Lying in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is a soothing retreat which can be visited at any time of the year. An ideal season for a trip to Dehradun is the summer season when the climate is pleasant. It is also worth visiting during the monsoon and autumn season. Winters are not advisable as Dehradun remains cold but does not offer snow like its sister-towns.
The summer season is the peak season for tourism and an ideal time to visit the hill station. This season lasts from the month of March to June and the temperature ranges from 26 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius. The climate is pleasant, with a calm ambience for peace seekers that is just right. The temperatures reduce as the night grows, which is a big relief from the blazing summers in the northern region of India. This weather makes it the best time for tourists to enjoy the various attractions in Dehradun as well as the adventure activities that are a famous past time.
The monsoon season from July is lovely, especially when it drizzles, making Dehradun a beautiful place to visit. The temperatures range from 27 degree celcius to 35 degree celcius. These temperatures are almost similar to the ones felt in the summer, with the added advantage of a little humidity. Due to this, the weather in Dehradun doesn't seem to change drastically from summer to monsoon. This is not exactly the ideal season for a visit, owing to the risk of landslides and possible floods in the valley. The season turns ideal once again from late September, when the clouds subside and the nights turn pleasant, with a certain chill in the air. While many individuals prefer to visit the neighbouring town of Mussoorie along with Dehradun, this may not be a good time to visit the two towns together as the road joining the two towns is especially tricky due to the fog and rain that is omnipresent in this season.
Winter season in Dehradun sees temperatures that are haltingly cold and drop as low as 3 degree Celsius. These near frigid temperatures are due to the snowfall that greets the nearby towns and brings in the cold weather. While the days can be moderate to extremely cold, the nights are always cold and freezing. Although the hill station looks extremely beautiful, covered in a shroud of mist, these temperatures may very well be less than ideal for most. You should be packed with heavy woollens for the same. Most people prefer to visit for a short duration in the winter. However, if you're a snow enthusiast visiting sister-towns in Uttarakhand, you may enjoy coming here to explore culture & heritage on your trip.
April to June & November to January is Best Season to Visit Dehradun
December to January & May to June is Peak Season in Dehradun