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Best Time To Visit India


The best time to visit India depends on the kind of experience you are looking for? The diverse topography enjoys diverse weather conditions. If you would want to bask in summer then there are places with year-long tropical weather conditions. If snow, cold and soothing climate suits you then there are locales with winter weather, especially the lap of the Himalayas. Even the monsoon, heavy rains to soft pitter-patter is enjoyable and there are many amazing places to enjoy the bliss of rains. To put at ease your concerns of when to go in India, the country can only be properly explained as a year-round destination.

Summers in India are warm weather conditions, with temperatures between 25°C to almost 45°C, lasting from the months of March to May. The high temperatures in the plains does not matter much in the hills stations, which makes it among the best holiday destinations in summer in India. Trekking trails open in the Himalayas, varieties of flowers bloom in the valleys, the frozen rivers gain the speed for thrilling river rafting and the pleasant weather is a nice getaway from the heat.

Monsoon nourishes the lands and the many beautiful places, prove it one of the best season to visit India. If lush places appeal you then North East India, hills, backwaters, forests all appear mesmerizing. Kerala is especially blessed, as the weather is pleasant and also the best time to be pampered by the secrets of Ayurveda.

Winters are the ideal season to plan holidays in India. From winter sports, soothing beach vacations, wildlife safaris to a number of festivals, there are many choices of best places to visit in India in winter season. Sightseeing, food, festivities and new experiences add to the thrill.

Read on to know more about the major seasons of India, here is a season-wise overview.

Summers (March - June)

As soon as February fades away, India starts to heat up. The process starts up from Northern Plains. As June approaches, the regions start experiencing a rise in temperature, up to 45 degrees Celsius. Talking of South India, the weather stays cooler but humid, with temperature reaching around 35 degrees Celsius. However, South India gets more prone to thunderstorms and dust storms during May.

Some of the regions in India stay perfectly pleasant during summers like Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Goa and North-east India.

Monsoon (July - September)

There are two kinds of monsoons in India- Southwest Monsoon and Northeast Monsoon. The Southwest Monsoon is the main one and emerges from the sea in June, from the West Coast. And by July most of the regions in the country receives rainfalls. And the Northwest Monsoon strikes the eastern regions of the country during October.

Some of the best places to visit in India during monsoon seasons are The Valley of Flowers National Park, Leh Ladakh, Kerala, Goa and Meghalaya.

Winter (November - February)

As monsoon goes away, winters come knocking in. However, South India does not get cold. Much of North and North East India get carpeted with snow. Most of the regions in North and North East India are worth visiting in winters too, as you can indulge in different snow sports activities. It is also a good idea to hit the beaches of India during winters.

Best places to visit in India during winter are Manali, Gulmarg, Jaisalmer, Munnar, Kasol, Wayanad, Shimla, Darjeeling, Patnitop and Rajasthan.


Top Places to visit in India By Month