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Best Time to Visit Darjeeling

Feel mesmerized by the snow-rimmed massif of Kanchenjunga and mist-covered tea plantations of Darjeeling!
Tourism in Darjeeling

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Best time to visit

Apr - Jun

Ideal Duration

3-4 Days

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Rs. 4,250
  • Hills
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  • Ideal for families

Weather in Darjeeling

Thu, Jan 17 2019

7.93ºC | 7.93ºC

Clear from morning to night

80.0% Humidity

Fri, Jan 18 2019

17.64ºC | 8.14ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

60.63% Humidity

Sat, Jan 19 2019

17.44ºC | 7.92ºC

Clouds in morning and rain from afternoon to night

71.0% Humidity

Sun, Jan 20 2019

17.65ºC | 8.45ºC

Clouds in morning and rain from afternoon to night

62.13% Humidity

Mon, Jan 21 2019

18.29ºC | 7.73ºC

Clouds in morning , afternoon and evening and clear in night

63.13% Humidity

Tue, Jan 22 2019

18.46ºC | 7.8ºC

Clear from morning to night

59.0% Humidity

Best Time To Visit Darjeeling

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

Summer is considered as the best time to go to Darjeeling, and even the best time to visit Darjeeling with family. Most tourist attractions stay open, the weather stays pleasant, the skies are clear and blue, and natural beauty is at its peak which makes this season an ideal time to visit Darjeeling indeed.

Hence, summer is surely the best time to visit Darjeeling. For couples, friends and families, the best time to visit here is between the months of April and June. It is also the best time for Darjeeling tour as all the major sightseeing spots, places of interest, and adventure activities stay open during this season.

However, January is also a good time to take a tour to Darjeeling to witness snowfall and take a ride on Passenger Ropeway.

Let’s have a look at the below month-wise segregation for a better understanding.

April - June (7°C to 25°C):

With the arrival of spring season in March and summer season in June, the duration of April to June experiences quite a pleasant weather in Darjeeling. The bright sun along with the cool breezes makes this period the best time to visit Darjeeling while exploring the surroundings and enjoying some outdoor activities.

This is also the best time to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Himalayas and visit the Tea Garden witness the entire tea-making process.

July - September (11°C to 27°C):

Here comes the season of Monsoon when the region of Darjeeling experiences sudden showers. As, there are chances of roadblocks and landslides, it is advised to avoid a visit during this time. However, with misty roads, foggy streets, and pleasant weather, the region offers some picturesque views. Thus,the month of September can be a good time to visit here and cherish the monsoon season.

October - March (3°C to 28°C):

Enjoy a tour to this amazing hill station from the months of October to March. With a drop to mercury level, this can also be a good time to visit Darjeeling.

Indulge in myriad of activities, like: trekking, mountain biking, rafting down the waters of Teesta River, climbing the rocks, and more. While, the eve of Christmas and New Year Festival is also a good way to enjoy the excursion.


Climate in Darjeeling

Summer Season in Darjeeling

Summer is considered as the best time to go to Darjeeling, and even the best time to visit Darjeeling with family. Most tourist attractions stay open, the weather stays pleasant, the skies are clear and blue, and natural beauty is at its peak which makes this season an ideal time to visit Darjeeling indeed. For couples, friends and families, the best time to visit here is between the months of April and June. It is also the best time for Darjeeling tour as all major sightseeing spots, places of interest, and adventure activities stay open during this season.


Monsoon Season in Darjeeling

Monsoon in Darjeeling is an off season with incessant rains. In fact during the peak time of monsoon in Darjeeling between June, July, and August, one can barely see the skies straight for ten days in a month.


Winter Season in Darjeeling

For those to whom snow-clad mountains and winter sports appeal the most, this is probably the best time to visit Darjeeling. For lovebirds seeking privacy and warmth of the winters, this is the best time to visit Darjeeling for honeymoon.

During winters, one can enjoy the snowfall and observe the beauty of the hills, valleys, and rivers. Winter is considered by many as best season to visit Darjeeling for honeymoon and adventure sports such as skiing and snowboarding.


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    Darjeeling took it's name from a monastery that was built in the area in 1765. Though there is not excessive historical significance to Darjeeling, it still developed as a place for well to do Indians and the British during colonial times. Thus that era in time has left it's imprint on Darjeeling that can still be observed today.

    With a lot of hotels providing accomodation for as low as Rs. 500 a night and Darjeeling being a fine blend of a pretty town and having a fair number of activities, it is a good place for solo travel.

    Darjeeling offers a number of things for tourists to do. Watching the sunrise at Tiger Hill, doing the Singalila Ridge trek, taking a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train and visiting the various eateries and tea shops and plantations are all things to do while in Darjeeling.

    Darjeeling is one of the places that witnesses intense rainfall and as such, monsoon is not the best time to visit as you will observe a fair number of roadblocks and such. It rarely snows in the winter but them temperature is around the 4-7 degrees celsius mark throughout. Summer of course, is the ideal time to visit as it is exceedingly pleasant weather and a good time to see th sights.

    Budget hotels a lot of the time are the only options for people that are visiting. Luckily, Darjeeling is one of those places that has a fair number of these budget hotels. A few of these budget hotels in Darjeeling are called Classic Guest House, the Revolver Hotel and the Broadway Annexe among many others.

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