Rajasthan’s capital city Jaipur effortlessly showcases the cultural heritage of Rajasthan. The impressive palaces, magnificent forts, vibrant markets, and delectable food are crowd-pleasers and are the main reasons why Jaipur ranks high on India’s tourist map.

However, elbowing your way through the markets or hiking up to the forts requires some planning. The city will never fail to leave you spellbound, and if you want to experience it the way it deserves to be, you need to know the best time to visit Jaipur for a family vacation.

Jaipur’s location in the arid, semi-desert region results in Jaipur weather being predominantly divided into three seasons:

• Summer (April-June)
• Monsoon (July-September)
• Winter (October-March)

Among the three, the best time to visit Jaipur for a family vacation is during winter. Since the time frame is restricted, proper planning is very important.

Season wise Weather in Jaipur

Season Avg Min Temp Avg Max Temp

Summer 43 °C 48 °C
Rainy mid-30°C range
Winter 5 °C 30 °C

Summer in Jaipur

Jaipur weather in the summer months of April to June is extreme. It’s brutally hot. The average temperature during the summer months is about 43 °C and sometimes even goes up to 48 °C.

Sightseeing becomes close to impossible due to the heat and hot winds. For those who aren’t used to such weather, this probably isn’t the best time to visit Jaipur.

However, some tourists do visit the city during this time despite the weather to check out events such as Gangaur Festival, which is held to honour Goddess Gauri. Expect an abundance of merrymaking, folk dances, delicious feasts, loud singing, etc. During the Elephant Festival, animals are a huge part of celebrations in the city. Elephants are dressed up in all their grandeur and paraded through Jaipur.

Summer brings with it clear skies, which is a great time to ride a hot air balloon over the city. Not only will you have a clear view over vast distances, you also get a bird’s eye view of the Pink City and its various structures. This is also a good time for birdwatchers as they can spot local birds that return after the cold winter to their natural habitat.

If you plan to visit Jaipur in summer, make sure you keep cool, drink plenty of water, wear cotton clothes, take shelter in the shade whenever and wherever possible, and munch on cold street food/snacks/desserts. Do not forget sunglasses, a hat, and some good sunscreen.

Monsoon in Jaipur

Jaipur weather in the monsoon months of July to September remains pleasant. The temperature during this time hovers around the mid-30°C range.

Evening showers are common, especially in September. It gives tourists ample time to take in the local sights during the day. The best part of the rainy months is how the city explodes with colour – the trees are greener and the flowers are in full bloom. This makes it an ideal time to visit for those who love the rain and nature.

Also, since it’s not really a popular season among tourists, you are bound to get some decent deals and not be bothered by crowds.

During monsoon, the popular festival of Teej is celebrated. It celebrates the reunion of Shiva and Parvati, and is a time when the city bursts with life, witnessing much singing and dancing to folk tunes.

Monsoon is the perfect time to cycle through the city, especially early in the mornings. It’s neither too warm nor too cold, and you get to see a variety of flora en route. If you love the rains, you are bound to enjoy being in Jaipur and making the most of the season.

Winter in Jaipur

As the cool winds set it, the tourist season begins in Jaipur. Regarded as the best time to visit Jaipur and when Jaipur weather is at its best, winters last from October to March.

During the winter months, the weather is warm, dry, and sunny, with average temperatures of 5 °C to 30 °C. Days are balmy and it isn’t too hot or too cold; perfect weather for sightseeing. The temperature at night tends to drop to 5°C. You will need woollens and comfortable jackets to keep you warm.

During January and February, there are several festivals celebrated throughout the city, such as the Jaipur Literature Festival, Jaipur International Film Festival, Kite Festival, and the Jaipur Photo Festival. These events are very popular and attract a lot of dignitaries, enthusiasts, and tourists from all over the country.

Winter is also the best time to visit Jaipur for birdwatchers as migratory birds from across the world come and settle amid the greenery in Jaipur. With patience and being at the right spot, you will be able to take some great pictures.

Keep in mind that since this is the peak season and is popular as the best time to visit Jaipur, prices will be on the higher side and places will be crowded too. However, there’s nothing like getting around the city and visiting the attractions when the weather is just perfect.

However, when one considers the beauty of Rajasthan in its entirety and the charm of Jaipur, weather shouldn’t be the only lookout while deciding the best time to visit Jaipur. The city is a hub of traditional fairs, festivals, folk music festivals, and other events throughout the year that will be enriching experiences for visitors.

Be it in early January, mid-April or late August, after a day out exploring the Pink City, you need a luxurious and comfortable resort to come back to and unwind in. One of the best options you will find is the Club Mahindra Jaipur resort in Rajasthan. During your family vacation, experience the best of times with your family at the Club Mahindra Jaipur resort.

Relax in your lavish, spacious, and comfortable room that comes with the best of modern amenities. Enjoy your food? Relish a variety of local delicacies along with other cuisines made and served with the utmost care at the in-house restaurant. The resort is also abuzz with activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Give it a thought. A stay at the Club Mahindra Jaipur resort will only add to the beautiful memories you will make in the city. Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews & get a sneak peek of what members have to say about this resort in Jaipur.

Apply for your Club Mahindra membership today and plan your Jaipur holiday without further ado! Also, have a look at Rajasthan tourism guide to make the most of your family vacation in Rajasthan!

Author's Bio: 

I am a traveller who loves to explore the lesser-known places of popular destination. I have been to 24 countries and have explored all the states of India. I have also written blogs and articles for popular travel and lifestyle brands.