Kalimpong Weather & Best Time to Visit
Kalimpong has well defined seasons like Spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn and Winter. Weather generally remains pleasant through out the year although it can get a bit cold during the winter. However you won't face extremes in any season. In summer, the temperature varies between 16°C to 25°C, while in the winter between 7°C to 16°C. It rains for about 100 days on an average in a year.
Spring in Kalimpong
March and April is the spring time when the temperature varies from a minimum of 11°C to a maximum 24°C. Rainfall is minimal and varies from 1.1 to 2.6 inches, sky remains clear, views of Kanchenjunga and Himalayan range are great, and it's a great time to visit Kalimpong. The tourist season picks up from April when the school vacation starts. Hotels stars filling up and rates climb to the peak.
Summer in Kalimpong
May and June are considered the summer time in Kalimpong. This is the peak tourist season and hotels go full. You won't get any discounts in the hotel or tour rates during this time. The temperate varies between a minimum of 16°C to a maximum 25°C. The usual rainfall in May is about 4.6 inches and in June is about 15.6 inches. So in June there is good possibility of rains. Sky remains clear but also gets cloudy at times. So the snow peaks play hide and seek with the cloud.
Monsoon in Kalimpong
The months of July, August and September are monsoon time in Kalimpong. Rainfall rises to its peak of 22 inches in July, then slowly comes down to 19.6 inches in August and further down in September. This is the time when there are high possibilities of land slides taking place which often cut off routes in the region. Tourists thin out during this time, although some prefer to visit during monsoon and see the rejuvenated lush green landscapes, forests and tea plantations all around Kalimpong. The temperature during monsoon varies between a minimum of 18°C to a maximum 24°C.
Autumn in Kalimpong
October to November is autumn. The rain recedes and the sky becomes clear with the dazzling snow pealks brightly visible. It's again a great time to visit Kalimpong. But the tourist flow also peaks up heavily during this time although thins out a bit towards end of November. Temperature varies between 11°C to 22°C. Rainfall again becomes minimal from 5.8 inches in October to 1.8 inches in November.
Winter in Kalimpong
December through February is the winter time in Kalimpong. The temperature varies between a minimum of 7°C to a maximum 16°C on an average. But the sky usually remains clear offering great view of the mountains. Rainfall is practically non-existent during this time, and averages to 0.2 inches in December to 1.2 in February. One great advantage of visiting Kalimpong during this time is, there won't be many tourists. And you can enjoy great bargains with hotel and local sightseeing tours.
You can see month by month Kalimpong Temperature chart in This Page
You can see month by month Kalimpong Rainfall & Sky Conditions in This Page
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