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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the best time to visit Kolkata (Calcutta)?

Benazir Khan DEC 10 2012
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They say that Kolkata enjoys the best of everything, and it holds true in the case of the weather of the city. The summers are harsh, monsoons wet and winters cozy. For a detailed report about the best time to visit Kolkata, hear it from the weatherman himself!

  • Summer

    Being located in a tropical region, the summer months of Kolkata from March to June see the mercury soar up to 40°C. The city is sweltering during these times and is hot, humid and frankly, not very pleasant. If you still wish to visit the city during these times, come equipped with an umbrella and be prepared to sweat it out when you go sightseeing.

  • Monsoon

    The months from July to September see the rain gods grave Kolkata with their bounty, resulting in massive downpours. Although the weather is a little cooler during these times, the humidity remains very high which can be annoying. Pull out your rubber flip flops and capris if you want to visit the city during this time and don’t forget that colourful raincoat at home, you’ll need it!

  • Winter

    Enjoying a cool temperature that hovers between 9°C and 12°C in the winter months of October to February, the occasional winter drizzles make the city all the more pleasant. After the monsoon has unleashed a new life on the parks and gardens in Kolkata, the spirits of the place soar with the arrival of the winters, making this period the best time to see all that Kolkata has to offer. Get along light woolens and thin shawls and you are all set for an amazing holiday!

Try planning a holiday to the City of Joy in the months between October and February to make the most of the climate’s mood! Be it a leisure vacation or a pilgrim tour, a trip to Kolkata emerges as a highly satiating experience. Head to the city to enjoy the best of epicurean delights and a life of hustle bustle! Happy holidaying!

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