What is the best time to visit Rameshwaram?

As far as the weather goes, Rameshwaram experiences tropical climate which means the though the seasons greatly vary, the temperatures may not. This makes Rameshwaram a destination which can be visited all year round. However, the best time to visit is from October to April. The Monsoons (July to September) are humid with average rainfalls, but, the scenic view of the coastal region during these months is enjoyable. Winters (November to February) are cool and temperature comes down to 17 degrees Celcius. This is the most pleasant season for sightseeing and visiting neighbourhoods.

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Monthly Weather in Rameshwaram

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 22 31
February 22 33
March 25 36
April 28 40
May 28 38
June 27 38
July 27 36
August 27 37
September 26 36
October 26 35
November 25 32
December 23 32

Rameshwaram in Winter (December - February)

Winters in Rameshwaram, which last from October all the way to March, is said to be the peak season for visiting Rameshwaram if you are visiting the place as a tourist and not a pilgrim. The temperature during these months drops considerably than the other two seasons, with it ranging from 20 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius. The town is also blessed with chilly winds which make the atmosphere even more amicable. This season, therefore, makes for the best time for tourists to take part in a plethora of outdoor activities and enjoy their stay.
During December, Rameshwaram also hosts the festival of Arudhra Darshanam which is essentially a festival that celebrates an aspect of Lord Shiva. This is said to be one of the most celebrated festivals amongst all the ones celebrated in Rameshwaram.
Railway Bridge in Rameshwaram
Railway Bridge in Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram in Monsoon (July - October)

The monsoons in Rameshwaram experience temperatures ranging from 28 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius. These temperatures are similar to those during the summers, as is the climate except the small relief of humidity received due to short but effective downpours. Though monsoons are humid, August-October offers a good climate to explore Rameswaram as temperatures drop down during this time.
Lighthouse in Rameshwaram
Lighthouse in Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram in Summer (March - June)

The summers in Rameshwaram last from April to July and the average temperatures during this time range from 27 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius. Summers are also called the pilgrim season in Rameshwaram, meaning the town may be exceptionally crowded with chances of various processions and chants throughout the area. The climate in the summers stays hot, as is usual for most Tamil Nadu towns, with the afternoons being exceptionally sunny. However, the rest of the day is said to clear up, and the heat may not bother you as much.
Pilgrims in Rameshwaram Temple
Pilgrims in Rameshwaram Temple

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