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Jorethang Weather And Best Time To Visit Jorethang
Jorethang is a commercial trading town located in south Sikkim, at about 300 m above sea level. A busy location situated along the banks of River Rangeet, it is well within the range of short trips from a number of key cities and towns nearby. A rising star in the growing list of popular holiday spots in Sikkim, Jorethang offers numerous local attractions worthy of being in every traveler’s itinerary.
With a predominantly temperate weather enjoyed all year long, Jorethang can be paid a visit through all months; January is a usual favorite for those who take a trip here for the annual Maghey Mela. Detailed below is an account on the best time to visit Jorethang.
Summer (March – September)
Ideally, the best time to visit Jorethang is during the summer months when the temperature averages around 23ᴼC – a relatively pleasant climate that provides ample relief from the sweltering temperatures of other north Indian regions. While the months of March and April mostly lean towards cooler temperatures, the actual summer months last from May to September. Rainfall occurs during the months of July and August and falls in the range of mild to moderate.
Winter (October – February)
The temperature starts dipping from the month of October and can easily fall to subzero levels in the month of December and January. For those who enjoy chilly winters and snowfall, this may be the perfect time to visit. Moreover, the highlight of visiting Jorethang is witnessing the Maghe Mela, which is held on the 14th of January annually – making this month one of the most highly visited times in the year.