The hill station of Manali can be visited throughout the year; however, it looks more pleasant in the month of September. From September onwards, Manali offers the perfect environment to travelers looking for some thrilling outdoor activities. The pleasant weather and natural bounties of Manali attract families, couples, and solo travelers. Visiting Manali in September is magic as this town looks brighter and greener after incessant rainfall. This is the best time to enjoy adventure outdoor sports like paragliding, trekking, and camping.
In this blog, let’s check out the best places to visit in Manali in September, the weather in Manali, how to reach, and much more.
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Manali Weather in September
The temperature in Manali during September is very pleasant varying from 25°C to 30°C. Travelers can expect rain for some days in the month of September in Manali. The hill station looks very bright and colorful after rains and you might experience little rainfall during this month. However, it will not bother your trip and you still indulge in sightseeing.
But still, the travelers planning to visit Manali in September, must go through the weather forecast for Manali before arriving.
Best Places to Visit in Manali in September
The postcard-perfect huge meadows and evergreen tree forests near the lake make it a perfect holiday destination. Bhrigu Lake is one of the best destinations in Manali for all travelers. You need to trek a certain distance as the lake is located at an elevation of 4000 m above sea level. The landscape and picturesque views of the Pir Panjal Range attract a lot of tourists every year to enjoy the beauty of the place.
Nehru Kund is a natural spring in Manali, located on Rohtang Pass Highway. The Kund is a good retreat during summer and this spring is named Nehru Kund because India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru used to drink water from this natural spring while visiting Manali. The clear waters and the calm Himalayan landscapes in the background make it the perfect place to create memories.
It is a small valley located at almost 2600 m above sea level. Solang Valley is a short drive away from Manali and is an ideal place for adventure and sports lovers. Some of the activities you can do here include skiing, zorbing, paragliding, zip lying, and much more. If you look to add some fun to your vacations, make sure you visit Solang Valley in Manali in September.
The rushing cascades of Jogini Falls can be viewed by taking a short and invigorating trek. The trail that leads to the waterfall is scenic and will give you a glimpse of the River Beas and the snow-covered Rohtang peaks on its way. Along with being a popular tourist in Manali, Jogini is also an important place of pilgrimage and one can see various old shrines here.
The Manali Gompa
The ornate design and the quintessential Tibetan architecture is the key attraction of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa, which is also known as the Manali Gompa. It is one of the finest landmarks in Manali. Constructed in the 1960s, the Manali Gompa allows travelers to enjoy some quiet movement and experience the unmatched spiritual vibes here. The key highlights of the Manali Gompa include exquisite murals, and roofs constructed in the Pagoda style.
Vashisht Hot Water Springs
Vashisht Hot Water Springs is a place of spiritual significance. The Vashisht village is a small yet a beautiful temple located amidst the dramatic Himalayan topography. The people of the village believe that the temple has a history of more than 4000 years. The interiors of the shrine are made up of wooden carvings and have antique figures and paintings. The natural hot springs which flows here are believed to hold healing properties.
Beas River is a natural landmark in Manali that will accompany you throughout your visit to other parts of your Manali trip. The Vashisht village is considered to be one of the best places to enjoy some amazing excellent views of the river valley and stay away from daily hustle-bustle for some days. Also here the travelers can enjoy a lot of water sports activities like kayaking and rafting. The village of Pridi is considered to have some of the most thrilling and exciting rapids that add some fun to your Manali trip.
Hidimba Devi Temple
Hidimba Devi Temple is also known as Dhungri Temple. The temple is an ancient holy place located in the middle of the snow-covered hills of Manali. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Hidimba, who was the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandava brothers. The temple has a high religious and cultural significance among the Hindu community, which can clearly be understood by the high footfall of visitors here.
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Things to do in Manali in September
There is a huge range of activities to enjoy in Manali in September. Let’s quickly get a glance at some of the best things travelers can do during their trip to Manali:
· Enjoy Adventure-Filled Activities
· Indulge in a Temple Tour
· Enjoy Shopping at the Mall Road
· Take a Dip in the Vashisht Hot Water Spring
· Explore Rich Wildlife
How to Reach Manali in September
Reaching Manali from different parts of the country has never been a hassle as the hill station is well-connected to neighboring cities and other states through various modes of transportation. However, the best way to reach Manali among most travelers is by road.
By Bus: Travelling to Manali by bus is one of the best and most affordable ways to reach. Many HRTC and HPTDC buses run to Manali from various cities such as Chandigarh, Delhi, Ambala, and Shimla.
By Train: Since Manali doesn’t have its own railway station, due to its high altitude, so the nearest railway station to Manali is Pathankot (Punjab). From Pathankot, travelers can reach Manali either by taxi or by bus.
By Flight: The nearest airport to Manali is located in Bhuntar, which is almost 50 km away from Manali. The travelers can take a flight from cities like Delhi and Chandigarh to reach Bhuntar. From the airport, take a taxi to reach Manali, whose duration would be almost 2 hours.
By Bike: Many travelers also take a bike trip to Manali in September, as the road condition is in favor of this adventure-filled road trip. The travelers can begin their bike trip from Delhi and cover various places in their destination like Karnal, Kurukshetra, Ambala, Mandi, Kullu, etc. before finally reaching Manali.
Things to keep in mind while traveling to Manali in September
We have mentioned some of the things that all the travelers must consider before embarking on their Manali trip in September.
Carry enough warm clothes as the night temperature in Manali in Night can fall down. So keeping enough light woolens for the night is recommended as the temperature drops enough here. Also, carry a waterproof jacket, trousers, shoes, etc.
Since it might rain in Manali in September, so the travelers are advised to pack their waterproof clothes, rubber boots, and raincoat along with them. Rest the Manali weather in September is ideal to plan your holidays.
Keep a first-aid box with all the necessary medicines for common health problems such as headaches, stomach ache, nausea, fever, pain relief sprays, etc.
Some common Miscellaneous Items
· -Sunscreen with SPF 50
· -Lip Balm
· -Water Bottle
· -Trash Bags
· -Wet Tissues, Sanitizer
· -Quick Bites such as chocolates, cookies, wafers, and more
Some Other Things to keep in Mind while Trip to Manali in September
· The travelers are advised to start early in the morning as some places are located at a certain distance from Manali.
· Make sure you visit all the main tourist spots in Manali. All the roads are good with some patches here and there; but they will not bother you much.
· While traveling from Delhi or some other location, get your Fastag loaded so that you don’t have to waste your time standing in a line.
Manali in September is an amazing experience and gives you a greener view of the hill station after rains.
Hope all the above information shared will help you plan your Manali trip smartly. No matter which place you choose to visit in Manali, you will end up creating more memories of a lifetime. So don’t delay, rather book a customized Manali tour packages from Honeymoon Bug.
FAQs About Manali Trip in September 2023
Is September a good time to visit Manali?
Yes, September is one of the best months to plan a trip to Manali. Manali in September becomes bright and green, after the rains. The travelers are thus suggested to carry an umbrella and waterproof clothes as it might rain on some days.
Is it safe to visit Manali in the month of September?
Yes, visiting Manali in September is absolutely safe. The routes to Manali are safe to travel after the monsoon season.
What would be the total cost for a trip to Manali?
The cost of the Manali trip completely depends upon the category of the package the travelers have opted for. Travelers can get customized Manali packages from Honeymoon Bug.
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