What is the best time to visit Raipur?

The best time to visit Raipur is in the winter months of November to January, when the temperatures range comfortably between 14 degrees Celcius and 28 degrees Celcius. Like all major cities in India, Raipur also faces a tropical wet and dry climate. March to June can become extremely hot, with temperatures soaring up to 48 degrees Celcius. Temperatures remain moderate the rest of the year. The city receives an average rainfall of 1300 millimetres in the monsoon months of June, July, and August. Mild winters can be experienced from November to January, with temperatures sometimes dropping down to 5 degrees celcius. 

Weather in Raipur

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Monthly Weather in Raipur

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 27°/ 13° 5 days
February 28°/ 14° 3 days
March 33°/ 20° 7 days
April 38°/ 23° 3 days
May 42°/ 27° 0 days
June 39°/ 27° 16 days
July 31°/ 24° 24 days
August 29°/ 23° 21 days
September 29°/ 22° 24 days
October 29°/ 21° 15 days
November 30°/ 17° 0 days
December 27°/ 14° 1 days

Raipur in Summer (March - June)

March to June is the summer season for Raipur. Temperatures have been recorded as high as 48 degree Celsius during the summer months coupled by hot and dry winds. The average summer temperatures range from 28 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius. May is usually the hottest month with the highest temperatures, though the humidity during summers hovers around 30-40%. Summers in Raipur are relatively dry coupled with warm, dry winds. The heat and dryness make it challenging to explore the city and its surrounding areas, though this is a great time to enjoy the Ram Navami festival celebrated in great fervour across the city.

Raipur in Winters (October to February)

During the winters the temperatures may drop to a minimum of 5deg Celsius in December. However, the maximum temperatures recorded during the winter months is 22deg Celsius. Thus the winters are pleasantly cool, and October to March is one of the best times to visit the city. The winters see a slight fall in humidity also ranging from 45-60%.

Winters are also the best months to explore the city and enjoy outdoor activities. Known for various city walks and photography tours, the city exudes a favourable aura that is just perfect for tourists. The Budha Talab attracts bird watchers who are up in the early mornings to catch sight of local and migratory birds that flap around here. Visit the Telibandha Lake or learn more about the tribes of the state in the Purkhouti Muktangan museum in Naya Raipur. Explore the Nandavan Gardens or enjoy the sight of the Hajra Waterfalls. You can celebrate Diwali and Dussehra traditionally or ring in the New Year at the new hubs of the city. At about an hour’s drive from Raipur is the village of Champaran that hosts during the winters the Champaran Mela. The fair is usually held in January/February and is a cultural as well as religious fair that sees many people, especially the Vaishnavas from across the country.

Raipur in Monsoons (July to September)

The Southwest monsoons begin to set in from late June onwards and continue till early October. The city receives an average of 1300mm of rainfall during its rainy season. The temperatures drop due to the rainfall with a maximum of 30deg Celsius and a minimum of 20 deg Celsius. Thunderstorms can also be witnessed during the monsoons. Humidity, however, shoots up in comparison to the summer. During the rainy season humidity averages from 60-80%.

However, there are still some beautiful festivals that can be enjoyed during the monsoons. Pola the bull-worshipping festival is celebrated by farmers in the month of Shravan that usually coincides with August. Teej or Teeja is a famous festival for married women. It is observed to mark the union of Lord Shiva and Parvati. The Hareli festival is another famous Chhattisgarh celebration and is enjoyed with much pomp in Raipur. Celebrated again in the month of Shravan, Hareli which means the different ranchers across the state celebrate greenery.

The Street Festival organised every weekend in Naya Raipur during the monsoons is yet another reason to visit the city during the rains. The festival was held last year for the first time by the Naya Raipur Development Authority and includes music, food, face painting and many such activities.

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