What is the best time to visit Bikaner?

October to February is the best time to visit Bikaner. Camel festival takes place in January every year. Rest of the year is extremely hot and should be avoided. Bikaner witnesses extreme winters and extreme summers. From March to June, the days are sweltering with the temperature rising to 46 degrees celsius. Dust storms are very common during this season. The monsoon arrives during the period of July to September. These months are also not as suitable as the weather becomes hot and humid. October to February is the winter season. The temperature may fall to 4 degrees. However, this is the best time to visit Bikaner since the weather is pleasant.

Weather in Bikaner

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Monthly Weather in Bikaner

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 9 23
February 13 29
March 17 34
April 24 40
May 28 42
June 29 41
July 28 36
August 26 33
September 26 36
October 21 35
November 13 31
December 10 28

Bikaner in Winter (October - February)

From October, winter starts taking over the monsoon season. Mornings and evenings are usually chilly as the temperature comes down but the weather is pleasant in afternoon for tourists to discover the city. This period is the best time to visit Bikaner. For camel safari also, this period is most ideal. In January, you can also witness the famous two-day Camel Fair.

Bikaner in Monsoon (July - September)

From July onwards, monsoon starts setting in. Decent amount of rainfall is observed during this period and the weather becomes hot and humid. The weather remains unpredictable. Sometimes, it witnesses hailstones also. Avoid visiting Bikaner at this time especially if you are planning to come by road on your own vehicle since there are chances of getting stuck.

Bikaner in Summer (March - June)

Summers in Bikaner are very hot. The season starts setting in from March. The scorching heat with the dust storms makes it even more difficult to step outside. This is not the ideal time for outdoor ventures like visiting temples and forts.

Events in Bikaner

Camel Festival

12th - 13th January 2019

Camel Festival in Bikaner is a two-day event organized annually in January in the land of camels, Bikaner which is situated in the north-west Indian state of Rajasthan. The Festival is a grand celebration of the rich culture of Bikaner that draws tourists from all over the world to this land of camels. The event has camel safaris, camel rides, processions, folk dance and various other cultural activities and competitions. On the occasion of the festival, the camels are dresses in bright and colourful ornaments and bridles. The burst of vibrant colours in the golden dunes is a sight that cannot match any other celebration in the world.

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