Dharamsala, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Dharamsala, India? If you're planning to go to Dharamsala, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Dharamsala, India

Based on the climate and weather in Dharamsala, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Dharamsala, India by month

January

If you are traveling to Dharamsala in January, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans

February

If you are traveling to Dharamsala in February, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Socks

March

Traveling to Dharamsala in March, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts

April

If you vacation in Dharamsala during April, you are likely to find that it is warm.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

May

If you vacation in Dharamsala during May, you are likely to find that it is really hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

June in this region can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

July

If you visit Dharamsala during July, you are likely to find that it is hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

If you visit Dharamsala during August, you are likely to find that it is warm.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you visit Dharamsala during September, you are likely to find that it is warm.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

October

October in Dharamsala is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

November

Traveling to Dharamsala in November, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

December

December in Dharamsala is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Dharamsala, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Dharamsala, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Dharamsala
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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