The best times to visit Darjiling for ideal weather are

March 5th to May 6th


October 8th to November 25th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Darjiling Travel Info

Weather in Darjiling


Average temperatures in Darjiling vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Darjiling, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 80.7°F (27.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.4°F (18.6°C) at night.

Darjiling Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Darjiling Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Darjiling Perceived Temperature (F)


Darjiling Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Darjiling Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 61.9 51.8 40.4
Feb 63.4 54.2 44.3
Mar 69.2 60.1 49.5
Apr 73.7 64.2 53.6
May 77.5 68.7 58.4
Jun 80.1 72 64.3
Jul 80.1 72.4 65.1
Aug 78.6 70.9 64.1
Sep 78.1 69.8 62.8
Oct 74 65.1 55.1
Nov 68.2 58.4 49.4
Dec 61.1 51.8 42.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.6 11 4.7
Feb 17.4 12.3 6.8
Mar 20.7 15.6 9.7
Apr 23.2 17.9 12
May 25.3 20.4 14.7
Jun 26.7 22.2 17.9
Jul 26.7 22.4 18.4
Aug 25.9 21.6 17.8
Sep 25.6 21 17.1
Oct 23.3 18.4 12.8
Nov 20.1 14.7 9.7
Dec 16.2 11 5.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Darjiling are November, January, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late August with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.

When can you find snow in Darjiling? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Darjiling.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Darjiling (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.4
Feb 5% 0 0.5
Mar 17% 0 2.7
Apr 29% 0 3.5
May 49% 0 10.1
Jun 57% 0 15.6
Jul 72% 0 10
Aug 67% 0 18
Sep 52% 0 10
Oct 13% 0 1.7
Nov 3% 0 0.1
Dec 6% 0 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1
Feb 5 0 1.3
Mar 17 0 6.9
Apr 29 0 8.9
May 49 0 25.7
Jun 57 0 39.6
Jul 72 0 25.4
Aug 67 0 45.7
Sep 52 0 25.4
Oct 13 0 4.3
Nov 3 0 0.3
Dec 6 0 0.8


Humidity and Wind

Darjiling has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (48.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (80.8%).

Wind in Darjiling is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is January, followed by April and December. January’s average wind speed of around 1.3 knots (1.5 MPH or 2.4 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early December where average top sustained speeds reach 9.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Darjiling.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 1.3 Barely noticeable 3.9 Barely noticeable
Feb 1.1 Barely noticeable 3.4 Barely noticeable
Mar 1.1 Barely noticeable 3.8 Barely noticeable
Apr 1.2 Barely noticeable 4.3 Light breeze
May 1 Barely noticeable 4.4 Barely noticeable
Jun 0.5 Still 3.1 Barely noticeable
Jul 0.5 Still 3.6 Barely noticeable
Aug 0.6 Still 2.8 Barely noticeable
Sep 0.5 Still 3.1 Barely noticeable
Oct 0.4 Still 2.9 Barely noticeable
Nov 0.4 Still 2.7 Barely noticeable
Dec 1.2 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 48.6%
Feb 50.8%
Mar 48.6%
Apr 51.6%
May 62.3%
Jun 72.6%
Jul 77%
Aug 80.8%
Sep 77.8%
Oct 61.3%
Nov 62.1%
Dec 57.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Darjiling?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for India; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 19, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Darjiling, India is August, followed by November and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Darjiling in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 30.3 in March means 30.3% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Darjiling Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.3°F (26.8°C) and 64.1°F (17.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 15 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 17 to 22 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Darjiling, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 65.1°F (18.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 16 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Darjiling to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66.7°F (19.3°C) and 56.8°F (13.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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