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Every time we plan to move to a new place, the first question that strikes our mind: Is this the right time to visit this particular place? Well, this is one of the very obvious questions because no one would love wasting their time and money on a not-so-worthy decision. So, here I am with a place where you can visit throughout the year except for monsoon. Manali is surely one of the most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh and the best time to visit Manali is either the busiest summer season or the snowy winters. This lover’s paradise has something for everyone, whether you’re on your honeymoon, on a solo trip, or you’re on your backpacking trip. Thus, depending on your convenience, budget, and interests, you can select the best season to visit Manali.

Best Season to Visit Manali

SeasonsMonthsTemperature
SummerMarch to June10ᵒ-25ᵒ C
Winter September to FebruaryBelow 0ᵒ
Monsoon July to August15ᵒ-25ᵒ C

Manali in summer (March to June)

Let’s get started with the best time to visit this charming hill station. Unlike any other part of the country, the climate in Manali remains quite pleasant, whereas the temperature keeps dancing between 10ᵒ-25ᵒC. Also, if don’t just want to spend time wandering around in the area, try out a few adventurous activities like rafting, paragliding, zorbing, trekking, and other mountainous activities. This is the season when the place looks bright, fresh, and the flowers are in a full bloom that makes it one of the ideal places to visit for all the nature enthusiasts.

Also read : Best time to visit Shimla

In fact, Manali in summers is in full festive swing that makes it must for you to attend the festival of Basantotsav that happens during the month of April. Since summers are approaching and there are possibilities that you might select this place for a small vacation. If yes, then ensure that you visit some of these places as well like Vashisht Baths, Hadimba Temple, The Beas Kund Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, and Van Vihar.

Manali in winter (September to February)

Any couples out there who are thinking of a perfect place for their honeymoon or maybe you just want to spend some quality time with your loved one, Manali can be taken into consideration. The season is the great time to witness snowfall and some mind-blowing vistas of snow-clad mountains. The bets time season to pick for visiting the place is between Decembers to January when the temperature usually hovers around subzero.

Also, this is the season when everyone is waiting for the most-awaited winter carnival where a lot of cultural groups and students from different colleges take participation. This 5-day festival is held at Manu Kela Kendra and besides this, you can even visit some breathtaking sites that includes Kullu, Nehru kund, Jogini waterfall, Chandratal Baralacha Lake, Rahala falls and much more.

Manali in monsoon (July to August)

Here comes the season that is usually not recommended to pay a visit to the place as it receives heavy rainfall throughout the season. From July till mid-week of September, the place becomes prone to frequent landslides that further blocks most of the roads that might affect your vacay mode as you need to stay in your hotel rooms for most of the time.

Talking about the temperature and weather during these months is quite unpredictable. Though it is advised to stay away from the place during monsoons, however, if you have no issues in taking a risk and want to enjoy a short budget trip, the season can be taken into consideration.

Raise your hands if you belong to the millennial generation and you have seen photographs of your parents and almost every relative having a gala time in the snow-clad mountains of Shimla. This largest city of Himachal Pradesh and Queen of Hills had always been on the top of the list since long. And why not, this very famous tourist attraction has never failed to impress anyone, whether it’s any domestic or any international visitor. This all-year destination not only allows you to witness some picturesque vistas but also allows you to enjoy amazing adventurous activities. Shimla is surely the place where every season has to offer something distinctive to everyone and that goes like this, have a look at which is the ideal time to visit Shimla.

Also Read: My trip to Kasol.

Best Season to Visit Shimla

SeasonsMonthTemperature
SummerMarch - June16ᵒ to 30ᵒ C
MonsoonJuly - September14ᵒ to 20ᵒC
WintersOctober- February8ᵒ to -6ᵒC

Shimla in spring and summer (March-June)

Spring begins in Shimla during March and lasts till April, whereas May and June are considered the summer seasons in Shimla. If you want to enjoy the right weekend getaway in pleasant weather, Shimla can be one of those places where temperature usually remains between 16ᵒ-30ᵒ C and the days are quite warm. One of the reasons that make visiting the place really enjoyable is the melting of snow that has transformed the place into splendid green terrain and full of colorful-blooming flowers.

Also, why the season is more loved by the tourists hailing nearby towns and states because it is really accessible and of course, the perfect way to beat the harsh sun rays. You can indulge yourself in some fun and adventure activities that include paragliding, trekking, camping and much more. The only problem you might feel is that the place becomes crowded during these seasons and people who are looking for peace and some alone time might not want to be there.

Shimla in Monsoon (July-September)

This season is usually not recommended to spend quality time with friends and family because the place receives heavy rainfall and becomes more prone to landslides. The time period may exceed till mid-October, thus if possible, try to avoid visiting Shimla till the same time. The temperature usually stays between 14ᵒ- 20ᵒC and is seen as the offseason but those who love adventure and are not afraid of taking any risk can explore the place. In Monsoon, the country is so beautiful, here are other weekend getaways which you can visit near Delhi.

Another advantage for them could be exploring the place on a low budget as a large number of people do not prefer to be there during monsoon. Also, if you’re this brave step to visit the place, do miss witnessing the Ryhali Festival, which is celebrated with great pomp and show, in order to express gratitude to the Rain Gods by making an offering to them for good agriculture produce.

Shimla in winter (November-January)

Keep your aim right, hit that big snowball towards your partner and capture some wonderful memories because winter season is here to spread its charm all around the place. Visitors and tourists often pay a visit to Shimla have experience of snowfall and to be amidst those beautiful snow-capped mountains. Though the winter season starts by in November, December and January remain the coldest when the temperature keeps hovering between 8ᵒ to -6ᵒC.

If you just want to experience some natural surroundings and spend some quality time at a new place, show your presence during the initial days of winter. However, you can celebrate the beginning of the New Year in the best way possible, if you visit the place as the season progresses. This is the time when you can let yourself participate in various winter activities, hiking or trekking in snow-covered mountains.  

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.

Taj Mahal
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India Weather Throughout The Year

January

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.

February

Here come the most visited month and surely the best time of the year. The temperature in the Northern parts remains quite bearable that ranges from 17ᵒ-11ᵒC whereas, the Southern parts of the country have a temperature between 25ᵒ-20ᵒC. Some of the best places you can think of visiting are Goa which is also known for its beaches, New Delhi, Jaisalmer the land of Fort, Bir, Jodhpur etc. you’ll find a warm climate over there unless you decide to visit the Himalayan regions

Kullu Manali Road
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March

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.

April

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.

May

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.

June

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.

July

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.

August

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.

September

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.

October

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.

Auli, Joshimath
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November

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.

December

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.

Who doesn’t love traveling to new places? I am sure you must have also made a wish list where you have written all your favorite places or cities you wish to travel to. Well, I have one and I am trying to complete that bucket list with full dedication. So, recently I’ve been to Ladakh and I am sure this place must have bagged a position on your list as well. And why not, Ladakh is one of the ideal places to spend the vacations and is certainly the perfect escape from the daily city routine. But before you think traveling to Ladakh make sure you know the best time to visit Ladakh because that is the only way you can experience what you want to. Come, let’s see what specific season has to proffer you. 

Ladakh
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If you are visiting Ladakh in December do check our recommendations.

Ladakh Tour Recommendations

April to May

So, starting with the season when tourist season actually gets started and when most of the people plan to visit Ladakh. Well, the best way to be in Ladakh during this season is to take a flight because maximum roads are not opened. This time period is the best to experience the outdoors, explore some fantastic picturesque views, and participate in some adventure sports. And hey, don’t forget to put on protective clothing while indulging any adventure sport because the harsh sun rays might affect your skin.

Mid-May to July

During Mid-May, the Srinagar-Leh Highway gets reopen so you can book your Leh Ladakh tour and experience the untouched beauty of the place. But, by the time June come, the roads begin to open and makes it the perfect season for a long road trip. On your way, you’ll get to see beautiful snow-capped mountains on either side of the highways. Be ready with your cameras. Besides this, you’re also going to witness great passes on your way to Leh and Ladakh.

Leh Ladakh

August to September

Well, booking your tickets during monsoon season might not be a great decision because it can make your tour quite inconvenient. Driving on the roads of Ladakh is not at all safe because of the bad weather conditions that make road trips absolutely precarious. You may find some routes of the highways all right for driving but most of the parts are not fit for travel. Tough the place doesn’t receive too much rainfall during the season but that doesn’t even make it the right choice to visit Ladakh during monsoon.

September to October

Remember the last scene from the Bollywood movie 3 idiots and the huge lake where it was shot? Well, that’s Pangong Tso in Ladakh.September to October is the correct time to visit Ladakh and of course, the lake. Perfect climate and perfect roads make it possible for you to plan worth-remembering road trips with your gang. The weather is even right for experiencing outdoor activities. In short, this is the time when you can explore the place in the best way. Also, you can plan for camping near Pangong Lake. Doesn’t that sound really exciting?

October to November

Plan visiting Ladakh during this time period only when you have the courage to bear extreme cold because the temperature can drop down to 0ᵒ C during late October, in fact, maximum of the tourists start returning to their home. Only the Srinagar-Leh Highway remains open during winters and also it is totally vulnerable driving because the melted ice pours onto the roads.

November to March

This the season when the place is at its coldest. Tourists never prefer being there during this time period and this mesmerizing place looks deserted. However, a few of them plan to visit after January because of the very famous Chadar Trek that includes climbing up to the mountains while walking across the frozen Zanskar Lake. If you believe that you are a true adventurer and the only thing you want from your journey is THRILL, go ahead on this wild trip.

Tahiti is one of the largest and most beautiful Islands that have gorgeous weather throughout the year. Still, travelers are often seen and asking about the best time to visit Tahiti. Well, visiting Tahiti has no bad or wrong time, it only depends on what do you want from the place. The island experiences 2 different seasons, winter and summer and the peak season runs from May to October. But which would be the best season for you will depend on what are you looking for. So, without wasting any time, let’s check out what every season has to offer you and its specialty.

Tahiti
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Weather Throughout the Year

SeasonMonths
High SeasonJuly, August, Mid-December to Mid-January
Shoulder Season May, June, September, October
Low Season November to Mid-December, Mid-January to April

High Season (July, August, and Mid-December to Mid-January)

Let’s get started with the busiest and peak season, August. This is actually the European holiday time and you would be amazed to know that half of France is on their go somewhere, and near the Christmas/ New Year time. Make sure you have done your hotel bookings prior to leaving for Tahiti because the hotel rates go sky high and a few islands like Bora Bora that anyway has a shortage of arrangements are bursting. Do proper planning and do not forget that December and January are the two months on the height of the wet season, where “flights are canceled” is not unusual, and there are possibilities of cyclones (but very rare).

Shoulder Season (May, June, September, October)

Now, talking about the shoulder season, these above mentioned seasons are actually the beginning and end of the dry season, excluding the peak season August. You’ll find the weather during these seasons really comfortable that means mainly clear, dry, and mild. Traveling around at the time of any these seasons is quite easy and you can enjoy a number of festivals that started off May onwards like Tahiti Pearl Regatta, Flower Show, Heiva Dances, Ukulele Festival, Tahiti Nui Tour, Vaipahi Run, and International Graffiti Art Festival Ono’u.

Low Season (November to Mid-December and Mid-January to April)

Making plans during these seasons can be a little risky so be alert. The reasons being the seasons are in the wet season; it’s raining quite often, chances of cyclones, and the humidity feels quite unpleasant. Though the weather remains a bit unfavorable the hotel rates drop a lot and with a number of empty rooms guests can pull off. Although, one can find seats on inter-island plane, which is not a big deal but the flights usually get canceled due to bad weather or unavailability of passengers.

What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and book your tickets because you’re going to experience the beautiful Tahiti and its islands.

For those who don’t know about Kodaikanal, this is one of the most famous hill resorts in Tamil Nadu that is known for its heavenly beauty and climate. This land of mixed culture of colonial traditions and a little flavor of South Indian tradition and heritage can be visited any time of the year. What makes the place so approachable, be it any month? We are here to provide you some related information about the best time to visit Kodaikanal. It is all about the pleasant summers, mizzling monsoons, and chilly winters. So, which one is your favorite season? Well, picking up the right time to visit Kodai depends on what you particularly want from the place or what is on your bucket list.If you are planning to make your trip more successful then please see the best time to visit Kodaikanal. Thus, we have decided to help you in making a decision by discussing what each season has to offer you.

Kodaikanal
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Weather Throughout the Year

SeasonMonthsTemperature
SummerMarch-June20°C to 32°C
MonsoonJune-September18°C to 30°C
WinterDecember-February08°C to 16°C

Summer Season (March-June)

For all the nature buffs out there, if you’re planning to visit Kodaikanal in summers, you’re probably making the right decision. With pleasant weather, cold and refreshing breeze, and blooming colorful flowers are just perfect for your insta-worthy pictures, so let your camera do the talking. In this season, the place usually experiences a temperature between 20ᵒ-32ᵒ C and made it in an ideal choice for sightseeing, to get indulge in various sports like boating, summer festivals, cycling, and trekking. Make sure you don’t miss to watch the beauty of Green valley view, Bryant Park, Bear shola falls, Kodai Lake, Thalaiyar falls, and Kurinji temple.

Winter Season (December-February)

One of the best seasons to visit Kodaikanal definitely has to be the winter season. Although, it gets much colder at night, the weather remains pleasant and enjoyable during the daytime. Well, one can surely say that the place is an adventurer’s paradise in winters and the temperature hardly falls below 8ᵒC. Kodai offers its guest to enjoy sightseeing and long walks during the season. If you really want to make the most of this refreshing break, ensure that you don’t miss visiting the Pillar rocks, Devil’s kitchen, Dolphin’s nose, Coakers walk, and the Kodai-palani trek. Also, it would be really great if you choose January to be the guest of this place because the very famous Pongal festival is celebrated during the season.

Monsoon Season (June-September)

Well, moving out in this season can be a famous or infamous choice that totally depends on conventionality. Although, the rains are not too heavy still give a fresh and new look to the state that definitely uplifts the beauty of the place. Get ready with your camera and show some photography skills because you’re going to witness some really fantastic views over there. Though there’s a lot to experience when in Kodai, but it is generally not advised to be there during monsoon because the hill slopes become slippery the waterfall starts to overflow.

Read More: The most suitable time if you are looking to visit Gangtok

How You Can Reach Kodaikanal?

If you’re wondering how to reach to this mesmerizing place, you can get down there by air through any of the airports and the nearest one includes Madurai. In fact, you can take a bus from either Bangalore or Chennai. If not this, take a taxi from any of these locations or Mysore or take one to reach your hotel from the airport. Want to experience the whole road journey on your own? You can self-drive by road to Kodaikanal from nearby cities like Bangalore or Chennai.

If you’re the one for whom the climate thing always remains a concern before moving out for a new place. Here’s good news for you because if you are looking for the best time to visit Ooty you can find it here. You’ll be glad to know that there’s one such place in the country that has something to offer you in every season and each month of the year has its own beauty and charm and that is none other than the very lovely little hill station, Ooty. The place is just perfect for all the nature buff and mountain lovers out there. Besides, its beauty, the place’s Tea and Tourism Festival and outdoor activities are something that attracts a huge number of people from all over the country to come and experience every amazing thing possible. So, here’s the best time to visit Ooty.

Ooty Hills
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Weather Throughout the Year

SeasonsMonthsTemperature
SummerMarch-June23ᵒC to 31ᵒ C
WinterOctober-March15ᵒC to 05ᵒ C
MonsoonJuly-September18ᵒC to 20ᵒ C

Ooty in summer (March-June)

Let’s get started with the best and peak season to visit Ooty and is definitely the glorious time to explore the sheer beauty of this beautiful state. Usually, the temperature remains between 23ᵒ-31ᵒ C but the place do not remain hot and humid like any other state and the nights generally remains cooler. The cool and refreshing weather with the sunshine is the perfect dose to your stressful city lives. Let’s just forget about being in the lap of snow-capped mountains and spend the much-awaited summer vacations in Ooty, which can be the perfect getaway for you. Also, make sure you add some of the places to your bucket list while in Ooty in summers: Thread garden, Ooty Lake, Kalhatti falls, Annamalai temple, Tiger hill, and Bison valley. If you are visiting Bangalore must check these famous hill stations.

Ooty in winter (October-March)

One can surely have a gala time here and the place can be a blessing for those who wish to experience much colder days juxtaposed to summers. The temperature generally remains within 15ᵒ-5ᵒ C, don’t forget to keep extra warmers because the nights are going to get pretty chilly. Although, the daytime in this season remains quite sunny still you need to wrap yourself with light woolens while sightseeing during the daytime. The best part about being in Ooty during winter is that you got to experience foggy mornings and misty hills. And hey, that way you can have the best time if you’re visiting with your loved one. Make yourself a hot cup of tea and enjoy the perfect mornings in the state. Apart from all this, you must try trekking to the Dolphin’s nose, Cairn hill, Doddabetta peak, Catherine falls, Pykara Lake, and Ooty rose garden.

Ooty in Monsoon (July-September)

Visiting Ooty in monsoon can be one of the right decisions because due to the rains, the place turns into a completely new washed look, the greener grass beds, much cleaner mountains, and clear sky is something you cannot take your eyes off from. Well, one cannot think of anything more beautiful than this. The temperature generally remains within 20ᵒ C, when you might not get to experience warm and bright sunshine but will definitely have a great time there because the season does have an amazing charm of its own. Make sure you’re visiting Ooty botanical gardens, Droog fort, Simi’s park, Emerald Lake, and Wenlock downs and believe us you’ll have a fantastic time.

If you’re the one who loves everything and anything about mountains, being in Gangtok can be one of the best decisions they can make. Absolutely alluring, pleasantly breezy, and decked in clouds, this capital city of Sikkim is so magical that you can’t help but be spellbound. Gangtok is one heavenly city that includes a maze of streets that lead to monasteries, eateries with tempting local fare, humble and friendly locals, and of course, picturesque views of the mesmerizing Himalayan skyline that makes it the right place to stay for a few days. So let’s talk about the best time to visit Gangtok and explore Northeast India.

Gangtok

Before planning to visit any new place, you need to know when you can make the most of the trip. Here’s the best time/season when you can be a part of this fascinating place.

Weather Throughout the Year

SeasonsMonthsTemperature
SummerApril-June18°C to 25°C
MonsoonJuly-September16°C to 21°C
WinterOctober-March02°C to 07°C

Summer Season (April till June)

Visiting Gangtok during the summer season can be the best decision if you want to escape the heat and sternness of your daily lives. Be the guest of this beautiful place and experience the cold and comfortable weather as the temperature usually remains between 18ᵒ to 25ᵒC. Also, one can even enjoy the northern and western parts of this hill station because these places are only allowed to be visited for a limited period of time.

Also, don’t forget that this season remains at its peak so get ready to see a large crowd of people as well. Make sure you do all your bookings in advance to experience the most unforgettable vacation of the year. While in Gangtok in summer, you can pay a visit to Ganesh Tok, Harbhajan Singh Temple, Tinkitam, Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten and much more, and also read more about Northeast India.

Monsoon Season (July till September)

Well, to be honest, visiting Gangtok from July till September is not an ideal choice to visit the place because of the swift rainfall that might cause landslides and road blockage. But the season can be definitely the best choice to pay a visit to North East, where you can include going Gangtok. Different several places to visit in the place become limited due to most of the roads become uninviting at the time. Also, the weather becomes extremely cold after every time it rains, thus making it difficult to step outside the house. No doubt, you’ll get to see lush-green environment during the time but should be avoided while planning a trip to Gangtok.

Winter Season (October till March)

Every season has its own charm and beauty but winter season gives a whole new experience. The real and actual beauty of the place can be witnessed during winters. The season starts from October till March and the temperature generally remains between 2ᵒ-7ᵒ C. This season is surely the perfect time to enjoy the spectacular views of the snowcapped mountains and the wintry weather asks for an adrenaline rush.

The beautiful flowers cover the green background, adventure activities everything from river rafting to paragliding, and ride in cable cars. In addition to it, one can also capture the eye-pleasing sight of the frozen lakes of Gurudongmar and Tsomgo, Nathula Pass, and picture-worthy hill station that completes your wish to be on a perfect vacation. To have the best experience, it is suggested to do the booking of our tickets somewhere between the last week of November to the end of January.

Are you planning to visit Iceland by any chance? So, which month you’ve decided to be a part of this mesmerizing country? Oh! You’re still confused and can’t make a decision? Of course, choosing the best time to visit any new place needs some research because you don’t want to miss anything that’s already on your mind, right. If you’re wondering which the best season to visit Iceland is, first of all, let me clear you that it’s not inexpensive and a place where you can go on a whim. So, I am here to help you decide the best time to visit Iceland and what you can do to make the most of your trip.

Iceland
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Weather Throughout the Year

SeasonsMonthsTemperature
SummerJune-August10°C to 15°C
SpringMarch-May0°C to 10°C
WinterDecember-February-05°C to 05°C

Winter Season (December to February)

Without getting into much information, let’s get straight to the point that if you want to see the Northern Lights for many hours consider visiting the place during winters. In fact, many people believe that the best time to be in Iceland is winter season because of the heavenly white blanket of snow, cold temperatures and short days.

And when it comes to traveling around the country, one may find unpassable smaller and highlands roads. In fact, driving might look like a challenging task. In case, you’re not comfortable with such kind of conditions, there are a number of organized day tours available so that you can have a great experience exploring the country during the low season. Check some winter photos on @routeprits.

What to do in Winter Season:

Starting with the best, Chase the Northern Lights and make sure you book ASAP because these tours sell like really fast. Then you try Glacier Hiking, Snowmobiling, The Blue Lagoon, Hire a Car and drive the very beautiful Golden Circle. Also, most importantly make sure that you’re carrying right travel gears and thermals while visiting Iceland.

Average Temperature:

Average temperature in the South like in Reykjavik is 0ᵒC but can go down to -5 to 5ᵒ C. Whereas, in the north, the temperature may drop down to -10ᵒ C.

Spring Season (March-May)

Well, if you don’t feel like driving in the snow then spring may be the best time of the year to visit Iceland. Days are quite long and snow starts to melt, so you can experience sightseeing the lush green landscape of the country. Also, another reason why visiting Iceland in spring is the best because prices are lower and you won’t see a huge crowd of tourists. You might get a chance to experience rain and wind during this season, so make sure you’re carrying a rain jacket, fleece, and a good pair of waterproof shoes with you.

Always be ready with your camera because some Insta-worthy pictures are on your way. This is the time when Puffins return to the Iceland coast between Mid April and Mid August, the lambing season, and amazing waterfalls are waiting to get clicked. You can also have a great time driving to the Iceland ring roads (Not the Golden Circle) to experience the country’s most picturesque scenery and also you can plan camping there.

What to do in Spring Season:

Ensure that you do not miss the Puffin watching tour, go Hiking, soak yourself in Myvatn Nature Baths, Whale watching tour, Kayaking, Horseback riding. You need to have your t-shirts, jumpers, thermals, and light jackets so that you can put on whatever the weather demands.

Average Temperature:

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Summer Season (June to August)

Talking about the peak season of Iceland then it definitely has to be the summer season. The reason why almost everyone wants to be the guest of Iceland in summer because of the mild temperatures, a number of beautiful attractions are open and approachable. But remember that the prices might wing its way because ‘the peak season’. Summers are undoubtedly the most famous time of the year to pay a visit to the country due to the long days, and a wide range of natural beauty are just perfect to explore the place in the best way possible.

What to do in Summer Season:

This season allows you to get into all the outdoor adventures that include Midnight Golf, visiting Black Sand Beaches, Waterfall Hopping, seeing the Geysers, Volcano Hiking, and Nature Reserve. If you’re serious about paying a visit to Iceland in summer make sure you do a pre-booking for everything, be it hotels, car rentals or the tours. Also, keep your eye mask with you because the country is popular for its block out blinds and the midnight sun can affect your body clock negatively.

Average Temperature:

Can be as low as 5ᵒ C and as warm as 25ᵒ C. On an average temperature remains between 10-15ᵒ C.

If I ask about the ‘Paradise on Earth’, anyone could give an answer to it without thinking twice. Kashmir, one of the most alluring places in the world and when it comes to tourism, this breathtaking place always hits everyone’s bucket list. Most of you must be wondering that the place is mostly about nature and snow, and there would not be much to do. Well, that’s partially true because, besides the snow-capped mountains, picturesque lakes, and beautiful shikaras, there are a lot of things to explore.

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Although, the place has a number of things to offer throughout the year but the best months to visit Kashmir is considered March to October. This is the time when the place witnesses 3 seasons: Summer, spring and winter. Confused when to actually pay a visit? Though every month has its own beauty and you can choose the time period according to your choices.

Weather Throughout the Year

SeasonsMonthsTemperature
SummerMarch-May15°C to 30°C
MonsoonJuly-September13°C to 17°C
WinterOctober-March-02°C to 12°C

Summer Season (March to Early May)

Be ready with your camera because you’re going to experience the most stupefying summer in Kashmir. This season is considered the best time to visit Kashmir because of the amazing climate when the place turns into real beauty as the snow melts all over the valley and allows you to trek in the mesmerizing paths across the valley.

The temperature generally remains between 15-30ᵒ C and the pleasant mornings with sunshine all around creates the perfect atmosphere and makes it worth visiting the place. During summer, Srinagar, Pahalgam, and Gulmarg are the most peaceful places to pay a visit to. So, you can get some Insta-worthy pictures while experiencing the best of the place.

Spring Season (July till September)

When it is about the most colorful time in Kashmir, that has to be the spring season without a doubt and the best time to pay visit is from July till September. The season covers the valleys of this beautiful place with different beautiful color of flowers. The very famous gardens of Kashmir like the Tulip garden and Shalimar Bagh becomes the most pleasing place to die for. The temperature usually remains between 13-17ᵒ C, receives rainfall of approx. 635 ml and also, humidity is generally low. And not to miss the dawn because it is exceptionally beautiful during this time in the gardens.

Winter Season (October till Mid March)

Carry a lot of warm clothes with you if you don’t want to miss the chance to see that heavenly white blanket of ice. Winter season usually starts in October and extends till February, whereas January being the coldest month. Well, no other season can match the beauty of Kashmir during the time of snowfall. Do you love winter sports? The place offers different snow games such as snowboarding, skiing, sledging, heli skiing and much more.

The temperature generally ranges from -2 to 12ᵒ C that means the weather can get freezing. Although, people who love adventurous trips pay a visit to this place during extreme winters but not to ignore that the weather conditions are adverse during the season, take necessary precautions before visiting the place.

Well, planning to be the guest of Kashmir not only includes ‘Best time to visit Kashmir’. Shikara Ride, Dal Lake, Jama Masjid Mosque, Baisaran, Hazratbal, Amarnath Yatra, Gondola Cable Car Ride, Amin Bin Khalik, and Sonamarg are some of the few other activities and attractions you should not miss while visiting Kashmir.