What is the best time to visit Bhubaneswar?

Literally translating to the “Lord of the Universe”, Bhubaneshwar is a marvellous fusion of history and modernity. Such is the splendour of Bhubaneshwar that neither the scorching heat nor the heavy downpour stands in the way of the masses of people thronging this city in large numbers. Bhubaneshwar experiences both high temperatures and humidity, while monsoons bring in torrential rainfall. The summers of Bhubaneshwar are scorching, and the sweltering heat usually makes it very uncomfortable to travel around the city. The winters are mild with minimum temperature touching 8 degree celcius. So, the ideal time to visit this place is during the Winter months of October to February, when the temperature range is ideal for outdoor activities and exploring around the city.

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Monthly Weather in Bhubaneswar

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 16 29
February 21 33
March 24 34
April 27 37
May 28 38
June 27 36
July 26 32
August 26 31
September 26 31
October 24 32
November 19 30
December 16 29

Winter (October - February)

The ideal time to explore Bhubaneshwar at its best, the winter months, starting from October and lasting till February; receives the highest number of tourists. With the mercury level rarely rising above 28 degree Celsius, these months are delightful. This season is also perfect for sightseeing. Bhubaneshwar is dotted with numerous tourist attractions, like the Lingaraj Temple, Iskcon temple, Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajarani temple, and Nandankanan Zoological Park. The steaming hot tea and street food only add to the beautiful experience in winters.
Dhauli Giri Lion King Bhubaneswar Orissa
Dhauli Giri Lion King

Monsoon (June - September)

The monsoon months in Bhubaneshwar, commencing from June and staying until September experience torrential downpour that may completely hamper any outdoor activity that you were planning to take part in. People who visit this place during these months are received with breathtaking natural beauty. A new freshness in the surroundings adds to the charm of this place. The temperature usually ranges from 25 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius. Try visiting Hirakud Dam and the Museum of Tribal Arts and Artefacts while you are here.
Dhauli Giri Shanti Stupa
Dhauli Giri Shanti Stupa

Summer (March - May)

Summer in Bhubaneshwar sets in the early weeks of March and lasts until the first week of June. This season experiences scorching heat paired with high humidity. With an average temperature that can rise to an unbearable 38 degree Celsius and which rarely goes down below 24 degree Celsius, the mornings and afternoons are particularly harsh. Evenings are pleasant, though. The cool breeze makes it ideal for exploring the local markets that sell everything, from soaps to sarees, or to grab some big bites of the delicious street food. An evening spent by the Bindu Sarovar or taking a leisurely walk at the Ramachandi Beach will mesmerise you. Other places that you ought to visit while in Bhubaneshwar are the Bhaskareshwara Temple, Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Deras Dam, Chausath Yogini Temple, Orissa State Museum, and the Mukteswara Temple.
Siddheswar Mandir - Bhubaneswar
Siddheswar Mandir - Bhubaneswar

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