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Best time to visit Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India

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The best time to visit Kinnaur is January-February

Are you looking for the best time to visit Kinnaur? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Kinnaur is a great destination to visit almost all year round, January-February is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Kinnaur can reach a maximum of 31℃ (88℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 22℃ (72℉) around February.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Kinnaur, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around June. On average it rains the most days in September, 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.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Kinnaur, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

June

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Kinnaur seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Kinnaur as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Kinnaur 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 Kinnaur

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 Kinnaur 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.

Kinnaur 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 Kinnaur 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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Kinnaur in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 15 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Kinnaur in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 15 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Kinnaur in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Kinnaur in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Kinnaur in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Kinnaur in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 75mm (3") over 22 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Kinnaur in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Kinnaur in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Kinnaur in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 120mm (5") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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

Kinnaur in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 108mm (4") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Kinnaur in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Kinnaur in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 17 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kinnaur is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kinnaur 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 Kinnaur is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kinnaur, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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