A picturesque hill station in the state of West Bengal, Darjeeling experiences five distinct seasons: summer which prevails from April to June, monsoons from July to August, autumn from September to November, winter from December to January, and spring from February to March. The average annual maximum temperature is 14.9° Celsius, while the average minimum temperature is 8.9° Celsius.
The summer in Darjeeling is quite comfortable with the temperature never crossing 25° Celsius. The mild weather attracts a lot of tourists to Darjeeling who throng the town to escape the summer heat.
The short monsoon that Darjeeling experiences is characterized by intense downpour which often leads to landslides and road blocks. The average annual rainfall here is about 3092 mm.
Autumn in Darjeeling is quite beautiful, though it is marked by the occasional showers.
Darjeeling experiences cold winters with the average temperature remaining within 5° Celsius to 7° Celsius, and an average minimum temperature of -2° Celsius. Snowfall is rare nowadays, but there it does get the occasional winter showers which further dips the temperature and also causes landslides.
Springtime in Darjeeling is beautiful with greenery and flowers all around. During this time the temperature remains between 10° Celsius to 20° Celsius and the weather is ideal for exploring the town.
The best season to visit Darjeeling is between March to May, and September to November. During this time, the weather remains pleasant with clear blue skies and bright days. Tourists can enjoy roaming around the scenic hill-station and can also catch a glimpse of the breath-taking view of the sunrise on the Kanchenjunga from the Tiger Hill.