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Gangtok Weather | Gangtok Temperature | Best Time to visit

 

Gangtok best time to visit | Gangtok snowfall time

You can plan your travel to Gangtok at any time of the year. Every season will offer you a different flavor. Weather in varies from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the north. It mainly has five seasons.

Spring (March to April): March to April it is considered a very good season with moderate temperature. This is the best time to see rhododendrons, orchids, various flowers & snowfall in Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass & sometimes in the city of Gangtok.

Summer (May to Jun): as summer is not very hot in Gangtok. It draws the maximum no of tourist. The city experiences a temperature climate & it ranges from 18oC (64oF) to 25oC (78oF). This is the time Gangtok gets maximum no of tourists, hence it will incur a high cost. 

Monsoon (Jul to Mid Sep):  July to mid September to this is the time when the state gets maximum rainfall. This is not considered to be a good season to visit the city. Heavy rain increases the risk of landslide during monsoon. But still it is an ideal place to enjoy Indian monsoon with lush green valleys, hills along with beautiful clouds & fog.    

Autumn (Mid Sep to Nov):  October & November just after monsoon this is probably the best time to travel with clear sky & moderate temperature. Temperature ranges from 8oC to 20oC. It is also a good time for photography.

Winter (Dec to Feb):   These are the coolest months (temperature ranges from 4oC to 14OC) & some part of state receives a good volume of snowfall. One can have snow in North district & part of East district including Tsomgo Lake & Nathula Pass. Occasionally Gangtok also gets some snowfall. This is considered to be the best time to see snowfall in the city & other parts of the state.

 

Gangtok Temperature & Rain Fall Chart

Montho CAvg. Temp.Avg. Rain Fall (mm)
January

 

Max

Min

12

4

30.9
February

 

Max

Min

13

5

79.1
March

 

Max

Min

18

8

116
April

 

Max

Min

20

11

289.1
May

 

Max

Min

21

13

552.6
June

 

Max

Min

22

15

603.1
July

 

Max

Min

22

16

649.9
August

 

Max

Min

22

16

574
September

 

Max

Min

21

15

487.7
October

 

Max

Min

20

12

181.1
November

 

Max

Min

17

8

40
December

 

Max

Min

14

5

22.7