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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj?

Saurabh Srivastava DEC 10 2012
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The beauty of the hills, unbelievably fresh air and an unusual calm to keep you company - Mcleodganj will make sure you go home with a happy, contented soul. Make sure you make most of the different moods of the town, in its varying seasons. The best-time to visit Mcleodganj is between March and June and then again between mid-September and November.

Plan your trip according to the seasons in Mcleodganj:

  • Summer

    Chirping birds, swishing fresh breeze and blossoming flowers welcome you to the pleasantly warm season of Summer in Mcleodganj. The mercury levels during this time are just right for sightseeing, trekking and being outdoors, hovering between 22 to 38 degree celsius. This season usually lasts between March and June here. Make sure you carry a light jacket and some comfy socks, since the nights tend have a slight nip in the air.

  • Monsoon

    Love the rains and the moist freshness in the air? Head out to Mcleodganj between the months of July and August and you're sure to get your fair share of rains. The wettest months in Mcleodganj, these are not ideal if you're planning to go trekking, since the roads might be quite slippery. While packing, ensure that your bags are waterproof as the water tends to seep into the luggage compartments in buses. Carry some extra socks and perhaps even an extra pair of shoes in case your feet get wet while you are outdoors. Most importantly, enjoy the misty freshness with loads of honey-lemon-ginger tea and some hot muffins to go with them.

  • Autumn

    Once the heavy rains clear out, Mcleodganj looks fresh out of.. err.. a very long shower! Scrubbed clean roads and delightfully green trees, just before they start shedding their leaves, will keep you company during the autumn season here. The mercury usually hovers between 15 to 30 degrees celsius, while nights remain on the cooler side. Lasting between mid-September and November, this is an ideal time for trekking, sightseeing and making the most of Mcleodganj's great outdoors. You might need a light jacket if the mercury suddenly decides to drop on a particular day.

  • Winter

    Let the magic of white snow enchant you while you hide between layers and layers of mufflers and jackets. The months between November and February see the mercury drop down to near-freezing levels. If you're looking for some time alone, with yourself or your beloved, this would be an ideal time to be in Mcleodganj, for you'll be spending most of your time snuggled in your quilt.

The best time to visit Mcleodganj is therefore between March and June and then again between mid-September and November, when most roads are ideal for walks and treks and you can visit all the tourist spots without being burdened by woolens or umbrellas. Yet, many people say that any time is a good time to experience peace and tranquility at Mcleodganj. Weave dreams of a beautiful trip, for it's sure going to be just perfect!

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