Last Updated on September 26, 2021 by Editorial Staff
If you’re one of those people planning to visit Dehradun anytime soon, here is an article to guide you best time to visit Dehradun to make your travel easy.
Dehradun, which is the winter capital of Uttrakhand, is a well-known tourist destination. Popular as the ‘School Capital of India’, it is, in fact, one of the most popular hill stations of India. It has a perfect blend of breath taking views and modern amenities.
Dehradun is also a gateway to other popular hill stations like Mussoorie and pilgrimage sites like Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Dehradun is one of those very few places which is famous for its pleasant year-round weather. Due to its location in the hilly part of the state, Dehradun’s climate is salubrious.
Which is the best time to visit Dehradun?
Summer in Dehradun (March to June)
Dehradun sees the highest number of tourists in the summer and spring seasons. Starting from March to June, the temperature there is between 15 to 35 degrees Celsius. The climate is hence quite pleasant to enjoy sightseeing.
It is also the time when litchi and mango harvests are done. If you’re coming from a Metropolitan city, the weather here will give you much-needed relief. It is also the season of blooming flowers and soothing winds.
Monsoon in Dehradun (July to October)
The Monsoon season is beautiful in Dehradun. The temperatures in this season are similar to that in the summer, but it is not exactly ideal for visiting Dehradun because of the risk of landslides and floods in the valley.
However, again from late September, when the nights turn pleasant with a chill in the air and the clouds subside, you can travel to Dehradun.
Winter in Dehradun (November to March)
Unlike its sister towns, Dehradun does not offer snow during winters but looks beautiful covered in mist. So, if you’re a snow enthusiast planning to visit those places, you can go to Dehradun as well. But remember to pack heavy woollens for your trip.
The temperatures drop as low as 3 degrees Celsius during this time, making it very cold and hence not ideal for travelling. The nights especially are freezing in Dehradun, almost bringing everything to a halt.
Even though you can visit Dehradun any time of the year, the ideal time to visit is during the summer and spring seasons when the climate is quite pleasant.
The dry and cool weather during this time makes it perfect for sightseeing and visiting water-based tourist attractions. Monsoons too are a good choice if you want to get cheaper deals on hotels and flights.