What is the best time to visit Kangra?

September to June are the best months to visit Kangra. While the summer months of May-June, with a comfortable temperature of 22-30 degrees Celsius, is preferred by trekkers, overall the months of September to November are ideal for sightseeing, all types of outings, and visiting the various temples located in the vicinity of Kangra. January is the month that you can lay off easily because of the intolerably cold temperatures dipping to sub-zero levels.

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Monthly Weather in Kangra

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 6 18
February 9 23
March 11 27
April 17 35
May 21 38
June 22 38
July 25 34
August 24 33
September 22 33
October 16 32
November 9 26
December 6 22

Kangra in Summer (April - June)

With the onset of summer in March, temperature ranges from 22 to 38-degree Celsius and Kangra experiences a rush of tourists during this season who prefer to undertake various adventurous activities. It is the best time for trekking in the valley. You can take various treks such as Triund trek, Bhagsunag trek and Indrahar pass trek. Tourists also make temple visits and sightseeing to the various attractions around Kangra. Furthermore, summers are the festive season in Kangra with the Buddha Purnima falling in April. Even though summers are at its peak in Kangra in May, the weather is still pleasant. Pilgrims prefer this month for visiting the Brajeshwari Devi Temple, which is located towards the outskirts of the town. This temple is also attended by a large number of devotees and vacationers during the Hindu festive season.
An Aerial View of Kangra
An Aerial View of Kangra
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Kangra in Winter (October - February)

Kangra starts getting the glimpse of winters from October. Visitors love planning a trip to this city during this month to become a part of the Navratri celebrations. The temperature in winters in Kangra can fall as low as 4 degrees Celcius with freezing weather. In some parts of the Kangra valley, you can witness snowfall in January and February. November is the onset of full-fledged tourist season in Kangra. Sports and adventure enthusiasts can indulge in skiing down the snow-laden mountains during this time. By the end of February, there's a rise in temperature. However, due to freezing nights, wearing heavy woollens is must during this month. Although this period isn't an ideal month for travelling, one can cherish the snow-covered hilly landscapes.
Kangra Fort
Kangra Fort
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Kangra in Monsoon (July - September)

Kangra experiences heavy monsoon showers from July to September. Early monsoon months are not recommended to travel to Kangra, as the roads are inaccessible. By the end of August, the rains slowly subside leaving the landscape greener and ideal for sightseeing. Rain lovers throng the region during these months as the valley is at its best during this time. Kangra receives moderate rainfall by September. The weather alters with cold days and equally colder nights. Heritage centres are major attractions during this time. Besides, the availability of special discounts offered by different hotels and resorts can benefit the tourists and budget travellers alike. Do not forget to carry rain gears during this time.
Kangra Railway
Kangra Railway
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