What is the best time to visit Kolkata?

The autumn and winter months between October and February are the best time to visit Kolkata, as the weather is perfect and festivities are aplenty. This is the season which witnesses the peak arrival of travellers, especially during Durga Puja. Kolkata, with an eastern tropical climate, has light winters, hot and somewhat humid summers. Summers are the least desirable options for a traveller, and monsoons, although lovely, is not exactly the best season worth a visit.

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Monthly Weather in Kolkata

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 26°/ 14° 3 days
February 28°/ 15° 1 days
March 33°/ 20° 5 days
April 36°/ 23° 16 days
May 38°/ 26° 9 days
June 36°/ 27° 19 days
July 33°/ 26° 22 days
August 32°/ 25° 27 days
September 31°/ 25° 21 days
October 31°/ 23° 15 days
November 30°/ 19° 3 days
December 26°/ 15° 1 days

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Events in Kolkata

Sur Jahan

1st February 2019 - 3rd February 2019

Sur Jahan is a three-day annual World Peace Music Festival held in Kolkata and Goa. It was earlier known as Sufi Sutra and works on the motto of "Music For Peace, Music For All". The festival will be held on the first weekend of February in Kolkata, hosting artists from more than four nations this year. It is a non ticketed and a non-commercial festival which provides for one daytime workshop and one evening concert of each international group participating. For Sufi lovers, there is nothing better than the Sufi Sutra International Sufi Music Festival. By including at least 5-6 international bands and three national bands in every edition, it just promises to get bigger and better in the coming years.

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Kolkata Photos

Kolkata, West Bengal
Victoria Memorial Large Marble Building
Fort William, situated at the eastern banks of River Hooghly
Dakshineswar Kali Temple, situated on the eastern banks of Hooghly river

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