What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj?

The best time to visit Mcleod Ganj is between October and February, i.e. the winter season and between March and June, i.e. the summer season. The region experiences pleasant summers with the temperatures hovering around 25°C and cold and chilly winters with the temperature between -1°C and 9°C. Monsoons are not quite recommended as the region receives heavy downpour annually. It is best to avoid July and August due to the heavy rainfall.

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Monthly Weather in Mcleodganj

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 6 18
February 9 23
March 11 27
April 17 35
May 21 38
June 22 38
July 25 34
August 24 33
September 22 33
October 16 32
November 9 26
December 6 22

Mcleodganj in Summer (April-July)

When the entire country is bearing the scorching summer heat, Mcleod Ganj experiences soother temperatures at the beginning of the summer season in April. Of course, as the season progresses, it does hit a maximum of 38°C during the peak afternoon hours. Otherwise, it hovers between 22°C and 32°C; which is quite a respite for those visiting the town on summer vacations. Other than sightseeing, it is also a great time to trek through the Triund and Indrahar Pass and explore flora and fauna of the region. If one wishes to, they can also participate or witness the celebrations held on Buddha Purnima in April and Losar in March.
Street of McLeod Ganj
Street of Mcleod Ganj
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Mcleodganj in Monsoon (July-September)

Mcleod Ganj experiences monsoons between July and September. The region receives an average annual rainfall of 350 cm, and the temperature ranges between 18°C and 22°C The terrain transforms into a scenic paradise, but the amount of rain can make a trip here extremely inconvenient. An off-season trip for the offbeat traveller is a possibility at the beginning or the end of the season when the rainfall is comparatively low, but the thrill quotient is high. While there, one may want to witness the Butoh Dance Festival which is usually arranged in June/ July.
Path out of Dharamsala
Path out of Dharamsala
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Mcleodganj in Winter (October-February)

The winter season begins in October and goes on till February. December through February is the time when the region experiences frigid weather and snowfall. The beginning of the season is the best time to explore the city, however, if one desires to experience the snow-clad suburb can extend their visit until February. The day-time temperature hovers around 9°C, but after sundown, the mercury drops to about -1°C. The weather is cold and chilly at times but is perfect to explore the beautiful terrain and go sightseeing. While there, one can also catch some of the important festivals celebrated in the winter season like the International Himalayan Festival held in December, Lohri and Halda in January, Himachal Winter Carnival in February or the Tibetan New Year which is celebrated in February/ March.
Panoramic View of McLeod Ganj during Winters
Panoramic View of McLeod Ganj during Winters
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