What is the best time to visit Kullu?

The best time to visit Kullu is from March to June when the weather is pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 30°C. During these months, Kullu experiences minimal rainfall and blooming landscapes, making it perfect for outdoor adventures and sightseeing. March and April mark the onset of spring, with vibrant flowers adorning the valleys, while May and June offer longer daylight hours for exploration. It's advisable to avoid the monsoon season from July to September, as heavy rainfall can lead to landslides and road closures. Similarly, the winter months from October to February may be chilly, but they offer opportunities for snow sports enthusiasts. Overall, March to June is the ideal time to visit Kullu for a memorable experience amidst nature's beauty.

Peak Season: The peak tourist season in Kullu is during the summer months of April to June when the weather is warm and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C. This period attracts a significant number of visitors seeking to explore the lush greenery, blooming landscapes, and engage in various outdoor activities such as trekking, river rafting, and paragliding.

Shoulder Season: The shoulder seasons in Kullu are from March to May and September to October. During these months, the weather transitions between seasons, offering moderate temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. March to May marks the onset of spring, with blooming flowers and vibrant landscapes, making it ideal for nature walks and cultural exploration. Similarly, September to October provides comfortable weather conditions for sightseeing and outdoor adventures with fewer crowds compared to the peak summer months.

Off Season: The off-season in Kullu falls during the monsoon months of July to August and the winter months of November to February. During the monsoon season, heavy rainfall and the possibility of landslides make outdoor activities challenging and less enjoyable. The winter months experience cold temperatures, with occasional snowfall in higher altitudes, limiting outdoor excursions. However, for those seeking solitude and a unique experience amidst the snow-covered landscapes, the off-season can still offer a memorable visit to Kullu.

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Monthly Weather in Kullu

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 12°/ 3° 15 days
February 16°/ 5° 7 days
March 17°/ 7° 17 days
April 22°/ 11° 17 days
May 24°/ 12° 8 days
June 28°/ 16° 9 days
July 27°/ 19° 27 days
August 26°/ 19° 28 days
September 27°/ 17° 17 days
October 24°/ 13° 5 days
November 19°/ 10° 14 days
December 15°/ 5° 7 days

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Kullu in Winter (September - February)

Winter season in Kullu begins from the middle of September and continues till February. The temperature might dip down to sub-zero levels however this is an ideal time to visit Kullu to view the mesmerising snow-capped hills and indulge in adventure activities like rafting and snow skating. If you're looking forward to seeing snowfall, the months of November to January are the best time. You can even enjoy a snow-ball fight with your loved ones. Winter season is also an excellent time for festivities like Dussehra in the Raghunath temple. Pack enough woollens to keep yourself warm and to enjoy your stay to the fullest.
Winter Season, Kullu Valley

Kullu in Monsoon (July - August)

Monsoon season in Kullu begins from July and continues to August. Although the hill station is mesmerising with cold showers; this isn't an ideal time to visit Kullu as the torrential downpours can cause landslides which in turn might hamper your travel plans. Avoid Kullu during monsoons to keep yourself safe.
Monsoon Season, Kullu

Kullu in Summer (March - June)

Summer season in Kullu begins from March and continues till June. The weather during this time of the year is delightful. This place is perfect to take a trip to during the summer season to get solace from the torrid heat of nearby cities. This place is a popular destination amongst people to spend their summer vacation, and hence it becomes lively and chirpy during this period. The pleasant weather accompanied by the lush greenery and the view of the majestic mountains makes it picture perfect. The soothing rays of the sun during the summer season is perfect to indulge in strolls and adventure activities like trekking, mountain climbing, rafting and paragliding.
Summer Season, Kullu Valley

Events in Kullu

Adventure Activity: Trekking

June - October

Short yet strenous treks passing through beautiful valleys, moutains and gushing rivers, are what Kullu is famous for. Treks can range from a few hours to a few days depending on the time availability (Read More) and fitness level.

Adventure Sports: White River Rafting

October - June

Battling the rapids on the river Beas, is an exhilirating experience. Rafting is available for all skill levels- from amateurs to experts. Avoid winters and the monsoon as rafting is generally closed (Read More)during that period.

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