The best times to visit Dharamshala for ideal weather are
February 5th to April 8th
October 15th to December 16th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Dharamshala Travel Guide
Other Dharamshala Travel Info
Weather in Dharamshala
Average temperatures in Dharamshala vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 36th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Dharamshala, the hottest months are June, May, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 107.5°F (41.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.2°F (24°C) at night.
Dharamshala Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Dharamshala Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Dharamshala Perceived Temperature (F)
Dharamshala Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Dharamshala Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dharamshala are December, November, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Dharamshala? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Dharamshala.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dharamshala (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Dharamshala has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is May (31.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (78%).
Wind in Dharamshala is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and April. May’s average wind speed of around 4.5 knots (5.2 MPH or 8.4 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Dharamshala.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||1.9||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.1||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.3||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|May||4.5||Light breeze||12.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.5||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Jul||3.4||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.4||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2||Barely noticeable||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||1.6||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||1.3||Barely noticeable||6.2||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||1.5||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Dharamshala?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for India; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 19, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Dharamshala, India is April, followed by June and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Dharamshala in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Dharamshala Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 107.5°F (41.9°C) and 75.6°F (24.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Dharamshala, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 93.8°F (34.3°C) and 77.6°F (25.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Dharamshala to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 75.9°F (24.4°C) and 60.8°F (16°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.