The lush and refreshing hills of Dharamshala

Best Time To Visit Dharamshala, Himachal

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Oct - Jun
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Best Time To Visit Dharamshala

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Both the winter and summer seasons are the best time to visit Dharamshala. While in summer, tourists can enjoy paragliding and trekking, the winter season allows pleasant weather. March through June is the most popular time to visit Dharamshala. One of the most beautiful hill stations, Dharamshala is a place that gets its tourists throughout the year. This hill city is very popular among backpackers making it a perfect destination for people from all over the world. Since Dharamshala offers something for everyone in every season, one can expect all sorts of tourists here; from backpackers to families, this town attracts them all.However, the best season to visit Dharamshala is summers as the weather is quite pleasant and people from other parts of the country can be found in abundance who visit the place to escape the scorching heat. Another good time to visit Dharamshala is from October to February as the temperature is very low making an ideal time for adventurers and honeymooners to visit. Dharamshala snowfall time is between December and February. Let's take a closer look at all the seasons in Dharamshala.

Month-wise Weather Details of Dharamshala

April to June (20°c to 35°c): This is an ideal and the best time to plan a visit to Dharamshala as the temperature is pleasant during the evening and night time. During the day time, the weather in Dharamshala during May is bearable unlike the temperatures of Delhi and other northern cities. This is also a favorable time for sightseeing, trekking, mountaineering, and paragliding.

July to September (18°c to 22°c): Months from July to September constitutes the rainy season in Dharamshala. There is a constant possibility of landslides hence it is not safe and recommended to go to Dharamshala during monsoons. Trekking and mountaineering are also not possible during monsoons as the trails become slippery and steep.

October to March(4°c to 7°c): The winter season is the best time to visit Dharamshala as it is extremely cold and the natural beauty of the place looks like a dreamland. By the end of December, Dharamshala starts receiving snowfall and the mountains and valleys are all covered with a white sheet of snow which looks extremely stunning and mesmerizing. Dharamshala weather in December is cool and chilly and visiting Dharamshala during this time is preferred by those who want to enjoy snowfall.

Famous Festivals Celebrated in Dharamshala

International Himalayan Festival: This Dharamshala festival is one of the most popular festivals in Dharamshala. There is a three days festivity in honor of the Dalai Lama and to remember the day when the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1985. Various great cultural performances and activities are held by the Tibetan Institute of Performing arts and other artists to celebrate this day with great enthusiasm.

Losar Festival: The presence of Tibetan culture and the influence of the Dalai Lama makes people celebrate this festival in Dharamshala with great pomp and show. This festival is celebrated in the month of February and March when the whole city comes to life and tourists can take part in the cultures and traditions of local people of Dharamshala.

Dharamshala International Film Festival: This is a famous film festival which was first started in Mcleodganj in the year 2012 showcasing various famous best fiction, shorts, and documentaries from Indian and world cinema. The festival mainly takes place in the months of October and November.  

Climate in Dharamshala

Summer Season in Dharamshala

Summers (March to June): Summers in Dharamshala are considered to be the best time to visit this hill city. Unlike other parts of the country, weather is Dharamshala is very pleasant and ideal for indulging in adventure activities like paragliding and mountain activities. Also, the flowers are in full bloom at this time of the year making it perfect for nature enthusiasts.One can experience the Saka Dawa Festival in the summer month of April dedicated to Lord Buddha. A ten-day opera is organised by Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) with a number of cultural performances and folk dances.

The temperature in the summers ranges between 22 Degrees Celsius to 35 Degrees Celsius in Dharamshala.

Monsoon Season in Dharamshala

Monsoons (July to August): Monsoon is not an ideal time for people to visit Dharamshala. The place receives heavy rainfall throughout this time. Visiting Dharamshala this time of the year can affect plans as heavy rainfalls can make tourists stay in their hotels the whole time.Moreover, there are huge chances of landslides during monsoons in Dharamshala. Landslides can lead to damage to vehicles and blocked roads. But if you are looking for a trip with a short budget, this off-season will offer great discounts on hotel room tariffs. Dal Fair is an important festival in Dharamshala celebrated on the banks of Dal Lake in the month of August. During this festival, you can witness devotees taking dips in the holy water of Dal Lake.

Winter Season in Dharamshala

Winters (November to February): Winters are a great time to visit the Dharamshala. Visiting Dharamshala this time of the year is usually preferred by hardcore adventurers and honeymooners as the place is very chilly. Though there are fewer chances to witness snowfall in Dharamshala proper, Triund top receives plenty of fresh snow in winter. You will get spectacular views of the snow capped mountains in winters.

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