Best Time and Season to Visit Himachal Pradesh in 2020
COVID-19 : HIMACHAL PRADESH is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 28 Oct 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to HIMACHAL PRADESH?

Domestic leisure travel is open in Himchal Pradesh from all states of India.

  • Face masks are compulsory when going out in public
  • COVID-19 test is not required on entry to the state, however, thermal screening shall be done for all passengers entering the state.
  • Containment zones to remain in lockdown till 31st of August 2020.
  • No night curfews are active in Himachal Pradesh
  • All supermarkets, parks, malls and attractions are open with strict COVID-19 prevention norms in place.
  • Social distancing to be followed mandatorily when out in public.
  • 14 days of Institutional Quarantine is mandatory for travellers arriving from any Red Zone districts outside Himachal Pradesh
  • Passengers having ILI (Influenza Like Illness) symptoms are also to be quarantined in a government facility for 14 days. 
  • All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App.

Domestic flights are opeartional to airports at the Kullu-Manali, Dharamshala and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh from Delhi and Chandigarh.


Himachal has two important railway stations in Solan and Una. Passengers can alight at these two stations from Pathankot, Punjab and Delhi.Una Himachal Jan Shatabdi Express and Jan Shatabdi are two special trains running to and from Delhi and Una, Himachal Pradesh.


Inter-state entry of private and government buses in restricted in the state, however, intra-state bus services are functioning in the city from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. with 60% passenger capacity.

Local Transport

Local transport services, like taxis, autos and buses are functioning in the state.

The government of Himachal Pradesh has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while allowing travellers and tourists to visit the state. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Entry from other states open in Himachal; no certificate required Updated: 28 Oct 2020

All travel restrictions in Himachal have been lifted. Inter state movement in the state is now allowed without a COVID negative certificate, e-pass or hotel booking proof.Read more.

All airports within Himachal Pradesh are functional for domestic travel Updated: 28 Oct 2020

All airports in Himachal Pradesh have begun functioning domestic flights, with strict social distancing norms. Thermal screening is mandatory for arriving as well as departing passengers.

Night curfew lifted in Himachal Pradesh Updated: 28 Oct 2020

As per the MHA’s Unlock 3.0 guidelines, the night curfew in Himachal Pradesh, that was imposed between 9 p.m to 5 a.m has been lifted to allow unrestricted intra-state travel.

Bir Billing Resumes Paragliding Activities From September 15 Updated: 23 Sep 2020

The world-famous destination for paragliding, Bir Billing in Himachal has resumed paragliding activities from September 15 with strict safety measures in place.Read more.

Hotels in Parvati Valley Reopened Updated: 23 Sep 2020

Hotels in Parvati valley of Himachal have reopened to welcome tourists from September 15 with strict safety measures and guidelines to keep all guests safe.

Luxury Hotel Taj Theog, Fort Nalagarh, Adivaha Among Others, Reopen to Allow Vistors Updated: 05 Sep 2020

Most of the luxury hotels in Himachal Pradesh’s scenic districts have started functioning again. Inter-state patrons must book a minimum of five days stay in these hotels. 

Popular Jibhi and Tirthan Valleys Set to Open for Tourism from September 5, 2020 Updated: 05 Sep 2020

The renowned tourist spots of Jibhi and Tirthan valley in Himachal’s Kullu district are all set to open for tourists from the 5th of September with strict Covid-19 conditions in place. Know more

Indian Passport, OCI Card Holders, Diplomats Allowed to Travel To the State Via Travel Bubbles Updated: 05 Sep 2020

Although scheduled international flights are suspended till 31st of August, diplomats, overseas Indian citizens and Indian passport holders can avail the recently started Travel Bubble system with U.S.A, France and Germany to enter Himachal Pradesh. Read More

Often hailed as one of the most beautiful states in North India, Himachal Pradesh is a delightful getaway for all the tourists. The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh is from the month of March to June making it a mesmerizing retreat. Offering pleasant weather and numerous places to visit, Himachal Pradesh is renowned as one of the top summer destinations in India. Greeting the tourists with misty air and bright sunshine, Himachal Pradesh remains a serene getaway for enjoying an escape from the modern cities.

Even though Himachal Pradesh is great to visit anytime throughout the year, one can always pick a season to fulfil their vacation goals. While the monsoons are a backpacker’s delight, summers are the perfect escape from the heat in Himachal Pradesh. The winters in Himachal Pradesh are ideal to enjoy a romantic retreat in the snow-clad landscape with freezing temperatures.

Here are the best seasons to visit Himachal Pradesh:


Himachal Pradesh in Summer

Himachal Pradesh in Summer

The summer season in Himachal Pradesh is witnessed from the month of April to June.

Why you should visit at this time:

One of the best times to visit Himachal Pradesh is in the summer season. It is when the most of the northern India reels under the heat waves, yet Himachal Pradesh boasts of an amazing climate. Attracting dozens of tourists, these hill stations in Himachal Pradesh present a wonderful getaway.

This is the peak season in Himachal Pradesh and one may find the prices of hotels and resorts on a slightly higher side.  However, one can always find many budget options for staying in Himachal Pradesh during the summer season.

Places to visit and activities to take during this time:

Summers in Himachal Pradesh will leave you captivated during the day with clear skies and sun and chilly air during the night. In the high altitudes, Himachal Pradesh offers some of the most exhilarating treks which can be undertaken from the cities of Shimla, Manali
, and Dharamshala. Also, this season is great to indulge in sightseeing, shopping and exploring the fabulous villages of Himachal Pradesh.

Some of the most amazing places to visit in Himachal Pradesh during the summer season are Bir Billing, Dalhousie, Spiti Valley, Kasol, Khajjiar, Kullu Manali, Shimla, Kasauli, Palampur, Kinnaur etc. This is the time when these places are booming with tourist activities and one can take part in a number of outdoor adventures like paragliding, go-
Karting, zorbing, hot air ballooning etc. Moreover, with the start of summer season, one can look forward to enjoy a number of regional festivals like Maha Shivratri, Doongri Festival, Mandi Shivratri Festival, the seven-day Nalwari Festival, Baisakhi, the Spring Festival etc. in Himachal Pradesh.

Average Temperature:

Day: 37 degrees Celsius
Night: 22 degrees Celsius

Himachal Pradesh in Winter

Himachal Pradesh in Winter

Himachal Pradesh enjoys the winter season from the month of October to February.

Why you should visit at this time:

Winter season in Himachal Pradesh is a preferred time for honeymooners to romanticize the snow. The sight of snow is totally enthralling and will leave you with memories that last for a lifetime. The frozen lakes and icicles give a surreal glimpse of natural beauty. Moreover, winter is a great time to indulge in activities like skiing, heli-skiing, ice skating etc. One can have a great time in winters by gorging on some of the sumptuous food of Himachal Pradesh like masala chai and piping hot noodles when you are shivering in the winter chill.

With the perfect amalgamation of hot and cold weather, the summer season is a great time to explore the beauty of Himachal Pradesh. With clear skies, one can easily catch a glimpse of various peaks of the Himalayas while trekking through the stunning trails of Himachal Pradesh. The most amazing places to see in Himachal Pradesh during the winters are Rohtang, Manali, Kufri, and Keylong.

For the snow lovers, the perfect time to plan a visit to Himachal Pradesh is during the winter season. From the month of December to January, one can brace up for sub-zero temperatures in Himachal Pradesh and gear up to be enchanted by the snow. However, one of the downsides of visiting Himachal Pradesh during the winters is that roads may be blocked by snow and one can find it hard to go from one place to another in the state.

Places to visit and activities to during this time:

For the adventure seekers, winters in Himachal Pradesh promise the most nerve racing adventures likes skiing and hiking. Amidst the beauty of
 snow-capped mountains, these activities in Himachal Pradesh offer for a thrilling getaway.

Winters in Himachal Pradesh are a great time to visit the monasteries and temples and have a glimpse of the cultural festivities. Some of the festivals to look forward to during the winters in Himachal Pradesh are Lohri, Halda Festival, Himachal Winter Carnival, Sazo, Dussehra, Ice Skating Carnival
, and the International Himalayan Festival.

Winters are the time when one can see the most authentic side of Himachal Pradesh and take part in trekking expeditions. Passing through landscapes replete with deodar trees, pine and oak trees, ponds and lakes, trekking in Himachal Pradesh promises a surreal escape. Some of the popular treks to enjoy during the winter season in Himachal Pradesh are Rohtang Pass trek, Solang valley trek, Kunzum Pass trek, Hampta Pass trek, Bhrigu Lake trek etc.

Average Temperature:

Day: 15 degrees Celsius
Night: 3 degrees Celsius

Himachal Pradesh in Monsoon

Himachal Pradesh in Monsoon

The months from July to September witness the monsoon season in Himachal Pradesh.

Why you should visit at this time:

A breathtaking time to visit Himachal Pradesh is during the monsoons. It is when the entire state is showered with natural beauty and the influx of tourists is lower as compared to other times of the year. Since it’s the off season, one can find many budget accommodations and enjoy visiting the popular places without the hassles of being stuck in crowds. However, one should avoid going to Himachal Pradesh during the monsoons if the main goal of undertaking the vacation is trekking, hiking and other adventure activities.

Visiting Himachal Pradesh during the monsoons is a great idea to interact with the locals and take part in volunteer work. Since there are relatively
 fewer tourists present during this time, one can spend a good amount of time at popular spots. In the perfect rainy setting, Himachal Pradesh is a wonderful getaway to sit by yourself and relax in the company of nature away from the hustle and bustle of cities.

Places to visit and activities to during this time:

The waterfalls and lakes look immensely beautiful when the rains lash down the landscape and make it an enchanting sight. The places that boast of being the most amazing during the monsoon in Himachal Pradesh are Dharamsala, Narkanda, Kullu, Manali, Solang, Shoghi and Mashobra. During the monsoons, there are also annual celebrations like Minjar festival that is held for seven days, Phulaich, Rakhi and the La Darcha Fair which one can enjoy in Himachal Pradesh.

Even though monsoons are not the best time to see Himachal Pradesh due to slippery roads and heavy rains, one would not be disappointed if they visit. Monsoons bring out the most heavenly side of these hill stations and
 leave the tourists captivated for a long time to come. However, it is advised that one should avoid certain places in Himachal Pradesh which could be prone to monsoonal landslides.

Average Temperature:

Day: 21 degrees Celsius
Night: 14 degrees Celsius
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"It was a wonderful journey and enjoyed a lot and welcome gesture was good and the guides were good"
03 January 2020
31 Dec 2019 always memorable for me just because of this trip. It was my first experience on hills specially on trekking. Our guide Mannu Sharma such a nice person. Just like our family he take care of everything. Wonderful experience with wonderful peoples.
20 August 2018
My trip to triund was super. The guide Mukesh was friendly and fun company. Guided very well. Bit disappointed that I couldn't stay there due to bad weather but the accommodation provided to me was simply superb . Environment friendly and peace loving. Food was simply superb and hospitality was excellent. Will once again visit in future.
16 February 2020
Hey hi! I'm Divya. This was my experience with Thrillophilia and it was amazing. They've responded always whenever I needed them. About this trip, firstly Kasol is a very beautiful place and the camp we were staying at is located Riverside, a very beautiful location and the hosts are lovely ppl, very friendly, camp in Kasol. They've taken us on Trek to Chalal .... This is a trek trail that goes along the river up to the village of Chalal. And next day was the Kasol trek. It is the beautiful trek that I've experienced till now ( not that I've climbed many mountains and hills). It was covered all over with snow. The views were amazing.. We had a guide trekker who took us on the trek. Overall it was a wonderful experience!!! Thanks to Thrillophilia, sincerely!!!!
"One of the experiences, which will always remain in my memories. Kheerganga is a trek which is beautiful, not so tough, tiring but the moment you reach the destination, you forget it all and you feel that you have reached a different realm altogether. I can still feel the fresh air hitting my face up there. anyone who can trek 4-5 hours continuously, please do not miss this place.\nand our trek guide is VICKY a very good person\n"
12 October 2020
An awesome trekking experience, where our guide was amazing and the hospitality was excellent. Our host Manu made sure we had everything during the camp stay and the food was simply delicious. The camp was clean and hygienic and had beautiful views. Would definitely recommend booking this trek.
08 October 2020
My experience with Thrillophilia was amazing.Firstly We went to kasol and its just a beautiful place and on top of that we got very good camps there. The hosts are lovely people, very friendly.They guided us in best possible manner about trekking to kheerganga.We enjoyed so much while we were treking The views were amazing.. We had a guide trekker who took us on the trek. Overall it was a wonderful experience!!! Our sincerely thanks to Thrillophila. NICE TRIP,NICE PEOPLE,WANT TO PLAN AGAIN A TRIP WITH THRILLOPHILA
15 December 2019
Had the best day there with my family. We enjoyed every moment of our stay, especially the hiking. The food provided was delicious with quite a variety. All thanks to the Thrillophilia for providing such a user friendly online booking platform with discounted deals..
13 February 2020
It is a village style resort between the lush green apple orchards. Experiencing Khaddu lifestyle was totally a different and new thing for us. Thanks to Thrillophilia for combining stays with such amazing inclusive activities at the best online deals.
15 November 2019
It was a gift from my side to my parents for their 25th wedding anniversary. On special request, the staff has arranged a cake and had also arranged a small decoration room to celebrate the evening for my parents. They were very friendly and I loved their hospitality. Thank you Thrillophilia for providing instant booking confirmation.

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  1. What is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh for a honeymoon?

    Winter Season i.e. October to February is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh for a honeymoon and romanticize the snow. Indulge in activities like Skiing, Heli-Skiing, Ice Skating with your beau and rekindle the flame of romance.
  2. What is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh with families?

    An ideal time to visit Himachal with families is during the Summer Season. During this period, the weather remains pleasant and provides a perfect set up to explore the real beauty of Himachal at its best.
  3. What is the best time to visit himachal pradesh to see snowfall?

    The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh to witness the heavy and torrential snowfall are during the months of between October and February. Everything gets veiled in white snow and the temperature ranges between 0°C to 13°C. Unique activities like Skiing & Sledge Rides are also operational during this time.
  4. Is December a good time to visit Himachal pradesh?

    If you are somebody who gets enthralled at the first sight of snow and favours cold weather, December is a good time to visit Himachal Pradesh.
  5. Which is the best month to visit Himachal pradesh?

    Although Himachal Pradesh is a year-round destination, February to June is the best time to visit the place. During this period, the temperature fluctuates between 22°C and 37°C and is the ideal time to go for outdoor activities and trips.

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