When is the best time to go to Kolkata?

When is the best time to go to Kolkata? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Kolkata are January, February, March, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are March, April, May and June
  • Kolkata has dry periods in January and December
  • The rainiest months are July and August


Annual weather in Kolkata

For full information about the climate and weather in Kolkata a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 72°F/85°F
0.2in
February 77°F/92°F
0.6in
March 86°F/99°F
0.8in
April 92°F/104°F
2.1in
May 92°F/103°F
4.7in
June 92°F/101°F
7.3in
July 88°F/94°F
13.8in
August 86°F/94°F
14.3in
September 86°F/92°F
10in
October 83°F/92°F
6.1in
November 79°F/90°F
1.4in
December 74°F/85°F
0.4in


Weather and climate in Kolkata

Kolkata enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Kolkata is 94°F (ranging from 85°F in december to 104°F in april). Annual rainfall is 61.4in, with a minimum of 0.2in in january and a maximum of 14.3in in august.
  • Between january and february the climate is very good. At lunchtime, it's 92°F in average and, in february, 1 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of march the climate is favorable. the thermometer goes up to 99°F°C and you can expect to have 0.8in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between april and june the climate is unfavorable. In average, on the morning it is 92°F and you can expect to have 7.3in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From july to august the climate is very unfavorable. It is for example 94°F as maximum temperature in august and, in august, 19 days of rain are expected.
  • In september the climate is okay. By early evening, the temperature averages 85°F.
  • In october the climate is favorable. At lunchtime, it's 90°F in average and it rains about 24% of the time in october.
  • Between november and december the climate is perfect. The record temperature this month is 92°F and it rains in december about 0.4in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Kolkata

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Kolkata: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Humidity


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Kolkata

Find out when Kolkata has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Kolkata

  • Very low season in Kolkata
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: April, May, June, July, August and September.
  • Low season in Kolkata
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March and October.
  • High season in Kolkata
    The number of visitors to Kolkata is high in: November.
  • Peek season in Kolkata
    The largest number of tourists visiting Kolkata is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Kolkata month by month


Best time for low prices in Kolkata

Average prices of hotels in Kolkata month by month

Generally, September is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Kolkata. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, January is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Kolkata

A return flight between London and Kolkata is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 762 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 303 more for your airline ticket to Kolkata if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Kolkata

On average, it costs $ 42 per day to hire a car in Kolkata. This price varies by $ 21 depending on the month. In january, hiring a car costs an average of $ 36 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in october is $ 57.

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