Travellers start trickling into Jaipur October onwards, when the monsoon showers have receded, and the daytime temperature is fairly pleasant. The lush post-monsoon vegetation is in full swing and a visit to Nahargarh Biological Park, 12kms from Jaipur, is a must for birdwatchers. The park is home to over 250 species of avian creatures! The mean Jaipur temperature hovers around 27°C, and at night can fall to around 19°C.
The tourist footfall picks up in November when the days are pleasantly warm and the nights cooler than usual. Also, the festival of Diwali (Oct or Nov), takes place around this time and November is a great time to witness a true cultural spectacle in Jaipur. Keep in mind, Diwali does witness an increase in hotel prices. The average temperature is a rollicking 21°C.
December is peak travel season and Jaipur is chock-a-block with tourists thanks to the drop in humidity and marvellous daytime weather. Carry a coat because the evenings and nights do get chilly. Exploring Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Albert Hall Museum, and the other major attractions is a breeze because the mean temperature is a pleasant 16°C. December is easily the best time to visit Jaipur for the weather-conscious traveller. The sun is in a good mood, making walking and bicycling tours a joyful experience.
Jaipur in January is popular because of the age-old Makar Sankranti, the annual Kite Festival that draws travellers from all around the country and the world. The touristy crowd is not as intimidating as it is in December and exploring the city is slightly easier in January. The temperature fluctuates between 7°C (at night) and 22°C during the day.
February travellers in Jaipur can witness the annual Elephant Festival and, more importantly, the festival of Holi. The mean temperature is a pleasant 18°C, and as the myriad colours of Holi fill the Jaipur air, you’re bound to have a memorable trip.
March signals the end of the main tourist season in Jaipur. As the heat begins to make its presence felt, you need to plan your day excursions as early as possible since the average temperature hovers around the 23°C mark.