North East India comprises of eight states namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. These incredible states are boasts of 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 of May. Here we have written about the best time to go to North-East and the different seasons with what they offer to the visitors.
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 degrees Celsius to 38 degrees Celsius. The high-altitude regions of North East India such as Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland, and Meghalaya have a mean summer temperature between the 15 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius. Summer is the best time to travel North East India if you are planning a tour to northern parts of the states. The weather becomes pleasant and comfortable for sightseeing and trekking. While the plains of North East India suffers from the scorching heat during this time. It is advisable to carry cotton clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and water bottle if you will visit the plains of the 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 vary from cold to hot. In the higher altitude region, the temperature becomes chilly while in the equatorial regions it remains balmy. The monsoon brings the lush greenery, enchanting views of the landscapes, and pleasant weather. The exquisite beauty of North East India increases to the many folds during this time. The hills, lakes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, and plantations shimmer with the 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 the biting cold in the regions of the states. The higher altitude regions such as Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh receive heavy snowfalls and the temperature drops to the subzero while in the plains of the North East India which includes Assam, Tripura, and Mizoram experiences the chilly and pleasant weather during this time. There is no doubt that winter is the best weather to visit North East India. The snow-blanketed places look so breathtaking during winters. And this is the time of the year when North East India hosts a few of the 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.