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Dehradun Weather And Best Time To Visit Dehradun
Dehradun is a beautiful city located in the state of Uttarakhand. As the state's capital, the city enjoys great connectivity. It is located in the foothills of the Himalayan range in the north and the Shivalik mountains in the south. The city is at about 960 meters above sea level and is located near Mussoorie - a quick getaway from the town. Dehradun is also home to the famous Doon school, one of India's oldest and most prestigious schools, popularly known among many as the Eaton of the east. The amicable Dehradun weather makes it an all-year tourist destination with cheerful summers, mild winters, and mellow monsoons. Let's see the best, the most ideal time to visit Dehradun.
Summer (March to June)
The summer season starts from March and continues through June. The temperature goes up to 35 degrees Celsius with a minimum of around 17 degree Celsius. This is the most suitable season for tourists as the weather is pleasant. It is the best time to enjoy sightseeing and to indulge in various adventure activities. The temperature dips at night providing relief from the sun. Just carry some light cotton clothes with you and you are good to go.
Monsoon (July to September)
The monsoon season starts in full swing from July and continues through September. The rains make the place come alive and you will get to enjoy the lush green landscapes. Since Dehradun is at the foothills of the Himalayas, it's fairly safe to visit this town during the rains. Though the road to Mussoorie might get a bit tricky during this time of year.
Winter (October to February)
October marks the beginning of the autumn season here. After two very pleasant and cool months, a cold winter sets in around December when the temperature gets as low as 2 degrees Celsius. This is mainly because of snowfalls in neighboring regions with higher altitude. This is a great time to explore the city while soaking in the beautiful winter sun. This type of weather is ideal for short trips and many honeymooners frequent Dehradun owing to the chilly weather which makes it quite romantic. You can visit the famous Robbers cave, Buddha temple, Malsi deer park and many more such places but it is advisable for only those who prefer cold climates and are ready to brave the chilly nights of Dehradun during this season. Carry heavy woolen clothes and it shouldn't be that bad.