Tucked away in the lap of Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie is a little slice of paradise wrapped in an old world charm. The quaint little hill town attracts tourists all year around. While summers and winters are great for outdoor activities, monsoon has its own charisma.
March to June marks the beginning of the summer season in Dalhousie. With a delightful weather and temperature staying below 30 degrees celsius, it is an ideal time to plan a quick escapade from the scorching heat of the northern plains. The place, during this time of the year, is enveloped in nature’s magnificent splendour, and offers the perfect conditions to go sightseeing, embark on scenic walks or just sit back and relax, watching the sun go down behind the snow-crowned peaks. It is worth mentioning that Dalhousie opens a world of myriad of activities during summers. One can enjoy the thrills of trekking, river rafting, river crossing and mountain biking among several others. Travelling to Dalhousie between March and May? Evenings are also quite cool, although it is advisable to carry light woollens along, especially if you have kids.
Winter starts to set in Dalhousie by mid October and lasts till February. The beginning months are quite cold, with temperatures ranging between 1 and 10 degrees celsius, which is ideal for sightseeing and trekking expeditions. The temperature drops below freezing point only around December with frequent snowfalls. Therefore, those looking to experience the pristine white winters with an opportunity to play in the snow, must plan a trip here only around the months of December and January. Again, the season sees a relatively less number of tourists, so getting generous discounts on hotels and homestays is quite a possibility.
Monsoon begins in Dalhousie by the end of June or beginning of July, with moderate showers painting the town in vibrant colours of green. The air is filled with romance, making it a perfect time for couples and honeymooners to embark on long romantic strolls or cosy up in a café, listening to the soft pitter-patter of raindrops, while sipping a cup of hot coffee. A comparatively low touristy season, it also lends the romantic hearts a quiet time, away from the hullabaloo of the peak rush. An added advantage, of course, is getting great deals on hotel and accommodation fares. Not to mention, monsoon is also the time when the region in and around Dalhousie is teeming with splendid wildlife. Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in the vicinity makes for a must visit attraction, leaving every bird watcher, nature photographer and wildlife aficionado with an enthralling wildlife experience for life.