What is the best time to visit Jaipur?

Winters (November - March) is the best time to visit Jaipur and other parts of Rajasthan as the weather ranges between 8-degree Celcius during nights to 32-degree Celcius in the day. Summers are extremely hot, and sightseeing isn't a very joyful experience. Monsoons, on the other hand, are quite hot and humid which isn't an ideal time to visit too. January is an excellent time to visit Jaipur because of the Kite Festival and also the Jaipur Literature Festival that's held around this time. Sometime in the month of March, Jaipur witnesses the Elephant festival, just a day before Holi. 

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Monthly Weather in Jaipur

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 11 22
February 14 27
March 19 32
April 26 39
May 29 41
June 28 39
July 27 34
August 25 31
September 25 34
October 23 34
November 16 30
December 13 26

Jaipur in Winter (October - March)

Winter Season (October - March) is the best time to visit the city as the temperature during this comparatively pleasant time ranges anywhere from 8-degree Celcius during the cooler nights to 32-degree Celcius in the day. The cold evening temperatures may even dip to a startling 5-degree Celcius so make sure to carry warm clothing. However, since Winters are a preferred time to visit Jaipur, the city maybe is extremely crowded with tourists flocking from different parts of the country. The kite-flying festival in January and The Jaipur Literature festival attracts alot tourists to the city.
Birla Mandir Jaipur
Birla Mandir Jaipur
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Jaipur in Monsoon (July - September)

Monsoon (July - September) is the perfect time to visit Jaipur. Since, Jaipur does not receive an average amount of rain, sightseeing and other outdoor activities doesn't get interfered. The temperature during this time ranges between 27 degrees to 34 degree celcius, making it slightly cooler than summer. This little amount of rain also results in the surroundings looking fresh and radiant, adding to the beauty of the city.
Jaipur Jaigarh Fort
Jaipur Jaigarh Fort
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Jaipur in Summer (April-June)

As Jaipur is a semi-desert city, the summer months of March to June are known to be extremely hot and sweltering. Temperature ranges from 34-degree Celsius to as high as 40-degree Celsius, making sightseeing an impossible task for individuals. Keep yourself hydrated as the heat could be scorching. However, summer brings forth the Elephant Festival in Jaipur, which is held in March, a day before Holi. The entire city is filled with entertainment and joy that's almost enough to make you forget the heat that joins it.
Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaipur, Rajasthan
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Events in Jaipur

Kite Festival

14th January 2019 to 16th January 2019

The International Kite Festival is an annual event that takes place on Makar Sankranti in the city of Jaipur. The festival attracts enthusiastic kite fliers from different parts of India to enjoy the delight of kite flying. It is one of the most colorful festivals and is marked by much amusement and excitement. Held on the occasion of Makar Sankranthi, the Kite Festival of Jaipur takes place in January every year. Various kite flying competitions are organised at the Polo ground of Jaipur where the festival is hosted. If you want to experience a glorious sight of thousand kites, make sure to catch a glimpse of the lanterns at night.

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Jaipur Elephant Festival

21st March

Widely famous by the name 'Jaipur Elephant festival' the festival produces a most spectacular of scenes for the onlookers. Elephants are decorated with all their finery for this festival. It offers the perfect opportunity to see these majestic creatures in all their glory as they parade in front of you, for being adjudged the best dressed elephant.

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Jaipur Literature Festival

23rd - 27th January 2020

The Jaipur Literature Festival is one of the biggest literary festivals that allows you to interact with a diverse mix of renowned writers, thinkers, leaders, entertainers and all the eminent personalities from around the world. This prominent literary festival is held in January every year in the pink city of India-Jaipur. in January every year in the pink city of India-Jaipur. With a modest beginning in 2006, JLF as it is proudly called, today witnesses around 1 lakh attendees annually in its five days event.

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