Best Time To Visit India

Owing to its geographical diversity, India could be visited throughout the year. Whereas winter months from October till March are the peak season for tourism in India, monsoon is the best time to visit for enjoying the rain in Northern India as well as the hills or plains in the South for Ayurveda therapies. For wildlife adventure, April, May and June months are the best time to visit National Parks in India as it is the time when chances for sighting Bengal tigers are best.

Winter months are perfect too for wildlife spotting. Summer months from April till July is best to for hiking, treks and adventure in North and North Eastern Region of India as well as visit to Ladakh. With our compilation on best time to visit in India according to season, know where to plan your holiday and best things to do in that season if you are planning your tour to India.

Best Time to Travel to India Season-Wise

Winter (October - March)

This is the peak season for tourism in India. Favorable weather and temperature makes it ideal for sightseeing, city breaks and other outdoor activities. This is the best time to explore wonderful places like Rajasthan, Goa, Delhi, Agra, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra and other parts of North India, where temperatures vary from 0 to 25 degrees. However, if you are fond of snow, ideal destinations for you would be destinations of North-east India, and North Indian hills including Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, and Uttarakhand.

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Summers (April - June)

Summer in India is ideal for yoga, meditation as well as adventure sports in North India. This is also the time when honeymoon in North India and North East is in demand. Northern plains and South India are hot and humid with temperature exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. Hill stations and beach destinations are ideal for this time. Ladakh, Kashmir, Ooty, Manali, Spiti Valley, Darjeeling, Rishikesh, Munnar, Auli, Goa, Andaman and Nicobar Islands along with pilgrim destinations like Chota Chardham of Uttarakhand are some of the destinations that are worth-visiting in India in summer season.

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Monsoon (July - September)

Monsoon arrives in South India in early July and covers entire country by the end of July. At this time high-altitude regions can be avoided because of chances of landslides. Rains bring down the high temperatures, offering respite from heat. Monsoon happens to be the best time for Ayurveda in Kerala, increasing its lush greenery to manifolds. Cherrapunji, Agra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Lonavala, Darjeeling, Kodaikanal, Goa, Coorg, Orchha, Kutch are some of the other destinations that can be explored at the time of rains. Periyar National Park in Thekkady, Kerala is one of the best places to visit in monsoon for boat safaris.

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