The best time to visit Kumbakonam is between October and February. This is the time when the temperature in Kumbakonam is pleasant making sightseeing a pleasure. As a matter of fact, many religious festivals are celebrated at this time, to make the experience memorable for the devotees as well. One sees a lot of tourist activity also during this time in the town.
Summer in Kumbakonam starts in March and lasts until the end of May. The weather at this time is very hot and humid. The summer time also tends to be very dry in Kumbakonam. Temperature typically ranges between 32-38 degrees Celsius. This is not the time to visit the town since the hot sun can cause dizziness as well as dehydration.
Monsoon typically begins in mid-June and continues until the end of August. The town experiences medium to heavy rainfall. The temperature dips down making the weather quite pleasant. However, the rains make it impossible to enjoy outings and sightseeing in Kumbakonam. The town does see some activity in terms of tourism at this time, but it is very limited because the rains play spoilsport.
December to February is the time when winters set in Kumbakonam. However, like the majority of towns and cities in South India, Kumbakonam too does not experience chilly winters. The winters are cool and pleasant, and the temperature remains stable between 20-25 degrees Celsius. One may require carrying a light jacket or pullover at night.