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Best Season to Visit Pondicherry

October to March is Best Season to Visit Pondicherry

Winter season from October to February is the best time to visit Pondicherry to experience the beautiful beaches and churches in the city. This is the time to enjoy the thrilling water sports like Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Banana Boat ride etc. December is also the busiest season and hotels are usually very expensive in this season. Summer would be quite hot and humid but the evenings are pleasant with cool breeze.

Peak Season in Pondicherry

December to January is Peak Season in Pondicherry

December and January is the busiest season in Pondicherry and attracts large number of tourists during this time. New Year holiday season also attracts considerable number of tourists and hotels are also usually expensive during this season and advance booking at least one or two months before the trip is highly recommended to plan a hassle free vacation in Pondicherry.

Pondicherry Weather

Minimum Temperature in Pondicherry

15°C

Maximum Temperature in Pondicherry

40°C

Current Temperature in Pondicherry


Winter Season :

Winter sets in Pondicherry by October and lasts till February. The temperature can go as low as 17°C in winters. It is considered a good time to visit Pondicherry when the cool weather creates the perfect conditions for sightseeing, beach fun, and water sports. December and January are the busiest months in Pondicherry and attract a large number of tourists during this time. Hotels are also usually expensive during this season and advance booking at least one or two months before the trip is highly recommended to plan a hassle-free vacation in Pondicherry.


Summer Season :

Summer season starts in Pondicherry from the month of March and lasts till the month of July. Being a coastal town, Pondicherry experience quite hot and humid summers with the average temperature being 40°C. In comparison to other seasons, the town witnesses lesser tourist footfall in summers, making it a good time to enjoy a peaceful vacation in this little town. The summer season in Pondicherry is the best time for enjoying various water activities at the beach.


Monsoon Season :

July to September months constitute the monsoon season in Pondicherry. The town receives an average rainfall of 1240 mm annually. Monsoon isnít the favorite season of many people, but monsoon in Pondicherry has its own romantic charm with rain-washed vistas, lush green flora, and colorful flowers. However, this is the best time for those who love to soak in the rain and experience the lush green landscape of Pondicherry. Also, it is a good time to visit the city as the biggest cultural celebration across the city is held to commemorate the birthday of Sri Aurobindo.