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Best Season:

mid-Sept - Nov, Feb - May

Summer 21 to 42°C, Winter 5 to 26°C

Best Season / Best time to visit Rishikesh

Rishikesh has very cold weather during winters, while summer offers pleasant and moderate climate followed by good amount of rainfalls during monsoons. It would be best to visit Rishikesh during mid-September to November and February to May.
  • Winters (October to February) are very cold and chilly especially during the months from December to February with temperature ranging from 5°C to 27°C . Rainfall is common occurrence during this period. October and November has temperate weather making it suitable for sightseeing and tourist activities.
  • Summers (March to June) have an average temperature of 35°C and the weather is cool and comfortable. Months of May and June are the hottest months of the year.
  • Monsoons offer good amount of rainfalls during July to September. Due to rains most of the activities are interrupted.
Rishikesh is a beautiful city which has hot summers and cold winters. Rafting season is from mid-September to mid-November and March to mid-May.

Month-wise Rishikesh Weather

Jan Feb
Jun Jul Aug Sep
April is a good month to visit Rishikesh.
Weather: Moderately Hot
April has moderately hot climate. Days are favorable for outdoor activities. Temperatures begin to rise but still ranges within comfort zone and is ideal for tourist activities. The clear skies and plenty of sunshine make it ideal for indulging in water sports, especially white water rafting.
Month Climate Details
Very Cold
January is the coldest month of the year. Pilgrimage visits are still suitable but not the most ideal time for rafting as the water is very cold. The sky is partially clouded and mornings can be very foggy. Warm clothes are recommended for this period. Besides, care should be taken if travelling with old people or kids.
February is pleasant with temperate climate. Days are pleasing but can be a bit cold. Temperatures starts to warm up from the end of the month and is dominated by lot of blue skies.
March is moderately hot all through the days and nights. The atmosphere becomes moderate with cool breezes making it comfortable for tourist activities. This is the best time for enjoying rafting and other adventure sports. Also, a good time for learning Yoga in Rishikesh as the International Yoga Festival also takes place during this month.
Moderately Hot
April has moderately hot climate. Days are favorable for outdoor activities. Temperatures begin to rise but still ranges within comfort zone and is ideal for tourist activities. The clear skies and plenty of sunshine make it ideal for indulging in water sports, especially white water rafting.
Moderately Hot
Climate becomes a bit hot in May and is often referred to as the hottest month of the year. It may not be the best season but tourist visits are still possible. Adventurous sports like rafting and trekking are highly enjoyable during summer days.
Moderately Hot
Weather becomes hot during June in Rishikesh and the month is considered as not the best time for visit. But religious activities can still be carried out if you like to. Ice begins to melt in the northern region, feeding the streams of Rishikesh. High level of water makes difficult for rafting.
Moderately Hot
Monsoon sets in July and gives the required coolness to the atmosphere. Skies remain cloudy for most of the days which gives rise to humidity, but is not difficult to manage. Rafting is closed during monsoon but nature enthusiasts can enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Carrying proper rain gear is recommended.
This is the wettest month of the year in Rishikesh and rain lovers can enjoy their holiday. The days are warm and the evenings are pleasant. It may not be a good time for adventurous sports. However, the place looks very beautiful in rains and green environs can be enjoyed in monsoon.
Moderately Hot
September is moderate and associated with intermittent showers. The month is ideal outdoor travels. Rainfall almost ceases at the end of the month and tourists can enjoy trekking trips to the nearby located region. The clear sky and sunshine helps in keeping the temperature within the bearable range.
October offers mild post monsoon showers and the atmosphere becomes humid and cool. One of the best months to visit Rishikesh as the natural beauty is most ethereal. White water rafting, pilgrim tours and Yoga and meditation are a few activities tourists will love during this month.
November is very pleasant and the ambiance is attractive. This month is perfect for enjoying indoor and outdoor tourist activities. Suitable for pilgrimage tours and adventure water sports like water rafting. Winters starts from the end of the month but plenty of sunshine in the regions keeps the climate cozy.
Very Cold
December offers very cold and chilly climate sometimes accompanying rainfalls. Taking up pilgrimage visits is still possible. Carrying woolen clothing is essential. Tourists being accompanied by kids or aged need to exercise little more care.

Events & Festivals in Rishikesh

  • Basant Panchami, the spring festival, is celebrated here with much gaiety and enjoyment during February-March. Holi is an important religious festival with much colors and illuminations, celebrated during same period.

Weather Graph for Rishikesh

Rishikesh monthly temperature and rainfall averages
Note: These are average maximum and average minimum temperature for Rishikesh . The highest temperature in Rishikesh for the month is usually higher than the average maximum temperature. Similarly, the lowest temperature in Rishikesh for the month is usually lower than the average minimum temperature.
Comments (3) Reviews (3)
It looks like an awesome destination for rafting. Thanks for the

information. I love to know more about the place.
Posted by rafting in Rishikesh 2 year, 8 months ago
You People are amazing!
Thanks for bringing this website up. Love you guys. Complete travel planner!
Posted by Gaurav Bhatnagar 2 year, 11 months ago
River rafting is a best things to do in Rishikesh http://www.mustseeindia.com/Rishikesh-blogs
Posted by kashif akhtar 3 year, 21 days ago

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