Wondering when is the best season to visit Noida – the satellite city of Delhi? The city has three seasons in the year: summer, monsoon, and winter. When it comes to the weather, Noida shares similarities with our national capital and has scorching summers and frosty winters. The period from October to March is typically the best time to visit Noida. The monsoon season (July-September) is also ideal provided that you limit outdoor activities.
Details about these seasons will help you plan your itinerary and book your hotels in Noida. So, here is everything you should know about Noida climate and the various activities you can plan for each season.
Noida in Summer (April to June)
The city faces an extremely hot and dry summer spell. Summer in Noida starts from April and extends till June. There is a drastic rise in the temperature levels in this season, with the city experiencing heat wave during the daytime. May is the hottest month of the year in Noida. Since the summer season is marked by blistering heat, the period from April to June isn’t the best time to visit Noida.
- Maximum Temperature: 36 to 41 degree Celsius
- Minimum Temperature: 21 to 29 degree Celsius
Things to Do in Noida in Summer
If you end up in the city during the summer months, avoid outdoor activities. You can make the best of your visit by including waterparks, indoor attractions, clubs and pubs, and nearby hill stations in your itinerary. Here is a list of things to do in Noida in summers:
- Have fun at the waterparks and amusement parks in Noida – Worlds of Wonder, Kidzania, and Smaaash Entertainment Arena
- Beat the heat at Snow World (DLF Mall), a snow-themed park
- Chill out at the nightclubs and pubs in Noida – I Sacked Newton, Noida Pub Exchange, Time Machine, Imperfecto, Blue Club and Lounge, The Irish House, etc.
- Plan a trip to the hill stations near Noida – Lansdowne (240 km), Nainital (290 km), Kasauli (330 km), Chail (380 km), Auli (380 km), etc.
- Visit the famous museums in Noida – Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and Stellar Children’s Museum
- Enjoy bowling at Appu Ghar Express
- Go gaming at Smaaash (DLF Mall)
- Explore the temples in Noida – ISKCON Temple, Sai Mandir, Ayyappa Temple, etc.
Noida in Monsoon (July to September)
After the scorching summer days, monsoon brings a welcoming change to Noida’s climate. The city witnesses the arrival of monsoon in mid-June, and the rainy spell extends till mid-September. Heavy monsoon showers and the cool breeze bring the mercury levels down, but the humidity remains high in the city during this period. August receives the maximum amount of rainfall in Noida, making it the wettest month of the year. Lowered temperatures and mostly agreeable climatic conditions make monsoons the second best season to visit Noida.
- Maximum Temperature: 34 to 35 degree Celsius
- Minimum Temperature: 25 to 27 degree Celsius
Things to Do in Noida in Monsoon
Even though the rains may impact your sightseeing activities, there are several interesting things to do in Noida during monsoons. Our suggestions include:
- Spend time at the shopping malls in Noida – DLF Mall of India, The Great India Place, Gardens Galleria Mall, Logix City Centre Mall, The Grand Venice Mall, etc.
- Explore the weekend getaways from Noida – Manesar (65 km), Alwar (180 km), Agra (190 km), Jaipur (290 km), Mussoorie (270 km), etc.
- Enjoy modern and contemporary art at the Stupa 18 Gallery
- Dine and wine at the best restaurants in Noida – R.E.D, Made in India, The Yellow Chilli, The Ancient Barbeque, The Culinary Court, Jungle Jamboree, etc.
Noida in Winter (October to March)
Winters in Noida can get really cold and harsh due to the chilly wave descending from the Himalayan region. The season starts in the month of October and it keeps the city under its hold till March. While the days remain cool and pleasant, the nights can turn quite chilly. December and January are the peak months when temperatures dip quite drastically.
Noida also faces smog and fog during the winter season. In January, the city remains enveloped in dense fog, reducing the visibility on the streets. This also leads to trains and airline providers cancelling their services. So, even though winter is considered to be the best season to visit Noida, it is advisable to avoid December and January.
Ideally, you can plan a trip around October to November, February or March.
- Maximum Temperature: 21 to 33 degree Celsius
- Minimum Temperature: 8 to 19 degree Celsius
Things to Do in Noida in Winter
If you are visiting the city in the winter, you can indulge in a lot of touristy activities and explore the city’s outdoor attractions. Here’s our list of things to do in Noida in winters:
- Taste the amazing street food at the Brahmaputra Market
- Visit the Okhla Bird Sanctuary for birdwatching
- Tee off at the Noida Golf Course
- Watch racing at the Buddh International Circuit
- Spend some time at the Botanic Garden of Indian Republic or Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal and Green Garden
- Shop like a local at the Atta Market
- Visit the forts near Noida – Tughlaqabad Fort, Nai Ka Kot, Adilabad Fort, Old Fort, etc.
- Explore the food trucks in Noida – Oh Buoy, Burnout, Food Fix, Wanchai by Kylin, Ammi’s Kitchen, Being Truckers, etc.
- Attend Flag Hoisting and Republic Day Parade at Police Lines (January)
- Visit the Noida Flower Show (February)
Since Noida is located in the NCR area, you can combine your trip to the city with attractions in Delhi and Gurgaon. All you need to do is prepare your itinerary based on the season you are planning the visit the city in, book your flight tickets, and let the fun begin.