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Nagpur Weather And Best Time To Visit Nagpur
Nagpur is one of the best urban places to spend winters in, for the city which has been called the Winter Capital of Maharashtra has pleasant months in the fag end of the year. Nagpur has a tropical climate and being somewhat in the middle of the country faces hot summers, rainy monsoons, yet cool winters.
Nagpur has an abundance of places that appeal to the tourists. There are a number of rich verdant rolling hills, lakes and streams, reserves and woodlands that offer a variety of adventurous things to do be it with family or friends. The most ideal time to visit Nagpur then, would be the winter months from October to February; one of the best weather spans.
Summer (March - June)
Summers are the warmest months of the year and at best are not touristy seasons. The month of May is the hottest month of the year. There are occasional heat waves and dust storms that blow across the city that might make travel and sightseeing a bother.
Temperatures would occasionally soar up to 49°C, but evenings do turn in cooler that gives a respite from the day’s temperature. The heat could be scorching at times, so if you are planning to visit Nagpur in summer wear light cotton clothes during the day and carry suntan lotions and water bottles. Summer’s the right time to pamper yourself with the oranges of Nagpur.
Monsoon (July - September)
Monsoon months from July to September face heavy rainfall due to the southwest monsoon rains. The months of July and August have heavy rainfall with occasional thundershowers that patter down to intermittent rainfall in September. The rains make travel and sightseeing difficult and any kind of adventure tourism faces a damper.
In spite of the rains, tourists and locals gather at Nagpur for the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities in the Ganesh mandirs in town. If you are planning to visit Nagpur during the monsoons, do equip yourself with comfortable rain gear including umbrellas and a raincoat.
Winter (October - February)
Winters are the best season to visit Nagpur. The days are pleasant and enjoyable with a light sunshine, and the nights are cooler still; so you might want to pack in warm winter clothes. Nagpur has numerous natural places, like gardens, a plethora of lakes, and wildlife sanctuaries that are best visited in charming winters.
Temperatures could drop down to 10°C during winter and it is a tad cold, especially in the month of January. But October, when winter begins, is a charming month with warm sunshine and light drizzle and you can expect the city to wake up to the light and sounds of a festive Durga Puja. Winter is a good time to indulge in water sports or go sightseeing.