Best time to travel to india

Trip to India


It is known as the high season for tourism. It is the ideal time to visit much of the country being the best time to visit southern India with moderate and pleasant temperatures.

TIP: If your trip to India is during the monsoon you should know that humidity levels are very high making the heat sweltering. The rains are usually short and intense and once they end the sun comes out again, but sometimes it can be several days raining non-stop.

Many of the country’s cities do not have efficient sewage and drainage systems, so they flood and make the experience quite cumbersome if you are visiting, and some activities such as boat rides on the Ganges can be suspended by the rains. On some occasions the transport network may be affected and the operation of some airports as well, but the life of the Indian subcontinent continues without being paralyzed by the rains.

Summer monsoon: begins in July in the south of the country and extends to Delhi and the Bay of Bengal. In Delhi it manifests itself with heavy rains and in the Gulf they are somewhat less because of its proximity to the sea.

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March, which for many is the best time to travel to India, is synonymous with good weather (as the summer heat begins in the north) and especially party. Party because the preparations for Holi begin, one of its most striking festivals to welcome the new season, which fills the streets with color.

And if you are looking for an experience in the wild nature, the natural parks are your answer, as the big cats come closer to the water sources in this dry season and the vegetation is less lush, making it ideal for safari lovers.

In the north, unbeatable views of the Taj Mahal and a very active period of agriculture in Rajasthan, without forgetting the explosion of spring in the Himalayan valleys making Darjeeling or Dharamsala good options to visit with very mild temperatures.

July, with the lower temperatures brought by the monsoon, is the best time to travel to the desert of Rajasthan.  Also, the palaces and forts of Jaipur and Udaipur look great with the reflection on the waters.

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We usually depend on many factors to choose a destination. Free time and money are important, but so is the weather. Today we are going to try to shed some light on the question: what is the best time to travel to India?

In my case I tried neither one, nor the other. I traveled to India in the monsoon season. It is not that it rains all day long, but that it suddenly starts pouring and the sun comes out quickly. The combination of heat and humidity can be suffocating, although the country’s attractions make the trip worthwhile.

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At the height of the monsoon, especially in the jungle regions of the northwest and in the lowlands of the Bengal delta, floods can severely disrupt communications, causing widespread destruction. In the lowland Himalayas, landslides are common, and entire valley systems can be cut off for weeks at a time.

In September, the monsoon in India largely recedes from the north, but it takes a couple more months before the clouds disappear from the far south. The east coast of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, and southern Kerala, suffer a second drenching between October and December, when the “northwest” or “receding” monsoon arrives from the Bay of Bengal. India in December, however, most of the Subcontinent enjoys clear skies and relatively cool temperatures.

Mid-winter sees the starkest contrasts between the climates of northern and southern India. While Delhi, for example, can be devastated by cold winds blowing in from the Himalayan snowfields, the plains and coast of Kerala, more than 1,000 km to the south, still suffer under a powerful and fierce post-monsoon sun.

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