Best Time To Visit Chandigarh

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What is the best time to visit Chandigarh?

The best time to visit Chandigarh is from October to February when the weather is pleasant and conducive to outdoor activities and sightseeing. During these months, Chandigarh experiences comfortable temperatures, ranging from around 10°C to 25°C, providing visitors with ideal conditions for exploring the city's attractions. October to February offers a reprieve from the scorching heat of the summer months and the humidity of the monsoon season. Moreover, this period sees fewer tourists compared to the peak summer months, allowing visitors to explore Chandigarh's landmarks, including the Capitol Complex and Sukhna Lake, in a more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. The clear skies and mild weather also make it an excellent time for outdoor activities like boating, cycling, and picnicking in Chandigarh's green spaces.

Peak Season: The peak tourist season in Chandigarh occurs from November to January. During this time, the weather is cool and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from around 10°C to 20°C, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Tourists flock to Chandigarh to explore its well-planned streets, lush gardens, and architectural marvels in the comfortable weather conditions.

Shoulder Season: The shoulder seasons in Chandigarh are from September, October, and February to March. During these months, the weather transitions between seasons, with temperatures gradually cooling down or warming up. September and October offer a pleasant climate, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C, making it conducive to outdoor exploration and cultural experiences. Similarly, February to March sees mild temperatures, providing a comfortable atmosphere for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Off Season: The off-season in Chandigarh falls from April to August. During these months, the weather can be hot and humid, with temperatures exceeding 30°C, making outdoor activities challenging. Additionally, the monsoon season from June to August brings heavy rainfall, further limiting outdoor experiences. Consequently, tourist activities decrease during the off-season, and accommodations may offer discounted rates to attract visitors. However, for those seeking solitude and a unique experience, the off-season can still offer a chance to explore Chandigarh's attractions amidst quieter surroundings.

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Monthly Weather in Chandigarh

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 18°/ 8° 9 days
February 22°/ 10° 3 days
March 25°/ 13° 8 days
April 33°/ 19° 5 days
May 38°/ 23° 3 days
June 41°/ 26° 2 days
July 33°/ 25° 22 days
August 32°/ 24° 23 days
September 31°/ 23° 17 days
October 31°/ 18° 0 days
November 26°/ 15° 2 days
December 20°/ 8° 1 days

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Chandigarh in Monsoon (July to mid September)

During monsoons, the weather is neither too hot nor too cold but an intermediate of both. The rains are moderate most of the time with unexpected heavy downpours. Hence, sightseeing could be challenging and least enjoyable because of the weather. However, the rainfall brings lush greenery to Chandigarh where the city looks beautiful than ever.
Open Hand Monument, Chandigarh
Open Hand Monument, Chandigarh

Chandigarh in Winter (November- February)

During this time of the year, the winters are at extremity in the city. The daytime, however, won't pinch a lot; but as the night starts settling in, thick fog settles in the air, and the temperature goes down to sub-zero level. January is said to be the coldest month of the year with temperatures dropping down to a frigid 3 degree Celsius. The maximum temperatures during this season go only as up as 23 degree Celsius.
Chandigarh?s tradition also clearly shines out during this season with two largely celebrated festivals. In November, the city celebrates its renowned Chandigarh Carnival which is a blend of colour, culture and creativity. The Carnival is an initiative that gives a platform to all artists of various fields and is held every year at the Leisure Valley. Another festival in the winter season is the Festival of Gardens held in February. This festival is a three-day event which is filled with various dances, music and various other activities that highlight the cities culture. Perfect for those looking for nice chilly weather, but don't want snow in their faces.
Chandigarh Road
Chandigarh Road

Chandigarh in Summer (mid March to June)

Summers in Chandigarh is a heated affair with May and June being the hottest months. The weather during these months though hot with temperatures ranging between 25 degree Celsius to 37 degree Celsius has a rather pleasant disposition due to the mild rains and thunderstorms that greet the city on certain occasions. The gardens blooming with various hues of flowers are also a delight to see when visiting the city of Chandigarh. During the summer season, locals celebrate the festival of Baisakhi with great zeal and joy. The festival falls in April and is celebrated throughout India, to honour and commemorate the harvest season.
Rose Garden in Chandigarh
Rose Garden in Chandigarh

Events in Chandigarh

Bougainvillea Park, Annual Festival


Hosting an endless variety of Bougainvillea plants displayed in different patterns, this park never fails to regale visitors.The Annual Festival visits a huge amount of attendance as the park is done (Read More)up beautifully.

Mango Festival

8th July 2019 - 9th July 2019

The city of Chandigarh annually hosts a festival perfect for those who harbour a love for mangoes which is famously called as the Mango Festival or Mango Mela. It is held at the Pinjore Gardens of Cha (Read More)ndigarh. The Haryana tourism department along with the Horticulture department jointly host this event, a two-day affair, where people come together to experience several (reportedly, over 4000) variants of excellent quality mangoes and how they are grown by different producers, along with other cultural festivities. This year the Mango Festival of Chandigarh will be held on the 8th & 9th of July 2019.

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Chrysanthemum Show, Terraced Gardens

10th December 2019

Held every year at the Terraced Garden of Chandigarh, The Chrysanthemums Show is one of the most popular flower shows of India. The Show is generally held in March in which hundreds of city gardeners (Read More)participate. The flower show has been increasingly gaining momentum with rows and rows of Chrysanthemums bathed in a riot of colours that await its visitors.

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Rose Garden Annual Festival

23th - 25th February

The biggest rose festival of the country is held in Chandigarh every year in the last week of February. More than 50,000 magnificent rose plants and bushes are on view during this three day festival. (Read More)Apart from the roses, there are various other folk performances which are organised to entertain you. For the kids, there is a painting competition, and titles for 'Rose Prince' and 'Rose Princess' are given out!

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