Manali is a beautiful hill station surrounded by high peaks and a beautiful valley. It is well loved by couples, by kids as well as adventurers who go there for paragliding, mountain biking, rafting and skiing. There is something for everybody.
Have you ever witnessed the time when the world stops around you to a standstill, the people walking around you without any hurry or urgency of the moment, and you yourself feel pretty much useless because there is nothing much to do? Have you ever seen how your colored photographs automatically turn black and white? It's not any camera glitch but praise Mother Nature for her exuberant beauty that makes the photos so. If you are ready for all these feelings, then Manali welcomes you in January end or better in February.
But in February, where is the rush of tourists? Particularly in this moth snowfall is intense, with snow up to 4ft to 5ft in certain places and the roads going out of Manali into the interior of Himachal or Jammu and Kashmir is pretty much blocked due to heavy snowfall. So Manali and the adjoining Old Manali, these two are the final destination if heading north. The Himachal Government does a good job in time to time clearing of the snow covered roads in Manali and its surroundings. Else life would have been come to a complete standstill.
Best Time to visit Manali for snow
The best time to visit Manali is in Jan when the entire place is covered in snow. You may also get to experience a snowfall and this is worth an experience. Though January is not the best time if you want to go for adventures, this usually happens post June.