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Best time to visit Bodh Gaya, India

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The best time to visit Bodh Gaya is November

Want to know when to travel to Bodh Gaya? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, November is the best time to go to Bodh Gaya. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 44℃ (111℉) in the middle of the day. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 11℃ (52℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Bodh Gaya in May, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in July, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Learn more about when to travel to Bodh Gaya, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

May

Bodh Gaya seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bodh Gaya as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bodh Gaya is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bodh Gaya

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bodh Gaya for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bodh Gaya climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bodh Gaya for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Bodh Gaya in January

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in January, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Bodh Gaya in February

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 2 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bodh Gaya in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 29%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Bodh Gaya in April

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (92℉)
  • Average high temperature: 40℃ (105℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 23%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Bodh Gaya in May

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (98℉)
  • Average high temperature: 42℃ (108℉)
  • Average low temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average humidity: 29%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Bodh Gaya in June

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average high temperature: 41℃ (105℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Bodh Gaya in July

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 133mm (5") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bodh Gaya in August

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 121mm (5") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bodh Gaya in September

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 120mm (5") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Bodh Gaya in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Bodh Gaya in November

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bodh Gaya in December

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bodh Gaya in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bodh Gaya is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 42℃ (108℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bodh Gaya is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bodh Gaya is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bodh Gaya, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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