- Best Time To Visit Kolkata

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Durga puja is a festival that is celebrated with great pomp and show. Laxmi puja and Diwali follow it. January-February is the period that witnesses the conduct of Calcutta book fair that acts as a platform for bringing people from all over the world together under one roof. Thus, if you have an option to choose the time period, then plan out your tour during October-March, as it is the ideal time to visit Calcutta.Located on the eastern coast of India, Kolkata has a typical tropical climate. Here’s a monthly seasonal break up so you can plan your trip accordingly

October-March: Starting from autumn the weather is pleasant and is a great time to visit Kolkata. Apart from the weather, this is also the time for festivals. Kolkata comes alive during Durga Puja as there are numerous pandals all over the city with beautiful idols or Goddess Durga and multiple street food stalls. This is followed by Laxmi Puja and Kali Puja.

In winters the temperature varies somewhere between 9°C and 11°C. December and January are the coolest months and you would need light woolens for this time, especially during the night. There is the occasional rainfall, which makes the weather very pleasant making it the best time to plan a holiday.

April-May: These are the hottest months in the city with the temperature varying from over 40°C to around 30°C. The heat can make sightseeing a little difficult to remember to carry sunglasses and comfortable cotton clothes.

June to September: This is the famous monsoon season of Kolkata when the city experiences heavy showers. The temperature comes down although humidity levels rise. August is the wettest month and it tends to rain over long durations. September is when the rain slows down and the cool breeze make for pleasant evenings.

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