Best Time to Visit India

We’re often asked when the best time to visit India is and, the honest is answer is that there isn’t a best time to visit. It really depends on what you are wanting to see and do, but as a country with extreme climates, it’s imperative we get it right for you.

For most of the country the best time to visit is between October and March, when you can expect the weather to be drier, warmer and sunnier. Through this time, clear blue skies are typically on the menu, but it is worth bearing in mind that in regions such as Rajasthan, December and January are much cooler with potential fog, particularly in the early morning and evenings. As you pass through into April and May, the humidity and chance of thundery rainfall increases, but holidays in these months tend to offer excellent value for money. If you are keen to travel to India between June and September, then we would recommend exploring the foothills of the Himalayas, such as Ladakh, where clear skies and temperate conditions can be expected. This is in stark contrast to the rest of the country where the monsoon rolls in, which we would also strongly advise avoiding. For India’s southern states, November onwards is when you want to visit once the monsoon and humidity has subsided.

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Climate guide for India

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Andaman Islands 27°C 114mm 28°C 0mm 28°C 56mm 29°C 36mm 29°C 232mm 27°C 683mm 28°C 119mm 26°C 909mm 26°C 499mm 28°C 172mm 28°C 161mm 27°C 2mm
Calcutta and northeast India 19°C 0mm 22°C 145mm 27°C 68mm 30°C 59mm 31°C 157mm 31°C 92mm 30°C 163mm 29°C 537mm 28°C 377mm 27°C 134mm 24°C 202mm 19°C 12mm
Central India 14°C 54mm 16°C 25mm 22°C 12mm 31°C 7mm 33°C 23mm 35°C 10mm 31°C 180mm 30°C 114mm 30°C 118mm 26°C 67mm 21°C 1mm 13°C 33mm
Delhi and the North 14°C 54mm 16°C 26mm 22°C 12mm 31°C 7mm 33°C 23mm 35°C 10mm 31°C 180mm 30°C 114mm 30°C 118mm 26°C 67mm 21°C 1mm 13°C 33mm
Goa 26°C 201mm 26°C 64mm 27°C 20mm 28°C 119mm 29°C 308mm 29°C 500mm 28°C 537mm 28°C 357mm 28°C 296mm 28°C 656mm 28°C 429mm 27°C 564mm
Himalaya 14°C 46mm 18°C 3mm 18°C 117mm 23°C 2mm 26°C 122mm 29°C 117mm 29°C 98mm 30°C 40mm 26°C 382mm 23°C 30mm 18°C 50mm 17°C 11mm
Kerala and Karnataka 26°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 28°C 0mm 30°C 47mm 30°C 0mm 28°C 793mm 26°C 1670mm 25°C 1921mm 26°C 1131mm 26°C 801mm 28°C 102mm 27°C 73mm
Rajasthan 16°C 0mm 19°C 0mm 24°C 0mm 33°C 0mm 34°C 0mm 35°C 0mm 31°C 0mm 29°C 0mm 29°C 15mm 27°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 15°C 0mm
Tamil Nadu 25°C 0mm 28°C 4mm 30°C 0mm 32°C 0mm 33°C 0mm 34°C 44mm 32°C 162mm 31°C 118mm 30°C 187mm 29°C 315mm 28°C 114mm 26°C 168mm
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