Best Time to Visit Amritsar

Weather Conditions in Amritsar


Best Time to Visit Amritsar

The spiritual and religious capital of Punjab is also a beautiful holiday destination. With a culture shaped by history and traditions moulded by religions, Amritsar offers a blank canvas to visitors. You can paint your Amritsar holidays in the colours of your choice. Whether it’s cultural explorations or religious pursuits, the weather in Amritsar will play a big part in your sightseeing.

With a few notable exceptions, most of Amritsar’s landmarks and attractions are located outdoors. So, the weather will always be a factor in your travel plans. Places like the Wagah Border and Gobindgarh fort are best enjoyed in the cooler climes of winter.

If you’re wondering about the best time to visit Amritsar, it is generally in winter. But if you cannot bear cold, then end of monsoon could also be the best time to travel to Amritsar. Though the temperature at this time is quite bearable, humidity could make things difficult.

So, you decide your best time to go to Amritsar based on what you’d like to do while you’re there. Here’s a brief look at the year-round weather in Amritsar, which may help you plan your next holiday in Amritsar.

Amritsar in Summer (April - July)

Summer is not the best time to visit Amritsar as temperatures regularly touch 40 °C. It is hot and dry, and it becomes difficult to venture outdoors during the daytime. If you still decide to travel to Amritsar during summer, make sure you stay hydrated and use a good sunblock. Since this is not the peak tourist season in the city, you may enjoy some good deals on your travel and accommodation.

Baisakhi, Punjab’s harvest festival, is celebrated during summer which draws a few visitors to the city to witness the celebrations that are accompanied by traditional folk music, dance and songs.

Amritsar in Monsoon (July - October)

Monsoon brings a blessed relief from the sweltering summer heat. Though the temperatures do not dip much, the city is cooled down by the rains. However, this is still not the best time to go to Amritsar. Overcast days without rains cause a spike in humidity, which makes sightseeing an extremely uncomfortable experience.

Amritsar in Winter (November - March)

As winter approaches, the mercury plummets dramatically. The maximum temperature stays around a pleasant 21 °C while the lower levels drop to 4 °C. This is the best time to visit Amritsar and explore it at your leisure.

So, if you’ve decided your best time to visit Amritsar, all you need is a Amritsar holiday package from SOTC. Book yours today!

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