What is the best time to visit Dooars?

Known for having pleasant weather throughout the year, Dooars is best when visited in the winter season, i.e. between September and May. Some visitors prefer visiting the town during the festive days in the winter season to witness the colours, the enthusiasm, excitement and unity in the city celebrated in their unique ways. The monsoons are not always preferred by tourists; however, it does make a paradise of a location for the offbeat travellers, the nature lovers or the adventurers. Summers are also pleasant except for the peak hours. Therefore, they may not be the right time for tourists coming from moderate or hot temperature zones. There is a lot to witness and explore in Dooars, the doors at the foothills of the Himalayas.

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Monthly Weather in Dooars

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 24°/ 12° 6 days
February 27°/ 14° 2 days
March 30°/ 18° 9 days
April 31°/ 19° 14 days
May 30°/ 21° 27 days
June 32°/ 23° 25 days
July 30°/ 24° 27 days
August 32°/ 25° 24 days
September 30°/ 23° 24 days
October 30°/ 20° 8 days
November 30°/ 19° 0 days
December 26°/ 13° 1 days

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Dooars in Winter (October - February)

October to February is winter season in Dooars when the mercury starts dipping and transforms the region into a delightful little winter paradise. This time around is considered to be the best time to visit Dooars since the monsoons have just about ended and the weather remains pleasantly cool during the day and cold in the night. As winter progresses, the lowest the temperature could hit is 0°C, especially in December and January. Otherwise, it hovers between 10°C and 23°C. The winter season is, therefore, the best time to explore the sanctuaries and enjoy the jungle safaris.
Dooars in Winter
Peacock atop a tree

The famous Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival can also be witnessed during the time. It is celebrated between November and December as an independent tourism festival. One can participate in numerous activities including outdoor/ indoor/ water sports and also witness the cultural programs held at the festival venue. During the time, the West Bengal government, in collaboration with the Indian Railways, run special trains connecting Dooars to Cooch Behar and Siliguri. Tourists can make the most of this festival when exploring Dooars or the regions around it.

Dooars in Monsoon (July - September)

July marks the beginning of the monsoon season in Dooars which lasts till September. The region receives rainfall between 36 - 47 cm. The start, i.e. in June, the area gets low or moderate rainfall, but as the season progresses, between July and August, Dooars experiences the most torrential downpours. The season is, therefore, not advisable to the tourists as exploring and sightseeing becomes inconvenient. Also, this time of the year is the breeding season, so most of the sanctuaries remain closed, especially between mid-June and mid-September.
Murti River in Dooars
Murti River in Dooars

Nonetheless, the region transforms into a green paradise inviting the nature lovers and the adventurers. If one manages to arrive at the right time during the season, they might be able to avoid the tourist crowd and explore the dense green forests. The incessant rains make it the most romantic season for some while the most exciting time for others. Since this time of the year is off-season, one can also get good discounts on Resorts or Hotel stays.

Dooars in Summer (March - June)

The summer season in Dooars begins in March and goes on till June. The temperature hovers between 21°C and 32°C. There are pleasant hours in the day but the peak afternoon temperatures may rise higher than expected. The region does not witness extreme summers as such, but the heat may become uncomfortable for some. So the season is not considered the best time to visit for tourists.
Tea Garden in Dooars
Tea Garden in Dooars

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