The monsoon in Purulia lasts from July to September which drastically changes the climate. With temperatures dropping between 20°C and 30°C there is reasonably high precipitation, which may hamper your sightseeing plans. The air is humid and cold, and pleasant at nights. Ajodhya Hill and Joychandi Hill are a sight to behold in the monsoon, with the rains giving a new lease of life to the verdant vegetation of the Dolma Range. Experienced trekkers looking for a challenge are bound to enjoy the rewarding hike up Ajodhya Hill. The Manasa festival held in August invokes the traditional Snake Gods and sees stunning folk performances that go on well into the night. Chata Parab is a celebration held in September, which is marked by colourful folk performances that go on all night long. Bhadu, a fertility ritual is held in September too.