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Best Season:

Sep - June


Summer 19 to 37°C, Winter -2 to 24°C

Best Season / Best time to visit Darjeeling

Darjeeling has a moderate climate with all five distinct seasons in a year. The best season to visit the place is from September to June, take woolen clothes in winters.
  • Winters (December to January) have a cool climate within the average range of 5 °C to 7 °C. Minimum temperature this season can be freezing –2 °C. Snowfalls are not common during winters. It is an ideal time for honeymoon in Darjeeling.
  • Spring (February to March) season is charming with moderate climate. This season is best with scenic beauties.
  • Summers (April to June) are mild with maximum temperature never crossing 25 °C. the pleasant climate attracts lots of tourists during this season. The time is favorable for all tourist activities.
  • Monsoons (July to August) are accompanied with intense torrential rain causing roadblocks.
  • Autumn (September to November) is accompanied with intermittent showers and Darjeeling looks marvelous during this period.
September to November is ideal for exploring Darjeeling tourism places and outings. December to January is perfect for those who like chilly climate and is best period for honeymooners. February to June is ideal for all tourist activities in Darjeeling.

Month-wise Darjeeling Weather

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Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul Aug Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
July is not the best month to visit Darjeeling.
Weather: Rainy
The monsoon truly arrives and heavy rainfall almost brings a halt to the lives of the people. Sometimes, rainfall is accompanied by lightning and thunder. July receives the highest amount of rainfall making it the wettest month of the year and enjoying outdoor activities might be a challenge. Seasonal waterfalls can be enjoyed but the due to rains the place is prone to landslides. Being off-season month, the prices of holiday packages as well as hotels are also lower in comparison to peak season.
Month Climate Details
Jan
Very Cold
This is the coldest month of the year and temperatures can dip down to extreme cold level. Hailstorms can be a frequent occurrence during this period. Favorable for tourist who enjoy chilly holidays. It is also a great month for taking up packages for honeymoon in Darjeeling. Heavy woolens are required and those tourists travelling with kids or old people need to take extra care.
Feb
Very Cold
The weather is very cold in February month. The temperature starts to rise a little but still remains cold. Although the climate is chilly, February is one of the best times for visiting Darjeeling and enjoying the natural beauty. The time is also favorable for sighting attractions as well as other outdoor activities.
Mar
Moderately Cold
The weather starts to warm up giving a new life to the natural beauty. Days are quite pleasant while nights are cold. It is the most beautiful month as spring dawns. The climate is favorable for indulging in sightseeing and outdoor activities. One of the ideal months for tourism in Darjeeling.
Apr
Pleasant
The weather is pleasant with cool days and chilly evenings. Light woolens might be required at night. Good time for sightseeing, vacationing and enjoying the various adventure activities like hiking, rock climbing, camping and water sports.
May
Pleasant
The weather starts to get warm and becomes very comfortable for outdoor activities. This is a high time for tourism as the weather is pleasant during the day and cool in the night. A perfect time for indulging in adventurous activities like hiking, camping and numerous watersports. Sighting attractions is very enjoyable during this period.
Jun
Pleasant
This month is good for visiting but rainfall starts from the middle of this month and tourists need to carry rain protective gears. The intensity of rains varies but it is not a major cause of inconvenience. It is a popular tourist month.
Jul
Rainy
The monsoon truly arrives and heavy rainfall almost brings a halt to the lives of the people. Sometimes, rainfall is accompanied by lightning and thunder. July receives the highest amount of rainfall making it the wettest month of the year and enjoying outdoor activities might be a challenge. Seasonal waterfalls can be enjoyed but the due to rains the place is prone to landslides. Being off-season month, the prices of holiday packages as well as hotels are also lower in comparison to peak season.
Aug
Rainy
Monsoon continues and the place receives heavy rainfall accompanied by lightning and thunder. The climate is comfortable but rains can cause disruption to your holiday. Landslides are common occurrence in monsoon. Rainy season is not a best time for visit. However, in monsoon hotel rates are comparatively lower than peak months.
Sep
Pleasant
Monsoon starts to shift but intermittent rainfall can occur, though it is not of much annoyance. The weather is pleasant with clear skies and bright days most of the time. It is the beginning of the official tourist season for Darjeeling. Tourist can roam around and enjoy the scenic breath-taking views of the hill-station.
Oct
Moderately Cold
One of the best months for visiting Darjeeling as the natural beauty has blossomed to its maximum. The weather is cool during the days and chilly during the nights, making it a good time for tourist activities. One can take up Darjeeling tour package from Kolkata and enjoy all kinds of adventure and sightseeing.
Nov
Moderately Cold
Temperature starts to dip down and winter season approaches. The weather becomes a bit cold but comfortable for tourism. The sky remains clear and blue for most of the time. It is one of the best months to enjoy sightseeing, adventure and other tourist activities.
Dec
Very Cold
Winters start and the weather will get colder by the end of this month. A good time for sightseeing and other tourist activities, however extra precaution needs to be practiced if travelling with children or old people. Besides, carrying heavy woolens are recommended for this season.

Events & Festivals in Darjeeling

  • July is the month for celebrations of Buddha Jayanthi, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. It is celebrated at various Buddhist monasteries in Darjeeling.
  • October - November is the period of Durgapooja festivals. The festival accompanies with many fairs, celebrations and illuminations.

Weather Graph for Darjeeling

Darjeeling monthly temperature and rainfall averages
Note: These are average maximum and average minimum temperature for Darjeeling . The highest temperature in Darjeeling for the month is usually higher than the average maximum temperature. Similarly, the lowest temperature in Darjeeling for the month is usually lower than the average minimum temperature.
Comments (21) Reviews (7)
meri first honeymoon gangtok tha jo mera life ke liya invisible hai.
Posted by Ssudhansu 1 year, 2 months ago
i want to book the room for me and for my spouse,pls guide me the best couple room,we r newly married couple.im from delhi planing to be there in Darjeeling on 19th of this month,pls send me the rate and hotels name with the Guide who helped me out , it would be a great favoure for me ,pls do as soon as u can. THANKS,
Posted by brijita 1 year, 3 months ago
darjeeling is the most beautiful hill districk like a gulmargh in j_& k
Posted by kishorverma 1 year, 4 months ago
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE
Posted by HARISH 1 year, 5 months ago
I love it when people come together and share opinions, great blog, keep it up.
Posted by resorts in wayanad 2 year, 34 days ago
i want 2 visit in daar...1 jul to 5 jul pls inform me obout the weather
Posted by mukesh 2 year, 35 days ago
DARJEELING IS THE ONE OF THE BEST PALACE OF WEST BENGAL FOR ITS NATURAL BEAUTY AND ALSO FOR ITS DELICIOUS TEA. I LOVE DARJEELING VERY MUCH.
Posted by BIKASH MONDAL 2 year, 53 days ago
how many people is there.
Posted by taron 2 year, 3 months ago
darjeeling is nice. I like it very much. i want to go there every year.
Posted by taron 2 year, 3 months ago

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