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COVID-19 : DEHRADUN is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 21 Jan 2021
Latest Information on Travelling to DEHRADUN?

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.


Buses are running to and from Uttarakhand with reduced seating limit. This includes both inter state and intra state travel.

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: 21 Jan 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.

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 :


Dehradun in Summer

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

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

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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13 November 2018
To tell the truth, we started this trek with many doubts and inhibitions. Especially since we had 2 children aged 7 & 8 who had done only single day treks till date. Our trek leader Makkhan Singh gave us a complete overview of what we could expect but nothing prepared us for the unadulterated natural beauty that was all around us from the start to the finish of the trek. From Deodar trees in the lower ranges to tall pine forests on taller peaks. The autumn colours were visible in full glory. Many moments bring a smile back to our faces like speaking to the villagers we met on the way, finding a couple of langoors spying on us, having black tea with herbs that instantly refreshed us and many more such memories. Camping was a whole new experience for all of us. It taught us the discipline of timing and the regard for others comfort. The cooks who accompanied us were very thoughtful about our children and tried their best to serve food that kids would enjoy. Needless to say, the snow was the best part of the trek. We made a snowman with the help of trek guide Ashish. He was wonderful with our kids. He played with them, but was also very careful about their safety. I wish to wholeheartedly thank each and every one in the team who helped organize this trek so perfectly. We didn't feel a single moment of confusion or uncertainty over any of the arrangements made. This experience has definitely made us wish to do more such treks in the future.
05 July 2019
Hi All, I took Har Ki Dun trek, booked via Thirllophila. The operator made all the arrangements. Though I was travelling Solo, I was surrounded with company of good locals and other fellow trekkers, all heading towards Har Ki Dun. It was 07 days trek & was a awesomely memorable journey. I really enjoyed whole trek and company of Rishab & Nitin bhai (Guides). They really took good care of me and my fellow trekkers. I meet many people and few became good friends of mine with whom I'm still communicate. Guys, I recommend every new trekkers, solo or group to go for it. This trek is easy to moderate with mesmerizing views with really tasty foods along the trek camping. Though, I visited at end of June but rain was at beginning and bothered us very little. Those snow covered mountain tops and chilled water river streams are beautiful. Along the way, is wooden bridges, water steams, cold clouds, lush green dense forests and few Maggie shops by local peoples to take rest and spend some time with nature. Thanks again to Thrillophilia!
06 December 2019
I booked the Har Ki Dun Trek through Thrilloplilia for November 24 to November 30. Its been the most incredible trek of my life. The trek operators are professionals & took very good care of us. The camps & food was awesome mostly. The guides were responsible & cooperative & knew their role. On the last day we got snow and could not proceed to Har Ki Dun but the trek through the snow was awesome. All in all a great trek experience. I would definitely recommend this awesome trek through Thrillophilia.
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 ...it's really difficult ...
"The things I have seen , the things I have done are pretty amazing . I can tell you tales about it , show you volume of pictures , speak on lengths about it but you wont understand . And its not your fault . Beautiful things are hard to understand and even more hard to earn. Unless you are there breathing in all what I had , you wont get it. And such an everlasting impression could only be created by wonderful people around - my trek guide Nanu , cook Jeeta and Trek coordinator Raj mohan . Rightly called as Valley of Gods through alpine meadows, ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages will leave you spellbound in its web of magic , will give you 7 days of peace amd tranquility and lifetime of memories . "
15 January 2021
Mountains are humbling, teaches you lessons that are hard to forget. For me the biggest lesson was, in life whatever seems high and achievable is going to be very difficult and so very worth of your efforts. Living in the mountains taught me, how discipline brings more joy in real life. This Kedarkantha trek was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Absolutely loved it. While ascending, we had taken a different route through khujey and odari, which i guess not other trekking companies take. That was the best part, as we got to see different side of the mountain and a very clean side too. Food and other arrangements were very nice and timely.
Amazing end and fabulous start we had 2021. This was our first time we were all cousins together... This was i guess best decision i made to visit and capture such a beautiful place of India. Completed our summit on 1 of jan. Amazing hospitality provided by thrillophilians.. But wanna suggest u had better be looking after ur coordination... U can do more good.
14 January 2021
Overall experience was good. We went to Nag Tibba trek in Sep 2020 when things just got opened after a long COVID break. Since things had just begun, there were some small issues. But Thrillophilia takes care of everything and make sure your experience is the best! Would recommend Thrillophilia to everyone.
11 January 2021
Every one has their own story, this story is about me and friends, thought i was able to complete my complete trek, but yet its has a wonderful experience we had, full of joy, the first time being in tent was difficult to deal with, but the nature, its beauty its attractiveness site bound me to fall in love with it. We are unable to explain this in my words but its awesome. But one thing I would request to do give clear presentation of the person coming back or stuck with the half trek, that was a mess apart from it this was the best feeling ever .
This trekking experience was best guide,stay , food everything was best .

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People Also Ask About Dehradun

  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.
  4. Which month is best to visit Dehradun?

    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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