Best Time and Season to Visit Nainital in 2020

Presenting a wonderful escape, the best time to visit Nainital depends on your vacation goals and budget considerations. Although anytime throughout the year is great to visit the destination, one can choose to click here from the months of March to June to have a wonderful time. Nainital is known for its picturesque landscapes and offers a refreshing getaway to all the tourists with its pleasant climate and its exciting tourist attractions during the time.

While the summers are great to beat the sun compared to other places in the Northern Plains and have a romantic adventure, winters in Nainital are a great time to see the snow. Bask in the misty charm of Nainital from the month of October to February! Monsoons are mostly avoided by the crowds due to the challenge of roadblocks and landslides, however, it is one of the best times to enjoy travel discounts and deals on hotels.

Here are the best seasons to visit Nainital:

01

Nainital in Summer

Nainital in Summer
Months:  One should plan a visit from the month of March to June to witness the summer season in Nainital

Why you should visit at this time: 
Boasting of pleasant weather, the summer season in Nainital is a great way to escape the heat of North India and enjoy the pleasant weather. This is the time when one can bask in the natural beauty of the town and witness the flora that comes out in full bloom during this season. The hills look verdant with nature and it is a sight to behold indeed.

During the summer season in Nainital, the sun could be at times unbearable during the day but the evenings are generally pleasant. With temperature usually ranging between 14 to 30 degrees Celsius, the summer season in Nainital is nice to visit while enjoying the relatively cooler climate. However, it is advisable to carry light clothing and keep yourself hydrated at all times during the summers when visiting there.

Places to visit and activities to during this time: 
Visiting Nainital in the summer season is recommended if you are looking for a summer escape. It is a nice time for sightseeing and indulging in other activities. Some of the popular places which one should visit during this time are Caves Garden, Land’s End, Naini Lake, and Naina Devi Temple. Hopping on a boat ride after 4 pm on any summer evening is one of the best ways to catch a captivating sunset from the Naini Lake.

Summer season in Nainital is a delight to visit if you want to witness the festival of Phool Dei. The popular festival in Nainital is usually celebrated in the month of March by picking the first flowers of the season and then putting them on the entrance of all the houses in order to herald good luck and prosperity.

Average Temperature: Day:
27 degrees Celsius

                                       Night: 10 degree Celsius.

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Nainital in Monsoon

Nainital in Monsoon
Months: The monsoon season in Nainital is from the month of June to September.

Why you should visit at this time:
Visiting Nainital in the monsoon season is a great idea if you love rains and like to experience the adventure of the rainy season in the mountains. This is when not many tourists are seen in Nainital and it becomes a great deal for budget travellers. Tourists can enjoy hefty discounts and nature can be seen in its most glorious form. It is the low season in Nainital and one can enjoy some awesome hotel deals and travel discounts then.

Even though there is a contingency of roadblocks and muddy terrains during this season, it is a great time to witness the beauty of Nainital. The temperature is lower and the landscape is covered with mist and clouds making it a delight for those who plan to have a romantic getaway. Also, with lesser crowds, lovebirds can enjoy their alone time and cherish some privacy in the beautiful landscapes of Nainital

Places to visit and activities to during this time:
One of the popular events not to miss in Nainital during the monsoon is Nandadevi fair and festival of Khatarua which is held in September. Moreover, Nainital boasts of natural beauty during this season and many tourist places like Hanumangarhi, Khurpatal, Kilbury and Naina Peal look fabulous during this time.

Average temperature: Day: 
25 degree Celsius
                                     Night: 20 degree Celsius.
03

Nainital in Winter

Nainital in Winter
Months: Nainital is best visited from the month of October to February to enjoy the winter season. October is when the weather is calm and pleasant and from November, one can see temperature dipping down to a great extent in Nainital, kicking in the snowy season. With heavy snowfall, the temperature may drop to 0 degree Celsius and tourists may need to brace for a challenging winter.

Why you should visit at this time: 
One of the popular reasons to visit Nainital during the winter season is to witness the Nainital Mahotsav which is one of the most celebrated festivals. It is a great way to see the exuberant way of celebrating folk art, dance and cultural programs of the town.

Also, it is one of the best places to escape for a romantic honeymoon. As the weather turns a little colder, Nainital becomes a wonderful escape for honeymooners. During the month of December and January, one can also see the snow and make the most of their winter holiday.  Ski lovers can look forward to having an enthralling adventure with the snowy landscape of Nainital in winters.

Places to visit and activities to during this time: 
Also known as the snowfall season, this is when you can see colourful Christmas festivities and an exciting celebration of New Year's Eve. There is also the Vasantotsav which presents the folk performance of Kumaon in a thrilling manner. Some of the best places to see in winter here are Snow View, Naini Peak, Tiffin Top, Sattal and the Mall and Guano Hills. The weather remains calm and pleasant which allows the tourists to enjoy their vacation in a carefree manner.

Other prominent festivals which can be seen during the winter season include Bikhauti that takes place on the first day of Navratri in October and Sharadotsav that showcases the enthralling folk celebrations of the town. Marking an end to the winter season are the festivals of Uttarayani and Basant Panchmi that are celebrated in January in Nainital.

Average Temperature: 
Day: 15 degrees Celsius
                                      Night: 5 degrees Celsius.
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