India is vast and complex. Be it geography, culture or peoples,
India is extremely versatile. It is this magnitude of resourcefulness that makes India the most preferred tourist destination of the world.
A trip to India
entails a wide coverage stretching from the Great Himalayas proudly standing in the north to the south, the tropical peninsular. With unparalleled sights, clean and freedom laden beaches, glittering markets and festivals, the dizzying variety of India is amazing.
Round the Year Weather Conditions
North India (October to March)
North India, which particularly includes the Golden Triangle circuit with Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan
, is fit to travel between the months, October - March where temperatures fluctuate from 10 Degrees Celsius to 28 Degrees Celsius.
South India (October to March)
South India with ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala
and pristine beach laden Goa coupled with Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh witness temperatures ranging from 22 Degrees Celsius to 32 Degrees Celsius from the months of October to April.
For Trekking Lovers – (November)
For those who love trekking on Himalayas
, November is the most appropriate time for the same. Remember, between July and August, there is monsoon with heavy rains. This is the time when clouds march from the south towards the hills and rain heavily.
Major Seasons in India
Summer (March to May)
Immense heat can be experienced in India in the month starting from March to May. The heat can be felt started from the month of February. The heat weather conditions start from the northern plains and go to the rest of the country thereafter.
April is the month where temperatures soar more than 40 degrees Celsius (105 degrees Fahrenheit). However, southern region is cooler with temperatures reaching around 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit). But beware of humidity during this season. In the month of May, monsoon clouds begin to appear with humidity as well. Occasional dust and thunderstorms built during this time.
Summers- Hill Station Time (May to July)
Summer season in the Indian context can be very disturbing. However, it is the perfect time to visit the hill stations and mountains. The air remains fresh and soothing. This is the time when you can always get enthralled with exquisite wildlife and one can spot tigers in natural environment. You can also pay a visit to India's national parks where different types of animals galore.
Monsoon (June to October)
Monsoon in India comes to India in two phases. In fact there are two types of monsoons, the southwest and northeast. The main monsoon is the southwest monsoon
. It is in the mid July that the southwest monsoon grips the entire Indian sub-continent. There is a gradual building up of the clouds from most places in northwest India by the month of October.
The northeast monsoon
reaches in India during November and December. Although, this monsoon is short, it is extremely intense. States that receive this monsoon are Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Most of their rainfall comes from the northeast monsoon.
Travel during Monsoon in Ladakh
The monsoon is welcomed by the farmers and is extremely challenging to bear. In certain areas we witness widespread destruction and flooding. The abrupt change in temperature is what makes it unique. If one minute there is a clear day, the next moment it starts pouring.
During the monsoon season, it becomes somewhat difficult to travel. Disruption of transport services can be seen in these areas. The best place to visit during the monsoon is northern plains of India. It is also good to visit the isolated Ladakh or the far north, as the roads gets blocked by the snow, which is not clear until June. The peace and isolation makes it tranquil than ever. Ladakh is one of the best destinations for monsoon travel in India
Where to travel in winters?
Winter marks the disappearance of the monsoon. It is here where clear sunny skies begin. Most of the tourists visit India during this time
. Days are good in terms of travel but nights become bone chilling. In the south, winter never gets that cold. So, it is amply clear that as you go north and to the Himalayas, winters become more chilling and south becomes more inviting with moderate temperatures.
This is the best time to visit sun kissed beaches. People come here and relax as they partying here. The far south of India is also enjoyed heavily by the travelers and domestic people equally. Indeed, the time between Decembers to February is one of the best times to enjoy.
However, it is recommended not to travel at the other times as it is hot and humid and severely wet. One of the other destinations to visit during the winters is the desert state of Rajasthan. Himalayas should be avoided as they become snow laden in the winters.
India Travel from Indian Meteorological Service Perspective
First of all, the Indian Meteorological Service classifies the country into an incredible seven different climatic regions.
Assam & West Bengal
Indo Gangetic Plain
North India Plains
The Western Ghats
The Deccan Plateau
Indian weather is primarily divided into three distinct seasons:
As we at Travelogy India make sure that you get enthralled round the year, it is recommended to book your tour at the earliest especially if you are opting for tours and travels during the peak season. Weather conditions matter, however India is always inviting round the year.
All you need to tell us your preferred time to visit and we at Travelogy India will make it the best time to visit India for you by suggesting suitable destinations.