This is a question travellers from all over the world, often ask or mail me about. The problem is, there’s no straight answer to that. It’s all a matter of preference & opportunity. Some people love the winters, some like it hot and dry. Many prefer the mild conditions of spring and autumn.
This is how weather works in Jaipur and you can pick the season that suits you the most.
JAIPUR SEASONS/ WEATHER
Dec-Jan-Feb: This is when we have Winters and the temperature varies between 2 Degrees Celsius to 25 Degrees.
Mar-Apr-May-June: That’s our Summers and it can get cruel. The temperature varies from 27 Degrees to 47 Degrees.
July-Aug-Sept: Summers & little bit of Rain. Since Rajasthan is the desert state & Jaipur the capital, we don’t get that much of rain. Medium rainfall is observed in this period. Temperatures varies from 27 Degrees to 38 Degrees.
Oct-Nov: This is actually my favourite time of the year. Its neither that hot nor that cold. Temperatures vary from 20 Degrees to 30 Degrees.
Besides the weather, there are of course also other variables to consider. Like the top tourist season – which you of course some people want to avoid if possible. The peak time to visit is October to Mid April.
Or are there exceptional years that will attract an extra amount of tourists? Maybe you would like to be around when a certain exhibition or festival takes place?
OFFICIAL, NATIONAL & RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS in JAIPUR:
- JAN: 26 Jan- Republic Day
- Feb/Mar: Holi (The Festival of colours) The date varies every year as per the Hindu Calendar
- Apr: 5 Apr- Mahaveer Jayanti. 14 Apr- Ambedkar Jayanti
- Aug:15 Aug-Independence day, Janamashtami- The birthday of Lord Krishna (Date varies every Year as per Hindu Calander), Rakshabandhan/ Rakhi- A festival of Siblings, Every sister ties a Rakhi to the brother (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raksha_Bandhan), Ramjan Id (Id-Ul-Fitar)- date varies every year (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan)
- Sept: Ganesh Chaturthi
- Oct: Oct 2- Gandhi Jayanti, Dushera – Date varies every year as per the Hindu Calendar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijayadashami), Idul Zuha (Bakrid), Diwali- The festival of lights (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali)
- Nov: Guru Nanak Jayanti
- Dec: Christmas