Best Time to Visit Darjeeling
While summer months from April to June are the ideal time to travel to Darjeeling, some travellers including couples also prefer to visit the beautiful town during winter months from October to December. However, it would be great to look at the monthly breakup of Darjeeling’s climatic conditions so that you can plan when to go:
October to March: October is when the monsoon season ends and a slight chill is observed in the weather. Winter season begins in full swing and it is during the months of mid-November to January, when the average temperature ranges between 7 and 5 degree Celsius. Snowfall is rarely seen in Darjeeling. But sometimes, the temperature can drop down to -2 degree Celsius, so make sure you pack some woollens.
April to June: These months constitute the summer season in Darjeeling which is quite pleasant and not harsh. The maximum temperature is around 25 degree Celsius. Bright sunlight packed with windy air in the evenings make for a great vacation in Darjeeling amidst the picturesque surroundings. This time is also good for sightseeing and other tourist activities. :
July to September: Starting July till August, heavy rainfall is observed in Darjeeling. It might not be the best time to visit the place during the monsoons as you can come across some roadblocks. However, if you love the rains, don’t miss the lush-green environ drenched in rain water which calls for great photographic shots as well. That said, September is a good time to visit the place as there’s less rainfall and the greenery remains intact.