What is the best time to visit Delhi?

October to March is the best time to visit New Delhi. Summers are scorching here in Delhi and should be avoided as much as possible as the temperature might rise to 45 degree Celsius. Temperatures fall a little during the monsoons, but rains might hamper your sightseeing plans. Hence the winter/spring season when the weather is neither too hot or cold is the best months to visit Delhi. For cultural events and festivals as well, visiting during the winter months is the most ideal.

Weather in Delhi


Upcoming Delhi Weather

Monthly Weather in Delhi

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 9 21
February 12 25
March 16 30
April 24 39
May 27 40
June 28 39
July 28 34
August 27 34
September 26 35
October 21 34
November 14 29
December 10 24

Delhi in Winter (December - March)

October to March is the best time to visit Delhi as the weather remains pleasant and this is the time for various events and festivals. During these months, one can cover the various historical monuments and capture their cultural significance. You can visit the art museums and watch beautiful paintings, havelis and frescos. Neemrana, situated at a distance of 150 kms from Delhi, perched on a hilltop and is a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Christmas and New year eve are celebrated in the city with great joy. The city comes alive with various shows and concerts. For nature lovers and photographers as well, this is the best time to visit as the season enhances the scenic beauty of the city. Therefore, for weather and cultural reasons, these months are the best time to visit Delhi.
Winter morning in Delhi

Delhi receives a fair amount of rains in July and August. Although it is not the proper tourist time, one can enjoy the grandeur of the rain-drenched city during these months. Delhi has a lot of quaint cafes where you can spend some quiet time in a cafe, sipping coffee and reading a book while you watch the rain pour. During the rainy season, one can go around the lanes and taste favourite street foods like samosas, chaat, shawarmas and momos. The foodies can also take a ride to Murthal for having the tastiest paranthas in Delhi, in one of their dhabas. Art lovers can attend the various art festivals organised in the monsoon. Red Earth's monsoon Festival is a complete delight for art lovers. When there are light rain showers, one take a paddle ride in the various lakes of Delhi.
Monsoon season in Delhi

Summers in Delhi is hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 45 degrees. Although this is not the right time to visit Delhi, many tourists visit during this time as well. Ample amount of water to keep yourself hydrated and sunglasses are required when you sightsee during the day time. There are some fun activities you can do in summers. There are malls where one can shop and go ice skating. One can plan to spend a Sunday morning in Gurgaon to watch the Raahgiri day, a social initiative undertaken by an organisation in Gurgaon. Here, one can enjoy activities like ludo, yoga, cycling etc. You can head to Khari Baoli to enjoy the lip-smacking golas. For foodies, the absolute delight during the summers is the International Mango festival held every year in summers. Besides, one can indulge in the summer pool parties during the day and visit the various clubs during the nights. You take a night walk in the Chandni Chowk when cold winds blow and enjoy the vibrant culture and rich heritage of Old Delhi in those lanes.
Summer evening in Delhi

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