Palakkad can be visited any time of the year except for the hot months of summer (March and April) and the months of heavy showers (June and July). The period soon after the monsoon is ideal for visiting the waterfalls and sanctuaries of the region. Those who want to enjoy the colorful festivities of the Kalpathy Chariot Festival should plan a trip during November. The period from September to February is suitable for all kinds of outdoor activities and sightseeing.
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5 Days weather forecast
|Wednesday 18 Jan||32 ℃90 ℉||20 ℃ 67 ℉|
|Thursday 19 Jan||31 ℃88 ℉||21 ℃ 69 ℉|
|Friday 20 Jan||34 ℃93 ℉||22 ℃ 72 ℉|
|Saturday 21 Jan||34 ℃93 ℉||24 ℃ 74 ℉|
|Sunday 22 Jan||33 ℃92 ℉||23 ℃ 73 ℉|
The summer season in Palakkad is characterized by intense heat. The summer hits the town from March and is continued till May. April is the hottest month of the year, and the temperatures vary from 32°C to 38°C during this season. Hot climatic conditions might adversely affect sightseeing and summer is not a recommended time to pay a visit.
Palakkad receives generous rainfall from both southwest and northeast monsoons. Monsoon showers bless the city for a long stretch of four months starting from June till early September. Heavy rains might stop travelers from engaging in outdoor activities, and hence monsoon is not an excellent time to visit the town.
Winter in Palakkad is extremely pleasant that makes the season favorable for sightseeing and outdoor activities. The chill of winter commences from December and is prolonged till the last quarter of February. It is an ideal time to visit the hilly areas of the region and to engage in trekking.