What is the best time to visit Dalhousie?

Dalhousie, with its ideal climatic conditions, makes for one of the very few places which may be visited all year round. However, the best time to visit Dalhousie is from the month of March-June. The snow begins to melt in the months of March and April and its brilliance can be seen when the rays of sun hit the snow-capped mountains and pastures. The weather remains rather pleasant during this period and you can continue to experience the chills too. 
The temperature begins to rise in the month of June. The summer months experience nice weather throughout, thus making it a perfect destination for nature buffs. Monsoons are also quite pleasant here as the moderate rainfall does not cause any inconvenience to your plans. Winters in Dalhousie are perfect for outdoor activities.

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Monthly Weather in Dalhousie

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 9°/ 0° 3 days
February 12°/ 3° 3 days
March 14°/ 4° 11 days
April 18°/ 7° 10 days
May 24°/ 12° 5 days
June 27°/ 15° 5 days
July 23°/ 16° 27 days
August 22°/ 15° 28 days
September 22°/ 14° 22 days
October 21°/ 11° 3 days
November 16°/ 7° 12 days
December 11°/ 2° 1 days

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Dalhousie in Summer (April-June)

The ideal time to visit Dalhousie is from March to May. The weather remains delightful throughout these months, with temperatures staying below 30 degree Celsius. It becomes the perfect destination for a quick escape from the scorching heat of the rest of the country. Evenings are more relaxed, which demand a cup of hot cocoa while watching the sun dip behind the mountain peaks.

This season is also ideal for nature walks, sightseeing, and spending some quiet, quality time in the lap of nature. In summer, Dalhousie takes on a surreal appearance. Decked in all the colours of the rainbow and more, the floral diversity of this magnificent place undergoes tremendous growth, thus making Dalhousie a magical, cosy home for nature buffs. The sheets of shimmering white snow which cover the entire region during November to February melt away and reveal the lush, ethereal beauty that remains concealed in the winter months.

Moreover, Dalhousie opens up a world of different activities during summer, which includes river rafting, trekking, hiking, and river crossing, among others. The attractions also appear more beautiful as the rays of the bright sun paint them in a golden yellow. All in all, the charm of Dalhousie is enhanced to a large extent during the summer months.
Picturesque view of Dalhousie
Picturesque view of Dalhousie

Dalhousie in Winter (October-February)

Dalhousie experiences winter from October to February. However, if you plan to witness the ethereal snowfall, then do not book your tickets for before December. If you are preparing to embark on adventure activities, then the months of October, November and February are ideal. Sightseeing is also a common activity at this time. Since the temperatures range between 1 to 10 degree Celsius, you may visit Ganji Pahari, Chamba, Bakrota Hills, Dainkund Peak, Satdhara Falls, and Panch Pulla.
Dalhousie in Winter
Dalhousie in Winter

Dalhousie in Monsoon (July-September)

Dalhousie does not experience torrential rains in the monsoon months between July and September. The temperatures also stay more or less between 20 degree Celsius and 30 degree Celsius with moderate rainfall. Such conditions will not hamper your trip at all. The fresh greenery also adds to the mesmerising beauty of this place. You can head out to visit Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Khajjiar, Subhash Baoli, St. John’s Church, and Chamunda Devi Temple and enjoy to your fullest!
Ganji Pahadi, Dalhousie
Ganji Pahadi, Dalhousie

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Snowfall Season

December - February

If you happen to visit Dalhousie during winters, beautiful snow clad peaks will greet you. Though the winters can be a difficult time to handle the surreal beauty around you and the fun of being in th (Read More)e snow,make it worth it.

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