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What is the best time to visit Manikaran Sahib?

The town of Manikaran lies in Himachal Pradesh at the height of approximately 1760 metres above sea level. This staggering height makes the weather in this region extremely cold throughout the year with an average temperature of around 10 degrees. Due to this reason, many individuals prefer to visit during the summer season (April - June), when they do not feel like staying in to avoid the cold. The place is also famous for its natural hot springs that are scattered around the entire town and make for a prime visiting spot. Winters and cold and harsh, however, a lot of people like to visit Manikaran during these months as well.

Weather in Manikaran Sahib

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Monthly Weather in Manikaran Sahib

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 4 18
February 7 23
March 8 28
April 13 35
May 15 36
June 18 36
July 22 33
August 22 32
September 18 32
October 13 31
November 9 22
December 6 19

Manikaran Sahib in Summer (April-June)

The summers in Manikaran are like the rest of the year, extremely cold. However, these months of April to June are much more bearable than the monsoon or winter months. The temperature during the summer months ranges from 6 degree Celsius to 15 degree Celsius which means that carrying essentials for the weather conditions is mandatory. The heat from the hot springs make the frigid temperatures of Manikaran much more bearable as well, so visiting the town during the summer months may be one of the best and most ideal times to sightsee and explore Manikaran.
Manikaran Bridge
Manikaran Bridge
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The frigid winters in Manikaran that last from November to March are perhaps the most non- idealistic times to visit the town. During these months, Manikaran is left in a dull gloom which is hard to overlook due to the sheets of snow that press into the ground and leave it almost inaccessible. Although, this abundance of snow also means that skiing is a preferred activity during the winter season. The temperature in Manikaran in the winters reaches as low as -8 degree Celsius which hinders tourists from venturing into the cold, teeth chattering weather.
Manikaran Sahib, Himachal Pradesh
Manikaran Sahib, Himachal Pradesh
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The monsoons in Manikaran last from July to September and the temperature during these months does not cross a maximum of 10 degree Celsius. Manikaran also receives an average annual rainfall of 200mm, which is entirely received during these months. This means that there is more often than not, a cascade of rain that falls in spurts all over this town, during the monsoon season. Since rains may hinder your travel plans, it's best advised not to visit Manikaran during this time. However, Manikaran’s natural beauty shines forth due to the continuous rainfall that leaves the town to bask in a luminous glow which is what attracts a lot of tourists during this period.
Parvati River at Manikaran
Parvati River at Manikaran
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