The water flow of river Ganga makes the surroundings very balanced almost throughout the year in Rishikesh. The seasons are expected to be like;
Summer: March to June. Temperature ranges from 200 to 450.
Better to carry cotton wear. Those who have more temperature at their own towns can visit Rishikesh to spend and protect their health. The number of waterfall, the continous flow of river Ganga, green forests will help the healthy life.
Rainy: July to October. Temperature varies. The annual mean rainfall recorded is 2136.7mm.
Carry the raincoats to face the pouring rains. Even though it will be heavy rain, the humidity will not disturb the temperature. Hence the routine will be enjoyable if you prefer to walk, run and minimum transport. Other tours may not be possible because of landslides and heavy flow of the river.
Winter: November to February. Temperature ranges from 100 to 300.
Better to carry jackets, woolen cloths, socks, glows etc., to preserve warmth. The temperature will be less and Sunlight lasts for few hours of the day. Planning of events will make all the difference. Winter makes the environment some more beautiful and is great to visit few more places around Rishikesh.
Rainy and Winter are special for animals and birds too. Animals like Deers, Peacocks, special birds, rarely Elephants can be seen during winter if you prefer mountain walk. There are few regular roads which will be closed after 7pm to recue form Elephants the whole year.
But the peak changes of natural climatic changes will still influence at certain months. It gives an idea to prepare with the clothing, baggage and purpose of visit. During July, Savan is the celebration and thousands of visitors fill up the place. Major roads will be blocked, transportation for crossing the river will be stopped, hotels will be filled and altogether a lot of traffic. Hence avoid transportation and tours during this month.