The climate of Rishikesh is continental but the weather is cool as Rishikesh located at the foothills. Summers (March to June) are hot with an average temperature of 35°C. Winters from November to February offers a pleasant atmosphere with a temperature range of 19°C to 33°C. Monsoons have accompanied heavy rainfalls during July to September.
Most famous festivals are very popular including Basant Panchami, the spring festival that is celebrated here with much gaiety and enjoyment during February-March.
The best time for Rafting is from mid September to April.