Sarnath is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh and like all the destinations in Uttar Pradesh, Sarnath also witnesses the three major season - summer, monsoon and winter. However, winter is the best time to visit Sarnath as the temperature is moderate, making day sightseeing easy.
Sarnath witnesses summer from late March to June. Summers here are extremely hot and not suitable for sightseeing. The temperature varies from 25°C to 40°C. The days are extremely hot and the nights are moderate. Buddha Purnima is one of the biggest festival celebrated here, in the month of May.
Monsoon in Sarnath comes as a relief from the scorching sun. The region witnesses heavy rainfall from the months of July to September. The temperature varies from 25°C to 32°C. The rains are regular and heavy, making sightseeing tour reliant on weather.
The best time to visit Sarnath, the months of October to early March mark the winter season. The temperature varies from 10°C to 25°C. The days are moderate with plenty of sunlight and the nights can get extremely cold. Also, Mahashivratri is celebrated in around February and March which is a major festive event in Sarnath.