What is the best time to visit Dharmasthala?

Dharmasthala is generally flocked by tourists all round the year; however, the best time to visit is during the months of November to January. The temperature range is moderate and in comparison to northern India, the weather is very pleasing. Avoid Summer and Monsoon, as the region is scorching and humid making it unbearable for sightseeing or other outdoor activities.

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Monthly Weather in Dharmasthala

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 36°/ 21° 0 days
February 37°/ 21° 1 days
March 38°/ 22° 9 days
April 38°/ 24° 13 days
May 36°/ 24° 12 days
June 30°/ 23° 28 days
July 26°/ 22° 31 days
August 26°/ 22° 31 days
September 28°/ 22° 29 days
October 31°/ 22° 30 days
November 34°/ 22° 14 days
December 34°/ 22° 9 days

Dharmasthala in Winter (October- February)

Winter is an ideal time to visit Dharmasthala. The weather is quite pleasant with minimum temperature being somewhere around 15-degree Celcius. Around this time, since Karnataka is situated in the south of India, the heat is the least. In addition to favourable weather, festivities like Pongal falls during the winter months. Also, this is the time when most of the spiritual and religious offerings take place in various temples giving tourists a wonderful experience. Dharamsthala ushers in a massive number of visitors each year. All the temples are decorated, the streets are filled with lights, and the entire city comes together in zeal. It is a matter of pure delight to see crowds of devotees going towards the temples, imbued with faith and goodwill. If you want to see Dharmasthala in this vigour, then this is the time for you to go. The slight downside to visiting Dharamsthala during winter is that the city gets immensely crowded; hence booking your tickets in advance is recommended.
Chandranatha Basadi
Chandranatha Basadi
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Dharmasthala in Monsoon (September - November)

This is the onset of monsoon in the southern areas, so one can experience erratic showers. The climate in the area is pleasant and soothing. However, it should be noted that the rain does sometimes make the weather humid and vexatious. If that seems unfavourable to you, then it is best that you travel during the winter months. 
Dharmasthala
Dharmasthala
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Dharmasthala in Summer (June - July)

In the months from June to August, the heat starts to ascent, so much so that it gets impossible to step out in the morning. Owing to the tremendous heat, only a trivial amount of tourists prefer to visit the city during this season. It is, therefore, best to avoid visiting Dharmasthala during summers as the scorching heat might force you to stay indoors. The intermittent showers bring up the humidity levels making sightseeing uncomfortable. While this time of the year is considered to be an "off-season" it is still not a recommended time to visit Dharmasthala.
Gomateshwara of Dharmasthala
Gomateshwara of Dharmasthala
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