A good time to visit Himachal is between July to September once the summer rush is over. While the rest of the country experiences monsoon, these are actually considered the summer months in the mountains with temperatures reaching maximum levels of around 30-32 degree C. Afternoon showers are a regular with light winds and cloudy skies. Some days experience moderate to heavy rains increasing the water levels in the turbulent Beas. The mountain slopes takes on beautiful green-yellow-red hues with trees heavily laden with colourful fruits.
A definite advantage is that travel becomes much cheaper during this period as hotel and transport rate are slashed across all tourist destinations in this beautiful state. Himachal Tourism Development Corporation (HTDC) also provides a 25-30% discount on its hotels across Himachal.
Another welcome aspect is that the roads are devoid of too much traffic making driving or riding in these spectacular terrains an absolute pleasure. Travelers can easily take stops along the roadsides, enjoy the beautiful vistas with a steaming cup of tea and capture memories in their camera lenses.
This is also the fruit plucking season in Himachal and Apple, Pear, Pomegranate, Kiwi, Peach, Japani are some of the fruits harvested in abundance during these months.
It indeed is a perfect time to revel in the magnificence of this spectacular land and its hidden treasures.
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