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4 Things that will make you visit Manali in October

4 Things that will make you visit Manali in October
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By Akansha

23 Mar, 2023

The winter season is fast approaching and before the extreme cold sets in, now is the best time to take a vacation. If you are into serene woods, splendid natural views, yummy food and adventure – then Manali is the place for you. It not only sees a huge influx of local tourists but also travellers from across the globe. However, a frequent question on their minds is – what is the best time to visit Manali?

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Read Below To Find Out Why To Visit Manali In October - 

1. Ideal Weather

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Not everybody prefers to tread through snow-laden paths and wear innumerable warmers while on vacation. That is why October is the perfect month to be in Manali. The climate is mild at best with temperatures ranging from a maximum of 20°C to a minimum of 10°C. This allows travellers to explore all the places in and around Manali without worrying about the drastic snowfall or cold altering their plans. Even the rains subside by the month of October allowing for smooth access to all parts of Manali. Places like Mall Road can be unapproachable due to heavy rains and choosing to visit during the month of October does not posit any of these problems.

2. Perfect For Road Trips

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Plenty of travellers come to Manali to not only see the city but also to explore all the surrounding regions. There are many popular destinations like Rohtang Pass, Chandratal lake, Spiti and Lahaul valley, Kaza etc. that people are keen to visit. However, the catch is that during the heavy snowfall season of November-December-January a lot of these roads are closed down. Due to the excess amount of snow vehicular movement is restricted among these routes, keeping in mind the safety of the locals and travellers. That is why if you are thinking of making a trip to any of these areas while in Manali, October is the best time to do it at.

3. Dussehra Festivities

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The festival of Dussehra is a huge tradition in the Kullu Manali region. Every year in October, lakhs of tourists flock to Kullu-Manali to enjoy the grand events and processions of the Kullu Dussehra. The legend that connects to this festival being celebrated so vibrantly in Kullu is one of Raja Jagat Singh and the deity Lord Raghunath. Dussehra commences on the 10th day of the rising moon and lasts throughout the week. The Dhalpur Dusshera Maidan hosts huge fairs with jubilance, dancing, lots of food stalls and travellers from around the nation. If you want to experience this amalgam of people of divinity, October is the best time to be in Manali.

4. Beautiful Landscapes

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For lovers of photography, October is the time to capture the best shots. Views of faraway peaks like Kailash Kinnaur, Indrasan and Deo Tibba will be clear as day. The skies will be rid of clouds and one can get crisp pictures of all the majestic nature surrounding Manali in October. Your Instagram profile will never be the same! Post rains, the valley turns lush green and the pre-winter scenery is magical, to say the least. So all shutterbugs need to pack their gear and head over to this lovely location.

Since you now know all the reasons why you should be visiting Manali in October, why not plan for a getaway? Enjoy the city in its most precious weather and also explore all the nearby destinations.

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