What is the best time to visit Bodh Gaya?

October to March is ideal for a visit according to the weather conditions, but tourists flock here throughout the year. Post-October, a lot of monks, flock from Dharamshala to Bodh Gaya and the city is coloured with maroon robes. Dalai Lama himself spends some time here during December and January. Visitors also flock here in the month of Vaisakh (April-May) to celebrate the Buddha Purnima, the auspicious day when Siddhartha had attained enlightenment.

Weather in Bodh Gaya

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Monthly Weather in Bodh Gaya

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 7 20
February 13 28
March 17 33
April 24 39
May 26 40
June 28 38
July 25 32
August 26 33
September 26 33
October 22 32
November 15 28
December 11 25

Bodh Gaya in Winter (November - February)

Though winter mornings in Bodh are pleasant and ideal for sightseeing, the town receives chilly nights with dense fogs. Temperature ranges from 25 to 4 degrees Celcius during this season. The Kalachakra Festival is a major attraction in this season.

Bodh Gaya in Monsoon (July - September)

Monsoons bring high rainfall in the region. Rains bring down the temperature of Bodh and make the weather comfortable for sightseeing.

Bodh Gaya in Summer (March - June)

Summer temperature in Bodh ranges between 25 to 45 degrees Celcius. The hot and humid climate attracts fewer tourists during this season leading to drop in hotel prices.

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