North East India comprises eight states namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. These incredible states boast awe-inspiring landscapes, crystal clear blue waters, verdant greenery, and unexplored hills. It attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world throughout the years but still, every place has an ideal time to visit while every season has something in its pocket to give to different kinds of travelers. The best time to visit North East India is from October to mid-May.
Here we have discussed the best time to go to the Northeast and the different seasons with what they offer to the visitors. Take a look.
North-East India in Summer (March to June)
The temperature in North East India varies according to the region and elevation of the place. It goes from cool to scorching accordingly. The temperature lies within the range of 10°C to 38°C. The high-altitude regions of North East India such as Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland, and Meghalaya have a mean summer temperature between 15°C to 20°C. Summer is the best time to travel North East India if you are planning a tour to the northern parts of the states.
The weather becomes pleasant and comfortable for sightseeing and trekking. While the plains of North East India suffer from the scorching heat during this time. It is advisable to carry cotton clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and water bottles if you visit the plains of Assam. And carry woolens for the hill stations.
North-East India in Monsoon (July to September)
North East India receives moderate to heavy rainfall and temperature varies from cold to hot. In the higher altitude region, the temperature becomes chilly while in the equatorial regions it remains balmy. The monsoon brings lush greenery, enchanting views of the landscapes, and pleasant weather, which is the perfect season to visit northeast India for nature lovers.
The exquisite beauty of North East India increases many folds during this time. The hills, lakes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, and plantations shimmer with emerald beauty. Monsoon is North-East India's best time to visit to experience the lush and plush of the region. It is advisable to carry an umbrella and raincoat to enjoy the tour.
North-East India in Winters (October to February)
The weather during the winter season in North East India varies from chilly to biting cold in the regions of the states. On average, the temperature remains between 12°C and 22°C. But the higher altitude regions such as Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh receive heavy snowfalls and the temperature drops to sub-zero. While in the plains of North East India which includes Assam, Tripura, and Mizoram experience chilly and pleasant weather during this time. There is no doubt that winter is the best weather to visit in North East India.
The snow-blanketed places look so breathtaking during winter that makes it the best time to travel to northeast India. North East India hosts a few famous festivals which include the Hornbill Festival, Ziro Festival, and Majuli Raas Mahotsavam. Carry your thermals, winter jackets, beanie, moisturizer, and lip balm with you.