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Best Time To Visit Karnataka

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

October through April is the best time to visit Karnataka and South India. Owing to the location of the state in South India, the climate of Karnataka remains on the warmer side throughout the year. Winters are mild, summer are hot and humid, and monsoon arrives early in Karnataka. The depends on several factors such as hotel prices, rainfall, activities, and more. The temperature of Karnataka varies as per its geography. While the coastal regions are hotter, places in the Western Ghats experience cooler weather throughout the year.

Home to diverse landscapes and topographical features, the state of Karnataka is a year-round destination. Cities like Bengaluru and Mysuru, located on the Deccan Plateau, experience a temperate climate most of the year. Here’s a season-wise detailed look at the best season to visit Karnataka for a holiday.

Climate in Karnataka

Summer Season in Karnataka

Due to its highlands, most tourist destinations in Karnataka don’t experience hot and humid summer i.e. from April to June. The coastal, north central, and south central are the main three climatic zones of Karnataka. Bangalore experiences moderate summer, with day temperatures hovering around 35 to 40 degrees. Cities in northern Karnataka witness scorching summers with temperatures reaching 45 degrees in April and May.

The hill stations of Karnataka provide respite to the tourists from plains of Karnataka as well as the other parts of India. If you’re planning to visit hill stations like Coorg then summer is the best time to visit Karnataka. Avoid visiting the beaches or coastal regions, which should be visited between November and March.

Monsoon Season in Karnataka

Monsoon season in Karnataka lasts from July through September. The region receives about 143 inches of average rainfall annually. Once travelers can go past thunderstorms and hard-to-access roads, hill stations in the Western Ghats are really scenic and atmospheric during a downpour. Mountain streams flow with full power before tumbling over forested hills as spectacular waterfalls.   

The eastern parts of Karnataka are a little drier as it gets less rainfall. Although the monsoon season is a bit humid in Karnataka, it brings in lots of heavy showers and thunderstorms from the month of July to September. Monsoon is the best season to visit Karnataka for those looking to catch a glimpse of the exotic flora and fauna of wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka.

Winter Season in Karnataka

Winter is an ideal time to visit Karnataka. Regions closer to the Arabian Sea and beaches of Karnataka are a little warmer and mostly sunny. From November through March, the weather of Karnataka remains clear and the temperature hovers under 30 degrees in the daytime. Winter is the best time to visit Karnataka. Travelers can plan a safari to Bandipur National Park or Nagarhole National Park to encounter wildlife in Karnataka and exotic flora.

The drop of temperature in Karnataka during winter is gradual and higher elevations are moderately cold. Coastal regions of Karnataka experience less humidity in winter, which makes it the best time to visit Karnataka. During this time of the year, local festivals in such as Mysuru Dussehra and Makar Sankranti can be enjoyed. Winter season may be a little more crowded but overall, it’s the best season to visit Karnataka.

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    Bhavuk Mathur

    Bengaluru

    Bhavuk's 4 days trip to Karnataka

    . we went to Ayyanakere lake, and Chamundeshwari temple today, and we are good now.. :) Thanks for planning the trip nicely, the hotel and everything else was great. Best Trip
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    Snehavandekar's 4 days trip to Karnataka

    Mr. Sahil was our tour operator. Good and Positives: 1. Nice hotel. Great view. Food was awesome. Co-operative staff. 2. Nice car. Very nice and informative driver. Guided properly in every aspect. Thanks Sahil for managing things in right and proper way. All in all wonderful experience. Mr.
    Sahil was our tour operator. Good and Positives: 1. Nice hotel. Great view. Food was awesome. Co-operative staff. 2. Nice car. Very nice and informative driver. Guided properly in every aspect. Thanks Sahil for managing things in right and proper way. All in all wonderful experience.
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    Debargha Sarkar

    Bangalore

    Debargha's 5 days trip to Karnataka

    Very satisfied with the prompt and reassuring nature of travel agents. The hotels selected were nice. Special mention for my travel agent Jigyasa who stayed connected ever since I booked the trip. Special thanks to our cabbie/ tour guide Arun, a very warm, hospitable young man who ensured we cov
    ered all the points at Coorg and Ooty on time. We also managed a safari at Bandipur by being on time. Overall experience: excellent.. highly recommended. Ride from Coorg to Ooty via Bandipur and Mudumalai Tiger reserves. Never imagined, we would see deer and elephants along the drive through.
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    Chauhanaparna

    Bangalore

    Chauhanaparna's 3 days trip to Karnataka

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    Hyderabad

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    Nagpur

    Tejas's 10 days trip to Karnataka

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    Pranav Tallewar

    Pune

    Pranav's 4 days trip to Karnataka

    It was superb trip planned to Mysore and Coorg with friends. We enjoyed a lot throughout. Stays availed were comfortable and peaceful. Driver was polite and known to most of the places.
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    Juzdeepu

    Bangalore

    Juzdeepu's 3 days trip to Karnataka

    The arrangements were awesome. I dint find any deviation or compromise from my package. The travels and driver were so courteous and made us feel safe. Cab driver went out of his way to help us on many occasions. The stay at the hotel too was wonderful. Food and hospitality was excellent
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    Chennai

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    It was nicely planned family trip by Sky travel / Ms.Suman Rawath. She was follow with myself from booking to till end of the trip. We enjoyed a lot.

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    What is the best time to visit Karnataka?

     

    The best time to visit Karnataka is from October through March, when the weather is ideal for sightseeing.

    Which is the tourist month of Karnataka?

    Most tourists visit Karnataka during the months of November and April. These months are considered the best time to visit Karnataka since the weather remains pleasant during this time.

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