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Best time to visit Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

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The best time to visit Darjeeling is January-February

Darjeeling can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, January-February is the best time to go.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 29℃ (84℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 1℃ (33℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Darjeeling when the days are longest, you should visit in May. July sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Darjeeling, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

May

Darjeeling seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Darjeeling

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 Darjeeling 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.

Darjeeling 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 Darjeeling 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

Darjeeling in January

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darjeeling in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Darjeeling in February

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darjeeling in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Darjeeling in March

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darjeeling in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Darjeeling in April

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 218mm (9") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Darjeeling in May

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 362mm (14") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Darjeeling in June

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 405mm (16") over 29 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

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


Darjeeling in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 475mm (19") over 31 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
31 days
of showers or rain

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


Darjeeling in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 371mm (15") over 31 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
31 days
of showers or rain

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


Darjeeling in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 290mm (11") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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

Darjeeling in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 121mm (5") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darjeeling in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Darjeeling in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darjeeling in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Darjeeling in December

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darjeeling in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Darjeeling is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (78℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Darjeeling 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 Darjeeling 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 Darjeeling, 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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