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Chitrakoot Weather And Best Time To Visit Chitrakoot
Chitrakoot is a town with strong spiritual overtones for the Hindus who connect the town with Lord Rama. All the year round there are festivals related to Lord Rama. October and November is the period of Navratri festival with the popular Dussehra celebrations. There is Diwali that follows in a grand manner. Then in January you have the Makar Sankranti when the festival of harvest is celebrated by thanking the Sun for a good bounty. There is kite flying on and around this day. This is followed by Mahashivratri and the Ramayan Mela which goes on for a whole week.
The weather in Chitrakoot is hot and hotter in summer, most pleasant and cool during monsoon and cold and foggy in winter. The best time to visit Chitrakoot is the monsoon period when rains are not heavy and the temperature is low. Winter is cold but foggy and driving around may be dangerous at times. The details regarding Weather and Best Time are placed below.
Summer (March - June)
Chitrakoot sizzles in summer with the temperature soaring up to 47°C. The nights are however comfortable when the minimum temperature is around 29°C. However, the weather remains balmy and hot. Summer is hardly the time to visit Chitrakoot since the hot weather does not help make sightseeing enjoyable at all.
Monsoon (July - October)
Chitrakoot is pleasant in the monsoon since it does not rain all that much and the temperature remains low. Therefore, it is quite all right to visit the place during the August-October period. After the rains, one is treated to dense and lush vegetation with rivulets everywhere. The entire town and its nearby areas are absolutely beautiful with maximum visibility suiting sightseeing. However, visitors are advised to carry their gear for protection against the odd shower.
Winter (November - February)
Winter in Chitrakoot starts with some fine weather in November and December. Visitors will like this weather which is supported by balmy days and clear skies. Chitrakoot is truly the visitor’s delight in the month of December. But, come January there is intense fogging which reduces visibility to a point where driving around on roads is dangerous. However, one can check on full details before visiting Chitrakoot during this period, which also sees a fair number of festivals and celebrations.