The pink city of Jaipur is located in the northwestern desert state of Rajasthan and has a semi-arid climate with high temperatures all around the year. Summer in Jaipur is from April to June while winter starts in November and ends in February.
This city has an annual average rainfall of nearly 601 mm (24 inches) with August being the wettest month with an average of 227 mm (9 inches). The warmest month of the year is May with temperatures as high as 40°C (104°F) and an average of 9 hours of daily sunshine.
- The average temperatures in the summer range from 21°C (70°F) to 40°C (104°F).
- Winter in Jaipur is characterized by dense fog in the mornings and evenings.
- The average daily sunshine throughout the year is 8 hours.
- The wettest month is August averaging 227 mm (9 inches) of rain, while the driest month is December with an average of only 3 mm (0.1 inches).
- The Jaipur Kite Festival is celebrated on the 14th of January and marks the transition of the sun from dhanu rashi (Sagittarius) to makara rashi (Capricorn) constellations.
Jaipur Temperatures and Rainfall
In Jaipur, summer usually starts in April and ends in June. The average temperature during this time is around 32°C (90°F) with highs of 40°C (104°F) and lows of 21°C (70°F). During the winter, which occurs between November and February, temperatures range from 7°C (45°F) to 29°C (84°F).
The cold season is very dry in Jaipur with an average of only 7 mm (0.3 inches) of rain per month. Summer is also dry with an average rainfall of 24 mm (1 inch). The city experiences the monsoon season in July and August. August is the wettest month, averaging 227 mm (9 inches) of rain.
Travelers visiting Jaipur in the cold season can spend more time visiting Amber Fort
Travelers visiting Jaipur in the cold season can spend more time outside touring the city’s incredible forts and palaces due to the nice weather. However, traveling during this period will result in less availability and more expensive prices when booking flights and hotels.
Because winter is the most popular time to visit the city, you may have to deal with long lines at attraction sites.
Traveling in the summer or monsoon seasons is the opposite of what it’s like to visit Jaipur in the winter. During the low season, there will be shorter lines at top attractions and booking hotels and flights will be easier and more affordable.
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Jaipur Yearly Weather
Jaipur has a semi-arid climate with extremely hot summers, cold winters, and a short monsoon season. May is the warmest month with an average temperature of 33°C (91°F) and January is the coldest with an average temperature of 15°C (59°F).
Annual rainfall is 601 mm (24 inches) on average, with August being the wettest month. The average sunshine throughout the year is 8 hours per day. November to March is generally the best time to visit Jaipur, due to its dry and pleasant weather.
Winter in Jaipur
The winter season in Jaipur is from November to February. During this time, the average temperature falls to around 17°C (63°F). The weather is coldest in January when the temperature can drop to as low as 7°C (45°F).
Jaipur’s winter is also very dry. The average rainfall for the season is only 7 mm (0.3 inches). There is very little humidity but the city is characterized by dense fog in the mornings and evenings. The average sunshine is 8 hours per day.
Due to the pleasant weather, spending time outside exploring the city streets is a more comfortable experience in the winter. However, its good to keep in mind that hotels and flights will be more difficult to book and prices will likely be higher. The city’s main attractions will also be packed with visitors which can cause your visiting time to be shorter.
Hawa Mahal at dusk in a pleasant day
Summer in Jaipur
Summer in Jaipur begins in March and lasts until the end of May. During summer, the weather gets warmer with average temperatures ranging from 21°C (70°F) to 37°C (99°F). May is the hottest month with the highs around 40°C (104°F). By June, the temperature drops a little to range between 27°C (81°F) and 39°C (102°F).
Jaipur is very dry during the summer. April and May only experience about 22 mm (1 inch) of rain. In June, the amount of rainfall increases to an average of 51 mm (2 inches). Average sunshine for this season is around 9 hours per day.
The hot and dry weather means that most travelers do not visit Jaipur in the summer. Because of this, hotels and flights will be easier to book and the prices will also be more affordable. Because summer is the low season, the city’s main attractions, such as the Amber Fort and the City Palace, are often uncrowded so you can enjoy them to the fullest.
If you want to explore Jaipur in the summer, then Asia Highlights can help by arranging early morning visits and travel by private car so that you can avoid the heat. We can also help you book heritage hotels with plenty of facilities such as swimming pools and spas help you relax during midday when temperatures are at their peak.
Monsoon Season in Jaipur
The monsoon season in Jaipur is short compared to other cities in India and only occurs in July and August. During this time, the average temperature is 29°C (84°F) with highs of 34°C (93°F) and lows of 24°C (75°F).
During the monsoons, rain tends to fall in the late afternoons and evenings. The wettest month in Jaipur is August with an average rainfall of 227 mm (9 inches) and 10 rainfall days. At this time, Jaipur gets 5 hours of daily sunshine.
Hawa Mahal after rain
Not many travelers visit Jaipur during the monsoon season. This results in increased availability of hotels and flights at lower prices. Visitors can also enjoy the city"s major attractions more fully and for longer periods of time as they will not be as crowded as they are during the high season.
If you want to avoid the rain during the monsoons season, then Asia Highlights can help you arrange morning tours and private cars so that you can just relax and travel in comfort. We will also help you book beautiful heritage hotels with a variety of facilities such as spa and fitness centers to keep you entertained during rainy days.
The Durbar Hall inside the Samode Palace, a heritage hotel converted from palace, is beautifully painted with blue and red murals
Festivals Celebrated in Jaipur
In Jaipur, the main festivals are the Jaipur Kite Festival, the Teej Festival, and the Gangaur Festival. Visitors can experience this unique desert culture by engaging in festival activities and events.
Join in the Jaipur Kite Festival
The Jaipur Kite Festival is celebrated on the 14th of January every year, on the day of Makar Sankranti to mark the transition of the sun from the dhanu rashi (Sagittarius) to the makara rashi (Capricorn) constellation.
During this festival, people celebrate by bathing in the holy Galtaji and praying to the sun god to bless them with good health, wealth, and a good harvest.
Flying kites in the International Kite Festival
The state government also organizes the "International Kite Festival" event at the Jaipur Polo Ground where kite-lovers from all over the world will come to fly colorful kites or participate in kite-flying competitions.
Watch the Parade at the Teej Festival
The Teej Festival is celebrated on the 3rd day of the new moon in the lunar month of Shravan, which falls between July and August. This festival is dedicated to the Goddess Parvati and is most celebrated by women and girls.
To celebrate, they pray to the goddess for the safety of their husbands and for happiness in their married life.
During this festival, there is a large parade that begins at Tripolia Gate in the afternoon and goes all the way to Chaugan Stadium passing through Chhoti Chaupar and Gangauri Bazar. Visitors can watch the whole celebration from a special seating area provided by Rajasthan Tourism.
Witness the Grand Procession of the Gangaur Festival
The Gangaur Festival is celebrated between March and April to honor Goddess Parvati as she is regarded as the epitome of marital love, strength, courage, power, and excellence.
During the festival, visitors can observe a grand procession headed by a colorful show of elephants, old palanquins, chariots, carts, and performing folk artists. The procession starts from Zanani Deodhi in the City Palace and ends at Talkatora after passing through the Tripolia market, Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Market, and Chaugan Stadium.
Visitors can observe a grand procession headed by a colorful show of elephants
Tips for Visiting Jaipur
The easiest way to explore the city is by a local rickshaw or taxi but make sure to agree upon a price before the meter is switched on. Be on the lookout for scams involving auto-rickshaw drivers. The most popular scam is when they take you to the hotel of their choice to get a commission.
As always in India, it is important to only drink bottled water and not the water served by street food vendors or restaurants. Most brands of bottled water will have a plastic seal on the lid and if it is broken you shouldn’t drink it.
In Jaipur, traveler"s checks and credit cards are the preferred payment method. Travelers should also carry money in small denominations because change can be hard to come by in markets and other tourist hotspots. See How to Change Money in India.
Be careful when using ATMs as some foreigners have suffered theft or lost cards when using them.
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If you have any questions regarding your trip to Jaipur, feel free to contact us. At Asia Highlights, we can give you the most up-to-date information about the weather and climate of different cities in India. We can also make hotel recommendations or arrange your bookings and itineraries for you. Let us deal with the stress of planning so that you don’t have to!