Best Time to Visit India
Well, there’s actually no specific right or best time to visit India because the country has a very distinctive pattern of weather and a different concept of seasons. One cannot just say that he/she wants to visit India in this particular season. In winters when a person can sit back and relax on the beaches of the south, on the other hand, you can visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal and deal with the harsh sun rays. Whereas, if you Ladakh during this season, you may need to pack a lot of woolen stuff because the temperature there can drop down to minus. So, all in all, every season offers something different in different parts of the country. Got confused when to pay a visit and when not to? Check out the Indian weather month-by-month discussed below and pack your bags accordingly.
India Weather Throughout The Year
Let’s get started with one of the best months you can definitely plan to visit India. First, you’ll experience the beautiful winter season, and second the pleasing temperature all around. You’ll find a moderately cold climate almost everywhere unless you decide to visit high altitude places. The North side of the country remains quite cooler and the temperature stays somewhere between 15ᵒ- 40ᵒ C, whereas, in the Southern part, the climate is fine. In fact, visiting the beaches and coastal areas of Southern India can be one of the best decisions you’ll make.
The temperature in March differs from region to region in India. Hot and dry climate begins in some of the parts of the country, whereas the temperature in coastal regions ranges from 28ᵒ-33ᵒC. The temperature in the Northern part of India ranges from 28ᵒ-22ᵒC. Another thing to remember that some places of Central India and New Delhi even receives little rainfall during this month. If you’re planning to visit in March, you can make a plan to visit Jaipur, Agra, Rishikesh, Ranthambore, Shillong, or Mount Abu.
This is the season when the country starts getting the feel of summers. Where precipitate will be hitting a record low, you’ll experience more humidity. On average, the temperature in the country ranges from 29ᵒ-33ᵒC. This is the season when tourists tend to move towards hill stations and Himalayan places. In fact, there are a few places that receive summer monsoon but that period lasts just for some days. When in April, you can plan to visit Kerala, Leh and Ladakh, Kolkata, Goa, or Srinagar.
If you have any plans to pay a visit in May, try to avoid the central and Southern part of India. There’s nothing amazing than to be a guest of coastal regions or high altitude laces during May. You can get the best experience at the Southern hill stations because this is the time when the place is in its absolute beauty. The temperature in Himalayan regions has a pleasing climate and ranges from 25ᵒ-15ᵒC, whereas the temperature in other parts will be 35-45ᵒC or maybe more. Some of the best destinations you can visit in May in India are Kashmir, Shimla, Gangtok, Darjeeling, or Ranikhet.
Do you want to see the real beauty of the country? Come and visit Kerala where monsoon begins by June. And with the passing months, the season travels to the Northern part of the country and places like Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai, and Goa will be receiving mild showers by the mid-June. The temperature generally remains between 35-29ᵒC. The Southern region of the country will be at its best, whereas, the weather in the Northern region is not very pleasing. Since June is considered the month of vacations, you can visit Sikkim, Coorg, Ooty, Mussoorie, Kullu, or Pachmari.
Let’s introduce you to the wettest season of the year. For all the romantic couples who have stepped out for a tri, this is the season for you. The temperature usually remains between 25-30ᵒC. You’ll experience heavy rainfall in almost every part of the country, be it Kerala in the South, Himalayan places in the North, Darjeeling in the East or Rajasthan in the West. Still, if you want to be there with your loved one, these are the places you can pay a visit to Shillong, Udaipur, Orchha, West Sikkim or Tawang.
Honestly speaking, try to avoid this month as much as possible. Due to the climate, you won’t be able to enjoy most of the outdoor activities. They will be either closed or banned. In fact, one cannot even go to the coastal regions or high altitude destinations because the places receive heavy rainfall. But if you really want to be here in August, try moving to the Northern side of the country where you can visit some of the places like Varanasi, Agra, Kashmir, and Rajasthan.
Here comes the month when monsoon ends and the people of the country start welcoming winters. One might experience little rainfall during the season. It would be a better decision if you plan to be the guest of central or Northern India because the places remain drier than the places in Southern India. The best part about September is that it is considered the most colorful season and all the national festivals starts to begin in the month. Some of the best places to visit in September are Kodaikanal, Himachal Pradesh, Mumbai, Amritsar, and Meghalaya.
Well, technically it is the winter month but you’ll still experience mild showers, cold evenings, and warm afternoons. The Southern parts experience monsoon during this month, whereas it is quite wintry in North and hot in the central part. The temperature of Rajasthan, the hottest place in the country remains between 35-28ᵒC and in the South, it is somewhere between 30-16ᵒC. The best is that October is the festive month, so get ready for celebrations and sweets.
Now, it begins to get cool by November but remains warm and dry during the day. This is the time when the South has a quite warm climate and the North and central parts are fairly cold. Usually, the temperature ranges from 27-13ᵒC. So, if you anyhow decide to visit the country during November, don’t miss visiting some of the beautiful places like Old Goa, Garo Hills, Kohima, Kuari Pass Trek, and Sundarbans.
Another peak season when the temperature generally, remains between 21-8ᵒC. There are only a few places that receive mild to moderate rainfall, otherwise, the climate stays cool and dry in most of the regions. This is the season when you can experience snowfall in Northern India and be amidst snow-clad mountains. Well, this is the time when you can have the best cultural vacation and celebrate some wonderful festivals.