Climate & Best time to visit Jabalpur
Jabalpur is virtually located in the exact centre of India. Infact, the geographical centre point of India is located very near to Jabalpur at village Manohargram, Karaundi, Tehsil Dhimerkheda & district Katni, quiet close to Pan Umariya, on the state highway SH22 and national highway NH 30.
By virtue of its location, Jabalpur experiences a humid subtropical climate, which is typical to the region. The subtropical climate is characterized by hot and humid temperature, where the summers can experience a max high of 47° C and cool to mild winters when the minimum temperature can fall upto 4° C. May is the hottest month and June is the coldest month. The southwest monsoon enters Madhya Pradesh with shower starting from the last week of June and exits in August.
Excluding the months of May & June, Jabalpur can be visited all the year round.
The rains make the countryside lush green and very pleasant. If a trip to Jabalpur is planned during the monsoon season, it is advisable to plan Pachmarhi alongwith. However, during the monsoon, a visit the Bheraghat (marble rocks) could be disappointing as the waterfalls ceases to exist because of the huge water flow & the boating amongst the marble rocks is also discontinued.
However, if you are planning in the summers, ensure to head for any of the famed national parks of Madhya Pradesh, located close to Jabalpur :
• Kanha National Park ( 180 kms | 4 hrs drive )
• Bandhavgarh National Park ( 200 kms | 4 hrs drive )
• Pench National Park ( 210 kms | 4.5 hrs drive )
• Panna National Park ( 415 kms | 4.5 hrs drive )
• Satpura National Park ( 250 kms | 6 hrs drive )
March till June is the best time to visit the Parks as due to the hot weather, the forest is relatively dry and the most important denizens, the Royal Bengal Tigers are usually located relaxing at one of the water holes inside the park, as a respite from the awful heat.
Starting from October till March, this is the time when there is a heavy rush of tourists in Jabalpur used as a gateway to Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park, Panna National Park, Satpura National, Khajuraho and Pachmarhi.