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Best Season:

Sept - Jun


Summer 10 to 28°C, Winter -5 to 16°C

Best Season / Best time to visit Gangtok

Gangtok enjoys a gentle, moderate climate all year through. The best time to visit the place is from September to June.
  • Winters (December-February) has an average temperature of about 4°C. Snowfalls in the higher altitudes sometimes cuts off different tourist spots. This period is favorable for honeymoon trip in Gangtok.
  • Spring (March – mid of April) season is pleasant and is the best time to enjoy the natural vista of the place.
  • Summers (April end – June) are mild and mercury levels range from an average maximum of 22°C. The period is suitable for all types of tourist activities as the weather is nice and comfortable.
  • Monsoons (July – September) offers heavy rainfalls and often causes landslides in the region. July month records maximum rainfalls. It may not be a good idea to visit in rainy season.
  • Autumns (October – November) are beautiful with pleasant climate. The period is the best time for sightseeing and enjoying holidays in Gangtok.
Honeymoons are ideal during winters in Gangtok. The place has moderate climate in summer allowing you to carry out all types of tourist activities and adventures. The best season for Gangtok tourism is during spring and autumn when the weather is pleasant.

Month-wise Gangtok Weather

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul Aug Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
July is not the best month to visit Gangtok.
Weather: Rainy
Monsoon sets in July. The place receives heavy rainfall in this month and landslides are a common occurrence, making it not the most apt time for holidaying. July is also recorded with maximum rainfalls making it the wettest month of the year. However, the region’s lush greenery is enjoyable for nature enthusiast and those who enjoy monsoon effect. July being an off-season, the prices of tour packages as well as hotels are also comparatively lower than peak season.
Month Climate Details
Jan
Freezing Cold
The weather is very cold and temperatures go below freezing point. Not the best time for sightseeing as high altitude areas receive snowfall and the area remains closed for any tourist visit. It is suitable time for holidaymakers who enjoy chilly and cold climate. As a matter of fact, this period is also quite enjoyable for honeymoon trip in Northeast India.Thick woolen apparels are recommended for this period. Besides, special care should be taken if travelling with kids or the aged.
Feb
Very Cold, Foggy
The weather remains very cold in February and enjoying outdoor activities can be a bit tough and challenging. The month is accompanied by foggy chilly mornings and cold nights. The period is still suitable for honeymooners and holidaymakers who enjoy cold and chilly weather. Heavy woolens are required and for tourists accompanied by kids or old people, extra care is required.
Mar
Very Cold
Temperature starts to rise a little but the weather is still cold. Days are quite pleasing with lots of blue skies but nights are cold. Official tourist season begins from this month. It is an ideal time for enjoying sighting various attractions of the place. Besides, adventurous sports like mountain biking and trekking can also be done. Woolen clothes are preferable this period.
Apr
Moderately Cold
It is a spring season and the natural beauty of the place is at its zenith. Days are cool with lots of clear blue skies, but nights can get chilly. The temperatures are comfortably cold and is ideal for sightseeing and adventure activities like trekking and mountaineering. Summers will begin from the end of this month.
May
Pleasant
The region is very beautiful with pleasant climate. The temperature starts to rise but falls within the comfortable range. The month has lots of blue skies and little rainfall is quite common. Sighting of various attractions and carrying out adventurous sports like rafting, trekking and mountain biking are favorable during this month.
Jun
Pleasant
June offers pleasant ambience making it suitable for tourist visits. Daytime is very pleasing and evenings are cool. It is a good time for sightseeing and holidaying. Besides, adventure sports like water rafting can also be enjoyed. However, short rainfall is a common occurrence in June.
Jul
Rainy
Monsoon sets in July. The place receives heavy rainfall in this month and landslides are a common occurrence, making it not the most apt time for holidaying. July is also recorded with maximum rainfalls making it the wettest month of the year. However, the region’s lush greenery is enjoyable for nature enthusiast and those who enjoy monsoon effect. July being an off-season, the prices of tour packages as well as hotels are also comparatively lower than peak season.
Aug
Pleasant
Rain continues to play the spoiler. It will rain often and sometimes for long periods. Landslides are a common calamity in this region and make it difficult for tourism. However, the place becomes attractive and beautiful with its green surroundings. Nature and rains lovers can plan for their visit. The hotel rates are also lower than peak season.
Sep
Pleasant
The area receives a good amount of rainfall in this month. There may be several days without rain and some blue sky in the breaks making it suitable for tourist activities. Temperatures are comfortable with cool breeze and the period is ideal for holidays. Adventure activities like river rafting can also be done.
Oct
Moderately Cold
The official high season starts from October. The weather is cool and pleasant making it the best time for sightseeing and holidaying. Adventure tourists can also get indulged in activities like river rafting, trekking and mountain biking. It would be a good idea to book tour packages for Darjeeling Gangtok in advance as the prices will be hike during peak tourist season.
Nov
Very Cold
Winter truly arrives in November with very cold weather. Nights are comparatively colder than daytime. The period is favorable of sighting attractions and taking up adventure activities like trekking. It is recommended to carry warm clothes for this season. Moreover, tourists accompanied by kids or old people need to be more careful.
Dec
Freezing Cold, Foggy
The month starts on a very cold note and is about to get worse. Temperatures can dip to freezing levels making it difficult for enjoying tourism. However, tourists can still visit the place till the middle of the month, after which the temperature get much colder. Heavy woolens are required and special care needs to be taken if travelling with kids or the aged.

Today / Current Weather


Thunderstorm

18°C


at 07:53 PM
Sunrise: 4:57 AM
Sunset: 6:24 PM
Humidity: 82%
Wind: 10 kph (Direction: West)
Updated at Fri Aug 01, 2014 07:53 PM

7 Day Weather Forecast

Aug 01
Friday


Chance of Rain

High: 29°C
Low: 12°C
Aug 02
Saturday


Chance of Rain

High: 17°C
Low: 12°C
Aug 03
Sunday


Rain

High: 17°C
Low: 11°C
Aug 04
Monday


Rain

High: 17°C
Low: 11°C
Aug 05
Tuesday


Rain

High: 17°C
Low: 10°C
Aug 06
Wednesday


Rain

High: 18°C
Low: 11°C
Aug 07
Thursday


Chance of Rain

High: 18°C
Low: 10°C

Events & Festivals in Gangtok

  • Saga Dawa, a very auspicious day for the Buddhists, is celebrated here with much enthusiasm during the end of May and early June. A huge procession of monks goes around Gangtok carrying the Holy Scriptures and is very attractive.
Comments (39) Reviews (2)
Me and my 9 friends will go to Gangtok on these month on 20.10.13. we are very excited that visit to Gangtok. But we have a question on ours mind that can we see snow on mountain during the visit these October ????? please provide me through by mail..ASAP
Posted by Sudip Das 9 months ago
We are planning to visit Dargiling & gangatok on 13 th to 18 th Nov 2013 . with our friend age group 25 To 45 - 14 Nos. Can we see snow mountain during the visit. And what about temp. is it possible snow falls ? Please help me.

Regards
Kasture R.D.
Mharashtra Kolhapur
Posted by kasture r.d. 11 months ago
I am planning to visit Darjeeling (TiegerHill) and Sikkim end of this year. Can we see the snow mountain during this time? Please help me out.
Posted by Tsutomu Aoki 11 months ago
iam planning to visit on last week of july month is it safe for seeing gangtak
Posted by dattu 1 year, 13 days ago
i have booked a room in hotel mayfair from 10th of july'13 to 13th of july '13...is the journey safe ..i'm totally confused .pls help..very urgent
Posted by keshab mahanta 1 year, 18 days ago
want to visit gangtok from 13th to 17th july.is it a good idea?please help.
Posted by Name 1 year, 22 days ago
Want to visit Gangtok during 4-7 July 2013. Is it a good idea? Please help. I am so confused.
Posted by Megha 1 year, 34 days ago
Would like to visit Gangtok during last week of November with a group of 10 persons of which few are senior citizens. Kindly suggest whether climate suits all and precausions to be taken.
Posted by Vijay Assar 1 year, 37 days ago
as my family going gangtok n darjeeling in 21 june to 27 june should i carry warm clothes or the normel one be enough and it is good time for visit to gangtok
Posted by amit kumar nagori 1 year, 38 days ago
v r planing to visit gangtok n darjeeling siliguri in the end of june...kindly suggest the places to visit and climate details
Posted by ashwani rawal 1 year, 40 days ago

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