Gangtok Weather

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Gangtok is a hill station that lies in the northeast region of India. It experiences moderate climate throughout the year. This hill station is generally visited during the summer season.

Always the right time should be picked up when travelling to a new place. If inappropriate season is chosen for travelling then the stay might not be a pleasant one. The best time to visit Gangtok is the months of March to May or September to November. The weather in summer season that is from March to May is very pleasant with cool breeze and a beautiful view of snow covered mountains. One of the biggest attractions that attract a large number of tourists to Gangtok is the flower show. With the best flowers of the region being exhibited in this show nobody can resist this beautiful flower show. People who travel during autumn season that starts from mid September and lasts till November can witness some of the best festivals that are organized by the residents of Gangtok. A variety of different sports can be enjoyed in the pleasant autumn weather.


December to February- For planning a trip to Gangtok, winter season should be the season of choice. Snowfall is observed during this season as the temperature falls to a low of 4°C. 


April to June- The summers of this region are mild and these are the most favorable months for making a visit. During this time different types of outdoor activities can be enjoyed.


July to September- Heavy monsoon showers are observed during this month. Visitors avoid visiting during this season as landslides also occur around this time.

Weather By Month

Month Climate Details
January Freezing Cold
Freezing Cold
The temperature in this month goes below the freezing point therefore the weather is very cold. This is not the best month for sightseeing activities. Heavy snowfall is generally seen and the area remains close for the tourist activities. People who enjoy cold weather and snowfall can however plan their trip during this month.
February Very Cold, Foggy
Very Cold, Foggy
Enjoying outdoors activities during this month can be difficult as the temperature is still low. The mornings are foggy and chilling while the nights are very cold. Heavy woolen clothes are mandatory for the tourists travelling in this month. Extra care of small children and old people if travelling, should be taken.
March Very Cold
Very Cold
An increase in the temperature is observed but it is still cold. Mornings are pleasing with the nights being cold. Tourist season starts with the beginning of this month. Tourists can enjoy different types of outdoor activities. Trekking and mountain biking are the preferred choices when it comes to adventurous sports.
April Moderately Cold
Moderately Cold
Onset of the spring season is observed with the start of this month. The city looks very beautiful in this month. Local people organize various fairs to attract tourists. Nights can be chilling while the days are pleasant. The atmosphere temperature is comfortably cold. Visitors can enjoy seeing the various attractions that the city of Gangtok has to offer.
May Pleasant
The temperature has risen but is still in the comfortable limits. Weather is very pleasant with little rainfall being common during this month. Carrying out different tourist activities is seen as a favorable thing to do in this month. Different types of tourist’s discounts are also offered by various hotel owners to attract visitors.
June Pleasant
This is the most preferred season to visit Gangtok. This is the best time for sightseeing and different activities. Sports like water rafting can be enjoyed in this month. The temperature at daytime is very pleasing and the nights are cool. People who want to enjoy with their friends should plan their holidays in this month.
Month Climate Details
July Rainy
With the start of this month, monsoons set in. Heavy rainfall is received by the city due to which landslides are commonly seen. This is the wettest month of the year. This is the time to make a visit to the city for the people who love rains. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy the greenery of the area in this month.
August Pleasant
Rains have still not subsided. Due to landslides it becomes difficult for the tourist to reach Gangtok. Due to rains the city has become beautiful and attractive with all the plants and trees blooming to their fullest. Hotel owners also offer discount in this season as this is not the peak tourist season.
September Pleasant
Less amount of rain falls in this month. An increase in the number of people visiting this place is observed. The Banjhakri falls can be visited during this month. This is a picnic spot where whole family can enjoy. It is a spot that always comes on the must watch list of every visitor.
October Moderately Cold
Moderately Cold
With the start of this month, the peak tourist season starts. People can indulge in various activities some of them being adventure sports or sightseeing. This is the best time of the year when people can easily go around the city. As a hike is seen in the tourist packages therefore it is a wise decision to book the tickets and the hotel rooms beforehand only.
November Very Cold
Very Cold
In this month, dip in the temperature is seen again. Carrying clothes that will keep you warm is recommended. Tourists need to be careful as the nights are colder than the days. Fog generally prevails in this month. Mornings are foggy with the day being clear.
December Freezing Cold
Freezing Cold
This month only becomes worse, as it ends. Temperature dips so low that it crosses the freezing point. Travelling during this month should be avoided as this month is the coldest month of the year. If travelling, children and old people should not be taken along.

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