Best Time to Visit Rajasthan

Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Cultural heritage, glorious history, beautiful architecture, diverse wildlife and colourful bazaars containing wide range of handicraft articles attract tourists in large numbers. Though the visitors keep travelling to Rajasthan throughout the year but there are few months when the tourism activities culminate due to conducive weather. From travel perspective, the best time to visit Rajasthan is considered to be from October to March. For budget conscious tourists, Monsoon (July to September) and summer (April to June) months are the best seasons to visit Rajasthan. The climate of state, on the whole, is extreme. It is generally very hot and dry in summer, while north-western Rajasthan is colder than the south-eastern region in winter. The weather is dominated by hot westerly or south-westerly winds and sand-storms in the western parts in summer. The tempo of this natural phenomenon is, however, reduced by the hills and the forests in the southern and the eastern parts of the state. Taking temperature, rainfall and humidity into consideration, the climate of the north-western region is generally hot and dry and comparatively immune from epidemics. Due to the sandy nature of the soil it rapidly gets hot during the day and cools down quickly after dusk. Rajasthan climatological peculiarity is the great extremes of temperatures. Winter is quite severe and at many places the temperature sometime falls below the freezing point and frost is not uncommon in Ganganagar district. The heat likewise during summer is intense and scotching and the desert area in west Rajasthan is the hottest region in India.

Here, however, the atmospheric dryness, the nature of the soil and want of vegetation are responsible for the sudden change of temperature from day to night. Although very high temperatures prevail in June, the hottest month of the year is May. Day temperatures in summer shoot up considerably owing to heat waves which sometimes occur over north India. The trying heat and 'loo' hot winds know temporary subsidence through an occasional dust-storm.

Taking the year as a whole, winds from the south west or west are most frequent in Rajasthan. They are strongest in June and lightest in November, but it is semi-arid region comprising Jodhpur, Banner, Bikaner and Ganganagar, which records higher wind-speeds than Jaipur and Kota. Winds are generally light and variable during winter when north-westerly and northerly winds are more frequent. Hot and dust raising winds sweep more or less throughout Rajasthan during the summer and they are experienced in their worst and violent form in the desert areas. During the monsoon season, an easterly wind is always welcome as it promises to bring in rain. The maximum velocity of wind expected in Rajasthan areas is about 85 miles per hour.

The eastern half of the State is more frquented by thunderstorms than the western half. They occur mostly from May to September, particularly in June and July. The dust storms are most frequent in the arid west and decrease progressively over the semi-arid and fertile regions with more rainfall. June is the month of maximum number of dust-storms in the north-western districts. While in the south-eastern areas they occur in May. The number of dust-storms declines rapidly after June; but in the north-west they continue even upto September.

Hail-storms in Rajasthan are rare. Their frequency in Jaipur is maximum, about three in two years, but they are extremely uncommon in the desert area. Ganganagar, for instance, gets only one hailstorm in 10 years while Bikaner, Barmer and Ajmer get one in about three years. Fogs are comparatively more frequent in the arid and the semi-arid areas and occur mostly in the cold months from December to February. They are rare in other areas of Rajasthan except in Jhalawar and Kota where a few days of fog occur in the year, particularly in January.

Rajasthan Tour Packages

Vibrant Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Group Tour

Vibrant Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Group Tour

7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination : Delhi – Shekhawati –Bikaner – Jodhpur- Khejarla – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra

Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour

Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour

15 Nights / 16 Days
Destination : Delhi-Agra-Fatephur Sikri-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Bundi-Udaipur-Jojawar-Narlai -Manvar-Jodhpur-Pushkar

Real Rajasthan India Tour

Real Rajasthan India Tour

14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination : Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Pushkar-Udaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Bikaner-Mandawa

Rajasthan Shopping Tour

Rajasthan Shopping Tour

18 Nights / 19 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Kota - Bundi - Chittaurgarh - Bijaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa

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