What is the best time to visit Puri?

Having a more or less pleasant climate throughout the year, Jagannath Puri is thronged by people all year round except for peak summers (April-June). The ideal months to take a trip to Puri are between October and February when neither the scorching heat nor the high humidity is present to cause any hindrance to your outdoor plans. Winters (December-February) are a bit cold, but good to enjoy the beach and visiting temples. For those who wish to seek blessings from the Gods may visit this place during Rath Yatra, i.e between June and July.

Weather in Puri

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Monthly Weather in Puri

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 16 29
February 21 33
March 24 34
April 27 37
May 28 38
June 27 36
July 26 32
August 26 32
September 26 31
October 24 32
November 19 30
December 16 29

Puri in Winter (October-February)

The best time to visit Puri is between October and February. Not only is the weather a comfortable one, with temperatures which fluctuate between 16 degree Celsius and 28 degree Celsius, but the tourist attractions in this city also have an ethereal aura during this season. The best places to visit in this season are the tranquil Chilika Lake, the majestic Markandeswara Temple, Raghurajpur Artist Village, Daya River, Pipili, and Sudarshan Crafts Museum. It is also an ideal time to take in the sheer beauty of the famed beaches of this city, namely, the Puri Beach, Swargadwar Beach, Baliharachandi Beach, Baleshwar Beach, and Balighai Beach.
Jangannath Temple in Puri, Orissa
Jangannath Temple in Puri, Orissa
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Puri in Monsoon (June-September)

Puri experiences heavy rainfall and frequent thunderstorms during the monsoon months of June to September. Even though it is not an ideal time to take a dip in the sea owing to the several unfortunate accidents, Puri receives thousands of people who come to pay their offerings to Lord Jagannath during the Rath Yatra. The weather is pretty stable during the monsoon, with temperatures ranging between 27 degree Celsius and 31 degree Celsius. The majestic Rath Yatra, or chariot festival, is the prime attraction during this time, so if you are planning a visit to the beautiful city in these months, make sure not to miss it!
Kakani Monsoon
Kakani Monsoon
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Puri in Summer (March-May)

Summer months in the coastal city of Puri are too difficult to tolerate, owing to the scorching heat and the extreme humidity. People who visit Puri during the months come back with a prominent tan, probably more than their liking. Even though Puri is home to many places to visit, it is impossible to explore them in the hot and humid weather, in which the temperature ranges between 20 degree Celsius and as high as 45 degree Celsius.

Events in Puri

Puri Beach Carnival

21st February

The Puri Beach Festival has something for all ages, from fashion shows to folk performances, from rock concerts to beach parties. The festival provides an opportunity for locals to showcase their culture to visitors.

Jagannath Rath Yatra

4th July 2019

Jagannath Rath Yatra is one of the most awaited and much-celebrated festival in Orissa as well as countrywide. It is dedicated to Lord Jagannath i.e. Lord Krishna, his sister Goddess Subhadra and his elder brother Lord Balabhadra. Commonly known as Gundicha Yatra, Dasavatara, Chariot Festival or Navadina Yatra, it is celebrated every year in the month of June or July. For this, the Puri Rath Yatra sees 4-5 lakh pilgrims every year. Indians, as well as foreigners, flock in large numbers to get a glimpse of the idols in the chariot. It is believed that those who manage to get a glimpse of the idols will have a prosperous year ahead. This year it is going to be held on Thursday 4th July 2019.

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