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Best Season to Visit Varanasi

October to March is Best Season to Visit Varanasi

Peak Season in Varanasi

November to February is Peak Season in Varanasi

Varanasi Weather

Minimum Temperature in Varanasi

9°C

Maximum Temperature in Varanasi

45°C

Current Temperature in Varanasi


Winter Season :

Winter is the most pleasant season to visit Varanasi where the temperature can go as low as 5°C. Often referred to as the city of temples, Varanasi is a great city in India which attracts millions of tourists every year because of its amazing temples, rituals, and spiritual beliefs. Dashaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Sarnath, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Annapurna Temple, Kashi Vishalakshi Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, Ramnagar Fort and Banaras Hindu University are some of the popular places to visit in Varanasi that attracts huge number of crowd and hotels are usually expensive during this season. The boat rides on the Ganga, visiting the different temples and exploring the vibrant city gives memorable experience in the winter season. Besides, the city witnesses several great festivals starting from Dev Dipawali, the most important festival of Varanasi and ending with Vasant Panchami or may be Holi. Also, donít miss the age old tradition of Ram Leela where they still use mashal for lighting is something which will bring you as close as the character of Varanasi in the most local way possible.


Summer Season :

Summer in Varanasi lasts from March till the end of June, where April and May are the hottest months where the temperature is usually around 45°C. Not unlike any region in the northern part of the country, summer in Varanasi is characterised by weather that is devoid of humidity, with the sun blazing throughout the day. The hot, dry wind blowing across the region in the afternoons make it more challenging to be able to bear the extreme climatic conditions. If you are visiting this place during these months, make sure to relax by the pleasant riverside and take in the breeze at the Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, and Kedar Ghat. Also, try out the delicious lassi which Varanasi is famed for.


Monsoon Season :

Monsoon season starts from the month of July and ends to the month of September where the city receives the average rainfall every year. This season brings the natural beauty in the city with the greenery effect all around. The monsoon in Varanasi is accompanied by heat, humidity and moderate rainfalls. Though monsoon is not an ideal time to visit Varanasi, the city receives large number of tourists for the freshness and beauty of the place. The level of the Ganges rises above the usual, thus alluring more people to the ghats, who sit there and take in the mesmerising sight.