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Best time to visit Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India

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The best time to visit Dharamshala is February

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

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 31℃ (88℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 23℃ (74℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 22℃ (72℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Dharamshala, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around June. On average it rains the most days in September, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Dharamshala, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

June

Dharamshala seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Dharamshala as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Dharamshala 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 Dharamshala

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 Dharamshala 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.

Dharamshala 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 Dharamshala 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

Dharamshala in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 15 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dharamshala in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 15 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dharamshala in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dharamshala in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dharamshala in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dharamshala in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 75mm (3") over 22 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dharamshala in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dharamshala in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dharamshala in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 120mm (5") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Dharamshala in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 108mm (4") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dharamshala in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Dharamshala in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 17 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dharamshala in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Dharamshala is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Dharamshala is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Dharamshala is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Dharamshala, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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