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Summer Season in Varanasi

From April to June is the summer season in the city. The temperature ranges between 32 and 46 degrees Celsius. At times Varanasi gets monsoon showers during this period. Since the weather is too hot, it is not the best time to visit Varanasi.

Monsoon Season in Varanasi

July to September is the monsoon season. The city receives close to the national average in rainfall in the season. People often come here in the city for religious purpose.

Winter Season in Varanasi

Winter season starts from November and lasts till March. The city becomes very cool during this period and the temperature even comes down to five degrees Celsius. Cold wind coming from the Himalayan region makes the environment even colder. This is definitely the best time to visit Varanasi.

When To Go To Varanasi


Posited in the northern part of India and close to the tropic of cancer, Varanasi experiences subtropical climate, resulting in a huge variation in temperature between summer and winter. The simmering hot summer season, which persists from April to June, is marked by extremely dry, humid and sunny days with the temperature ranging between 320C to 460C. The city receives heavy showers during the monsoon months of June, July, August and September, during which the humidity level of the city soars up. The winter season, which lasts from October to March, is cold with the average temperature ranging from 50C to 150C.

Best Time To Explore The City

Being the ultimate pilgrimage hub for the Hindus, Varanasi attracts thousands of devotees every year, irrespective of its time and season. Although many would argue that there is no inappropriate time to visit a place of such sanctimonial importance, you can always make the most of your trip by visiting the city anytime between October to April. However, if you are someone who wouldn’t really like to make a holy dip in river Ganges during these freezing months of the year, then you can visit Varanasi anytime between November and March, when the weather is cooler and much pleasant. All said and done, if you wish to bask in the real delight of Varanasi, the visiting the city during the festive months would be the most appropriate.

Things To Do

Varanasi, also known as the temple city, is flooded with shrines of historical and religious importance. Kashi Vishwanath temple, which is the major attraction of the city, is an absolute must visit place in Varanasi. Apart from this, there are other shrines and buildings in Varanasi like the Birla temple, Tulsi Manas temple, New Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University and Jantar Mantar. On your visit to this place, you can cruise down the Ganges in a boat, visit the famous Monkey Temple or take a quick dip on the ghats of the Ganges. To experience the authentic charm of the city, you can wander down the narrow alleys of the city, shop for famous Benarasi Silk Saris, walk along the ghats or just feast on the local peda and lassi.

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