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Best time to visit Dalhousie, India

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The best time to visit Dalhousie is January

Dalhousie can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, January is the best time to go.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Dalhousie can rise to a maximum of 43℃ (110℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 5℃ (42℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Dalhousie when the days are longest, you should visit in May. The wet season in Dalhousie falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in October instead.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Dalhousie. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

May

Dalhousie seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Dalhousie as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Dalhousie is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Dalhousie

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Dalhousie for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Dalhousie climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Dalhousie for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Dalhousie in January

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 6 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dalhousie in February

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 8 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in February, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Dalhousie in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Dalhousie in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 30%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Dalhousie in May

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (99℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 24%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 6 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Dalhousie in June

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (101℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 29%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 6 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Dalhousie in July

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 88mm (3") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Dalhousie in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 122mm (5") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Dalhousie in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.

Dalhousie in October

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Dalhousie in November

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 31%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Dalhousie in December

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 34%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dalhousie in December, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Dalhousie is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 38℃ (101℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Dalhousie is generally around October. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in October first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Dalhousie is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Dalhousie, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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