February Weather in India — A Great Time for Outdoor Activities

February Weather in India — A Great Time for Outdoor Activities

By CarolUpdated May. 14, 2021

February is the last month of the winter season in India. The weather is warm and comfortable during the day and cooler at night. Most parts of the country are dry and the weather is very pleasant.

The nice weather makes February a great time to do some outdoor activities such as going to the beach or visiting historic sites. Be sure to book your flights and hotels early as February is the peak season for tourism.

Quick Facts

  • February is the peak tourist season in India due to the nice weather.
  • The pleasant weather makes it perfect for outdoor activities such as going to the beach or visiting historic sites.
  • February is when guests enjoy the Udyanotsav Festival held in Delhi.
  • A jacket and scarf may be needed as the temperature varies across India.
  • Visit the more famous attractions in the early morning to avoid huge tourist crowds later in the day.

Why visit India in February

February is a great time to visit India because the temperatures are warm but it will still feel cool at night making for overall comfortable weather.

The climate this time of year is dry with barely any rainfall across the country, which makes it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. However, there might be persistent fog around Delhi and Agra.

Northern India: In February, the golden triangle cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur stay relatively cool and dry with little rainfall. During the day, it’s usually sunny with an average temperature of 23°C (73.4°F). At dusk, the temperature starts drop to around 10°C (50°F).

The Himalayan foothills: Areas at high elevation in the further north like Leh are typically covered with snow this time of year. The hiking trails are often closed due to the severe snow fall and ice, which makes it difficult to travel. However, Gulmarg and Khilanmarg which are located some 300 m (984 ft) higher up in the mountains are popular places to go for their ski resorts.

Southern India: The southern region does not experience very cold winter temperatures with lows around 12°C (53.6°F). The weather is often pleasant during the day. The coastal areas and the tropical forests will be lush with a variety of plant and animal life. We recommend a beach holiday along the western coast of Karnataka, Kerala, or Goa.

February is part of the peak time to visit India. If you are planning a trip to India during this month it is a good idea to book your flights and hotels in advance. The heritage hotels typically fill up quite early.

february average temperature February Average Temperature
february average rainfall February Average Rainfall

Delhi Weather in February

February is a cool month in Delhi. Temperatures range from highs of 23°C (73°F) to lows of 11°C (52°F). Rainfall averages around 18 mm (0.7 inches). The city experiences an average of ten hours of sunshine per day.

The Lotus Temple is one of Delhi's most recognizable monuments. Its structure is designed in the shape of a sacred lotus flower with 27 flower petals made of marble. This monument attracts visitors from all around the world.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan is home to the President of India. This humongous complex is spread across a 330-acre estate and houses the Presidential residence comprised of 340 rooms: including the president's official residence, offices, guest rooms, and reception halls.

The weather in February can get quite chilly, especially in the evenings. So you should bring clothes for bundling up. In the morning, sweaters or jackets are suitable.

Rashtrapati Bhavan The Rashtrapati Bhavan's Mughal Gardens

Agra Weather in February

Temperatures in Agra can range from as high as 25°C (77°F) to as low as 10°C (50°F) in February, with an average rainfall of 17.6 mm (0.69 inches).

The Taj Mahal is also one of the world's most iconic monuments, visited by millions of tourists every year. This beautiful ivory white-marble mausoleum was made by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal and is the finest example of Mughal architecture: a blend of Indian, Persian, and Islamic styles.

Celebrated from February 18th to March 27th every year at the Shilpgram, a place near the Taj Mahal, the Taj Mahotsav festival is dedicated to the promotion of India's rich arts, culture, cuisine, dance, and music.

taj mahal Taj Mahal is the main destination for every tourist

Warm clothing such as jackets, scarves, and sweaters are needed as February is still a chilly month in much of India.

Jaipur Weather in February

February is relatively dry in Jaipur with almost no rainfall, averaging only 10 mm (0.39 inch). The average high temperature is 25°C (77°F) and can drop to 10°C (50°F).

Located on a hill in Amer just 11 kilometers from Jaipur, the Amber Palace was built in 1592 using red sandstone and white marble. This historic site is open from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm. The entrance fee for foreigners is 500 rupees (about 7 USD).

Amber Palace is a vast complex including ancient buildings, courtyards, and gardens. Guests can see influences of Indian, Mughal, Rajput, and European architects. The palace is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and the entrance fee is 500 rupees.

amber fort Amber Fort sits atop a hill overlooking Maota Lake

When traveling to Jaipur in February, bring some warm clothes like a jacket, sweater, hoodie, and scarf.

Mumbai Weather in February

Mumbai's daytime temperature is warm and pleasant, averaging at 31°C (88°F). The nights, however, can be a little chilly, dropping to 18°C (64°F).

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, or commonly known as the Prince of Wales Museum, is one of the heritage buildings of Mumbai. It is one of the most significant museums in India showcasing several collections of ancient artworks, sculptures, and artifacts in its galleries.

Prince of Wales Museum The Prince of Wales Museum, is one of the heritage buildings of Mumbai

Juhu Beach is one of the most-visited beaches of India and should not be missed. With its peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenery, it is the perfect place to sit back and watch a lovely sunset. You can also enjoy its local delicacies and street food from the food stalls nearby.

Temperatures are warm during the day but cool during the evening. You might want to pack suitable clothing for the changing weather from day to evening.

Kochi Weather in January

Kochi's temperatures in February range from 31°C (88°F) to 24°C (75°F). The average sunshine in a day will be around ten hours.

The Chinese Fishing Nets are the unofficial emblem of Kerala's backwaters and perhaps the most photographed site in Kochi. They are fixed cantilever installations used for fishing in a unique way. For a small fee, you can operate the nets with the help of a local fisherman.

Chinese fishing nets Kochi Kerala The famous Chinese fishing nets in Kochi

The Hill Palace Museum, built in 1865, was the official residence of the former rulers of Kochi. The palace now serves as an art museum, where visitors can see oil-paintings, murals, sculptures, manuscripts, and belongings of the Kochi royal family.

The weather in Kochi is pleasantly warm. You should pack short sleeve shirts, shorts, and a light rain jacket.

Leh Weather in January

Leh is a high altitude desert city in the Himalayas and as such, the weather in February is very cold and unpredictable. The temperature in Leh ranges from -2°C (28°F) to -15°C (5°F). Rainfall averages 10 mm (0.39 inch).

For safety reasons, we do not recommend guests visit Leh in February.

Festivals in February

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is an annual celebration of dance, music and other art forms organized by the Kala Ghoda Association. It is held annually from the first Saturday in February until the next Sunday of the month at the Kala Ghoda Fort in Mumbai.

Music and dances are performed by notable artists and groups, ranging from classical to contemporary and Indian Folk to international styles. This vibrant street festival also boasts arts and crafts, exhibitions, workshops, and heritage walks.

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival This vibrant street festival also boasts arts and crafts

Udyanotsav is a garden festival held every year at the iconic Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. This month-long annual festival is held from the 6th of February to the 10th of March.

During this festival, the Mughal Gardens feature flowers in full bloom, pools, canals, and bubbling fountains. There are 159 varieties of roses, over 100 types of bougainvillea, and hundreds of other types of flowers on display.

In 2019, tulips were brought in from the Netherlands to be the main attraction, with over 10,000 bulbs imported. Every year the gardens showcase Indian varieties, but also highlight flowers from around the world.

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