. While there are those who love the snow-covered mountains and activities like skiing that obviously will be off the list during the summer months, Manali is a scenic delight and a welcome relief from the summer heat between April and June.
Summer is also the best time to visit Manali not just because of the weather but the several activities one can participate in. Let’s take a quick look at some of the places and activities you can enjoy during the summer season holidaying in Manali.
- Solang Valley:
Just about 30 minutes from Manali is Solang Valley, which can be enjoyed in its complete grandeur during the summer. While tourists enjoy skiing and snowboarding during the winter season, adventure sports like paragliding and zorbing in summer and the cable car ride make Solang Valley an exciting summer destination. The famous Shiva Temple over the village is an added attraction.
- Rohtang Pass:
What also makes summer the best time to visit Manali is the fact that the Rohtang Pass is opened for people in May. It is an exciting destination and is a short drive of a couple of hours from Manali. You can make an adventurous day trip out of this and enjoy a thrilling time here. The Beas Kund is a popular attraction atop the Rohtang Pass.
- Old Manali:
You cannot think of a more serene experience than being in Old Manali. Away from the chaotic urban life is this picturesque village. The simple-styled homes, the small cafes and shops are just some of the many reasons that make Old Manali an extremely charming place to visit. And summer being the best time to visit Manali, this pretty little village looks most charming in these months. Also visit the Manu Temple, and villages like Kothi, Vashist and Malana.
- Enjoy trekking:
Manali is in a charm of its own in summer. Nature is in its full bloom and the place looks pretty as a picture. With the weather being pleasant, not bitterly cold as the winter here can get and definitely not as warm as the rest of the country, it will be an absolute pleasure to enjoy trekking here. It is also the ideal way to discover this gorgeous Himalayan town.
- Experience river rafting:
Few know how the Beas River is one of the best stretches for rafting. With the snow melted, the river swells up making river rafting an exciting experience. Little wonder why summer is indeed the best time to visit Manali.