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Rajasthan Weather And Best Time To Visit Rajasthan
Rajasthan, a popular travel destination in India, attracts a high number of local and international tourists every year. Located in the North-West of India, it is the largest state in the country by area. Rajasthan is famous for the surreal Thar desert, the magnificent forts and castles and the Rajputana culture. The royal forts of Jaipur, glassy lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Jaisalmer have always been a hit with the travellers.
The climate in Rajasthan can be classified into 4 seasons, like most other Indian states - Summers, Winters, Monsoons and Autumn. Even though Rajasthan can be visited all-round the year, the temperature may vary from extreme hot in summers to extreme cold in winters. To help you plan that perfect trip with a perfect Rajasthan weather, here's a detailed guide of the state. The best time to visit Rajasthan inevitably is winter though.
Summer (April to June)
Summer months in Rajasthan are better avoided by travellers. The temperature goes up to 35-48°C on almost all days. Besides the burning heat, the state also experiences frequent dust storms all of which could leave travellers fatigued and ill. However, if you plan to visit Rajasthan in summers then hit places like Mount Abu, Kumbhalgarh or Ranakpur which stay relatively cooler. Summer months also have some interesting fairs and festivals like Mahaveerji Fair, Mount Abu Summer Festival, and Teej celebration. To enjoy the trip and avoid any health risks fill your bags with light cotton clothes, caps, scarves and lots of sunscreen. Stay hydrated and eat light but frequent meals.
Monsoon (July to September)
Monsoon, many would say, is a great time to visit Rajasthan. Temperatures drop and the rains make the state rather beautiful with green vegetation popping out in the desert terrain. Tourists can enjoy bird watching and witness the state's wildlife in Ranthambhore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Keoladeo Ghana National Park and Khichan Bird Sanctuary. July to September is a decent time to visit Rajasthan and we recommend places such as Bundi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Mount Abu, and Udaipur.
Autumn / Winter (October to March)
Sun lounging during the winters is the best way to experience Rajasthan. Enjoy outdoor activities, cherish those exciting camel rides and elephant safaries, and make the most of the fairs and festivals. The freezing nights and evenings give you the chance to sit near campfires, savor local food and tune into regional music and tales of royal heroes under the star-studded sky. Even the famous Pushkar Mela is held every year in November. So plan your visit to Rajasthan anytime between November to February to make the most of your trip.