Best Time To Visit Lucknow

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What is the best time to visit Lucknow?

October to March is the best time to visit Lucknow. December and January could be a little foggy, which might mean trains and flights getting delayed occasionally. However, the weather is pleasant and suitable for sightseeing. The summers are unusually hot and should be avoided. Lucknow could be visited during July-September as well, but rains might be a little hindrance and could delay your day plans.

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Monthly Weather in Lucknow

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 9 22
February 11 27
March 16 33
April 24 40
May 26 41
June 29 41
July 28 34
August 27 34
September 27 34
October 22 34
November 14 29
December 10 22

Lucknow in Winter (October - March)

With sunny days and cold nights, the months from October to March are ideal for visiting Lucknow. With temperatures ranging from 7 to 24 degrees Celsius, this time of the year is perfect for sightseeing and outdoor attractions like historical monuments, museums and national parks. This season attracts the most number of tourists, so expect higher prices for accommodation at hotels. Ensure booking in advance for the best fares. Many festivals and events are celebrated during these months, including the Lucknow Festival (Lucknow Mahotsav) celebrated to promote tourism. The festival is organised annually during November or December and celebrates local and national art, crafts and culture. This festival is a favourite among food-lovers! Make sure to be prepared with plenty of warm clothes for those cold nights.
Winter Season, Lucknow, The Residency

Lucknow in Monsoon (July - September)

Monsoons in Lucknow begins in July and continues till September with moderate rainfall and cool climate. This can be a good time to visit the city considering the pleasant climate; however, unexpected rainfall may upset your sightseeing plans. Temperatures during this time range from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. Though humidity in this season is high, a good number of tourists visit Lucknow in these months.
Monsoon Season, Lucknow, Rumi Darwaza

Lucknow in Summer (April - June)

This time of the year is not recommended for travelling or outdoor activities in Lucknow. The dry and harsh weather keep tourists away from Lucknow in summers. These months of summer, starting in April and lasting till June, tend to be extremely harsh and dry. Temperatures can rise up to 45 degrees Celsius in some months, accompanied by hot winds and scorching heat which makes sightseeing a tedious task.
Summer Season, Lucknow, Bara Imambara

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