Kurukshetra is an ancient city situated in the southern part of Haryana. A holy site considered to be of utmost importance among the Hindus, Kurukshetra is believed to be the place where the epic battle of Mahabharata was fought. As per the scriptures, the city played a pivotal role in the creation of Bhagawat Gita as it was in Kurukshetra that Lord Krishna recited the core principles of karma to his dearest friend and disciple Arjuna. Dotted with numerous temples, the holy city is 160 km away from Delhi.
Like its neighbouring areas, Kurukshetra experiences extreme climatic conditions for most part of the year. Summer is hot and dry while winter is severe. The weather is pleasant in between during the monsoon season.
Summer season in Kurukshetra is from March to May. The weather is extremely hot and unpleasant and average temperature varies from 35°Celsius to 42°Celsius. The maximum temperature goes up to as high as 47°Celsius. Due to the extreme climatic condition, tourists usually avoid visiting the temple in summer.
The monsoon season starts from June and lasts till August. The air is humid and the rainfall helps to lower the temperature after the blazing summer. The average annual rainfall recorded is around 58 cm.
From the month of November the mercury drops and the average temperature ranges from 22°Celsius to 7°Celsius. The winter turns severe as the temperature drops even further to around 0°Celsius. In spite of this, the winter season is an ideal time for tourists to visit Kurukshetra. Woollen wear is mandatory for those travelling at this point of time.
The best time to visit Kurukshetra is from September to March. Post monsoon the weather is pleasant and with the onset of winter it gets better. Though the winter turns sever after some point of time it is considered to be a good time to visit.