Making its name as one of the oldest and largest cities in the state is Sambalpur which lies on the bank of Mahanadi River. The city is best known for its extreme weather in all the seasons like the searing heat of summers, humid days and calm nights of monsoon and freezing winters. Travellers generally plan their vacation to Sambalpur in the months which are usually unaffected by the three seasons. The months from September to March are considered the best time to visit Sambalpur as the weather remains changing in the favour of travellers.
Summers are generally warm in Sambalpur and in the coming months, the temperature goes up to 47 °C. It is advised to plan your trip in the first few months of the season.
With the commencement of July, the refreshing season of monsoon comes in and brings a relief from the scorching heat of summers. The season is characterized by heavy rainfall and chances of flooding where the temperature ranges between 30 °C-20 °C. Therefore, if you are planning your holidays in Sambalpur in monsoon, then it's best to check the weather forecast.
Winter by far is the best season to visit Sambalpur as the weather remains on the side of travellers. Sightseeing tours can be enjoyed in the season. The major drop in temperature is around 5° C.