Darjeeling during summer

Seasons in Darjeeling: Temperature in Darjeeling today

Author: TourGenie
Date: 2020-04-07

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Perched on top of hills of the Eastern Himalayas, Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station located at a height of 7100 ft. Darjeeling got its name from the Dorjee ling, meaning the land where thunderstruck. Darjeeling is also known as the queen of hills, the city is popular for its Tea Industry and tourism. The famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, connects the main town with the plains. Nepalis, Bhutia, and Lepchas constitute the bulk of the population of Darjeeling. The average temperature in Darjeeling during the summers is quite pleasant.

Seasons in Darjeeling

Winter: Winter in Darjeeling is quite severe, beginning sometime in November end and continues till the end of February end. The average minimum temperature during the season is around 2°C, while the maximum settles around11°C. Darjeeling in olden days use to get snowfall, but nowadays due to rising temperature, it is not a common. If you like cold weather and low temperatures then Darjeeling is the place to visit during winters.

Summer: The summer season in Darjeeling is from March to May end. During summers the weather in Darjeeling is extremely comfortable, with pleasant temperature, which makes it the best time to visit Darjeeling. The average maximum temperature during this season is 18°C, while the minimum goes down to cool 8°C. This is the reason why the British East India Company settled the town of Darjeeling to escape the summer heat of Kolkata.

Monsoon: From June to September is the monsoon season in Darjeeling. Darjeeling gets moderate to heavy rain during this period. The average rainfall during monsoon in Darjeeling is 2300 mm. Roadblocks due to landslides are a common feature during this period, yet the town of Darjeeling becomes green and clean. Temperatures during monsoons is also quite pleasant.


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