What is the best time to visit Guruvayur?

The temple can be visited any time of the year. Autumn and Winters (October-February) are the best seasons to enjoy a trip to Guruvayoor. It might be a good idea to visit Guruvayoor during the annual Guruvayoor festival which typically happens in the month of February-March. But, if you want to avoid the crowd, avoid visiting when the schools in Kerala are closed for a vacation. The months of April and May, when the schools are closed for summer vacation and September when the schools are closed for the festival Onam, are the times when a large number of people visit Guruvayoor. Summers (March to May) are quite hot and dry and it might be a little difficult to roam around. Monsoons are pleasant, however, frequent rains might hamper your travel plans.

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Monthly Weather in Guruvayur

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 22 32
February 23 34
March 25 34
April 27 35
May 26 34
June 25 31
July 24 31
August 24 31
September 24 31
October 24 32
November 23 32
December 22 32

Guruvayur in Winter (October-February)

The best time to visit Guruvayur is the winter season from October to February. The weather is pleasant although you must know that the region does not experience severe winters. Therefore, this is the time when you can plan a trip to the Guruvayur temple. Winters are considered as the perfect time to visit the holy Guruvayur temple as the weather is wonderful with no sun or rain showers to bother the tourists who want to explore the pilgrimage site. Guruvayur Ekadasi and Chembai Sangeetholsavam are among the most-noted celebrations at Guruvayur and hence, are a must-see affair if you are at the temple. 
Guruvayur Temple
Guruvayur Temple
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Guruvayur in Monsoon (June - September)

Kerala receives a heavy monsoon every year due to its proximity to the coastal region. The rain showers also usher in a wave of respite from the blaring sun. Though this could impact your overall itinerary of your trip, it won't affect your visit to the temple as the premises are well sheltered. Onam festival typically falls in September and this period sees a lot of people visiting the temple.
Statue of Kaliya Mardana in Guruvayur
Statue of Kaliya Mardana in Guruvayur
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Guruvayur in Summer (March-May)

In Kerala, schools are closed for a summer break in April and May. This is the reason when most devotees visit Guruvayur to pay their tributes. Hence, getting the desired accommodation might come off as challenging due to people in large numbers visiting Guruvayur in the summer months. Summers could also be a bit dry and humid, hence hampering your sightseeing plans.
Guruvayur Temple
Guruvayur Temple
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