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Palitana Weather And Best Time To Visit Palitana
Palitana is an important religious center for Jains. It attracts several tourists all through the year. If you have plans to visit the city, it is essential to know the weather condition and climate of this famous Gujarati city. Generally, the climate in Palitana is considered to be a local steppe climate. The city doesn’t receive much rainfall annually and on average the annual temperature ranges between 26 °C and 28 °C with an average 610 mm of precipitation. The city, like any other city in the country, has 3 major seasons: Summer, Monsoon, and Winter. Let’s discuss the best time to visit in detail.
Summer (March - June)
The summer season is considered to be one of the toughest times in India and therefore Palitana also has hot summers. The season begins from the end of March and continuous till June. March and April are still better and you can visit Palitana in these months of summer. But by the end of April, things start to become a little difficult and the temperature reaches its peak in May and at the start of June. In these two months, visiting Palitana is not recommended because of tough conditions as the temperature can sore up to 42 °C with high humidity. Therefore, sightseeing becomes difficult.
Temperature range: A minimum of 28 °C and a max of 42 °C
Monsoon (July - October)
Palitana receives rainfall through the south-west monsoon. The quite-a-pleasant season generally starts from the end of June and lasts till September. The city, however, doesn’t receive that heavy rainfall except for July and August. The rainfall helps in getting the temperature down and makes life a little better for locals and tourists. The city becomes more attractive in these months and some of the places offer a heavenly feeling. So check the weather forecast before you plan a trip during monsoon to avoid inconvenience.
Temperature range: A minimum of 25 °C and a max of 34 °C
Winter (November - February)
The monsoon gets over completely by the first week of October and the winter slowly begins to set in. By the time October ends and November begins, the city gets ready to welcome the most beautiful time of the year, the winter season. This pleasant season spans until the end of February and early March. With a cool breeze in the morning, the slight warmth of the sun in the afternoon, and the early setting of the day with a fall in temperature in the evening can make anybody’s stay a pleasant one. This is indeed the best time to visit Palitana and visiting the holy places during this time will add more value to your vacation.
Temperature range: A minimum of 10 °C and a max of 22 °C