Best Time to Visit Sikkim

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What is the best time to visit Sikkim?

The best time to visit Sikkim is from March to June and from September to December when the weather is favourable. In the months of January and February, Sikkim receives snowfall and in the monsoon months (July to August) it is better to avoid visiting since there is a risk of landslides.  The weather remains balmy in summers. Snowfall is observed in the winter month (Late December to February).

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Monthly Weather in Sikkim

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January -2 16
February -1 17
March 4 18
April 9 22
May 10 24
June 10 27
July 11 26
August 11 31
September 10 25
October 5 27
November -0 21
December -1 18

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Summer (April - June)

Summer hits the state in April, and it lasts until June. Unlike most of the states in India, Sikkim witnesses extremely pleasant and calm weather during this time. The temperature ranges from 5 to 25 degrees Celcius. Though nights can be cold and chilly, this is the best time to visit Sikkim.

Monsoon (July - September)

July marks the beginning of monsoons in Sikkim. Moderate to heavy rainfall is observed in the state. The mercury dips down during this time, and it lingers between 4 to 15 degrees Celcius. Though the rains add to the beauty of Sikkim, the state is prone to landslides in monsoons. It is better to avoid visiting Sikkim in monsoons.

Winter (October - March)

October to March is the winter season in Sikkim. The weather is frigid in this season as the mercury remains as low as -5 degrees Celcius. However, for snow lovers, this place becomes heaven in winters. Sikkim could be visited in these months if you want to experience the snow and don?t mind the cold weather.

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