Spellbound Snowfall in Manali | The Orchid Manali - a Boutique Hotel

Spellbound Snowfall in Manali

Man standing infront of snow capped mountains amidst the valley

Everyone has the desire to experience snowfall at least once in their lifetime. It is believed that your first snowfall makes you feel like everything beneath the great blue sky has a surreal, lovely sensation, and the fluffy white snowfall has put everything to sleep. India is a tropical nation, so experiencing snowfall is unusual for residents of metropolitan cities. Snow season in Manali, Himachal Pradesh is one of the famous regions to experience snowfall as it is a close and readily accessible tourist spot. During the high summer heat, thousands of tourists rush to the mountainous areas for respite from the rising temperatures. Manali is situated in the stunning Beas valley at approximately 6200 feet above sea level. We've curated a list of locations and things to do to rejoice snowfall season in Manali!

Mall Road

Mall Road is one of the most alluring tourist spots for travellers who visit Himachal Pradesh to witness the snow season in Manali. It is well-known for its street shopping experience and is humming with several events to keep you occupied for the day. From December to February, which is also the best time to visit Manali for snowfall, Mall Road looks stunning, especially at night when all the stores are lit up. Do not pass at any opportunity your way to try a hot bowl of Pahadi maggi or jhol momos amidst the cold weather and snow-covered mountains!

Clouds howering over the mountains in Manali
People hiking on the snow-capped mountains

Rohtang Pass

Due to its continuous snowfall throughout the year, the famous Rohtang pass, also known as Rohtang La, is a steep pass in the Eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas and a central tourist destination. Rohtang Pass is surrounded by some of the best Himalayan hiking trails, and visitors can see stunning glaciers, snow-covered mountain cliffs, and breathtaking waterfalls while trekking. Sledge riding is another well-known recreation at Rohtang Pass. On the snow, ride a wooden sledge downslope while taking in the magnificent views of the mountains. At approximately 36 km from Manali, Rohtang pass can be the ideal location to experience your first snow in Manali.

Solang Valley

Solang Valley is tucked between the Beas Kund and Solang Village and 13 kilometres from Manali. Ski enthusiasts from around the world head to this valley to take in the breathtaking vistas of the snow-covered mountains and majestic glaciers. Skiing is enjoyable in Solang Valley from October through March. Travel to this eutopia in January if you want to see the wonderfully dense and fluffy snowfall. It is impossible to describe the view of Solang Valley from the clear sky as you paraglide through the valley. Consider camping here amidst the valley's verdant green meadows to experience Solang Valley's unspoiled splendour. You can engage in adventure sports and activities here, such as quad biking and enjoying the spectacular views of the River Beas.

People skiing in snow downhill a mountain
Majestic mountain during Manali snowfall time


Tosh showcases breathtaking depictions of nature's creativity while tucked away in the Parvati Valley. You can take a tranquil stroll along the Parvati River or enjoy lip-smacking treats at the vibrant restaurants here. Tosh, a town renowned for its hippy lifestyle, attracts visitors from all over India for its spectacular winter climb to Kheerganga. Kheerganga is a sacred location featuring a hot spring, a modest Shiva temple, and a bathing area. To take a hot spring bath when everything is blanketed in snow is a unique experience for any hiker.

While visiting Manali, we highly recommend you stay at The Orchid Manali - a Boutique Hotel, one of the most popular resorts in the region. The Orchid Manali is surrounded by melting glaciers and snow-covered ice peaks in winter. During the peak winter season, the best time to visit Manali for snowfall, the resort almost seems like a fairyland, all white and magical, there are not enough words or eyes to justify this beauty! Our guests can take advantage of skiing, building a snowman outside the resort or just simply admire the view from comfortable rooms with fancy amenities. This can be the lazy vacation you need from a hustling city culture!