What is the best time to visit Dehradun?

Lying in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is a soothing retreat which can be visited at any time of the year. The destination is located in the state of Uttarakhand and is one of top hill stations to visit in India. An ideal season for a trip to Dehradun is the summer season when the climate is pleasant. Monsoon and autumn season are also worth visiting, but winters are not exactly the season advisable for a visit unless you love the snow.

Weather in Dehradun


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Monthly Weather in Dehradun

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 6 20
February 9 25
March 11 28
April 17 36
May 17 37
June 21 37
July 24 32
August 23 32
September 21 32
October 12 31
November 7 27
December 4 24

Dehradun in Summer (April - June)

The summer season is the peak season for tourism and also an ideal time to visit the hill station.  This season lasts from the month of March to June and the temperature ranges from 26 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius. The climate is pleasant, the ambiance is lovely, and the calmness is just right for the peace seekers. The temperature lowers during the night, which is a big relief from the blazing summers, especially in the northern region of India. This weather makes it the best time for tourists to enjoy the various attractions in Dehradun as well as the adventure activities that are a famous past time.

Dehradun in Monsoon & Autumn (July - October)

The monsoon season from July is lovely, especially when it drizzles, making Dehradun a beautiful place to visit. The temperatures range from 27 degree celcius to 35 degree celcius. These temperatures are almost similar to the ones felt in the summer. Due to this reason, the weather in Dehradun doesn't seem to change drastically from summer to monsoon. However, being a hilly region, this is not exactly the ideal season for a visit, owing to the risk of landslides and possible floods. The season turns ideal once again from late September, when the clouds subside and the nights turn pleasant, with a certain chill in the air. While many individuals prefer to visit the neighbouring town of Mussoorie along with Dehradun, this may not be a good time to visit the two towns together as the road joining the two towns is especially tricky due to the fog and the rain that is omnipresent in this season.
A cloudy view of Dehradun
A cloudy view of Dehradun

Dehradun in Winter (November - March)

Winter season in Dehradun is a magnificent time to visit the quaint hill station as the temperatures are haltingly cold and drop as low as 3 degree Celsius. These near frigid temperatures are due to the snowfall that greets the nearby towns and brings in the cold weather. While the days can be moderate to extremely cold, the nights are always cold and freezing. Although the hill station looks extremely beautiful, covered in a shroud of mist, these temperatures may very well be less than ideal for most. Therefore, a lot of individuals prefer to visit the hill station only for short whiles in the season. However, if you're a snow enthusiast, and are raring to go, then it is advisable that you set off with proper precautions, especially in the case of clothes. You should be packed with woolens for the same.
Uttarakhand Dehradun Valley from Landour
Uttarakhand Dehradun Valley from Landour

Events in Dehradun

Shivaratri, Tapkeshwar Temple

4th March

In the forest, this Shiva temple is situated inside a cave. Water droplets trickle down from the ceiling over the Shivalinga creating an interesting spectacle. On Shivratri, a large festival is held here, and people from all over the country can be seen relaxing on the hills around.

Rajaji National Park

15th November-15th June

Having more than 400 species of birds, the beautiful locale and rich bio diversity serve as major attractions for Rajaji National Park. This park is home to the Asiatic Elephant as well as predators like Tigers and Leopards. The park is closed during monsoon, so you can only visit it between 15th November and 15th June.

Jhanda Fair at Ram Rai Gurudwara

5th - 8th March

The origin of the name 'Dehradun' can be traced to Sri Guru Ram Rai Ji, the eldest son of the 7th Sikh Guru, Sri Har Rai Ji, as he set up his 'Dera'(camp) in 'Dun'(Valley) in 1676. In memory of Guru Ram Rai, on the Fifth Day of Holi, the Jhanda Fair or flag hoisting ceremony is celebrated every year, attracting a large number of visitors.

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