Best Time To Visit Mathura

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What is the best time to visit Mathura?

October to March is the best time to visit Mathura as the weather is pleasant and cool for sightseeing. To experience the best of the city's culture and to soak in the vibes of Lord Krishna, visiting Mathura during Krishna Janmashthami (August/September) and Holi (March) is also recommended. However, keep in mind that the town sees a flood of tourists during these festivals, so be prepared for the pulsating crowd.

Characteristic of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura experiences extremely hot summers and wet monsoons, making those months inconvenient for travel and exploring new places.

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Monthly Weather in Mathura

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 20°/ 8° 3 days
February 26°/ 10° 1 days
March 30°/ 15° 4 days
April 36°/ 21° 2 days
May 41°/ 25° 0 days
June 42°/ 28° 2 days
July 36°/ 27° 23 days
August 33°/ 25° 19 days
September 33°/ 25° 14 days
October 33°/ 21° 0 days
November 29°/ 17° 1 days
December 21°/ 8° 1 days

Mathura in Winters (October - March)

One of the best time to visit Mathura is the winter season which starts from October and lasts till March. The weather during these months is ideal for sightseeing and exploring the many temples dotted around the city.

Typical of North Indian cities, the month of December and January are the coldest in Mathura, with the temperature falling to around 5 degrees Celcius at times. So, if you do not prefer extreme cold, avoid visiting Mathura during December/January.

The famous Braj ki Holi is celebrated in Mathura in March which is when the town is filled with pilgrims and tourists from all over.

Mathura in Monsoon (July - September)

Monsoon arrives in Mathura in July and lasts till September bringing a little respite from the summer heat. The temperature during this time ranges around 35 degrees Celcius, making it pleasant enough to go on a pilgrimage tour of Mathura. However, the city experiences high humidity during the monsoon which might deter sightseeing plans at times. 

Shri Krishna Janmashthami festival is celebrated in Mathura during August or September which is the one of the best time to experience the Brijwasi culture. 

Mathura in Summer (April - June)

Like most of northern India, Mathura experiences extremely hot and humid summers which last from April to June. The temperature during these months goes up to 45 degrees Celcius making it inconvenient for sightseeing. It is generally recommended to avoid visiting Mathura during the summers.

Events in Mathura

Lathmar Holi in Barsana

15th - 16th March 2019

Holi, a festival of colours that marks the victory of good over evil is one of the main festivals of Hindus. It is celebrated with great vigour and enthusiasm throughout India. Lathmar Holi is celebrated 4-5 days prior to the festivities of other states. However, it is interesting to note how this festival is celebrated in a rather peculiar way in Nandgaon and Barsana towns in Mathura-district of Uttar Pradesh. The towns are located some 42 kms from Mathura and are extremely popular for the celebrations during Holi. The natives are known for their interesting way of playing Holi with not only colours but also sticks. Thandai (a sweet drink) and Holi go hand in hand, so don't miss out on it!

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