When is the best time to go to Pondicherry?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Pondicherry are January, February, March, April, June, July and December
  • On average, the warmest months are April, May, June, July, August and September
  • The rainiest months are October and November
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

Annual weather in Pondicherry

Infographic of the best times to visit Pondicherry
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Weather details in Pondicherry month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Pondicherry for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Weather and climate in Pondicherry

Pondicherry enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Pondicherry is 90°F (ranging from 83°F in january to 95°F in may). Annual rainfall is 78.9in, with a minimum of 0.7in in february and a maximum of 16.4in in november.
  • In january the climate is perfect. It is for example 83°F as maximum temperature in january and you can expect to have 1.7in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In february the climate is good. By early evening, the temperature averages 79°F and it rains in february about 0.7in.
  • In march the climate is just OK. At lunchtime, it's 88°F in average.
  • In april the climate is bad. the thermometer goes up to 92°F°C.
  • In may the climate is very unfavorable. It is for example 95°F as maximum temperature in may.
  • From june to october the climate is bad. It is for example 88°F as maximum temperature in october.
  • In the month of november the climate is passable, but still OK. the thermometer goes up to 85°F°C.
  • In the month of december the climate is good. The record temperature this month is 92°F and, in december, 8 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Pondicherry

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

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Pondicherry

Find out when Pondicherry 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 Pondicherry

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

Figure: Visitor index for Pondicherry month by month

Best time for low prices in Pondicherry

Average prices of hotels in Pondicherry month by month

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

Find the best price for your hotel room

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