Best Time and Season to Visit Dehradun in 2021
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If you are looking forward to a memorable vacation, the best time to visit Dehradun is from the month of March to June. It is when Dehradun enjoys the summer season and the weather is pleasant and clear. One can plan an exciting retreat to this quaint hill station in the state of Uttarakhand during this time and enjoy the serene beauty of the Himalayas.

One of the top hill stations in India, Dehradun is an ideal getaway to enjoy with family and friends. With a great mix of natural attractions, this destination shows new glory and colors in monsoon and winter months as well. One is always spoilt for choices when they are in Dehradun, say any year. There are numerous tourist attractions that one can see in Dehradun like Robber’s Cave, Sahastradhara, Mindrolling Monastery, Lacchiwala etc. which are almost reachable throughout the year long.

Here are the best seasons to visit Dehradun :

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Last Updated: 08 Apr 2021
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Entry is open from all domestic destinations. However, Covid-19 test to be conducted on entering the state.

  • Masks are mandatory while out in public places
  • All tourist must obtain a COVID negative test result in order to be exempted from quarantine (if staying in the state for more than 7 days)
  • All social distance norms to be followed when out in public
  • Weekly night curfews to be imposed in Uttrakhand from Nov 26.
  • All markets, malls, parks, places of worship, except those in containment zones, are open.
  • Installation of Arogya Setu app is mandatory for travel. 
  • Rapid Antigen Test for Covid-19 will be done for all travellers at the entry points
  • Thermal screening to be conducted for all passengers at airports and railway stations.
  • Travellers visiting the state without a COVID negative certificate for more than 7 days will be quarantined for 10 days
  • Symptomatic travellers will have to stay in institutional quarantine for 7 days
  • Quarantine is not mandatory if a COVID negative report produced not more than 96 hours before arrival is produced

Flights are functional to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun from all the major airports like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur etc. This airport is well-connected to all other destinations in Uttarakhand through railways and roads. 


Special trains like the Jan Shatabdi Express is functional to and from different cities in Uttarakhand.

Local Transport

Local transport including buses and taxis is functional across the state.

The government of Uttarakhand has taken major steps of sanitizations to ensure the safety of travelers to Rishikesh. Thrillophilia recommends additional precautions such as social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hand regularly for your safety. Carry a COVID negative certificate to avoid a mandatory quarantine of 10 days.

Covid test mandatory for inter-state travel in Uttarakhand Updated: 08 Feb 2021

Inter-state travellers from other states (especially Delhi), will require to submit a Covid-19 negative test report. The tests are conducted at the Jolly Grant airport and at railway station of Dehradun. People can entering the state through Asharodi, Kulhan and Passgate border checkposts only after they undergo a Rapid Antigen Covid-19 test. If found symptomatic, RT PCR test is to be conducted Read more.


Dehradun in Summer

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Months: Dehradun witnesses the summer season from the month of April to June.

Why you should visit at this time: One of the best times to plan to plan a visit to Dehradun, the summer season is when the city witnesses the maximum influx of tourists. As the weather is pleasant and clear, there are numerous sightseeing and adventure activities that one can enjoy during this time in Dehradun. The temperature usually ranges between 35 to 17 degrees Celsius giving the tourists the opportunity to explore the beautiful outdoors of the city.

However, it is advised that you should carry light cotton clothes in case it turns out to be hot during the summer days in Dehradun. Places to visit and activities to during this time:This is the best time to visit Dehradun if you are looking for a respite from other places in North India that are reeling under the heat of summer days. Moreover, this is when one can take part in the maximum number of adventure activities in Dehradun. 

The pleasant weather and calm vibes of the city make it a surreal escape from the hustle and bustle. With clear skies and sunny weather, it is also a fabulous time to take part in trekking and hiking in Dehradun.

Average Temperature:

Night: 17 degree Celsius

Day: 35 degree Celsius


Dehradun in Winter

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Months: November to March is when Dehradun experiences the winter season in the year.

Why you should visit at this time: With the temperature dropping as low as 3 degrees Celsius, winters in Dehradun present a beautiful landscape covered with snow and chilly air. The hill station looks magnificent during this season and snow enthusiasts can look forward to have a memorable adventure. Some of the best places to visit during the winter are Robbers Cave, Buddha Temple and Malsi deer park.

During the winters, Dehradun is a splendid place to visit if you want to have a romantic getaway with your better half and enjoy the snowy landscape. It is a superb time to enjoy the misty air and gorge on the most spectacular food of Dehradun on your vacation. However, it is advisable that you plan your trip considering the freezing temperature witnessed during the winters in Dehradun. Tourists should venture out only after packing proper woolen clothes and jackets to beat the cold at night and evenings.

Places to visit and activities to during this time: Planning a visit to Dehradun during the winter season gives the tourists an opportunity to see the snow and have fun in the chilly weather. As the temperature starts to drop, Dehradun presents a great time to indulge in sightseeing and explore other popular hill stations like Mussoorie which are not far away. 

This is when the average day temperature remains around 22 degrees Celsius and winter sunshine is at its glory.One of the popular events not to miss during the winter season in Dehradun is the Magh Mela celebrated in the month of January. Also, there is the Jhanda Mela which is celebrated by the Sikhs in the month of March.

Average Temperature:

Night: 5 degree Celsius

Day: 22 degree Celsius


Dehradun in Monsoon

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Months:The month of July to September are great to see the monsoon season in Dehradun.

Why you should visit at this time:One should visit Dehradun during the monsoon season if they are fond of basking in the luxury of the raw beauty of nature. This is the time when everything around looks superbly beautiful and one can enjoy the lush greenery of Dehradun. Rain-washed Dehradun looks exhilarating for all the nature lovers and this is when you can enjoy a laid-back vacation and just relax and rejuvenate.

Places to visit and activities to during this time:Monsoon season is a wonderful time to plan your vacation to Dehradun if you are a fan of rains and admire the magnificence of nature in the hills. Although, there may be a risk of landslides and floods making the roads tricky to navigate in the monsoons. With chances of fog and untimely rains, it may become a difficult task to explore the surrounding getaways in monsoon. 

However, adventure seekers can look forward to a thrilling getaway during the monsoons in Dehradun.Some of the popular attractions not to miss in Dehradun during the monsoon season are Robber’s Cave, Rajaji National Park, Lakshman Sidhh, Tapkeshwar Mandir, Mansi Deer Park, Sahasardhara and Sericulture Centre.

Average Temperature:

Night: 22 degree Celsius

Day: 29 degree Celsius

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03 October 2019
It's been a great journey for all of us and also this was our first ever trek and we all give a big thanks to Thrillophilia who provide us great service like their food, transport service, camping facility and their treck guide and the all facilities from their side is up to the mark ..and we really enjoyed there ....we all had a great memory. One suggestion for those who planned for nag tibba trek is "not an easy trek specially from nag tibba camp to nag tibba summit it's difficult's really difficult ...
24 December 2020
I was on this trek on this weekend (19-12-2020) . Nag tibba trek start from Pantwari village. This trek is in two parts Pantwari to Nagtibba base camp ?? Nag tibba base camp to Summit or nah tibba peak. We started in afternoon on day one to base camp, so it took approx 2.30-3 hour to reach to base camp. There we had snack and enjoyed sunset ????. We also had campfire and music, then we went for sleep. Next day early morning, around 3am, we started trek for Nag Tibba Summit for the sunrise ????. This was around 4 km trek, so it took us 3.30 to to reach on peak. 2km out of 4Km was snow trekk, this was freezing cold ???? and slippery trekk. After reaching to peak we witnessed the mesmerising beauty of snow ?? covered mountains ????. This is highly recommended trek to the people who enjoy trek and travel.
"Nag tibba trek is such a breather amidst this chaotic routine life that we live. it's a perfect set up having amazing people who host you and make you comfortable throughout the trek. \n\nWe started from Delhi and all the aspects regarding travel booking, cabs and pick up is managed by the Thrillophilia team in an impressive manner. They are helpful and most importantly available the whole time.\n\nThe trek begins with a moderate walk and climb till the base camp on the first day you reach. You get packed lunch from the team. And this grand welcomed by an amazing view of sunset from such pristine heights.\n\nEveryone is allotted a quechua tent either on single basis or twin sharing. The night sets up with a warm bonfire with all the people around and hot served dinner. The next day trek begins early morning so take adequate sleep. Anyone who can walk every day can do this trek. It's a good way to start and know who trek gets done. The climb is moderate and is accompanied by a guide who in my case was an amazing person. He told so many stories, his own life narratives and history behind the whole place. The summit ends up with a breath taking to view from where you can see the Sahaydaris and Himalayas out far. It's just an amazing experience altogether. \n\nThings to remember. \nCarry less things as you yourself carry it. It's one night and two days so pack light.\nCarry small packs of toiletries and cosmetics. Do carry water bottle. Torch.\nDuring winters, carry gloves, scarves and good thermals.\nPreferably wear hiking trousers and shoes (you can easily get one from decathlon store or app) , makes it comfortable hike. Carry water. \n\nPLEASE DON'T THROW PLASTICS AT THE CAMP OR DURING THE TREK."
25 October 2018
Nag Tibba Trek is a weekend trek and can be easily accessed from nearby places as Dehradun is well connected. The first half day was journey in the traveller from Dehradun to Pantwari (Base village to start the trek). I will suggest you to take Anti Altitude sickness or anti vomiting tablets to avoid vomiting on the way. Also, it is an easy trek for seasoned trekkers but do some physical fitness training before going on this trek (or any other trek) if you want to enjoy all the moments of the trek. Less stamina and tiredness often result into leaving the trek in between and dissatisfaction. Day 1: Dehradun to Pantwari and Nag Tibba Base Camp: I went on this trek with my friend Sunil and we had really good time there. First day half of the day we spent in traveling from Dehradun to Pantwari in a Tempo Traveller which was arranged by the tour operator. After reaching Pantwari we started our trek to the base camp. It was an easy trek of 4 Kms which we covered in 3-4 hours on a leisurely pace. We had our lunch on the way. (Paratha, Aloo Sabji, Chocolate, sweet and Fruity). Liked the food. Tents at the base camp were comfortable and food was great. Try and explore the sides to take good pictures. Day 2: Base Camp to Nag Temple, Nag Tibba Smmit, down to Pantwari and back to Dehradun So this day you need stamina. Total distance trekked was around 14 Kms- Base Camp to Peak and Back- 10 Kms Base Camp to Pantwari Village- 04 Kms We started early morning at 4.15. Trek guides were Ravi Chauhan and Gambhir Chauhan. These guys did really great job managing the group. Thumbs up to both. Gambhir is a seasoned trekker and trained from the prestigious Nehru Mountaineering Institute. He is having good knowledge of trekking and the terrain. Both of our guides were very friendly. First we went to the temple. I was surprised to know that every year in Rainy Season, a festival is organized there and villagers come there to take blessings of Nag Devta (Serpent God). From temple we went to the Nag Tibba Summit. On clear days, you can see beautiful snow covered peaks including Gangotri, Kali Choti (Black Peak) and Dhauladhar range. Start as early as possible from the base camp if you don’t want to miss the view as the day passes, visibility gets poor. After spending some time at the peak we started descending and reached to the base camp in 2 hours. Trekking down in hills is a bit tricky because of the slippery slopes and pebbles but enjoyable. After having our lunch at base camp we moved down to Pantwari village and then back to Dehradun in the traveller. We came back with a beautiful memory. Thanks to Thrillophilia for your continuous support and friendly gesture. Meals were testy and stay was very comfortable. I will suggest trekker to go prepared with winter clothing and the basic things like torch etc. so that you can enjoy the trek. P.S. - Running water washrooms are not ready yet.
"Undoubtedly one of the best Winter treks with mesmerizing views in Uttarakhand. "
"well managed trip"
16 March 2021
This was the very first trek of my life and Thrillophilia made sure to make the best of it. A traveller picked us up from Dehradun and we reached Sankri around 4 pm. Mr Bachan Rana made sure we were well instructed and equipped. Our trek guides Mukesh sir and Prakash sir were amazing and made sure no one is left behind. Not having an active physicality, I was always the last one to reach the base, but they made sure I didn't feel left out and helped me with the snow and the rocks. I also made great friends with every member of my group and by the end of the trek, we were one big family. We never would have guessed in our wildest dreams that they would be serving us gulab jamuns and pasta on our trek. They really outdid themselves while catering to our needs. The tents were already pitted and were as warm as they could be. Our group was the first to make it to the summit, watch the sunrise and then slide back. We got to see rainfall, snowfall and a gazillion of stars (a sight I can never forget) on this trek. The bonfires were a cherry on the top. I never knew how badly I needed this trek, an internet detox that really helped me catch up with myself. I would definitely rate this trek a 6/5.
It was my first experience of trekking which was really good, the transport provided was good, food was good, Guide Raj and Sachin were too good they supported and took care of all the group members nicely throughout our trek no one should be left while trekking or missed entertained our group and kept motivated, stay provided while jungle stay was also good.
"It was a very good experience. Only thing on the start they don't start from dehradun ISBT, rather they start from prince chawk, which was not informed clearly. "
10 February 2021
Trip was so awesome aur food itne acche ki expect nhi kar skte aap ki itne upr bhi aapko aise food provide kr skte h breakfast lunch evening breakfast and dinner sab bhot hi Accha hai Thank you thrillophilia

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  1. What is the best time to visit Dehradun for a honeymoon?

    The best time to visit Dehradun for honeymoon is during the months of spring and early summer, between March to June. During this time, the weather here remains cool and pleasant. However, if you're a couple with a taste for the cold, then it is advisable to visit Dehradun between the winter months of December to February. During winter, the stunning snow cover at the hill station offers a scenic romantic getaway.
  2. What is the best time to visit Dehradun with family?

    The best time to visit Dehradun with family is during the early summer months of March to June. During this time, the weather remains towards the higher side. A number of sightseeing attractions and activities can also be explored during this season.
  3. What is the best time to visit Dehradun to witness snowfall?

    The best time to visit Dehradun in order to witness snowfall is between the months of December to February. During this time, the entire hill station is covered in a lovely white layer of snow. A number of winter sports can also be enjoyed here.
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    The best month to visit Dehradun is during the spring month of April. During this time, the skies here remain clear and sunny, offering a wide variety of sightseeing opportunities.

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