BEST TIME TO VISIT NARKANDA
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT NARKANDA???
” January to March – Snowfall
Mid March to April – Spring– Time of blossoming of Apple and Cherry trees
May to June – Summer Season
July to September – Rainy Season and plucking of Apples
October to November – Autum sets in and makes a way for Winter “
BEST TIME TO VISIT NARKANDA
All these above mentioned things add charm to the” Beauty of Narkanda”
Narkanda remains open for tourists throughout the Year and due to its high altitude the weather of narkanda remains pleasant and favorable throughout the year. Narkanda in recent years has come up as one of those Tourists spot that remains to be a favorite throughout the Year. It is very quiet and scenic place that changes its color every season. In winter the Hills is Covered by blanket of snow and everything turns white, In the coming Spring all the white color vanishes and green becomes the dominant color all around, Thereafter Moonsoon brings life to the entire region and valleys become vibrant with flowers of all colors and kinds. And with the coming of Autumn in October the Green converts into Orange giving the golden touch to as far as the sight goes.
So meaning thereby, In different months there is a different thing to visit in Narkanda. In this Article, I am going to discuss “Best Time to visit Narkanda” by referring each month from January to December.
As we all know that, Not just Narkanda but the Best time to visit any place will depend on several things like What you prefer?, How you were traveling?, Anything related to your budget etc means according to your need. For example If a person wants to see snow than the Best time to visit Narkanda for him is in Winter Season and if one wants to witness lush green mountain, wants to see beautiful greenish view of Nature, one has to visit Narkanda in Monsoon. So I want to said meaningthereby – there are few months of the year where every destination receives majority of its share of tourists, Whether mostly remains to be the driving factor behind it but it is also possible that there could be a some other reasons as well. The same rule applies when we talk about “Best Time to visit Narkanda”.
NARKANDA IN JANUARY :-
The Best time to visit Narkanda is January. This is a time when usually most of the tourists come to visit Narkanda especially to see snow view of Narkanda that how this small town looks under the cover of white snow. January is peak winters and you will feel chill in the wind. It is a time when Snowfall can start anytime in Narkanda. Basically the Winters starts from December but sometimes It may also happen that there will be no Snowfall in December, But in January is the main time when Snowfall will come definately . Sometime in January the road between Shimla and Narkanda get blocked, so whenever you will decide to visit Narkanda in Winters always firstly confirm the condition of road.
WHY TO VISIT NARKANDA IN JANUARY :-
Narkanda in January is especially famous for Snowfall. Basically Winters starts from December to February, but as I already has mentioned above that Narkanda receives most of the Snowfall in January. There is almost quite as crowd in Narkanda in January, besides the freezing and chilly weather. Narkanda serves as an idyllic hub or Sking in the lap of Himalayan Shivalik Ranges. Winters in Narkanda are cold and covered with snow and this is one of the main reason that why most of the people or tourists prefer to visit this small town in winter, especially those people who are interested in Ski can visit during this season.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN JANUARY :-
The average temperature of Narkanda in January will remain close to 0 degree celsius, Sometimes at night this temperature may even fall a couple of degrees below 0. This is one of the coldest month of Upper Himachal especially “the Queen of Hills” Narkanda.
NARKANDA IN FEBRUARY :-
February is again one of the Best time to visit Narkanda in Winters. This is a time when entire Town of Narkanda is covered with thick snow, So if you are interested to visit beautiful view of Snowfall in Narkanda, than you will definitely come to Narkanda in this month. But this time there is very cold in Narkanda because of the excessive Snowfall so always bring your warm wollen and heavy windproof jackets. If possible try to bring your snowboots, it will make you comfortable to walk in snow.
WHY TO VISIT NARKANDA IN FEBRUARY :-
You should visit Narkanda in the month of December especially to enjoy Winter Sports like Sking, Snow scooter etc. The Weather in February will remain pretty much like same as January. This is also a best time for Photography, so if you are interested in clicking photographs, so you can definitely come to visit Narkanda in December when you can click best photographs of snow covered valleys. Snow starts to stick to the ground in January and by February Narkanda becomes a favorable destination for Sking and other winter sports activities.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN FEBRUARY :-
The average temperature of Narkanda in December will remain between 0 degree celsius to 5 degree celsius. December is again the coldest month of Narkanda.
NARKANDA IN MARCH :-
You can also seed Snowfall in Narkanda in the month of March also, So it is again one of the Best time to visit Narkanda in March. In Narkanda snow starts stick in the ground from the month of January and remains till March. Even sometime also till April, But chances will be bit less. It depends upon the time of first and last Snowfall and on weather.But littlebit snow you will definitely see in the month of March in Narkanda especially in the Hatu Peak where snow remains till the month of April. Cold is also there this time also. But not so much like the months of December, January and February. Some light woolen clothes and good windproof jacket is sufficient.
WHY TO VISIT NARKANDA IN MARCH :-
In the month of March you can still enjoy some winter activities. If you went in the early part of the month Snow starts to melt in March and is mostly gone from the ground by end of the month. But you will find Snowfall in upper areas of Narkanda especially in HatuPeak. This is a time when maximum tourists visit Narkanda and all the Hotels remains full. So whenever you will try to plan to visit Narkanda in March, always firstly confirm that in which Hotel you want to stay room is available there or not.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN MARCH :-
The average minimum temperature in Narkanda in March goes up to around 6 or 7 degree Celsius. Days will be pleasant at around 15 degree Celsius but nights are still very cold.
NARKANDA IN APRIL :-
The Spring Season starts in the month of April in Narkanda, so it is also Best Time to visit Narkanda especially for those who loves spring season. In the month of April Spring arrives and weather turns Pleasant. Sometime you may also observe a light spell of Snow in the month of April. It depends upon the weather, For the month of April there is not too much cold, the weather becomes pleasant, so you can just Carry light jackets and plenty of cotton clothes for visiting this time.
WHY TO VISIT NARKANDA IN APRIL :-
Spring in Narkanda is still a little-bit chilly from the remmands of cold, Rain is very less and thus roads are safe and secure to travel. The small town or the “Queen of Hills” Narkanda looks very beautiful in this new blooming season and fresh out of the last winter, And one of the most important thing is that the flowering of Apple and cherry also starts in the month of April. This time is also good for cycling, photography etc.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN APRIL :-
The average temperature jumps upto 15 degrees Celsius and days start to feel warm at around 20 degrees.Maximum temperature ranges from 10 to 30 degree Celsius even sometime. Firstly temperature stays around 10 degree Celsius to 15 degree Celsius initially but it gradually gets warmer later.
NARKANDA IN MAY :-
May and the following month of June are usually considered as one of the Best Time to visit Narkanda, Weather is pleasant and all around there is a great beauty of Nature. Snow would definitely be gone by this time so do not expect that. In May temperature also becomes hot. If you are making plan to come in May so light jackets and plenty of cotton clothes is enough. In May the Skies are all clear which presents a magnificent view of the Peaks. It’s amazing..
WHY TO VISIT NARKANDA IN MAY :-
May is one of the Best time to visit Narkanda. This time the weather is pleasant in Narkanda, and this time maximum tourist visit Narkanda. Some of the local fruits like cherry, peach, plum etc are also available in May, This is a Best time especially for tourists, they can see lots of new things in this time. May is also good for cycling and treeking, so people who are interested in it, so definitely they can come in the month of May, Believe me, they will enjoy alot.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN MAY :-
The average temperature in May at night will be about 15 degree Celsius, but days will start to feel warm at 25-30 degree Celsius. In the month of May the Narkanda becomes hot.
NARKANDA IN JUNE :-
June is another great month or time to visit Narkanda. One of the main thing about the month of June is that Monsoon starts in Narkanda in from the month June. There will a great view to visit Narkanda this time, Temperature is also pleasant and favorable. But towards the middle and end of the June sometimes the Narkanda and its nearby region may receive some rain. You can also enjoy rainfall in the lap of Nature in beautiful Narkanda. And so far as the clothes are concerned the light wollen clothes are quite enough for this time.
WHY TO VISIT NARKANDA IN JUNE :-
The Best thing about June I already had refer you that in June Monsoon starts and in the Monsoons, Narkanda looks very beautiful place, By the end of June the greenish view of Narkanda are ripe and lush. Believe me this is the best time for photography, at this time it seems that you are very close to nature. Most of the tourists prefer this time best to visit Narkanda so due to that reason June and July is also regarded as busiest month of Narkanda, So book your tickets and accommodation early because due to its busy schedule they are not booked earlier but are also very costly.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN JUNE :-
The average temperature in June at night will start to rise up to around 20 degree Celsius and days will get hot and temperature rises to 30 degree Celsius.
NARKANDA IN JULY :-
July is also Best time to visit Narkanda, especially for those who likes Monsoons and wants to see Rainfall in Narkanda. As I already have told you that Monsoon begins in the month of June and in July they reach in its zeinth. Now again Weather remains wet for two months. Normally in the end of August Monsoon go away. In July Apples gets ready and season of Apple started in some nearby areas, This time traffic increases in Narkanda due to the beginning of Apple season and with this number of people also increases, In July it can rain sometimes non stop which limits your chance of sight seeing, but you can enjoy many things in this time also.
WHY TO VISIT NARKANDA IN JULY :-
In July the Beauty of Narkanda becomes very attractive which attracts the tourists towards itself. All around you will see greenish view of hills and mountains, So this is also the best time to visit Narkanda when the scenic beauty of the place is at its best. Many tourists visit Narkanda in this month. This is also busiest month of Narkanda, More people come in this time because in this time the Apple Season will be started in Narkanda, So due to this at this time Narkanda becomes crowded, So one of the main thing which you should keep on mind is that if you are planning to visit Narkanda this time try to book everything in advance. And this is also Best time for Photography. At this time Narkanda seems very close to the Nature.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN JULY :-
In July the Average temperature remains between 20 – 25 degree Celsius and can go as far as 35 degree Celsius during the day.
NARKANDA IN AUGUST :-
August is also one of the Best Time to visit Narkanda. In August the greenish view of the Hills looks amazing. Monsoon dominates the entire month of August and it can rain anytime. But in the end of the August weather becomes pleasant again and there is also a improve in temperature. This time various tourists come to see the natural beauty of Narkanda. If you are planning to come Narkanda in August than light jackets and plenty of cotton clothes are sufficient.
WHY TO VISIT NARKANDA IN AUGUST :-
August is famous for natural beauty of Narkanda. This time Narkanda looks very beautiful place. It seems that really Narkanda is the “Queen Of Hills” All round there is a beautiful greenish view, Blue sky also looks clear. Smell of beautiful flowers makes everything very beautiful and attractive. Coming Narkanda in August is a great Best time for photographers, enthusiasts and budget traveellers. Believe me, This is my personal opinion. I personally recommend you if you are really interested to click best photos of Nature, In this month really you can get some good shots of greeniest natural beauty.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN AUGUST :-
The average temperature in the month of August in Narkanda in night will be around 20 degree Celsius and days will reach at 30 degree Celsius.
NARKANDA IN SEPTEMBER :-
This is my personal opinion that the September is one of the Best time to visit Narkanda and anywhere in the Hills. At this time the Monsoon will be gone out, all that was green would still remain. Weather is also pleasant and favorable, It is neither too hot or nor too cold, it will remains constant, The greenish view of the Hills is amazing, everything looks really very nice in this time, and in this time there was no too much crowd also, so you can easily come with your family to visit Narkanda in this time. However in terms of clothes some cotton clothes and some light wollen jackets are enough.
WHY VISIT NARKANDA IN SEPTEMBER :-
If you are a Nature lover and wants to visit Narkanda to see its Natural beauty, than this is the Best Time to visit Narkanda, At this time Narkanda looks very beautiful.,The greenish beauty of Narkanda are ripe and lush. In September Monsoon ends and Autumn season starts, This is best time for cycling and treeking, especially treeking towards Hatu Peak, Beside this September will also provide you a greatest opportunity for best Photography, so if you are really interested in Photography than in this context also it is best time to you to visit Narkanda.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN SEPTEMBER :-
The average temperature of Narkanda will drop to 10 degree Celsius at night and in day it is around 17 degree Celsius.
NARKANDA IN OCTOBER :-
October is another Best Time to visit Narkanda. In October the Weather starts to turn cold again with decrease in temperature but October is also the time for Autumn All that was till now green now starts to turns into orange which gives a best golden look to the Hills and the valleys around.
WHY TO VISIT NARKANDA IN OCTOBER :-
October will be the last month of Autumn. The best thing about October is that in October everything that was earlier green now turns into orange which gives a new golden beauty to the Narkanda. Narkanda looks very beautiful in this new golden color. This is again one of the Best time for those who are interested in Photography They can click this time Best photos of the Narkanda.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN OCTOBER :-
The average temperature of October starts dropping down to 5 degree Celsius at night and 15 degree Celsius during day.
NARKANDA IN NOVEMBER :-
November is also the Best time to visit Narkanda but not that much good, It is dull all around. There will be no Snow but the weather is very cold. It is a time where we can say that Weather starts preparing for Winters. One of the Best things about December is that this time there is no crowd in Narkanda. But there is too much cold this time so if you are planning to Visit Narkanda in November so bring all your good warm woolen clothes which will protect you from cold.
WHY VISIT NARKANDA IN NOVEMBER:–
One of the Best thing about November what I think is that in this time there is no crowd in Narkanda, Although it is dull all around, in this dullness the Natural Beauty of Narkanda never effected it also looks nice. This is the best time to visit Narkanda for those who want to be away from the crowd and wanted to here with less number of tourists. During this time Narkanda looks very peaceful. If you want to enjoy the cold season of Narkanda than definitely, you should visit Narkanda in November.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN NOVEMBER:-
The average temperature of Narkanda in November is very cold. During the day time the average temperature of Narkanda is around 08 degree Celsius which falls to 2-3 degree Celsius in night.
NARKANDA IN DECEMBER :-
December is the beginning of Winter Season and one of the Best Time to visit Narkanda. By the end of the December it can snow anytime in Narkanda. This time the temperature of Narkanda decreases again and there is very cold in Narkanda. This is one of the Best time come to visit Narkanda if you are really interested in seeing Snowfall in Narkanda because in the middle or the end of the December Snowfall can start anytime in Narkanda and this time also there is less crowd in Narkanda but the temperature is very down, if you are planning to visit Narkanda in December so pack your warm wollen clothes which will save you from cold.
WHY TO VISIT NARKANDA IN DECEMBER :-
The month of December is the beginning of Winters in Narkanda. Winter season starts in December and ends in February One of the most visiting thing of winters is Snowfall in any hilly region. So Narkanda is also famous for Snowfall, Infact Narkanda has more Snowfall because it is located on the top height. In December Snowfall can start anytime in Narkanda, so you can get a great opportunity to visit Snowfall in Narkanda. Another important thing about December is that this time there is less crowd in Narkanda because it is mostly seen that maximum tourist come to visit Snowfall in Narkanda after December or once Snowfall started and not in advance. This is also best time for Photography, once a Snowfall starts than everything changes from golden to white. The view of snowy mountains and highest peaks is amazing.Ski also starts from December to February in Narkanda.
TEMPERATURE OF NARKANDA IN DECEMBER :-
The average temperature of December in Narkanda is around 5 degree Celsius in day and in nights it will be at 0 degree Celsius. In December there will be a very cold in Narkanda especially in night.
So, now here I am going to conclude my article by saying that “Best Time to Visit Narkanda” as well as any place depends on your reason for visiting. As I already have referred in this Article that December to February is best for Winters. This is a time when slopes and mountains are well covered with snow. Months from March to June are best for Summer, this is a time when there is a great view of Mountains is visible and flowering of Apple and other fruits takes place. July to September is famous for Monsoons, this is a time when the greenish view of hills and Mountains is amazing. Then from the end of September, the Autumn starts till November and during this time everything changes from green to orange. All these things add charm to the beauty of Narkanda.
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