What is the best time to visit Ranchi?

November to February, during the winter months, is the best time to visit Ranchi, since the weather is pleasant, with some occasional cold nights. The summers in Ranchi can get extremely hot and humid, and the monsoons receive moderate rainfall. Therefore, the months of March to October should mostly be avoided, however, sometimes they come with their perks too. All in all, it’s never a wrong time to visit Ranchi, but tourism is at its peak during the winter.

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Monthly Weather in Ranchi

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 11 25
February 14 28
March 17 32
April 24 38
May 25 38
June 25 36
July 24 30
August 24 30
September 24 30
October 20 30
November 14 28
December 11 26

Ranchi in Winter (November-February)

With temperatures between 27 degrees being the highest, sometimes dropping down to as low as 2 degrees in the nights, the Ranchi winters are a perfect time to visit this gorgeous city. Picnicking is a great way to spend time in Ranchi, accompanied by the beautiful winter sun. With temperatures at an all-time low, the visitors can freely explore the city’s major tourist attractions without having to be worried about sweat or shower. Makar Sankranti is celebrated very uniquely in Ranchi on the 14th of January every year. Places like Parasnath Hills, Tagore Hills and Patratu Valley in Ranchi are famous sights to visit during winter months since the weather is clear and pleasant to spend a picnic day out. Winter is the best season to visit Ranchi; however, this comes with its disadvantage. The number of tourists is comparatively high, leading to the prices of hotels, restaurants and flight tickets go high. Therefore, if you’re planning a trip to Ranchi during these months, make your bookings much in advance to get a cheap deal.
Winter Season, Ranchi, Patratu Valley
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Ranchi in Monsoon (July - September)

Blessed with waterfalls, Ranchi can be a beautifully underrated destination to visit in the monsoon months of July to September. The waterfalls wake up in their full glory, the abundant flora and rare fauna that come out during this season seem to attract a whole lot of tourists. Besides tourism, monsoons are great for the tribals that make up a huge population of Jharkhand, since their lives depend on agriculture. Hundru falls, Dassam falls, Panchghagh falls, Jonha falls, Lodh falls, and Hirni falls are some of the most famous falls in and around Ranchi where you can be one among nature during the monsoon season. This is a perfect time for adventurers and trekkers to gear up and hike some of these waterfalls too. Jagannathpur Mela or Rath Mela is one of the biggest fairs organised in Ranchi where crowds, mostly farmers from the interiors of the city, gather and celebrate. This 10-day event sees hundreds of makeshift stalls, delicious spread of food items, giant wheels and many musical performances every year usually in July.
Monsoon Season, Ranchi, Hundru Falls
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Ranchi in Summer (March-June)

Starting in March untill June, Ranchi can be a pain as well as a treat in the summer months. With temperatures ranging from 18 to 36-degree Celsius, summer here can be quite pleasing if you carry the right clothes. You can visit the popular tourist attractions like Tagore Hill covered in thick forest and various waterfalls to get rid of the heat. Besides, there’s nothing a glass of cold Handia (local Jharkhand rice beer) cannot solve. A city full of natural and cultural wonders, the summer heat cannot stop you from visiting the beautiful attractions like Jonha Falls, Tagore Hill, Birsa Zoological Park, Jagannath Temple, Panchghagh Falls among many others. Wearing light and breezy clothes while sightseeing in these months will be a plus. These months are comparatively Less crowded when it comes to tourism; hence you shouldn’t face much of a problem getting cheaper deals.
Summer Season, Ranchi, Tagore Hill
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