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Rishikesh Weather And Best Time To Visit Rishikesh
Rishikesh is that one place in the country that just happens to be so picturesque, it will melt your heart at any given time of year. The city is open to its visitors and travelers all year long. The weather in Rishikesh is pleasant throughout. It has great winters, considering the fact that it is located close to the mighty Himalayas. Rishikesh mainly experiences three different weathers in three seasons - summer, monsoon, and winter. To make the most of Rishikesh, it is best advised to visit in the months from October to March. The adventure sports are mostly enjoyed during the summers. And the monsoon enjoys its own set of celebrations.
Summer (March – May)
The temperature during summer here ranges from 15°C to 40°C. The days are cheerful and warm. Though the nights can get a little chilly at times. Many tourists enjoy visiting during this season as it is best for camping and other adventure sports. White water river rafting, which is the most popular adventure sport in Rishikesh, is best enjoyed during summers. Camping and hiking prove to be a great start to these sunny days.
Monsoon (June – September)
If you expect this place to be quiet and empty when it pours, you are in for a surprise. During monsoon, the city celebrates the festival of Savan. According to the Hindu calendar, the Shravan maas comes around this time. It calls for many festivities across the country. During monsoon, almost every day is a celebration. Many devotees travel to Haridwar & Rishikesh barefooted during this season. However, adventure sports aren’t active at this time.
Winter (October – February)
The beauty of Rishikesh comes to life during winters. The temperatures fall between 6°C to 20°C. This is the best time for tourism here. All adventure sports are open and they are a great way to get the adrenaline kicking in you. Rock climbing and Bungee jumping make for the best of experiences here. Many ashrams and yoga centers have special sessions for people.