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Best time to visit Chikmagalur, India

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The best time to visit Chikmagalur is January

Chikmagalur is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, January is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, the temperature in Chikmagalur can rise as high as 36℃ (97℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 15℃ (60℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 14℃ (57℉).

The days are longest in Chikmagalur in March, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. On average it rains the most days in October, 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.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Chikmagalur. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

March

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Chikmagalur seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Chikmagalur

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 Chikmagalur 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.

Chikmagalur 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 Chikmagalur 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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Chikmagalur in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Chikmagalur in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chikmagalur 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.


Chikmagalur in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Chikmagalur in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Chikmagalur in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 120mm (5") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Chikmagalur in June

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 105mm (4") over 27 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chikmagalur in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Chikmagalur in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 29 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

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


Chikmagalur in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 30 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
30 days
of showers or rain

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


Chikmagalur in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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

Chikmagalur in October

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 194mm (8") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Chikmagalur in November

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chikmagalur 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.


Chikmagalur in December

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 9 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chikmagalur 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 Chikmagalur is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 34℃ (94℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Chikmagalur is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Chikmagalur is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Chikmagalur, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in March are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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