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Weather In Rishikesh

Rishikesh perched at the altitude of about 372 meters above the sea level experiences a continental type of climate. The weather remains temperate and pleasant all round the year as its geographic location at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain Ranges gives it balanced days characterized with cool breezes and moderate temperature. The average temperature of Rishikesh ranges between 35c and 7c.

Summerin Rishikesh sets in during the month of March and retains its reign till mid June. The maximum temperature of summer in Rishikesh is reported to be about 40c and it goes as down as 21c. The climate happens to be hot and humid during summer and occasional rains that arrive in the month of June further add to its humidity.

Monsoon gets to the plateau of Rishikesh in early July and drenches the city till late September. Rishikesh experiences medium to heavy rains during this season. The temperature of Rishikesh in monsoon extends from 27c to 19c.

Winter starts taking over the throne from November and departs in late February. The climate of Rishikesh gets very chilly and nippy during this period. The temperature variation ranges between 22c and 5c in winter and at times during the night the temperature even reaches the mark of zero. December and January are the coldest months of the year.

The best season to pay a visit to Rishikesh is March to November, but pilgrims visit this holy land any time of the year. The ideal season for white water rafting is September to April.