West Bengal has a tropical wet and dry climate so the best time to visit West Bengal is between the winter months of October and March. This is the best time if you’re visiting Kolkata in particular as the weather is cool and the occasional rainfall makes the evening very pleasant.
The best time to navigate the dense mangrove forests of the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve is in January when the weather is dry and cool. If you’re heading to the hill stations of Darjeeling or Kalimpong, October to December and March to May are ideal periods for tourism in the area. The skies are clear and the weather is perfect for hill views, trekking and spring blooms.
Events & Festivals in West Bengal
It is worth scheduling a visit to West Bengal during one of their fairs or festivals that are held on a grand scale as the city is the most colourful and liveliest at this time. Be prepared for throngs of tourists, both local and foreigners, during this time.