climate of Rajasthan is generally hot
and dry. However, the climate of Rajasthan
can be divided into four seasons, namely
summers, winters, monsoon and post-monsoon.
Read on to further explore Rajasthan
hottest season of Rajasthan, summer,
extends from April to June. The temperature
in this season ranges from 32° C
to 45° C. The only place in Rajasthan
that is a little cool in summers is
the hill station, Mt Abu. However, the
nights in Rajasthan are pretty cool,
with the night temperature falling considerably.
from December to March is the winter
season. The coldest month of the season
is January. The temperature ranges from
10° C to 27° C. However, there
may be considerable difference in the
maximum and minimum temperatures.
the period of July to September, lies
the monsoon. The temperature ranges
from 35° C to 40° C. The state
receives approximately 90% of its annual
rainfall in this season only. It is
the most humid season in Rajasthan.
October to November is the post monsoon
season. The average maximum temperature
ranges between 33° C to 38°
C, and the minimum is between 18°
C and 20° C.
Time To Visit Rajasthan
though Rajasthan is a place visited
throughout the year, the best time to
visit Rajasthan is during winters. Mid
October to mid March is the peak season
for Rajasthan. The reason for this is
that the climatic conditions in Rajasthan
are quite extreme. Another reason is
that all the major fairs and festivals
of Rajasthan are celebrated around this
summers are extremely hot and dry. The
day is too hot, the nights cool. It
is advisable for the tourists visiting
in summers to wear loose cotton clothes.
As prevention from the scorching sun
of Rajasthan, sunscreen should be generously
used. Also since you will be perspiring
much in the Rajasthan heat, drink lots
of fluids like water, fruit juice etc,
to prevent dehydration.
warm and bright days of October to March
(winter time) provide us with the answer
of when to visit Rajasthan. Winters
in Rajasthan are not too cold. The days
in winters are sunny, so there is not
much requirement of warm clothes. However,
the nights can get quite chilly. You
will be requiring some light warm clothes
in the late evening and early morning.
climate of Rajasthan varies with the
seasons of the year. There are fours
seasons in Rajasthan – summer,
monsoon, post-monsoon and winter. In
summer the weather of Rajasthan is very
hot and in winter very chilly.
– April to June
– Late June to September
– October to November
– December to March
Temp & Rainfall
January to March
50oF - 80oF
4MM - 7MM
75oF - 105oF
11MM - 30MM
70oF - 95oF
100MM - 165MM
55oF - 85oF
3MM - 8MM
WHEN TO GO
best time to visit is from November
to February, when the only hardship,
weather-wise, may be that it is not
quite warm enough for the hotel pool.
After February, the heat builds up to
the point that even the camels start
dreaming of a ski vacation. In July,
the monsoon rains come along, cooling
things off but washing roads out.
HOW TO GET THERE
visitors arrive in Rajasthan from India's
capital, New Delhi, in the north, or
from Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, just
to the east.
The most pleasant way to arrive in Rajasthan
(and to tour it) is by train. The first-class
cars, especially on the "super
fast" trains, such as the Shatabdi
Express, are modern, clean, and comfortable
and give you a superb window on India.
(There's also the super-luxury-train
option, the Palace on Wheels.)
Get rail schedules and fares at the
Indian Railways' Web site, www.indianrail.gov.in.
Click on "Trains between Imp. Stations,"
and then, if you wish to purchase a
ticket online, "Internet Reservation."
The online process can be frustrating,
though, so the simplest way is to arrange
for a travel agent, recommended by your
hotel, to have tickets waiting with
For travel to Udaipur and Jodhpur, flying
is often best. Opt for one of the new
private carriers, which offer better
service and more reasonable ticket prices
than Indian Airlines. Of the new carriers,
Jet Airways has the most flights; the
55-minute hop between Jaipur and Udaipur
and the two-plus hour jaunt between
Udaipur and New Delhi are among the
most popular routes. Tickets can be
purchased online (www.jetairways.com).
Rajasthan by car is manageable, but
you should consider hiring a driver
when you rent an auto. Negotiating roads
oneself should be left to the steel-nerved.
For a good midrange car with air conditioning,
expect to pay about $150 a day, including
the driver and his overnight expenses.
But distances are great enough that
a more sensible approach is a combination
of road, rail, and air.
are readily available at airports,
and are economical around town. Settle
on the price with the driver up front.
If the driver seems reasonable, and
agreeable, you can also negotiate
for a half- or full-day local sightseeing
rate. Typically, that might run $15
for four hours and $25 for eight.
It's much more expensive if your hotel
arranges a taxi, however: Expect to
pay as much as $15 per hour.