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Best time to visit Rishikesh, India

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The best time to visit Rishikesh is October

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, October is the best time to go to Rishikesh.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Rishikesh can reach a maximum of 42℃ (107℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Rishikesh is around 4℃ (39℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Rishikesh are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Rishikesh falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in November instead.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Rishikesh, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

May

Rishikesh seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Rishikesh

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 Rishikesh 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.

Rishikesh 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 Rishikesh 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

Rishikesh in January

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 5 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Rishikesh in February

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 6 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Rishikesh in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Rishikesh in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 27%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 8 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Rishikesh in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (98℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 27%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rishikesh in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Rishikesh in June

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (98℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rishikesh in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Rishikesh in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 257mm (10") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rishikesh in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Rishikesh in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 284mm (11") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

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


Rishikesh in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 143mm (6") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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

Rishikesh in October

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Rishikesh in November

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rishikesh in November, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Rishikesh in December

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Rishikesh is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 37℃ (98℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Rishikesh is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Rishikesh is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Rishikesh, 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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