Tips for Visiting Manali in December

Manali and Shimla are two of the most popular tourist spots in the Himalayas, if not the whole country. Thousands of tourists visit Manali and Shimla every year, and the number continues to rise. In recent years, visitors to Manali have expanded beyond honeymooners seeking tranquility during the winter months. The Hadimba goddess is the patroness of Manali and the center of reverence for the locals. The great goddess also rules over the lofty mountains and wild wildlife, and it is only with her permission that one may fully appreciate this magnificent location. The second buzzword that comes to mind when people think of Manali is Rohtang Pass, which is, without a doubt, a must-see destination for everyone visiting Manali.

Manali is one of the Kullu Valley's oldest cities. From the rush and bustle of mall road to the highly tranquil, traditional, foreigner-dominated ancient Manali to the woods/villages around/beyond Manu temple to the walking trail around Hadimba temple, the location exudes an air of ROMANCE. It is without a doubt one of India's romantic places.

Manali has a wide range of weather throughout the year. Winters may be enjoyed from November to February if you appreciate chilly weather and snow. Summers in Manali, however, are beautiful and delightful. They last from March until October. So, if you're looking for snow, December is the best time to visit Manali. But, sometimes the weather may surprise you so be ready for most things. 
Remember that during the summer months (April-June), people from all over India descend on this city in droves, and witnessing the Mall road in the dark might send shivers up your spine. However, it is pretty popular, so if you want to rest in peace, Winter is the season for you. If you want to try some adventurous activities, go skiing. The months of December through February are ideal.
If you are married in the winter, late November to February is the finest time to visit Manali for a honeymoon. It's one of those areas where you can readily find snow in the winter. You will also benefit from significant savings because it is off-season and fewer tourists. Finally, similar love birds may be found swarming the Manali and Solang Valley areas.

In Manali, finding appropriate lodging is critical during the winter months. If travelers can secure lodging in a wonderful location, they will have a nice time. The tip is that they should find their accommodation near the city's epicenter. Some options have been enlisted below 

  • HPTDC, Kunzum: Hotel Kunzum is conveniently located on Mall Road and offers a variety of amenities. Everything is so close together, ideal for families with children. Kids have a tendency to demand this and that, which makes Hotel Kunzum an excellent choice because everything in Manali is so close. The price range is between Rs 1700 and Rs 3000.
  • Hadimba Cottages / Log / Hamta Huts, HPTDC: These cottages, great for honeymooners, are located a little off the beaten path towards Old Manali, which is just what lovebirds crave. However, don't wait until the offseason to see it since being alone can terrify you. At least that's how we felt when we were there, and the food isn't of very high quality.
Always bring your water bottle with you and refill it as often as you need it. It will keep you hydrated at all times, but it will also aid in removing plastic waste from the Himalayas. Remember, every small step matters, and your contribution to this cause can also help rescue the Himalayas!
Winter in Manali means snow, snow, and more snow, especially when approaching the snow points of the Rohtang Pass. Because there is snow, you may dive, slide, and toss snowballs at each other and create those snowmen you've seen in movies or on faraway lands. The most famous and likely location for snow or snowfall near Delhi is Manali. The Rohtang Pass, Manali's second significant attraction, closes in the middle of November.
In Manali, you may expect fantastic reduced rates on local taxis and local travel choices. Local taxis are less in demand during the winter. Therefore, drivers are willing to provide substantial discounts. I recommend contacting a local taxi driver directly to obtain the best deal. You may contact local drivers by calling them directly. You can check out the more extensive List of Taxi Drivers for Ladakh – Srinagar – Leh – Manali, including suggestions and ratings from DoW community members.