Where to Visit in Varanasi & When
Varanasi in summer – April till June
The summers are dry, sunny and humid with the temperature ranging from 32 to 46 degrees Celsius. People usually avoid traveling to Varanasi around this time; especially in the months of May and June as they are considered the hottest. Hot dry winds called ‘loo’ blow across the area, making it harder for the purpose of sightseeing. This season receives occasional showers too. Walking along the Panchganga Ghat (believed to be the confluence point of the five invisible rivers) in the evening is refreshing.
Varanasi during Monsoon – From July till September
Varanasi, with the onset of monsoon experiences the fall in temperature, and the real beauty of the city come in front in its drenched state. The monsoon in Varanasi is accompanied by heat, humidity and moderate rainfalls. It is a bit difficult to travel around this time, but the tourists are attracted to the freshness and beauty of the place.
Varanasi during winter – From November till March
You can make the most of your trip to Varanasi by visiting around the winter season, the temperature ranges from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius. The boat rides on the Ganga, visiting the different temples and exploring the vibrant city is made double fun if done in the winter season. Some great festivals of the country fall around this time and take the pleasure in the customs and rituals of the locals.
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