Rishikesh is a picturesque destination with have awe-inspiring locations. Away from the hustle & bustle; Rishikesh is the serene city of Uttarakhand. It is a perfect weekend gateway to recharge and rejuvenate yourself. Although throughout the year;Rishikesh enjoys a favourable climate, it is an all-year-round destination.
This city has a special charm in all seasons yet the most preferred months to visit here are February, March, August-October.
Have a look at a monthly breakup of Rishikesh Climate!
• Summer Season in Rishikesh (March-June)
The temperature varies from 15°C to 40°C during the summer season in Rishikesh. The starting month of the summer in Rishikesh are best to enjoy the thrilling adventure sports such as; Rafting as the snow from the Garhwal Himalayas begin to melt and so water level become suitable to enjoy the river rafting in Rishikesh.
Also if you are seeking for a spiritual experience in Rishikesh, then early summer is preferable. Also, March seems to be much favourable for yoga aspirants as the "International Yoga Festival" held in March at Rishikesh. June is the hottest month in Rishikesh with the temperature rising up to 40°C.
• Monsoon in Rishikesh (July-September)
Monsoon in Rishikesh is marked by moderate to heavy rainfall! For those who wish to get soaked in the colours of "Bhole"; this is the best time to visit in Rishikesh as monsoon comes with many spiritual festivals, mainly "Sawan" or ‘'Shrawan". During Shrawan, thousands of devotees flock to Rishikesh and enjoy the festival.
But during this season, adventure activities are closed in Rishikesh as the water level of the River Ganges increases due to heavy rainfall. For budget travellers, this is the right time to enjoy and explore the beauty of Rishikesh as many hotels & resorts here drop their prices in order to lure the people.
• Winter in Rishikesh (October-February)
Winters in Rishikesh is very pleasant and yes! Cool too! The temperature ranges between 20° C and 6° C which let people enjoy and explore the natural beauty of Rishikesh. Despite being the cool winters; this season in Rishikesh is also ideal for adventure activities specially Rafting, Camping & Trekking.
Trekking during this month offers you a chance to witness the marvellous beauty of snow-capped mountain ranges. January is the coldest month in Rishikesh. It is advisable to carry warm clothes if you are planning to visit Rishikesh in the winter season.