People from across India flock to Kullu and its neighboring district o Manali each year to get away from the city life and enjoy the valley’s splendor. The average rainfall at Kullu is 80 cm and the maximum temperature during the summer is 38 degrees while it falls below 0 during the winters.
Kullu is best known for its pleasant and inviting climate throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Kullu would be during the summer, between March and June. It is considered the most suitable weather for tours and also for adventure sports such as river rafting, trekking, etc. The peak season at Kullu is between May and July and the best time to beat the crowd would be the period between Mid-March and Mid-April.
The summers are the best time for trekking and mountaineering. If you’re planning to go trekking, make sure you’re adequately packed with suitable clothing and trekking as well as camping equipment.
The winters at Kullu arrive in November and go on until late February. The climate is very chilly, with temperatures falling below 0 with a lot of snowfall. What is very important though is to carry adequate and proper clothing when visiting Kullu in these weather conditions. Woollen clothing and blankets are a must. The heavy winter sets in in December and this is generally when the first snowfall occurs. Heavy frost is a common occurrence during this period. It is best to avoid going to go to Kullu post December as the weather gets extremely cold and roads generally remain blocked due to snowfall.
Another great time to visit Kullu is just after the monsoon season around October, when the hills come to life and are filled with beautiful flora and lush green pastures. Visiting Kullu during this period would also allow you to spectate the amazing Dussehra celebrations.