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Best Time to Visit Jharkhand

Jharkhand Tourism

The state of Jharkhand is relatively new when it comes to tourism but it is picking up pace slowly and surely. With its lush green forests, gushing waterfalls and numerous natural attractions, it is no wonder that people are now discovering it for the amazing destination it is. Less than two decades old, the state of Jharkhand is unmatched when it comes to natural splendors. Jharkhand Tourism is indeed spectacular and it is definitely worth visiting

Enjoying all that the state has to offer is best done during certain times of the year as at other times, it can be quite hot and uncomfortable. Nevertheless, there are perks for visiting the state at different times too as each season brings its own special attractions to the fore. Here’s a look at the best time to visit Jharkhand. 

Peak Season – October to March

Shoulder Season – July to September

Low Season – March to June

Travel Season Min./Max. Temperature Season
March - June 20-37°C Hot and Humid
July - September 25-31°C Moderate Rainfall
October - March 5-25°C Plesantly Cool

Jharkhand In Summer (March to June)

Temperature – The temperature ranges from 20°C to varying highs of 39°C at the peak of summer.

Weather – During summer, Jharkhand is not a popular destination for travel because the heat can be quite intense. In some cities like Jamshedpur, it can even go up to 45°C. Some people might find the air too still with not even a hint of a fresh breeze but this can change based on where you are in Jharkhand. Near Ranchi, you have several waterfalls like the Jonha Falls and Panchghagh Falls and people visit these places as it helps dispel the heat favourably.

Significance – Summer months in places like Ranchi and Jamshedpur can be quite exhausting as the sun burns bright and sightseeing options are limited. People get tired of the heat easily enough and prefer to stay indoors. However, there are also several adventurous folks who don’t mind exploring some of the cities in Jharkhand.

Why you should visit now – Although not many people plan to visit Jharkhand during the summer because of the heat, there are several good reasons for people to come here even in summer. As many tourists stay away from the state during summer to avoid the heat, you might be quite lucky in snagging a great package deal. Flights and hotels also cost less during this time and if you can brave the heat and stay hydrated, then there’s much to see and enjoy here.

Things to know before the visit – Summer in Jharkhand can get very hot and uncomfortable. So make sure you bring along light cotton clothes as otherwise you will not be able to move about conveniently. During summer, there are also chances of heat strokes and this can be quite debilitating. The best way to stay cool during summer is to drink lots of water and stay indoors as far as possible. Even if you head out to Tagore Hills near Ranchi or zoological parks, you can stay cool and comfortable if you avoid the midday heat. You won’t find too many tourists around this season and this is a good thing if you don’t enjoy being around crowds.

Tips – If you’re visiting Jharkhand in summer, then make sure you stay adequately hydrated. Bring light cotton clothes, as well as caps or hats to protect your head from the summer sun. Sunglasses are a must too. Stay indoors as far as possible and don’t exert yourself too much in the sun.

Jharkhand In Monsoon (July to September)

Temperature – Monsoon temperatures are relatively cooler, ranging between 24 to 30°C.

Weather – Jharkhand, also known as the land of forests, only becomes greener and lush during monsoons. The weather tends to become a little humid because of the rain and rainfall too is quite heavy and abundant in cities like Jamshedpur and Ranchi. While the monsoon rains do bring relief from the scorching heat of the summer, they also make it difficult to travel and sightsee.

Significance – The upside to all the heavy rain is that waterfalls become quite spectacular during this time. Even the forests turn green and the sights are very soothing to city-bred eyes. Jharkhand is also a fantastic adventure sports destination and many people come here for trekking, rock climbing, kayaking and other such sports which see a rise during the monsoon months. While the flora is always beautiful, the fauna also emerges during the monsoons to enjoy the rains. What better way to enjoy a holiday than in the midst of nature? There are really some amazing places to visit in Jharkhand ,so make sure to check it out

Why you should visit now – If you are planning to travel to Jharkhand during the monsoon months, whether or not you go sightseeing, do make sure you enjoy local delicacies. This is indeed the perfect time to bite into delicious food like litti chokha and mitha khaja which somehow taste better in monsoon. Monsoons also bring out the romantic in most of us and there’s nothing more inviting than watching rain lash on the ground while you stay ensconced in your warm room, sipping a cup of tea with your loved ones. 

Things to know before the visit – As in many parts of India, monsoons can be welcoming but can also be a pain if you’re not prepared. So, make sure you plan your trip during the time when monsoons are not intense but manageable. As this is the shoulder season, you are bound to get decent rates at hotels and flight tickets will also be priced reasonably. Since most people don’t prefer to travel during the monsoons, you can use this to your advantage and enjoy good deals and a fantastic vacation.

Tips – As the rain gods let loose their fury over the state of Jharkhand, don’t fear if you’re caught in the storm. Make sure you come prepared with adequate footwear and raingear. Do not venture into waterfalls which are swollen with water now, without adequate assistance as it is easy to slip and fall on the wet rocks. Another thing to remember is to bring mosquito repellent as with all the greenery and the rainwater, mosquitoes can’t be too far behind.

Jharkhand In Winter (October to March)

Temperature – Temperatures in winter are quite cool and vary from lows of even 2°C to highs of 27°C making it quite comfortable and pleasant.

Weather – The winter weather is delightful in Jharkhand, especially cities like Ranchi and Deoghar where temperatures can fall quite low. This is the best time to visit Jharkhand because the weather is perfect and there’s a slight chill in the air which makes the winter sun toastier and more wonderful. The weather is clear and pleasant and oftentimes, people in Jharkhand can be seen enjoying picnics in nearby tourist spots.

Significance – Since the weather is a great determiner in the number of tourists who visit here, winter is the time when there’s the highest influx of them. The winter sunshine is quite lovely and the experience of visiting cities like Ranchi and Jamshedpur is very different from what it would be like during the other months. Winter months also tend to become a little cold at night although it’s always quite bracing and fresh. Jharkhand has plenty of tribal influences and this can be seen even in their food which is delicious and inspiring. A famous winter food that people like to eat around bonfires is litti chokha and whether it’s roasted or lightly basted with ghee, it’s certainly quite delicious.

Why you should visit now – With good weather, it’s inevitable that people will come here to see various interesting places such as Parasnath Hills and Patratu Valley. Even sightseeing and exploring the city can be quite delightful during this time. Without the blistering sun beating down upon the cities, people are free to enjoy exploring all the different places such as gardens and nature reserves without fear of excessive heat or rainfall.

Things to know before the visit – As this is the peak season, ticket prices will shoot up and you will not be able to get hotel reservations easily unless you book ahead of time. Make sure you do your bookings much in advance as this will ensure that you get a good deal. Also, be prepared for crowds, especially in religious places such as Deogarh where people come for pilgrimages.

Tips – Since the weather can get quite cold especially during night, it is a good idea to bring warm clothes like shawls and jackets with you. If you are travelling around during winter, make sure you are adequately protecting your skin with moisturiser and of course, don’t forget to carry a lip balm to soothe the sensitive skin of your lips. Even if you feel you can survive much colder weather than Jharkhand winters, it’s best to be prepared, so dress in layers. This makes it easy to stay comfortable, based on how cold or warm you feel at a particular moment.

Have you decided on the best time to visit Jharkand? Don’t forget to choose from Thomas Cook’s exciting Jharkand Tour Packages and head over to the rich and diverse state of Jharkhand.

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