What is the best time to visit Jaisalmer?

October to March is the best time to visit Jaisalmer. The weather during this time is pleasant and breezy and the best time to enjoy the colourful sandy terrain. Situated in the heart of Thar Desert, the summers are extremely dry and hot and must be avoided. The heat will definitely take a toll on your body and you will not be able to enjoy your trip to the fullest. During winters, the temperatures fall upto 1 or 2 degree Celsius, especially during the night, so warm clothing is necessary. The monsoon season is also a good time to travel to Jaisalmer. During this time you might get a glimpse of some greenery growing on the arid turf. Jaisalmer is a colourful and vibrant place with an even more beautiful culture that should be a must visit.

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Monthly Weather in Jaisalmer

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 21°/ 9° 0 days
February 29°/ 13° 0 days
March 30°/ 17° 4 days
April 38°/ 24° 0 days
May 40°/ 26° 3 days
June 42°/ 29° 1 days
July 40°/ 27° 6 days
August 36°/ 27° 14 days
September 38°/ 27° 7 days
October 35°/ 23° 2 days
November 28°/ 17° 5 days
December 23°/ 10° 0 days

Jaisalmer in Winter (November-February)

Winters are the best time to be here. Beginning from November until March, the weather of this otherwise torrid place is plesant. Temperatures range from 5 to 24 degrees celcius during the day and drops to 7 degrees at night. This is the ideal time to get a flavour of this magical place by exploring the streets and the different monuments, the weather also makes it easier to explore the grand palaces which are splendidly built using yellow sandstone and the temples that have intricate carvings. This is also the perfect time to enjoy on the sandy terrain of the Thar Desert indulging in some winter activities like the camel ride and Desert safari. The windy weather makes these activities even more pleasurable. A desert festivl is also organised in Jaisalmer in the month of January, during which the whole place is filled with colours and festivities. 
Desert Festival
Desert Festival
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Jaisalmer in Monsoon (September-October)

Monsoons in Jaisalmer lasts from September to October, witnessing very little or no rainfall. Temperatures range between 19 to 33 degree Celsius. The weather is warm and pleasant; however, the entire place gets unbearable with humidity. The monsoon season comes as a relief after the scorching hear of the summer season, which in turn helps reduce the excessive heat in the atmosphere. After the rain, the sandy terrain of the Thar desert is wrapped in budding lush green plants. If you wish to take a trip during the monsoon season, you are sure to enjoy the lively and vibrant weather after the rains. You would easily be able to explore and be awed by the beauty of the various splendid forts, palaces and pristine temples. A walk in the vibrant markets in Jaisalmer will be a real delight. 
Jaisalmer Amar Sagar
Jaisalmer Amar Sagar
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Jaisalmer in Summer (March-August)

Summers is Jaisalmer can be very harsh and extremely hot due to it's proximity to the Thar Desert. The summer season begins from the month of April and continues till the month of August with temperature going up to 42°C. The scorching heat will prove to be a hindrance to your trip as you wouldn't be able to walk and explore Jaisalmer without feeling tired and dehydrated. If you can't bear the heat and if you're looking for some exciting activities like camel riding and desert safari then summers are not considered to be quite a favourable time for you to visit. However, if you wish to stay indoors during the day and laze around at night, you can plan a trip in summer as the nights are much cooler. 
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Jaisalmer
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Events in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

17th - 19th February

Organised by Rajasthan tourism, spend three days in the exotic desert of Jaisalmer while indulging in local delicacies. Fun competitions like turban tying, and best moustache are also held during this time. All about preserving and promoting Rajasthani culture, various folk acts are also performed. The perfect ending is given to the festival with the full moon reflecting on the beautiful sand dunes on the last night.

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