Best Time to Visit Agra:
Agra, the land of the iconic Taj Mahal, has a strategic location. The popular tourist destination in Uttar Pradesh is at a close proximity to the desert state of Rajasthan on side and to the union territory of Delhi. Agra primarily has three seasons – summer, winter, and monsoon. However, it experiences hot and humid weather for most part of the year. In order to understand the weather of Agra to plan your trip better, the below categorization can prove to be helpful:
Summer Season in Agra:
The summer season in Agra is between March and June. It is the time when the mercury rises up to 45℃, which means scorching sun and humidity. The average temperature in the summer months ranges from 35℃ to 40℃. Summers can make sightseeing in Agra difficult. However, the month of March is still pleasant and day sightseeing is still possible. The temperature starts to rise from April. In the peak summer months of May and June, it is recommended to avoid open-air attractions in the day time.
Agra is situated at a close distance to the religious sites of Mathura and Vrindavan where in the month of March, the festival of Holi is celebrated with great zeal. Witnessing the celebration of Holi in Mathura and Vrindavan is one of the top things to do in India.
Monsoon Season in Agra:
The monsoon season in Agra commences around mid-June and ends in September. Agra receives little to moderate rain in monsoons. The temperature drops comparatively and stays between 25℃ and 35℃ but the humidity level rises to an extent of discomfort. During the monsoon season, trips can be planned to Agra, however, it is recommended to carry an umbrella and also check the weather forecast to plan the itinerary in a better way.
Winter Season in Agra:
The winter season in Agra begins in October and continues till February. This period is considered the best time to visit Agra. The temperature can go down to 0℃. The chilly winters however are perfect for sightseeing in the city.
October and November are the months when the celebration of two important festivals in India, Dussehra and Diwali can be witnessed in Agra. In the month of February, a 10-day event of Taj Mahotsav (fair) takes place in Agra which features hundreds of artisans, music & dance performances, and food from across the country.