What is the best time to visit Dalhousie?

Dalhousie with its ideal climatic conditions makes it one of the very few places which may be visited all year round. However, 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 very pleasant during this period, you can experience the chills in March and April and 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 since 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 Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 6 17
February 9 23
March 11 27
April 17 35
May 21 38
June 22 38
July 25 34
August 24 33
September 22 34
October 16 32
November 10 26
December 7 22

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, and 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 to all the nature buffs. The sheets of shimmering snow which cover up the entire region in white 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
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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 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
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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 in between 20 degree Celsius and 30 degree Celsius, so it 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 the snow,make it worth it.

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