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
February 77°F/92°F
March 86°F/99°F
April 92°F/104°F
May 92°F/103°F
June 92°F/101°F
July 88°F/94°F
August 86°F/94°F
September 86°F/92°F
October 83°F/92°F
November 79°F/90°F
December 74°F/85°F

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


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: March, April, May, June, July, August and September.
  • Low season in Kolkata
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February and October.
  • High season in Kolkata
    The number of visitors to Kolkata is high in: November.
  • Peak 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, August is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Kolkata. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, February 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 june ($ 732 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 269 more for your airline ticket to Kolkata if you go in august.

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