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Best Time to Visit Dharamshala

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If spending vacations mean spending some quality time with nature to you, Dharamshala can be the perfect decision. One of the appealing hill stations based in Kangra Valley and you will also love the KheerGang Trek in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is also known as Little Lhasa. Do you know what is the best part of being a guest of Dharamshala? It is the place’s mesmerizing surroundings and the peaceful Buddhist culture.

Well, the place can be visited anytime in the year and visit to Barot valley if you are in Himachal Pradesh, to enjoy every bit of this beauty but summers are more refreshing and if you love rains, monsoons can be the perfect time to be there. Still confused? Here’s a brief description of the best time to visit Dharamshala.

Weather Throughout the Year

SeasonMonthsTemperature
SummerApril-June22°C to 32°C
Monsoon July-August18°C to 22°C
WinterOctober-March04°C to 07°C

Summer Season (April to June)

Well, summers are considered the best time to be in Dharamshala and of course, the best way to beat the scorching heat on the plains. The temperature usually remains pleasant between 22ᵒ-35ᵒ C. The season is just perfect for the outing on hills, for the very famous Triund trek, and to get indulge in adventure activities like paragliding and mountain activities. Attention all the nature buffs out here. Don’t forget to take your camera along as you going to have some post-worthy pictures for your social media. This is because the flowers remain in full bloom during the summers, and if you really love nature can also check PhotoMithra.

If you’re actually planning to be here in summers, try to choose April because this is the time when Saka Dawa Festival is celebrated dedicated to Lord Buddha. Also, the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts organizes a 10-day opera along with different other cultural performances and folk dances. Shall I share a secret with you? We generally try to make a plan for weekends. Don’t, because weekends are often seen crowded and you might not want to see the terrific beauty of Dharamshala while adjusting yourself with the crowd.

Monsoon (July to August)

Monsoons in Dharamshala begin during July and remain in its full swing till August. Visiting the place in this season can be an ideal decision if you want to experience the real mountain monsoon. However, you may find good deals and offers of top-notch hotels but it is generally not recommended to be a part of Dharamshala during this season. Why? Due to heavy rainfall during this time, visiting the place can affect your plans and spoil your vacay mood. Also, there are great possibilities of landslides during monsoon. Still, if you’ve made your mood to be there in this particular season; don’t forget to visit Dal Fair. This is one of the crucial festivals celebrated in August by the locals on the banks of Dal Lake. You can even watch devotes taking a dip in the holy water of the Lake.

Winter Season (October to March)

Are you ready for some amazing cozy bonfire nights? YES? You can’t a better choice than to be in Dharamshala during winters. Visting Dharamshala during this season is usually preferred by those who are either true adventurers or those who are on their honeymoon because the weather looks just perfect with the heavenly fresh snow. The temperature remains between 4ᵒ-7ᵒC and the place snows around January when the temperature gets down to 0ᵒ. Pack some extra woolens and get ready to enjoy the eye-catching views of snow-clad mountains.

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Ashutosh Bhatt

Hey! A wayfarer this side who is absolutely obsessed with exploring new places, making new friends, have seen many cultures and colors of the world. I have covered 18 countries, 50+ states and still counting. Initially, I started out with my friends during my graduation days, in order to make a box full of memories, but didn’t know that traveling will someday become my thing and make me a total sucker for those heritage destinations, mighty mountains, and turquoise beaches.

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