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Best time to visit Nainital, India

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The best time to visit Nainital is October

If you’re looking to travel to Nainital for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Nainital is October due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Nainital is around 22℃ (72℉).

The days are longest in Nainital in June, 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. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Nainital in September. Head over there in January instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

For more information about when to travel to Nainital, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

June

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Nainital seasons

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

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 Nainital 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.

Nainital 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 Nainital 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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Nainital 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 Nainital in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Nainital 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 Nainital in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Nainital 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 Nainital in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Nainital 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 Nainital in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Nainital 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 Nainital in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Nainital 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 Nainital in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Nainital 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 Nainital in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Nainital 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 Nainital in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Nainital 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 Nainital in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Nainital 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 Nainital in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Nainital 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 Nainital in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Nainital 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 Nainital in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Nainital 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 Nainital 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 Nainital 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 Nainital, 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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