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Best time to visit Nilgiris, India

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The best time to visit Nilgiris is November

While Nilgiris is a popular destination to visit all year round, November is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

The very hottest temperatures in Nilgiris get to around 31℃ (88℉) in the height of summer. In the colder months such as February, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 23℃ (74℉).

The days are longest in Nilgiris 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. The wet season in Nilgiris usually falls during the months surrounding September each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Nilgiris. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

June

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Nilgiris seasons

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

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 Nilgiris 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.

Nilgiris 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 Nilgiris 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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


Top FAQs

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