This is a travel guide for travelers who depart from India and leave for Thailand during the national holidays of India. Since there are national holidays and festivals every month in India, people can go on vacation during these times. By reading this blog, you will catch a glimpse of the nice weather of each region in Thailand corresponding to holidays of India, and decide when & where to visit.

All dates that will be introduced below are in the year 2019. The exact days of holidays of India vary according to the Indian national calendar(Saka calendar) and other reasons. Please refer to the general dates.

1. Outline: Climate of Thailand

In general, the representative climate of Thailand is a tropical monsoon. Though people hold different views on the exact months of each season, it is said that there are three distinct seasons — hot seasons from March to mid-May, cool seasons from November to February and rainy seasons from mid-May to October.

To clarify, Thailand has relatively high levels of precipitation due to tropical monsoons, consequently having high humidity. Broadly speaking, months between May to October fall into rainy seasons, while those between November to April fall into the dry seasons. On the other hand, temperatures are the highest on the verge of rainy seasons. But, the annual changes in temperature are gradual, with an annual average temperature of 28°C (82.4℉).

However, the country is large and long enough to be divided into a few climatic zones, keep reading to understand the different climate of each region and when it is best to visit the particular region. Especially, for those who are keen to avoid the rainy days if possible, we chose the best time as the least rainy season.

 


2. Northern Thailand

: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai

First of all, representative provinces or cities of northern Thailand are Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai. Northern Thailand has the longest dry season among several regions of the country, which are between November and mid-May. The temperature at night in January can drop to around 5°C (41°F). So, prepare clothes to avoid the cold! Starting from February, the temperature rises to around 28-35°C (82-95°F).

Recommended month

  • January: Makar Sakranti(01/14), Pongal(1/15~), and Republic Day(1/26)
  • February: Basant Panchami(2/10)
  • September: Onam(9/1~), Muharram(9/10) and Navratri(9/29~10/7)
  • October: Gandhi Jayanti(10/2), Durga Puja(10/7), Dussehra(or Vijayadashami) (10/8), and Diwali(10/27)
  • November: Milad-Un-Nabi(11/10) legal holiday, Guru Purab(11/12)

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3. Northeastern Thailand

: Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani

Secondly, northeastern Thailand experiences a savanna climate where humid and dry weather comes in turn with medium rain volume. That is to say, the best time to visit this area is between October to February, when is cool and dry at the same time.

Recommended month

  • January: Makar Sakranti(01/14), Pongal(1/15~), and Republic Day(1/26)
  • February: Basant Panchami(2/10)
  • October: Gandhi Jayanti(10/2), Durga Puja(10/7), Dussehra(or Vijayadashami) (10/8), and Diwali(10/27)
  • November: Milad-Un-Nabi(11/10) legal holiday, Guru Purab(11/12)

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4. Central Thailand

: Bangkok, Ayutthaya

Thirdly, central Thailand contains the capital, Bangkok. The region is well-known for its hot weather all year round. Nonetheless, November to February is the best time to visit to witness the clear and high sky, not the muggy sky. Between March to mid-May, as it is right before the rainy seasons, the weather is so hot that it is hot even at night. Months below are the least hot periods in central Thailand.

Recommended month

  • January: Makar Sakranti(01/14), Pongal(1/15~), and Republic Day(1/26)
  • February: Basant Panchami(2/10)
  • November: Milad-Un-Nabi(11/10), Gurupurab(11/12)
  • December: Christmas(12/25)

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5. Western Thailand

: Kanchanaburi, Hua hin

Western Thailand contains Kanchanaburi Province, and Hua Hin, a popular day-trip destination from Bangkok. Usually, this region has a high temperature and corresponds to the general conditions of climates mentioned in the outline. The best month is in January as it is the driest time.

Recommended month

  • January: Makar Sakranti(01/14), Pongal(1/15~), and Republic Day(1/26)
  • February: Basant Panchami(2/10)
  • March: Maha Shivratri(3/4), Holi(3/21)
  • April: Baisakhi(4/14), Ram Navami(4/14), Bihu(4/15~), Mahavir Jayanti(4/17~), Good Friday(4/19~)

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6. Eastern Thailand

: Pattaya, Koh Samet

Additionally, eastern Thailand includes the major city of leisure, Pattaya, which is not far from the capital. March and April are still acceptable because the weather is dry and sunny sometimes.

Recommended month

  • January: Makar Sakranti(01/14), Pongal(1/15~), and Republic Day(1/26)
  • February: Basant Panchami(2/10)
  • December: Christmas(12/25)

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7. Southwestern Thailand

: Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi Islands, Khao Sok

Above all, southern Thailand can be divided into the southwestern part which is faced with the Andaman Sea, and the southeastern part which is close to the Gulf of Thailand. There are a lot of famous travelers’ destinations such as Phuket, Phi Phi islands, Krabi, and many more on the west coast of the country. Khao Sok National Park which is located near the south coast of Thailand is considered one of the wettest areas of Thailand. Therefore, if you would like to view the lush rain forest with cool winds and are fond of rainfalls, visiting this place between May to October is also a good idea.

Recommended month

  • January: Makar Sakranti(01/14), Pongal(1/15~), and Republic Day(1/26)
  • February: Basant Panchami(2/10)
  • March: Maha Shivratri(3/4), Holi(3/21)
  • April: Baisakhi(4/14), Ram Navami(4/14), Bihu(4/15~), Mahavir Jayanti(4/17~), Good Friday(4/19~)
  • December: Christmas(12/25)

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8. Southeastern Thailand

: Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Kho Tao

Finally, southeastern Thailand has the longest period when you can meet the nice weather! In other words, the weather in this region is nice almost all year except the rainy seasons from September to December. Also, this region holds the most popular island, Koh Samui. From June, a little rain is expected though it is likely to last just about an hour in the afternoon.

Recommended month

  • January: Makar Sakranti(01/14), Pongal(1/15~), and Republic Day(1/26)
  • February: Basant Panchami(2/10)
  • March: Maha Shivratri(3/4), Holi(3/21)
  • April: Baisakhi(4/14), Ram Navami(4/14), Bihu(4/15~), Mahavir Jayanti(4/17~), Good Friday(4/19~)
  • May: Labor Day(5/1), Buddha Purnima(Buddha’s birthday)(5/18)
  • June: Eid Ul Fitr(6/5)
  • July: Hemis(7/11)
  • August: Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)(8/12), Rakshabandhan(8/15), Independence Day(8/15), Janmashtmi(8/24)

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Since every month is worth visiting Thailand, all you need to do is knowing where to visit and when. Moreover, to get further information about Thailand, visit Trazy.com, Asia’s #1 Travel Shop!

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