Best Time To Visit Badami

7 Hotels Found
View Badami Hotels

What is the best time to visit Badami?

The geographical location makes it a semi-arid region, and therefore, Winter and Spring i.e October to April is the best time to visit Badami. The temperature during this time of the year usually remains moderate allowing tourists to explore the site to the fullest. The monsoon season is pleasant too as the region does not receive continuous heavy downpours. While summers are not recommended due to soaring temperatures, the seasonal showers begin slowly cooling the town. 

Weather in Badami


Upcoming Badami Weather

Monthly Weather in Badami

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 31°/ 17° 0 days
February 33°/ 17° 0 days
March 35°/ 20° 0 days
April 37°/ 22° 3 days
May 39°/ 24° 5 days
June 32°/ 23° 18 days
July 28°/ 21° 15 days
August 28°/ 21° 19 days
September 28°/ 21° 19 days
October 29°/ 21° 22 days
November 30°/ 19° 5 days
December 29°/ 18° 1 days

More about Best Time to Travel to Badami

Badami in Summer (April - July)

As mentioned above, owing to its geographical location, Badami is considered to be a semi-arid tourist site. So visiting during the summer season that begins in April and lasts till June is not entirely recommended to tourists. The temperature usually goes as high as 37°C during the peak hours of the day. So clearly, exploring Badami during the day would take a big hit as it would be an exhausting affair. Evenings and early mornings, however, are cooler and pleasant with the temperature hovering around 25°C. Tourists wanting to visit Badami during the summers can plan their activities around this time of the day, but it would limit venturing out to a large extent as the days will be spent indoors in resorts, hotels or visiting very few attractions to escape the afternoon heat. It is always advisable to plan a visit at the beginning of the season, i.e. in April as May and June are the hottest months of the season.
Bhutanatha temple complex in Badami
Bhutanatha temple complex in Badami

Badami in Monsoon (July - September)

After the blazing heat that the sun throws onto the region, Monsoons hit Badami transforming it into a picturesque location. This is the time of the year when the skies are overcast with grey clouds bringing a respite from summer heat. Monsoons last till September and are considered to be an excellent time of the year to explore the town. The temperature hovers between a comfortable 31°C and a pleasant 21°C with an annual rainfall of 670 mm.

July and August are the peak monsoon seasons with torrential rainfall hence mostly avoided by tourists. This period is also perfect for budget travellers as the hotel tariffs drop down considerably making accommodation a steal. During an overcast day, when the natural light is just right, one can capture some fantastic shots of the Agastya Lake, the Bhoothnath Temple, Badami Fort and the Badami Caves whether or not the seasonal showers are present. Appropriate planning according to the weather forecast should ensure an enjoyable time for the intrepid traveller, but one must expect surprises from mother nature and be prepared for the same.
View of Bhutanatha temple in Badami during monsoon
View of Bhutanatha temple in Badami during monsoon

Badami in Winter (November - February)

As the monsoons slowly fade away, Badami gently transitions into the winter season in October. The climate usually remains mildly cold, but as time passes, the season peaks up in December and January which are the coldest months in Badami. The temperature hovers between 27°C and 16°C, making it the best time to visit the town. The air remains pleasantly cool all through the day allowing tourists to venture out to soak up the gentle rays of the winter sun. Tourists can visit attractions like the Badami Fort, Badami Caves, Mallikarjuna Temples, Mahakuta Temples, Archaeological Museum, Agasthya Lake, Bhoothnath Temple etc. located in and around Badami to make the most of their trip.

Some of the important festivals of Badami are also celebrated around this time of the year. For example, Dusshera in October, Diwali in November, Banashankari Festival in January and the Pattadakal Dance Festival in January/ February. The surroundings of these heritage sites are seen covered with the lush greenery left behind by the monsoon showers. The gentle sun lights up the clear blue skies with occasional cotton-like clouds above the ruins creating a perfectly harmonious sight for the sore eyes that cannot be missed when visiting Badami during this time of the year.
Badami Cave Temples
Badami Cave Temples

Badami Photos

Badami, Karnataka
Cave Temples
Lower Bhuthanatha Temple
Yellamma Temple

+ 43

See 7 Hotels