As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
Rajasthan is a tourist hot-spot that is known for its historical landmarks, lakes, and forests. In this context it is of paramount importance to know, about the weather in Rajasthan. This will allow visitors to choose the months which are the best for visiting this land that takes you back into the past.
The climate of India can primarily be distinguished into fours seasons. Likewise, the Rajasthan climate can also be divided into four primary seasons namely
As is the case everywhere in India, the season to be wary of is the pre-monsoon season, which is also the hottest season in Rajasthan. The weather in Rajasthan in this season becomes pretty unbearable and temperatures ranging from 33 degree Celsius to 45 degree Celsius are the norm. This type of Rajasthan climate extends from April to June. As aforementioned the heat is unbearably strong at this time of year and visitors should stay away from Rajasthan during these months. The weather in Rajasthan in its western parts can go as high as 48 degree Celsius and maybe even more.
It’s only Mt Abu, the sole hill station in Rajasthan that registers low temperatures. Everywhere else, the Rajasthan climate remains the same in these months. In the nights, the desert regions register steep drops in temperature. At this time of year the weather in Rajasthan is such that there are frequent dust storms due to the prevailing winds that blow for the west.
The Rajasthan climate changes in the month of July with the onset of the monsoon season. This season can extend right up to September. Even during these months the weather in Rajasthan is pretty uncomfortable because of the high rate of humidity in the atmosphere. There is a temperature drop but the increase in humidity saps at your energy levels.
The season after the monsoon commonly known as the post monsoon period starts from October and extends up to December. In terms of the weather in Rajasthan, this is one of the better seasons. The Rajasthan climate in this season is cooler than the summer months and has very little humidity. The average maximum temperature at this time can be anything between 33 degree Celsius and 38 degree Celsius. The lowest temperatures can be anything between 18 degree Celsius and 20 degree Celsius. So all in all the nights are very comfortable in Rajasthan at this time of year!
From January to March is the winter season and the weather in Rajasthan definitely turns for the better. The variation in the maximum and the minimum temperature is marked and this lies true across the various regions of the state. But the vagaries of the weather still continue as there are some part of Rajasthan that record temperatures as low as 0 degrees Celsius. There is a slight rainfall that occurs in the north and north eastern regions of the state and thus light winds originating from this part fan the whole state. Rajasthan climate in winter has a little humidity and the range of the relative humidity lies between 50% to 60% during mornings and decreases to about 25% to 35% in the afternoon.
For visitors, it’s important to note that the best months to visit Rajasthan would be between September and April. This is the best time to visit everything in Rajasthan right from lakes to national parks and historical monuments as well as places of worship.
However, if you are interested in the famous festivals and fairs of Rajasthan than it is important to plan your trip in accordance with the dates when these fairs and festivals are held.
Temp & Rainfall * (approximate, are subject to change)
January to March
500F - 800F
4MM - 7MM
April to June
750F - 1050F
11MM - 30MM
July to September
700F - 950F
100MM - 165MM
October to December
550F - 850F
3MM - 8MM