What is the best time to visit Lucknow?

October to March is the best time to visit Lucknow. December and January could be a little foggy, which might mean trains and flights getting delayed occasionally. However, the weather is pleasant and suitable for sightseeing. The summers are unusually hot and should be avoided. Lucknow could be visited during July-September as well, but rains might be a little hindrance and could delay your day plans.

Monthly Weather in Lucknow

Month

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Avg. Minimum (°C)

9

11

16

24

26

29

28

27

27

22

14

10

Avg. Maximum (°C)

22

27

33

40

41

41

34

34

34

334

29

22

Lucknow in winter (October - March)

With sunny days and cold nights, the months from October to March are ideal for visiting Lucknow. With temperatures ranging from 7 to 24 degrees Celsius, this time of the year is perfect for sightseeing and outdoor attractions like historical monuments, museums and national parks. This season attracts the most number of tourists, so expect higher prices for accommodation at hotels. Ensure booking in advance for the best fares. Many festivals and events are celebrated during these months, including the Lucknow Festival (Lucknow Mahotsav) celebrated to promote tourism. The festival is organized annually during November or December and celebrates local and national art, crafts and culture. This festival is a favorite among food-lovers! Make sure to be prepared with plenty of warm clothes for those cold nights.

Lucknow in Monsoon (July - September)

Monsoons in Lucknow begins in July and continues till September with moderate rainfall and cool climate. This can be a good time to visit the city considering the pleasant climate; however, unexpected rainfall may upset your sightseeing plans. Temperatures during this time range from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. Though humidity in this season is high, a good number of tourists visit Lucknow in these months.

Lucknow in summer (April - June)

This time of the year is not recommended for travelling or outdoor activities in Lucknow. The dry and harsh weather keep tourists away from Lucknow in summers. These months of summer, starting in April and lasting till June, tend to be extremely harsh and dry. Temperatures can rise up to 45 degrees Celsius in some months, accompanied by hot winds and scorching heat which makes sightseeing a tedious task.