Best Time to visit Madhya Pradesh
Planning A Holiday Trip To Madhya Pradesh ?
The first thing that comes in your mind is – Which is the best Time to visit Madhya Pradesh
Here’s a synopsis of Madhya Pradesh’s weather and the best time for a tourist to visit Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh has long been a hotspot for tourists because of its exotic wildlife parks, central location and historic culture. You can see the influences of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain heritage in innumerable monuments and temples all across the state. Madhya Pradesh as a state that won the Best Tourism State National Award for three years in a row, i.e. 2015, 2016, and 2017. The landscape of the state is as diverse as the culture itself, with plains and plateaus accompanied by the mountain ranges of Satpuras and Vindhyas. Approximately half of the state is forested and provides a unique insight into the local wildlife. Read on to find the best time and weathers to visit the state of Madhya Pradesh and enjoy all its varied attractions under optimum conditions.
Like rest of India, Madhya Pradesh also has three major climatic seasons – Summer, Monsoon and Winter.
The northern part of Madhya Pradesh – Gwalior, Jabalpur, Bundelkhand, Khajuraho, etc is extremely hot in summers(can go 45+ degrees) and very cold in winters(almost freezing), but are the gateway to the Best Tourist Places of Madhya Pradesh. So, July-March can be good time to spend here, when the weather is manageable.
During summer which starts from the end of March & extends upto last week of June when the first monsoon shower blesses Madhya Pradesh, the average temperature for the entire state ranges above 30°C. Due to the location, the eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh are much hotter than the western parts. The regions like Gwalior, Morena and Datia record temperature of over 45°C in the month of May. The humidity is relatively very low, the weather is extremely dry and the region usually experiences frequent mild dust storms known as KalBaisakhi locally.. The south-west Monsoon usually breaks out in mid or last week of June and the entire state receive a major share of its rainfall between July and September. The south and south-east regions tend to experience a higher rainfall whereas the parts of north-west receive less. Mandla, Balaghat, Sidhi, Jabalpur and other extreme eastern parts receive more than 150 cm rainfall. The districts of western Madhya Pradesh receive less than 80 cm rainfall as an average.
The winter season starts from the month of November. The temperature remains low in the northern parts of the state in comparison to the southern parts. The daily maximum temperature in most of the northern part in the month of January remains between 15 and 18°C. The climate is generally dry and pleasant with a clear sky.
Madhya Pradesh is a all season destination, however certain destinations can be preferred or omitted as per the season.
Climatically, the best time to visit Madhya Pradesh is from October till March as the climate remains cool. Do carry warm clothing and adequate protection, specially if you are visiting the tiger reserves where it can be extremely chilly as the temperature could touch the bottom of the mercury level.
As such, the best time to visit Madhya Pradesh is from October till March when the temperatures are comfortable. This season in Madhya Pradesh is perfect for visiting national parks, historical & heritage landmarks ancient temples. Depending upon the interest of your visit, the state of Madhya Pradesh can be visited any time of the year.
We have tried to mention below all the Tourist Places of Madhya Pradesh with our recommendations on the Best Time to Visit Madhya Pradesh
Wildlife Destinations of Madhya Pradesh :
|Kanha||Highly Recommended||Parks Closed||Highly Recommended|
|Bandhavgarh||Highly Recommended||Parks Closed||Highly Recommended|
|Pench||Highly Recommended||Parks Closed||Highly Recommended|
|Panna||Highly Recommended||Parks Closed||Highly Recommended|
Heritage Destinations of Madhya Pradesh :
|Chanderi||Not Recommended||Advisable||Highly Recommended|
|Bhimbhetka||Advisable||Not Recommended||Highly Recommended|
|Mandu||Advisable||Highly Recommended||Highly Recommended|
Leisure Destinations of Madhya Pradesh :
|Pachmarhi||Highly Recommended||Highly Recommended||Highly Recommended|
Spiritual Destinations of Madhya Pradesh :
Planning to visit Madhya Pradesh during Summers ( April – June ) :
Summers are extreme in Madhya Pradesh and the weather is dry & humid. The average temperature is 25°C to 45°C . Tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh which involves full day sight seeing should be avoided or planned in such a way that sight seeing can be started early in the morning till 11 am & then again after 5 pm.
Visiting the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Panna & Satpura in summers is highly recommendable. Less vegetation & scarcity of water draws all the wildlife including the mighty Royal Bengal Tigers to the water holes, thus doubling the chances of a fantastic tiger sighting.
Khajuraho, Orchha, Gwalior & Chanderi will have extreme temperature. Either they should be avoided or the local visit should be planned early morning and in the evening.
Pachmarhi, being the highest point of Madhya Pradesh, is highly recommended. Although the afternoons are hot, but the mornings & evenings are extremely pleasant.
Sanchi, Udaygiri, Bhimbhetka, Bhojpur & Bhopal day trips should be planned so as to avoid the extreme heat in the noons.
Similarly, Mandu, Maheshwar, Omkareshwar, Ujjain & Indore too should be planned accordingly.
Do not miss to spend the evening in the ghats ( river banks ) at Ujjain, Omkareshwar & Maheshwar as the weather will be extremely pleasant.
The Bhagoria Haat Festival falls just before Holi,also known as the “Festival of Love”, is celebrated by various tribes like Bhil and Bhilalas in the regions like Jhabua, Dhar, Alirajpur and Khargone of Madhya Pradesh at this time of the year. A trip can be planned from Indore & Mandu.
The best time to visit Madhya Pradesh (MP) is from October through March when the temperatures are agreeable. Make sure to follow latest MP weather updates on your trip to this lovely state. The winter season in Madhya Pradesh is perfect for visiting wildlife sanctuaries, historical landmarks, river valleys, and ancient temples. Depending upon the interest of your visit, the state of Madhya Pradesh can be visited any time of the year. The climate of Madhya Pradesh is generally hot and dry due to its location in central India.
Planning to visit Madhya Pradesh during Monsoon ( July – Sept ) :
Madhya Pradesh witnesses heavy rainfall and thunderstorms from July,bring in the monsoon season in Madhya Pradesh after the torturous scorching summers. The forested hills of Satpura, Maikal and Vindhya is lush green & is a real solace.
The National Parks of Madhya Pradesh are closed for tourists during this time. However, jungle safari’s in the buffer zones are usually allowed & is a highly recommended activity.
The monsoons are also the good time to visit Pachmarhi & Mandu.
Planning to visit Madhya Pradesh during Winters ( Oct – March ) :
The winter months are extremely pleasant & guests can indulge in full day sight seeing too and is the perfect season to visit Madhya Pradesh.
Certain destinations like the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh & Pachmarhi witnesses sub zero temperature.
The National Parks of Madhya Pradesh are in full glory.
This is the best time to visit all the destinations of Madhya Pradesh infact. Since this is also a peak tourist season, pre booking well in advance is recommended to get the best on your holiday.
Enjoy the Pachmarhi Utsav in Pachmarhi, Tansen Samaroh in Gwalior, Lokrang Festival in Bhopal & Khajuraho Dance Festival too in the last week of February.