Summer in Nagaland (March to April/May)
There is a nice average of 16°C to 31°C (approx.). from March to April/May. These months are considered the best time to visit Nagaland for those who want to witness the blooming rhododendrons. Summer in Nagaland is not relatively hot compared to the plain regions. Lasting less than 3 months, summer is the second most preferred time to visit Nagaland as sightseeing and adventure activities options are many, and opportunities to indulge in local festive gatherings are in abundance.
Average Summer Temperature of Nagaland: 16°C to 31°C (approx.)
Special Tip: Attend the Moatsu Festival of Ao Tribe in May month. Take part in the joyous feast of the Aoleang Monyu Festival of the Konyak Tribe in April month.
Things to Carry in Summer:
Stock up hand sanitizer
It is advisable to carry sunscreens
Wear your hat and sunglasses during day sightseeing in the sun
Monsoon in Nagaland (June to September)
Nagaland becomes hot and humid during the monsoon since it has a subalpine and subtropical climate. Monsoon from June to September brings heavy rainfall to Nagaland with an average temperature of 21°C to 40°C (approx.). However, it is more dependent on the elevation or location you are staying in during the monsoon in Nagaland. Local farmers are more into farming during this season, and thus, the boom of tourism is also less. Usually, tourists avoid visiting Nagaland due to landslides and road blockage. On the other hand, accommodation prices drop drastically, which attracts budget backpackers.
Average Monsoon Temperature of Nagaland: 21°C to 35°C (approx.)
Special Tip: Compare the accommodation price before you book to get the best offers on staycation.
Things to Carry in Monsoon:
Buy yourself an umbrella of small to medium size
Pack some candles and torches in case of power outage in hills
Carry your mobiles in a waterproof case
Also carry waterproof backpack cover
Nagaland in Winter (October-March)
Nagaland winters generally last from October to March with a minimum and maximum average of 4°C to 24°C (approx.). Humidity is lower, which makes temperature even more, cooler and pleasant for sightseeing and adventure sports. Snow doesn't fall in Nagaland, but one could come across the sleet forms on the ground in mountainous regions, making peaks look white. However, in 2020, Nagaland receives unprecedented rainfall after 4 decades, and it should not come as a surprise if it happens in the future.
Other than the climate conditions, what makes Nagaland an amazing place to visit in winters is its majority of the Christian population. Nagaland transforms into a festive spirit from December to January. Locals during these months are in a celebratory mood. In short, happy vibes engulfs Nagaland with the popular Hornbill Festival and Christmas in December.
Average Winter of Nagaland: 4°C to 24°C (approx.)
Special Tip: Witness the flamboyant festivity of the Hornbill Festival during the first month of December annually. Attend the different harvest festivals celebrated by the Pochury Tribe and Kachari Tribe.
Things to Carry in Winters:
Carry cough and cold medicines
Carry your prescribed medicines and first-aid kit
Pack good quality thermals and thick winter clothes