Geography of ManaliManali is known for its extremely cold weather conditions and geographic dispositions that contain a lot of diversity as well. Situated at a stunning height of 2050 m, Manali is one of the knights in shining armors for Himachal Pradesh. To be appropriate, the distance to Manali from the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is about 270km North. In 2001, it had a population of 6265 as per the census.
Geographical Position of ManaliAround 40km away from the town of Kullu, Manali is located at precisely 32.2396N, 77.1887 ENow there are two sections within Manali, and this is where the difference in elevation lies as well. Manali and Old Manali have an elevation range of as much as 5900ft to 6600 ft. Talking about the total area it covers, it is about 3,287,263 sq. kilometers.
Climatic Condition of ManaliThere is no denying the fact that Manali is known for its extreme and unpredictable weather conditions. On one hand the summers are relatively cool and range from about 4C to 30C, whereas the winters are far from mild. Temperatures can drop from 10C to as low as -7C, decorating the town with layers of snow and fog. It is probably due to this sort of perfect temperatures that the fruits and vegetables produced in this area and luscious and fresh, and transported to the entire country.
Best Time to visit ManaliPlanning to visit Manali can pay off the best if you pack your bags for the summer ‘peak season’ April-May-June or choose to visit the snowy town in the mild winter months of September-October. These are the times when you can enjoy sightseeing to the maximum extent, because of the beautiful weather and bearable temperatures.
On the other hand, there is always the risk of not getting tickets as scheduled or flights getting delayed or cancelled if you plan to visit in the peak winter months such as December-February. Sometimes roads are blocked and you might have to reschedule your entire trip due to it. Hence going in the milder months is always a safe option for travellers.
Rainfall in ManaliYou will be surprised to know that Manali is showered generously by the rain gods at random, throughout the year. An average rainfall in the peak ‘rainy season’ is recorded as much as 1363.8 inches around the year.
In terms of the experience, when you visit Manali, you will realize how the air is cleaner and fresher to breathe and you will immediately start getting intoxicated by the weather. Staring at the view out of your hotel window, you will find how the sun and the winds, the clouds and the rain, the snow and the fog, create a ballad of expressions for you, painting the town in their own, truly magical colors and will entertain you with a colorful mix of climatic wonders.
One needs to make sure that they look into weather predictions when planning to visit Manali. It is also really important to carry ample warm clothes and snow-shoes so that when you visit, you are prepared with the best in line gear for protecting yourself from the harsh conditions that might make you ill.