Best Time to Visit Rishikesh
Best Season to Visit Rishikesh
September to November & March to May is Best Season to Visit Rishikesh
Peak Season in Rishikesh
October & April to June is Peak Season in Rishikesh
Minimum Temperature in Rishikesh
Maximum Temperature in Rishikesh
Current Temperature in Rishikesh
Winter Season :
Situated at an elevation of 356 m above sea level, the temperature can go as low as 8°C in winters. Winter is the most pleasant season in Rishikesh that begins in November and it is extended till mid-February in which January is the coldest month and it is advisable to carry heavy woollens during this time. Triveni Ghat, Neel Kanth Mahadev Temple, Swarganiwas Temple and Bharat Mandir are the important pilgrimage sites in Rishikesh that attracts huge number of tourists and pilgrims from all parts of the country to offer their prayers at this holy site. Besides, Rishikesh is the gateway to the upper Garhwal region and the starting point for the Char Dham pilgrimage (Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath) during this season. Apart, this is also the best time to indulge in adventure thrills like rafting, kayaking, and more. Hotels are usually expensive during this season and it is recommended to book early to enjoy the hassle free trip to Rishikesh.
Summer Season :
Summer in Rishikesh begins in March which lasts in late June where the temperature is usually around 35°C. March boasts of a favourable weather to try rafting and also be a part of the famous International Yoga festival. Because of scorching sun, the crowds are less, making it a good time to enjoy a peaceful vacation in this little town. Also, Rishikesh is a great place for shopping that ranges from clothes to jewelry and precious stones to spiritual things at reasonable prices.
Monsoon Season :
Monsoon begins in July and it ends in mid-September with monsoon begins in July and it ends in mid-September. During this time, most activities are suspended due to the heavy blast of rains. Though Rishikesh and surrounding places can still be visited during monsoon, heavy rains can block the roads. But, Discounts continue to lure budget travellers in the monsoon season as well.
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