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Best time to visit Manali, India

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The best time to visit Manali is January-February

Are you looking to travel to Manali and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Manali is January-February due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 36℃ (97℉) in the middle of the day. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 23℃ (74℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Manali, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Manali usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

For more information about when to travel to Manali, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

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Manali seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Manali as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Manali is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Manali

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Manali for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Manali climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Manali for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Manali in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Manali in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 3 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Manali in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Manali in April

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Manali in May

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Manali in June

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Manali in July

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Manali in August

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 92mm (4") over 20 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Manali in September

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Manali in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 144mm (6") over 22 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Manali in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 213mm (8") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Manali in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manali in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Manali is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 35℃ (95℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Manali is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Manali is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Manali, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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