When to Go in Pune

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In the heat of the summer a great place to beat the heat is in the mild climate of Pune. When to go is determined by your interests,  as Pune can be great all year round. However, hill stations like those that surround Pune are most popular in India when the rest of the country is sweltering in the heat because, at 559 meters above sea level, the city remains pleasant and cool. The beautiful flora and fauna in the area make Pune an ideal travel destination for anyone visiting India.

Weather in Pune

Pune's climate is considered to be a cool one by Indian standards. Temperatures here range from 40 degrees to 98 degrees, making it a great place to be throughout the entire year, especially when surrounding areas reach upwards of 100 degrees.

The best time for visit Pune, in terms of weather, is October through March. Weather at this time will be mild, humidity low and there will be little to no rainfall. The summer in Pune begins in April and lasts through July and can be quite stifling. During May there are many strong thunderstorms that lower the temperature significantly.

Beginning in July and lasting through to August or September is the monsoon season, where the humidity rises and rains makes many roads impassible and many conditions dangerous. If you do not mind the rain, during the rainy season Pune is also vibrant and beautiful with the nearby hill stations of Lonavala and Khandala, luxurious and green at this time. Typical days in the rainy season reach the mid-70s and drop into the 40s at night.

Pune temperatures do not reach extremes and rarely does one feel too hot. However, just because there is not agonizing heat does not mean that the sun is any less intense. It is important to use sunscreens throughout your stay as well as take measures to keep your skin covered and out of direct sunlight.

Pune During a Festival

Another great time to visit Pune is during a festival when the whole city will come alive. September brings the Ganesh Panchami, a fantastic festival where large idols of Ganesh are created and ultimately immersed at the end of the 10-day festival. If you plan on visiting Pune during any of its annual festivals, be sure to book accommodations well in advance to ensure that you will not have a problem upon arriving, as many places fill up with the crowds of national tourists.

February 22, 2010 new by kat99

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