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Haridwar Weather And Best Time To Visit Haridwar
Haridwar or Hardwar, is a primeval town and metropolis located in North India's Uttarakhand state. Regarded as one of the seven most holy places in the country, it offers captivating sights throughout the year. Haridwar’s climate is relatively stable year round, allowing disciples to wholeheartedly participate in diverse ceremonies and rituals. If a pilgrimage is the end goal, July’s Kanwar Mela and the Diwali festival in October are the recommended times to visit Haridwar. The festivals of Ramnavami and Buddha Purnima (March to May) are also advisable for travel. However, September to April is the best time for tourists to explore Haridwar as the weather is also great.
Winter (October – February)
The winter season tends to set in by the beginning of November. This period is the preferred time for both vacationing or pilgrimages. The chill in the air is at it’s best during these months, with an average temperature range of 17 to 6°C. The Diwali festival turns the town into a magical location, with visitors from far and wide coming to seek blessings. This is definitely the most ideal period to visit Haridwar.
Summer (March - June)
During the summer months, the weather tends to heat up in the day and stays windy at night-time, owing to Haridwar’s closeness to the river Ganges. The temperature averages between 18 to 40°C. This season is recommended to fully appreciate the Ramnavmi and Buddha Purnima celebrations. For pilgrims, twilight is the perfect time to venture outside during these months, to enjoy the “Aarti” ceremony on the shorelines and take a wash in the Ganges to cool down.
Monsoon (July – September)
Haridwar receives considerable rain from July to September, with an average weather of 23 to 30°C. Occasionally the showers can be substantial, restricting sightseeing and tourism. It is advisable to keep a close check on the weather before venturing out during these months. However, monsoon provides a sense of serenity to the surrounding area, creating a lush green environment and offering necessary respite from the sweltering temperature.