Best Time to Travel to India

The best time to travel to India

The best time to travel to India is from October to March. The temperatures are mild and the risk of raining is very less.

India having an area of more than 3,288,000 km² temperatures varies from region to region. So it’s very important to check the weather condition you are planning to visit.

India has tropical & sub-tropical climate; the climate varies depending on the region where you are. The North is relatively dry and the South more humid.

In India, winter is from October to March. From the month of April the temperatures increase rapidly until the monsoon arrives from the month of June (in the South of India) and from July / August (in the North of India).

India can be divided into three parts:

Northern India: Himalayan region

Ideal time to travel: between April and July

Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Sikkim and the North East.

This region with high mountains, the winter period is very harsh. To visit these regions, it is best to visit during the period from April until the end of July.

Rajasthan and the Genetic Plains (Rajasthan, Benares, Delhi):

Best time to travel: October to March

To visit Rajasthan and the genetic plains the best period extends from October to March. During this period the climate is dry and the temperatures are mild which varies between 10 to 20 degrees. Except between 15 Dec. to Jan 15 when temperatures drop to 0 to 5 degrees.

South India (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka…):

Best time to travel: October to March

In South India, the climate is tropical. The best time to visit the south is from October to March. The climate remains dry and the temperatures remain mild. The period between 15 October 15 to 15 November could see some rains coming from the Bay of Bengal.

What to put in your suitcase for your trip to India:

  • Power adapter to charge your devices.
  • A camera
  • A flashlight
  • A photocopy or scan of your passport and visa in case of loss
  • A credit card in case of withdrawal.
  • A first aid kit and medicine for intestinal disorders and diarrhea.
  • Clothing for the extreme cold if you travel in the Himalayan region.
  • Light and thin clothes, ideally cotton, for high temperatures if traveling in southern India during summers.
  • In summer, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat
  • A bathing suit and towel for stay in Goa and Kerala.
  • A padlock for your bag or suitcase
  • Disinfectant wipes or hydro alcoholic gel.

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