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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

Mon, Jun 17 2019

28.36ºC | 16.45ºC

Rain from morning to night

82.0% Humidity

Tue, Jun 18 2019

23.92ºC | 16.42ºC

Rain from morning to night

80.5% Humidity

Wed, Jun 19 2019

23.75ºC | 16.78ºC

Rain from morning to night

83.63% Humidity

Thu, Jun 20 2019

22.43ºC | 17.35ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

87.38% Humidity

Fri, Jun 21 2019

23.75ºC | 17.57ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

86.25% Humidity

Sat, Jun 22 2019

17.91ºC | 17.91ºC

Clouds from morning to night

92.0% 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 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 segregation to decide on the best month to visit Darjeeling.

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 a 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.

Festivals Celebrated in Darjeeling

Apart from being famous for mountain peaks and pleasant weather conditions, Darjeeling has numerous festivals to offer to its locals and visitors alike. These festivals are a crucial part of the native people’s values, traditions, and joys. The festivities in Darjeeling begin right from the New Year celebrations. Some of the most important festivities of this region are mentioned below.

Maghe Sankranti: This is the most important Darjeeling festival celebrated in the chilly month of January. Natives take bath in streams or rivers on this day. It marks the starting of Magh, a Nepali month that hails the spring season in order to provide the locals of Darjeeling with good fortune and pleasant weather throughout the year. People celebrate this festival by eating numerous kinds of edible roots along with ‘Khichdi’ that is a combination of lentils and rice.

Losar: Tibetians celebrate their New Year, Losar, in Darjeeling which is said to take place during the month of February. Losar is celebrated for a fortnight, and the festival begins with people going to rivers or streams to fetch a water bucket. Natives also offer their prayers to the deity for bringing peace, harmony, and love throughout the year. Visitors are served with traditional food of the community, and youngsters perform the famous yak dance.

Saraswati Puja: Saraswati Puja takes place at the end of either January or February. The Bengali and Nepalese communities worship Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. This festival also marks the beginning of the harvesting season, and the business community create a new book of accounts on this day.

Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival: Another famous Darjeeling festival is the Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival that takes place in the months of November and December. Tourists gather in huge numbers to witness and acknowledge this festival. No one would want to miss this festival as people get an opportunity to relish the popular fragrance of Darjeeling Tea. Plethora of fairs are organised and tea varieties are distributed to foster the festival.


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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    FAQ's of Darjeeling

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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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